About Zapier

Zapier is a free tool that lets you automate workflows between Descript and other popular web applications.

With Zapier, you can do things like:

  • Automatically transcribe files when they're added to a Dropbox or Google Drive folder
  • Automatically export transcriptions to a Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Save an iPhone voice memo to Dropbox & automatically transcribe it
  • Send email or text notifications when new transcriptions are ready

If you're transcribing a lot of audio, Zapier is a powerful tool for speeding up repetitive tasks.

Getting Started

  1. Create an free Zapier account.
  2. Join the beta of the Descript Zapier Integration.
  3. Add any other apps you want to use with Zapier

An Introduction to Zapier

Zapier Lingo

If you're new to Zapier, here's some terminology that'll help understand how this stuff works.

  • Zaps are workflows.
  • Zaps begin with a Trigger - something that happens in one of your apps - e.g. putting a file in a particular Dropbox folder, or a Descript transcription being ready.
  • Actions are the things that happen after the Trigger.

So for example, you might want to create a Zap that is Triggered by adding an audio file to a folder in your Dropbox account called "transcribe", and then takes the Actionof creating a new transcription of that file.

You might then want to create a second Zap that is Triggered on a new Descript transcription being ready, and takes the Action of emailing you the transcript.

Using Descript's Zapier Integration

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