You probably haven’t heard of If This Then That (IFTTT), right? Well, if you’re looking for some time-saving shortcuts using the web, IFTTT is an awesome and really powerful tool you should check out. Seriously, it’s one of those applications that once you set it up, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Sure, it’s a little geeky, but anyone can figure it out after a little experimentation.
IFTTT allows users to link multiple online platforms so they communicate to one another – automagically. For example, you can set it up to receive a text message when it’s going to rain, or link up photos you’re tagged in on Facebook to upload to your Dropbox account. And, because IFTTT allows users to create their own tasks with their own set of rules, the possibilities are nearly endless.
We’ve scoured IFTTT and found some of the more interesting recipes available. Check them out.
- Send an email to IFTTT and have it ring you to find your phone.
- Need to escape? Then text yourself for a phone call.
- If there is a severe weather alert send me a text message.
- Post the weather to your Google Calendar at 6 a.m. every day.
- Add a Google Calendar event when you make a reservation at Opentable.
- Create a Google Calendar event when you leave a voicemail at IFTTT (personal assistant).
- Record your bitmarks in a Google spreadsheet.
- Archive Delicious links in Evernote.
- Archive your Foursquare checkins on Evernote.
- Make an Evernote journal based on your calendar.
- If you star an email in gmail send it to Evernote.
- Track completed tasks in Toodledo in Evernote.
- Add new Google Calendar events to your Toodledo task list.
- Create a log of online purchase receipts in Evernote.
- Articles saved for later in Feedly get saved to Pocket too.
- Mark “watch later” on YouTube and save to Pocket.
- Share your favorite Youtube videos on Facebook.
- Back up your Facebook photos to Dropbox.
- When a company you follow on LinkedIn posts a job, automatically share it on your LinkedIn feed.
- Create a task in Toodledo when you receive a Safestacks alert.
- Log Safestacks alerts in Evernote.
- Log Safestacs alerts in Google Drive spreadsheet.
- Log Safestacks alerts in Dropbox.
- Receive a text alert when receiving Safestacks reminders.
If you want to make your own recipes, follow these step by step instructions via Lifehacker.