Get text from user

I would like to switch from IFTTT, so I would need to open text-input dialog on the phone after button tap, and the to process the text in my scenario (add task or db-record).

Is it possible? I have not found such a “block” to build proper scenario.

Welcome to the Make community!

Could you please provide more information about what you’re trying to achieve?

After button tap from where?

You can use the Android app to “Open a Website” – and the URL can be a Custom Webhook trigger returning a HTML page in a Webhook response module, that contains a form to post to another Custom Webhook trigger in another scenario.

Or you could use Tasker to display dialogs too to catpure user input.


Hi Samuel, thanks for quick response:

  • after “button tap” - create a button within Android-Make-app, and use it as a start of scenario - it works
  • what I am missing is a scenario-module to open on the Android-phone an input for user to type string like in IFTTT, without need of any other app (like Automate, Tasker, etc) , then the text is used eg. as a content of ToDoist task or Notion DB-record (the string can be also taken from any Android-app via clipboard then)

The goal should be eliminate another app (in this case IFTTT), but as I found it will not be possible cause the Android-Make-app cannot “catch” missing call - I have IFTTT routine which catches such a calls and creates task in ToDoist

The Make is more powerful but like Zapier it is missing at least a simple user-gui directly on the phone.

Kind regards, Vladimir P.

That’s a great idea!

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