Introduction

Actionsflow helps you automate workflows - it's a free IFTTT/Zapier alternative for developers. With Actionsflow you can connect your favorite apps, data, and APIs, receive notifications of actions as they occur, sync files, collect data, and more. We implemented it based on Github actions, and you use a YAML file to build your workflows. The configuration format is the same as Github actions, which makes it easy for you to get going if you've explored Github actions before. You can also use any Github actions as your job's steps.

You can learn more about the core concepts of Actionsflow here.

Features

  • Totally Free! Actionsflow is based on Github actions. To run an Actionsflow workflow, all you need to do is create a repository from the Actionsflow template repository.
  • Leverage Community Triggers. You can use community-provided triggers like Slack, RSS, Webhook, Typeform, Email, Reddit, NPM, Telegram, Twitter, etc. You can also easily create your own triggers.
  • Support Almost ALL Actions of Github Actions. Actionsflow uses act (a tool for running GitHub Actions locally) to run the jobs on your workflow file. With these awesome Github actions, you can connect with IFTTT, Zapier, or other services like Slack, Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Line, etc.
  • Simple Workflow Configuration. The Actionsflow configuration format is the same as Github actions. If you've written a Github actions file before, you'll find defining an Actionsflow workflow file really easy.
  • Run triggers every 5 minutes. The workflow can check and run every 5 minutes based on Github actions scheduled events.
  • Use Webhook to Connect with any 3rd party Service. You can easily set a webhook URL on a 3rd party service, then receive the webhook event on triggers that support webhooks.
  • Support complex workflows. With Actionsflow you can make complex advanced workflows. Actionsflow provides a MongoDB query language for you to filter your data as you want.

Quick Start

Building an Actionsflow workflow is a three-step process:

  1. Create a public Github repository by using this link.

    A typical Actionsflow repository structure looks like this:

    ├── .github
    │ └── workflows
    │ └── actionsflow.yml
    ├── .gitignore
    ├── README.md
    └── workflows
    │ └── rss.yml
    │ └── webhook.yml
    └── package.json
  2. Create your workflow files inside the workflows directory

    A typical workflow file rss.yml looks like this:

    on:
    rss:
    url: https://hnrss.org/newest?points=300
    jobs:
    ifttt:
    name: Make a Request to IFTTT
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actionsflow/ifttt-webhook-action@v1
    with:
    event: notice
    key: ${{ secrets.IFTTT_KEY }}
    value1: ${{on.rss.outputs.title}}
    value2: ${{on.rss.outputs.contentSnippet}}
    value3: ${{on.rss.outputs.link}}

    For more information about the Actionsflow workflow file, see the Actionsflow workflow reference.

    You can find examples and inspiration on the Trigger List and on Awesome Actionsflow Workflows.

  3. Commit and push your updates to Github

Pushing to Github makes Actionsflow run the workflows you defined. You can view logs at your repository's actions tab on Github.

For more information about getting up and running, see Getting Started.

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