Whether you are in sales, marketing, education, project management, data analysis, etc., it’s common for people to want to send emails to multiple recipients with information that is customized to each. In this episode, learn about Martin Hawksey’s mail merge solution, which helps anyone send emails with customized content from a Google spreadsheet, and Gmail.
See the YouTube description for all the links you need.
Google Apps scripting is a background scripting tool that works not only in Google Sheets but also Google Docs, Gmail, Google Analytics, and nearly every other Google cloud service. It lets you automate those individual apps, and integrate each of those apps with each other.
I use Google Apps Script to support staff and students in my job. I enjoy dabbling with creating tools to help with automation and I freely share my learning experiences on my blog: www.pbainbridge.co.uk
Use Google Apps Script to create Google Sheets sort-by-color and filter-by-color features and replicate the functionality that Excel has.
Love the clever workaround Ben Collins uses to let you filter and/or sort a Google Sheet by cell colour. Ben’s post includes all the code you need and an explanation of how it works … or you can just make a copy of the sheet and start using yourself.
Google Sheets expert Ben Collins shares tips and tricks for getting the most out of G Suite for your personal or business email.
In this interview Ben also shares a number of Google Apps Script based solutions he has developed and shared for managing his inbox including “I wrote a small program that automatically creates a draft reply from each row of my Google Sheet. Based on the sentiment of the response, the program adds a generic thank you message. Now my workflow is to go directly to my draft Gmail folder, review these draft emails (which include the feedback so I don’t even have to look at the Google Sheet) and add a custom response before hitting send”. You can view the interview for a link to the example script Ben shared for this.
If you help manage websites for your organization, and use Google Analytics, you can have data synced directly into a Google Spreadsheet on a routine basis (aka daily at 9am), by installing the Google Analytics add-on in your Sheet.
In addition to using the add-on, you can record your steps using a macro recorder and convert that into a custom menu that automates the setup of your report and creates a summary in chart form.
In this article I walk you through how to build a process to gather unique pageviews for this week, last week, this year, last year, regional location of audience, and top browsers used.