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Run a pre-built playbook and start saving time right away.

1. Pick a playbook

Choose one of our pre-built playbooks from the Catalog and click on “try it.”

2. Integrate web apps

You will be automatically redirected to authenticate the apps used in the selected playbook. We take security and privacy seriously.

3. Run the playbook

Open Bardeen by clicking on the extension icon or with a shortcut. Click on the playbook to run it.

How to create custom automations

Streamline your unique workflows with Bardeen


Bardeen uses natural language to create custom automations similar to talking to Siri or a simple programming language.

Each web app has a set of “commands” to take actions and pull up data. A sequence of those commands makes up a complete playbook, which you can trigger to run automatically.

Think about the automation you’d like to create, write the commands from the compose mode, and save them as a playbook.

1. Run commands
Playbooks consist of several individual actions that we call “commands.”
Three types of commands.
Do
performs an action such as “create calendar event.”
Get
pulls up information from your web apps.
When
is a trigger-event.
Where to find the available commands?
To explore all commands, go to Settings → Commands.
Integrate your web apps to see available commands.
You need to integrate your web apps in order for their commands to show up. Navigate to the Integrations Catalog or type “Activate [App]” in the command line.
Run commands
Click on the Compose tab in the extension to run the commands.
Extended guide to the Bardeen commands
2. Create a playbook
Create your own playbooks by combining commands. After you wrote the commands from the Compose mode, click on "New Playbook" to configure it.

• Give your Playbook a name

For each command you can decide:
• If you want a command to “include in playbook.” 
• To “show output” of the command after the playbook is executed.
• To “make results constant” (the command output) when referencing variables.
• To define a variable (parameterize) every time you run a playbook

• Click on Save Playbook button to create your Playbook
Example: Send a templated message to current event participants
• Go to the Compose tab and run following commands:
Get
current
event
Get
email
addresses
from
event
last
event
Do
send
email
to
all
recipients
with
subject
...
and
body
...
Extended guide to playbook creation
3. Set up triggers to run playbooks automatically
You can make playbooks run in the background automatically by using the WHEN command.

Write “WHEN” to configure your trigger event. “THEN” pick a playbook to be triggered.
Example: Automatically join meetings 1 minute before scheduled time.
Try it out.
• Go to the Automations tab.
• Type "When next" and select "When next meeting is in" from the dropdown list.
• Type "1 minute" and press ENTER to confirm.
• Select "Then" from the dropdown list.
• Type a Playbook name, in our case "Join next meeting" and press ENTER.

Extended guide to the WHEN command
Optional: share your custom playbooks

Congrats! You’ve created your custom playbook. Now, you can share it with your friends and colleagues to help them save their time.

Navigate to “Playbooks Catalog” inside Bardeen Dashboard (⚙️).

Click on the export icon to download the playbook. Email or Slack message the file to them.

They can import the playbook from the same tab by clicking the “Import Playbook” button.

You can also invite them to download Bardeen using the following playbook:  “Refer a user to Bardeen via email.”

Extended guide to sharing playbooks

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