{"__v":0,"_id":"574899bd1b345d0e004e5221","api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"body":"Blockspring is a plugin for Google Sheets and Excel.  It helps people automate their work.  \n\n# Common uses\n**Get data from the web or a database**\nOften people copy and paste data from other places into their spreadsheet. This is tedious and time consuming.\n\nBlockspring can save time by automatically getting data from many places on the web, and putting the data into your spreadsheet.  \n\nThis [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak1qL1NvytM) shows Blockspring getting data from the web.\n\n**Automatically refresh data**\nOften you may want a spreadsheet to automatically update at some frequency, for example daily.  \n\nBlockspring lets you automatically update data in your spreadsheet.\n\n**Enrich a dataset**\n\n**Use machine learning** \n(e.g. if you have a cell with text, we have a function to tell you if it is \"positive\" or \"negative\")\n\n# Uncommon but cool uses\nAt its heart, our plugin connects your spreadsheet to the internet.  Here are some crazier things we've seen people do from a spreadsheet with Blockspring:\n- Send mail\n- Post to social media\n- Create Google Calander events\n\n# Get ideas\nOur <a href=\"https://blockspring.blockspring.com/templates\">Google Sheet templates</a> do some neat things.  They are already setup and ready to use.\n\n# Use a particular API\nCheckout our list of <a href=\"https://open.blockspring.com/browse\">API's</a>. We have over 100 API's that can be used in a spreadsheet.","category":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9c0","createdAt":"2016-05-27T19:02:21.084Z","excerpt":"","githubsync":"","hidden":false,"isReference":false,"link_external":false,"link_url":"","order":0,"parentDoc":null,"project":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bc","slug":"overview","sync_unique":"","title":"Overview","type":"basic","updates":[],"user":"5706caf0adbf4d1900caf110","version":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bf","childrenPages":[]}
Blockspring is a plugin for Google Sheets and Excel. It helps people automate their work. # Common uses **Get data from the web or a database** Often people copy and paste data from other places into their spreadsheet. This is tedious and time consuming. Blockspring can save time by automatically getting data from many places on the web, and putting the data into your spreadsheet. This [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak1qL1NvytM) shows Blockspring getting data from the web. **Automatically refresh data** Often you may want a spreadsheet to automatically update at some frequency, for example daily. Blockspring lets you automatically update data in your spreadsheet. **Enrich a dataset** **Use machine learning** (e.g. if you have a cell with text, we have a function to tell you if it is "positive" or "negative") # Uncommon but cool uses At its heart, our plugin connects your spreadsheet to the internet. Here are some crazier things we've seen people do from a spreadsheet with Blockspring: - Send mail - Post to social media - Create Google Calander events # Get ideas Our <a href="https://blockspring.blockspring.com/templates">Google Sheet templates</a> do some neat things. They are already setup and ready to use. # Use a particular API Checkout our list of <a href="https://open.blockspring.com/browse">API's</a>. We have over 100 API's that can be used in a spreadsheet.