Personal Automations

Published: Oct 25, 2023

Since I learned to code, I’ve always been a fan of eliminating boring and/or tedious stuff with automation. This can involve anything from custom scripting (usually with Python, in my case) to using a service like IFTTT, Zapier, or Make (formerly Integromat). With these tools you can connect most common services that expose an API.

While automation use cases are usually born out of some personal pain point or specific challenge, I’m always interested in seeing what other people automate and how they choose do it. I’ve also taken great inspiration from pieces like Al Sweigart’s Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and this classic Github repo.

I recently bought an IFTTT subscription and audited my personal life for a list of things that take up too much time or involve a tedious process.

Here are some of my favorites:

Is there anything useful or cool that you’ve automated? Send me an email, I’m interested to learn more about it!

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