Reddit is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, featuring a multitude of topics, ranging from news and politics, entertainment, and education, among others. For those who are new to the platform, it can be overwhelming to navigate the stream of information, and extracting this information into an easily consumable format can be a tedious and time-consuming task so, exporting them to Google Sheets can help in better organizing the content.
In this blog, we will be walking you through the process of exporting Reddit to Google Sheets, both manually and with the help of IFTTT. We believe that using IFTTT is the best way to organize and analyze your favorite subreddits with only a few clicks. But since you deserve the best solution to your automation needs, we will cover a manual method as well. Best of all, IFTTT is completely free to join!
Here are the 3 methods we’ll cover for exporting Reddit data to Google Sheets:
In this blog, we will introduce you to three different ways to export Reddit to Google Sheets that are automated and non-automated: IFTTT, Amigo Data Add-On, and API Connector Add-On. We will provide you a step-by-step process and valuable insights for each method to help you choose your potential solution. Let’s begin!
- Sync Reddit & Google Sheets with IFTTT [5 minutes]
- Use the Amigo Data Add-On [15 minutes]
- Use the API Connector Add-On [15+ minutes]
1. Sync Reddit & Google Sheets with IFTTT [5 minutes]
By syncing Reddit and Google Sheets with IFTTT, you can streamline your Reddit experience and make it easier to keep track of the information you need. Whether you’re using Reddit for research, tracking specific posts, or just want to analyze trends, IFTTT's free automation tools can save you the most time and energy, as this is the only automatic method.
Since IFTTT is automatic, it doesn’t require any technical/coding expertise, while other methods require more configuration. So, for those who aren’t tech-savvy, or value each second of your day, this is for you.
First, what is IFTTT?
IFTTT is our free web-based service and mobile app designed to boost productivity by automating tasks. It works by creating connections between over 800 popular apps and services, allowing them to work together seamlessly.
The basic idea behind IFTTT is to create "applets" or sets of instructions that trigger when certain conditions are met. This can be turning on the lights automatically when you enter your house, for example.
Founded in 2011, IFTTT has been used by over 25 million individuals to automate both business and home tasks, saving time and increasing efficiency. It's commonly used to connect disparate services and systems, making all products and services work well together in a way that instills user confidence. Best of all, it's free and only takes a couple of minutes to set up.
How to export Reddit to Google Sheets with IFTTT
- Sign up for an IFTTT account if you don’t have one yet: https://ifttt.com/join and log in.
- On the top right of the screen, tap on ‘Create,’ which will lead you to the ‘Create’ page that should look like this:
- On the ‘If This’ tab, tap on ‘Add’ on the right side and find/search ‘Reddit.’
- You will then land on the ‘Choose a trigger’ page with different triggers to choose from. Select ‘Any new post in subreddit.’
- Tap on ‘Connect’ on the ‘Connect service’ page.
You will now be directes to the Reddit website and ask if you want to allow permission for IFTTT to connect with your Reddit account. Select ‘Accept.’
On the ‘Complete trigger fields’ page, select or make sure that is the account you want to use and then type in the subreddit of your choice. Tap on ‘Create trigger’ once you’re done.
It will redirect you back to the ‘Create’ page which you will then tap on the ‘Then That’ section and tap on ‘Add’ on the right side. Find Google Sheets, select the ‘Add row to spreadsheet’ option that is shown below and tap on ‘Connect.’
You will then be on the ‘Complete action fields’ page where you will select the Google Sheets account of your choice, spreadsheet name, formatted row, and Driver fold path.
- For the spreadsheet name, formatted row, and Driver fold path, make sure you input what is necessary to you. For example, ‘aww’ is replaced with the ‘Subreddit’ bracket. Tap on ‘Create action’ once done.
- Review and name your Applet and tap on ‘Finish.’ As easy as that, you are all now set!
What can you do when you connect Reddit to Google Sheets?
Connecting Reddit to Google Sheets can help you take your Reddit experience to the next level. With the ability to connect Reddit to Google Sheets, you can stay on top of your Reddit karma by managing tasks. For example, you can create a sheet to track all your saved Reddit posts, categorize them by interest, or even highlight the ones that need your immediate attention.
With this automation, you can quickly jump back into Reddit and stay productive without getting lost in the sea of endless content. Here’s a list of some of our most popular Reddit integrations:
- Mail me free games with Steam keys posted to /r/gamedeals
- Get an email everyday listing all the posts in /r/FreeEBOOKS!
- Add top posts from the Reddit r/ListenToThis subreddit to a Spotify playlist
- Get a daily email update with the top posts from your favorite Reddit subreddit
- Saved Reddit posts with images get uploaded to Google Drive
Link to more IFTTT Reddit Integrations: https://ifttt.com/reddit
2. Use the Amigo Data Add-On [15 minutes]
Amigo Data Add-On is a powerful tool that helps you manage and sync your data across all your devices. This tool is developed by Amigo, a company that specializes in creating digital tools for users.
With Amigo Data Add-On, you can easily transfer files, photos, videos, and other types of data between your devices with just a few clicks. However, this method is not automated and requires a series of steps to set up.
How to Export Reddit data to Google Sheets with the Amigo Data Add-On
Exporting Reddit data to Google Sheets with the Amigo Data Add-On requires hands-on setup, which could be a viable option for those who are more tech savvy. Amigo also has three different plans: Starter for $17/month/user, Pro $90/month/user, and Enterprise where pricing varies.
Keep in mind this is at a higher price range than IFTTT, as we provide a free plan, IFTTT Pro for $2.50/month, and IFTTT Pro+ for only $5/month with unlimited Applets and capabilities.
Here’s an in-depth guide from our partners on how to setup and use Amigo Data Add-On: https://blog.tryamigo.com/import-reddit-data-to-google-sheets/
3. Use the API Connector Add-On [15+ minutes]
An API Connector Add-On is a plugin that enables users to link different APIs to their business systems. It provides a somewhat intuitive interface that allows new users to configure API connections with minimal coding skills.
One of the best options you can choose is Mixed Analytics, an API Connector that turns Google Sheets into a powerful data pipeline, which pulls API data into your spreadsheet. The benefit of API's is the fact that they are essentially infinetly customizable.
When comparing the prices with IFTTT, the pricing plans for Mixed Analytics cost more: Pro Plan $12/month, Business Plan $23/month, and Team $46/month. Just like the previous method, this solution is not automated and requires several steps to set up.
How to Export Reddit data to Google Sheets with the API Connector Add-On [15+ minutes]
Here’s a guide on how to export Reddit data to Google Sheets with Mixed Analytics: https://mixedanalytics.com/knowledge-base/import-reddit-data-to-google-sheets/
Can Reddit Export to other Google Docs formats?
A Google Doc is a web-based document from Google Suite that is free to use, customizable, and collaborative. You can create all kinds of documents such as resumes, reports, presentations, and more on Google Docs.
One of the most useful features of Google Docs is the ability to export documents in various formats such as PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML. Here is a list of other Google services that can be integrated with Reddit:
By now, you should have a good understanding of how to automate the process of exporting data from Reddit to Google Sheets.
Whether you're working with large datasets, or simply want to monitor a subreddit, this workflow can make your life much easier. You'll be able to stay up to date with the latest conversations, trends, and insights on Reddit without ever having to manually download data again.
Additionally, we have hundreds of user-made Reddit integrations, so you can unlock the full potential of Reddit as a data source with just a few clicks. Join IFTTT today for free to save you time and effort in all corners of your life!