I use Obsidian as my notes app of choice. Sometimes, for various reasons, the easiest way for me to capture information is with an email to myself.
For my end goal, I want to be able to automatically have some of my gmail show up as md files in an Inbox folder in my Obsidian vault, which is in my iCloud drive.
I have Hazel. I have dropbox. Also Keyboard Maestro and IFTTT and Zapier and a mac mini that is always on. I made a Zap that got things into a place where I could have Hazel move them, but then I couldn’t run the Zap because of something about gmail having strict rules for gmail.com addresses.
Has anyone sucessfully built a workflow that is something like “email to Obsidian?”
Ah, I see what you are saying. I tried some of the tools listed. Apparently Google has restrictions on what Make (which was Integromat the last time I used it) and Zapier can ultimately do with the data they access; I couldn’t connect them to Dropbox. I have no idea how to use Power Automate, but it is something I can investigate. I am not sure enough on how I would script this to use something like python. I was hoping to find some clearer prior art.
Ideally, my trigger is either an email shows up in my gmail inbox with a certain keyboard. OR I send the “remind me” emails to a service-provided email address.
Now, I can use Braintoss to send a note to the make.com (formerly Integromat) mailhook. Integromat concerts the email HTML to markdown, and saves it to dropbox. I have Hazel watching that Dropbox folder, and it moves the file to my iCloud drive.
A stupid amount of moving pieces, but in the end I get new files in my Obsidian Inbox folder.