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.
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 Action of 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.
Please note: Video files are not officially supported at this time.
Using Descript's Zapier Integration
- Create an free Zapier account.
- Join the beta of the Descript Zapier Integration.
- Add any other apps you want to use with Zapier
First, log in to Zapier then click on Make a Zap.
Search for and select Descript in the list of apps.
Make sure "New Transcription Ready" is set for the trigger event and click Continue.
Choose your Descript account from the list and click Continue. If you have not yet authenticated into Descript, click + Add a New Account and log in with your credentials.
Next, click the Test trigger button to make sure you're connected.
If successful, it will notify you "We have found a transcription!" at which point you may click Continue.