How do I Create a Potion?

What is a Netvibes Potion?

A Netvibes Potion allows you to program automatic actions from the dashboard. You pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s), and Netvibes makes it happen automatically. For example: If this Trigger happens, then do these 3 Actions; otherwise, do this Action. Each Potion can include as many Triggers and Actions as you choose.

How to create a Potion

1. Go to your Netvibes dashboard. If you do not yet have a dashboard, create a free account at

2. In the upper left corner of your dashboard, click “Add.”

3. From the “Add” menu, click “Potion App”

4. Select a preset Potion. Or create your own from scratch.

5. Pick one or more Trigger(s) for your Potion. When the Trigger(s) take place, your Potion will be activated. You can use any of the currently supported Ingredients. We are adding more Ingredients weekly!

6. Configure your Trigger(s). It’s easy; just follow the wizard’s prompts. In this example, we want to know when there is a new Forbes article with “Netvibes” in the headline.

7. Pick your Action(s). Once you have added all of your Trigger(s), it’s time to determine the Action(s) you want to take place. Netvibes will automatically do these Actions when the Potion is triggered.

8. Configure your Action(s). Just follow the wizard. In this example, when there is a new article published, we want to receive an email.

9. Give your Potion a name. You can name it anything you like.

10. Congratulations! You have created your new Potion. The Potion now appears as an app on your dashboard. You can turn the Potion on or off by toggling the switch.

11. (BONUS) Want to share your Potion with the world? Simply click “Share.”

Dashboard of Things

  1. Dashboard Of Things introduction
  2. How Dashboard of Things does work?
  3. What are Dashboard of Things Potions?
  4. Advanced mode overview
  5. Is there a limit to the amount of Potions that can be created?
  6. Is Netvibes's SMS ingredient free of charge ?
  7. Is there a limit to the amount of email Potions that can be sent?
  8. How long does it take for the action to be executed when a potion is triggered?
  9. Are chain reactions doable with Dashboard of Things?
  10. Does DoT provide a way to turn off a Potion when going to fall asleep?
  11. What can I do with my phone?
  12. Can I trigger a Potion on demand?
  13. Why did my potion fail?
  14. Is it possible to run a specific potion only during a certain time schedule?
  15. Can a Potion execute several actions?
  16. Does Dashboard of Things support multiple accounts per Ingredient?
  17. Can I use two or more arguments / triggers?
  18. How do I Create a Potion?
  19. What potions can I create with the “Keywords” view of the What is Said app?
  20. What potions can I create in “Mentions” view of the “What is Said?” app?
  21. What potions can I create with "Compare" apps
  22. What potions can I create with "Where is it Happening?" apps?
  23. Can I see when a topic is a trending up or down in a specific app?
  24. Can I be notified of trends in negative or positive mentions?
  25. What potions can be created with MisoData?
  26. Can I be notified if something is forecasted to change?
  27. Can I see when my internal data is trending in a specific direction?
  28. Can I be notified of changes relative to other data?
  29. How to exchange data from a Netvibes dashboard to your website?
  30. How to use the HTTP Call ingredient to send a request to your website?

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