Make a chart your own. Add as many configurations as you want.

To get a quick introduction about charts and configurations, start here. On this page, we will dive deeper into Configurations.

So why configurations? Well, simply put, they allow you to customize a chart for yourself.

Some of these customizations might seem trivial, like which shortcut to use to get the business information from a google maps page. But they allow you to make the chart your own. Our team likes g to "GET" the data from the page. But we are nerds!

You on the other hand might want to use m for getting data from google maps. We don't want to impose our choice on you. So you can configure the chart and use it however you wish to.

There are 2 types of configurations


  • This is fairly simple. You just need to set up the shortcutKey that you want to use next time you want to activate that chart.

  • Remember, you can always add more than 1 shortcut configuration. Like George on our team wants to get business profile data from Yelp using f and o and 0 and d.


  • These are also fairly simple to use. You just have to make sure of two things.

    • When to start: schedule

    • Where to start: startURL

  • startURL is basically the page you want the chart to start on. We have browse websites chart start on our website with one configuration, and on our Twitter page, with another configuration.

  • schedule utilizes CRON-based industry-standard for scheduling your charts. Here are a few commonly used schedules that we think you might want to use.

    • */30 * * * * Once every 30 minutes

    • 30 * * * * Every hour at the minute 30

    • * */2 * * * Every 2 hours

    • 0 */2 * * * Every even hour

    • 0 9-17 * * * Every hour from 9 am to 5 pm, at top of the hour

    • 0 9 * * * Every day at 9 am sharp

    • 0 0 * * SUN Every Sunday at midnight

    • 0 5 * * 1-5 At 5 pm sharp, every day from Monday through Friday

    • 30 11 * * 6,0 At 11:30 am on Saturday and Sunday

    • 0 10 1 */3 * At 10 am on the 1st day of the month, every 3rd month

    • Learn more about cron at

    • If you want to submit your favorite CRON schedule, tweet to us at @CakeAI_

Other configurations

From time to time, charts will require more configuration. For example, which spreadsheet to put the scraped data in? Which sheet to get a random message from? How long to randomly browse around on a website?

Charts that require these configurations will have documentation samples on what these values are how to set them, along with samples. Rest easy knowing that charts can be configured to do exactly what you want, how you want, and when you want.

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