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OFF-TOPIC Do you do any automation to save time?

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For the longest time, I've been manually entering fields for my invoices. Today, I made a quick Python script that would first ask me the invoice number and the amount of money I'm being paid. Then, it automatically opens up the web page where I generate invoices and automatically fills out the form, submits it, and then lets me review and download it myself.

Here's a .gif of the automation in action: View: https://imgur.com/a/tqvfiqm


This is a very small automation, but here are the steps I do each time I make an invoice.
- Visit the website
- Go through my email to find my previous invoice and what it was numbered.
- Copy and paste all the information from the previous invoice regarding notes, description, payment information, recipient, amount, etc...
- Press submit button

This could take me a good 2 - 3 minutes each time. But now with this script, it takes less than 5 seconds and all I have to do is review the final .pdf document before downloading it. What sort of things have you automated?
 

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What you're doing is a very good habit. Not only do you get work done more easily, but you force yourself to think about what the work actually is. This pays dividends in the long run... you can look at your company as a set of processes and routines that must execute, and design the systems that guarantee that execution happens.
 

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Most people don't understand automation. They don't even realize that almost all their cyber-chores can be automated inexpensively. They think that Automation is too expensive and/or meant for larger enterprises.
 

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All the time with No-code off the shelf solutions. Your solution is quite cool though!

Whoops -> Missed your question above. I automate payments, and other things through Zapier, when Notion support comes online I'm going to automate even more.
 
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