What's the most useful thing you're using n8n for at work?

We all know n8n can be used for a ton of stuff. What have you used it for that made your work life (or your co-worker’s lives) easier?

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I nominate @tanay to kick things off :slight_smile:

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Okay, this will be a list that I’ll also add to over time :slight_smile:

  • Automated check of docs coverage - it runs every week and posts results in the DevRel channel. It is also connected to a /docs command in Mattermost.
  • Release graphics generation - Generates those release graphics that we share via social media channels.
  • Release new n8n versions to n8n.cloud - I built it with @Ben and it’s very useful for the team.

Curious about these? Check out my talk on ChatOps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6MMYlbcvxI :wink:

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I nominate @mcnaveen, @pradilla, @Miquel_Colomer, @maxT, and @harshil1712 :slight_smile:

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Thank you @tanay!

I use n8n in my work to fix next use cases:

  • Detect and notify internally overdued invoices.
  • Scrape data from websites (like ProductHunt or directories) to populate/update internal tables.
  • Create new channels (like Telegram) to get requests from our customers.
  • Replace and control execution of existing jobs (instead of using system crontabs).

Hope this would be helpful for the community :slight_smile:

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Thank you @tanay !

Sorry I was busy relaxing myself, Since n8n is taking care of everything. :crazy_face:

I use n8n for these things:

  • Take care of Account Creation when the Customer Purchases my digital product.
  • Using Outgoing Webhook of Netlify to get Site build notification to my Telegram

More than that

Going Further…

Ditched Buffer…

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The basketball bot made me smile! A paper-scissors-stone one would also be really cool.

Who do you nominate, @mcnaveen?

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I nominate @RicardoE105 & n8n Team.

Love to know how n8n is used effectively inside n8n team apart from what @tanay bro shared.

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OMG, we gotta make a paper-scissors-stone bot :open_mouth:

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Tanay already mentioned the ones I use!

But one of the workflows that I really like is the one we use to check for documentation. Every week the workflow executes and informs us which node needs to be documented.

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ahh, I had the feeling you will nominate me @mcnaveen

To answer your question. I have been using n8n to deploy n8n itself. I needed to deploy n8n instances from a particular branch quickly. Why? to rapidly gather feedback from community members and coworkers. Before, I will have them either test the new features (since they are the ones with the domain knowledge) locally or wait for the feature to be released and finally report back. That works well if the person has a technical background. Else, there is not much they can do. Also, even if you have a technical background, it takes some time to do it, and it can be tedious.

Now, I can quickly create instances from a branch that includes the feature I want them to test and send them the credentials privately.

Currently, I just run the workflow manually when I need an instance. I want to extend it to deploy instances from Mattermost. Probably using Interactive Dialogs and Slash Commands. That way, my coworkers (@Leoni ) can use it without needing me.

So far, @Leoni it’s the only one taking advantage of this. She can attest to this.

But yeah, that is the main idea. I have not had the time to keep working on it. I probably will work on it in the next hackathon. Taking about the hackathon, today I received an invitation to the next hackathon on Fri, Jun 25 :eyes:.

I nominate @svenjanssen

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Inspired by BasketBall Bot. Lol


Ha ha :crazy_face:

What you have shared is amazing.


Excited to know how you do that.