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November 26, 2018 - No Comments!

Export Spotify Discover Weekly playlist as a text list of songs and artists

Here's how you can export a Spotify playlist as a text list of songs and their artists.

You'll need these four things:

  1. A Spotify playlist you want to export
  2. iOS device - it'll work on an iPhone or iPad. Sorry Android users.
  3. Siri Shortcuts app
  4. A *custom Siri shortcut (i.e. pre-built workflow) available below as a free download
    *I built the custom shortcut below so I could save a text list of some playlists I update often. The workflow takes a Spotify playlist then in the background it finds the songs and artists. Then it outputs the list to your iOS clipboard, so you can paste it in your preferred app.

Once you've downloaded and installed the Shortcut, here's the step-by-step to run it:

  1. Open Spotify, find the playlist you want to export
  2. Click the more button (•••) > [⇧ Share] > [••• More]
  3. Once the iOS share drawer is open, select Shortcuts. If you don't see Shortcuts as an option, you'll need to add it. More info down below, see How to add Siri Shortcuts to the Activities list on iOS
  4. Find the tap the Shortcut: "Spotify Playlist to Text List"
  5. That's it! The list is now copied to your clipboard and ready for you to paste in your preferred app (Notes, Evernote, etc.)

 

To download the Shortcut I ask for your email address and first name. I won't send a bunch of emails your way—it's just nice to see who's finding usefulness from the free content I share.

<<Shortcut coming soon>>

 


How to add Siri Shortcuts to the Activites list on iOS

  • Open Safari.
  • Tap the [⇧ Share] button.
  • In the horizontal list, closest to the Cancel button, scroll all the way to the right and select ••• More.
  • Find "Shortcuts" in the list and make sure the switch is green (on).
  • You'll also want to tap and hold on the three lines on the right then drag the Shortcuts item to the top. That makes it faster to use from other apps.
  • Tap Done.

August 23, 2016 - No Comments!

Connect Shazam to Evernote

Ever wondered if you can store your Shazam music in Evernote?  Yes, and it's pretty awesome. It'll take about 7 minutes to get up and running.

What you'll need to connect Shazam to Evernote:

  1. Shazam App for iPhone or Android
  2. Evernote Plus or Premium
    (Don't want to pay for Evernote yet? Here's a free workaround using Gmail instead of Evernote)

If you don't have a paid Evernote membership, you can get started here for free with an optional upgrade - $35 annually.

Create a free account


Alright, assuming you're set with Evernote Plus or Premium, let's get started.

First, find your Evernote email address

It's a unique address you can use to save emails directly into Evernote, it looks something like this: username.5199b42@m.evernote.com. You'll want to find the address and copy it, we'll use it for the next step.


To find your Evernote email address, go to your account settings:

Mac

Select Help > Account Settings.... Your email address appears in the 'Email Notes to' section.

 

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Tap your username to access your account settings. Scroll down and select General > Evernote Email Address.

 

Windows Desktop

Click on Tools > Account Info. Your email address will appear next to 'Email notes to:'

Android

Tap the 3-dots button in the upper right, select Settings > Account Info, and scroll down until you see your Evernote email address.

Evernote Web

Click on your profile photo, the select 'Settings'. Your email address appears in the 'Email Notes to' section.


Next, create a new Contact in your phone

You can name this whatever you want, but "Evernote" seems sensible for this example. Create a contact and paste your Evernote email address as the primary email for the contact.


Lastly, sending from Shazam:

Step 1: Shazam some tunes

Step 2: Tap the Share button, then select Email

Step 3: Start typing the name of your new contact (Evern...) and select that contact.

Step 4: Click send

 

Head on back to Evernote and you'll see your newly Shazam'd tune saved as a note! It'll appear in whichever Notebook you've saved as default.

Where you go from here will depend on what you're trying to accomplish. Personally, I'll review my saved song notes about once a week. If I decide to buy something, I'll add the tag "purchased". The really great part about using Evernote to manage music is that you can add as much context to a note as you'd like. Sometimes it's easier to recall the name of the venue or train-spotee where you heard the song—typing a quick "Dave's 30th, grill out at the park" could save a ton of time later on.

Later, I'll walk through a similar process using a few other tools with Evernote.

Message or comment if you have any thoughts or questions!

Still don't have Evernote? Create a free account