The Ifs and That’s of IFTTT
First, let’s start at the beginning, what is IFTTT? It’s a FREE automation platform that allows users to create logic statements to trigger user-specific actions through Applets that help them pair up Internet-enabled services and/or devices in ways that can make life easier—or more entertaining. We are all are connected to our apps and devices. But, how many of those interact with each other? IFTTT bridges that divide and makes each app, service, or device talk to each other and chunk different tasks for improved productivity.
Everything IFTTT can do is accomplished through Applets. These are tiny programs that you can create that use triggers (the “If’s”) to perform actions (the “Then That’s”). It’s also a simple way to introduce automation into your life if you’re not tech-savvy. By implementing an IFTTT applet you are able to skip monotonous daily tasks and get more important things done.
Examples of an applet might be:
* If you make a call on your iPhone, then a log of that call is added to a Google document.
* If you add a new item to your Amazon Alexa shopping list, then it will be added to your Evernote app.
* If (when) the season changes on Mars, then you’ll get a smartphone notification about it. (Yes, this is an actual IFTTT applet!)
Once you design and activate an Applet, IFTTT does all the behind the scenes work without you having to remember it again, you will be able to enjoy a new level of interconnectivity! You can also turn Applets on and off and edit and even share them with the IFTTT community. If I haven’t convinced you that allowing IFTTT to automate your life is worthwhile, then see below for just a few benefits of IFTTT:
The Best IFTTT Recipes for Social Media Automation:
Want to get started? Try it out by going to: https://ifttt.com/