Tired of the manual grind involved in capturing full-page screenshots of webpages and organizing them efficiently? Managing a list of website links in a Google Sheets spreadsheet can quickly become a cumbersome task, especially when accuracy and organization are paramount.
This automation steps in to alleviate this headache. It seamlessly automates the process of taking full-page PDF screenshots of webpages listed in your Google Sheets document and then neatly stores these files in Dropbox. No more navigating between websites, capturing screenshots, and dealing with scattered files.
Whether you're archiving web content for research, creating reports, or curating online resources, this automation simplifies your workflow. It ensures that your captured screenshots are accurate, well-organized, and easily accessible in your Dropbox, saving you time and allowing you to focus on utilizing the captured data effectively.
Let’s set it up!
First, click the “Pin it” button at the top of this page to save this automation. You will be redirected to install the browser extension when you run it for the first time. Bardeen will also prompt you to integrate Google Sheets and Dropbox.
Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and click on the playbook card. The setup flow will start. Bardeen will ask you to specify the column that contains all the links in your Google Sheets spreadsheet. Enter the name of the column. For example, the column in our Google Sheet was named “Link”.
Bardeen will also ask you to create or specify a Dropbox folder to save the PDF screenshots.
Click on “Save Input” and checkmark Google Sheets, your column name, and the Dropbox folder. This will save you time from setup in the future. You can edit Inputs later by hovering over the playbook.
To download screenshots as PDF files of websites from Google Sheets, press Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard to launch Bardeen. Click on the playbook card and enter the name of your column that contains the links.
Run the playbook to get full page screenshots downloaded and saved to Dropbox as PDF files. It will open each website, take screenshots and save the screenshots as PDF files to your specified Dropbox folder.
You can also edit the playbook and add your next action to further customize the automation.
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