Never Miss Important Reminders with MEMOBIRD & IFTTT


Every day we are bombarded with thousands of new messages and notifications. Within one day, you receive lots of new incoming messages from your social messaging apps and emails, dozens of new notifications from your apps, including social media apps, productivity apps, or other apps. It takes a lot of time to read through those new messages and notifications. Yet, we live in a fast-paced world.  We need to read the most important information first, then read the least important information later. Using IFTTT complemented with Memobird printer apps for Android & iPhone, you can print out the most important reminder on a real-time basis. For example, let’s say that you don’t want to miss any important birthday reminders. It wouldn’t be nice if you miss your family member's birthday reminder, then meet the birthday boy or girl and don’t congratulate him or her, right? We'd better never miss this kind of reminder. With Memobird and IFTTT, you can print out those important reminders into printed memos. Printed memos are less likely to be missed. Instead of going through all your new notifications and messages, you can read your printed memo first every morning and be sure that you will never miss any important reminders.

What is Memobird?

Memobird is a portable printer and messenger that you can use to print from your phone or other devices and send paper messages in seconds. Memobird portable printer are complemented with MyMemobird app that is a printer apps for Android & iPhone. Since Memobird can be connected to your personal Wi-Fi, you can print memo and send messages with the Memobird wireless printer wherever you are.

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for If This Then That. Just like its name, you can create a conditional action to trigger another action. For instance, you can create If I take a new photo, Then save the photos into Dropbox. This sequence of actions is called applet. To activate an applet, open IFTTT website then chooses the applet or create your own applet.

How to print important reminders using Memobird and IFTTT

1. Complete the Memobird setup

    You can follow the setup instruction here.

    2. Create a new Memobird applet with IFTTT

      To make it easier for you to understand, let’s try to print out birthday reminders from your Google Calendar. First, you need to open IFTTT website here. If you don’t have an IFTTT account, you need to create a new IFTTT account first. If you already have an IFTTT account, you can sign in to your IFTTT account.

      a. After you sign in, tap “New Applet” then tap "+this" and search the trigger service, in our case, the trigger service would be Google Calendar.

      create-new-applet   tap-add-this   search-Google-calendar

      b. Choose the trigger action by tapping “Event from search starts” trigger action and type “birthday” on the keyword or phrase. The keyword or phrase you use here must be the same as the keyword or phrase you use in your Google Calendar birthday reminders.

      tap-event-from-search-starts    type-the-keyword   

      c. Tap "+that" then search the action service that is Memobird. 

      tap-add-that   search-memobird   

      d. Choose action "Print a message" then enter your Memobird Device ID, edit the message to print as needed, tap Create action, and tap Finish to complete the applet.

      choose-action   create-applet   finish-the-applet

      Now, you’ll receive a paper reminder whenever it is someone’s birthday. Never miss any important birthday reminder ever again.

      Besides birthday reminder, you can also print other important events/news using Memobird such as a meeting reminder, a real-time stock price movement, or real-time breaking news.