I was speaking with a client the other day, and we were discussing blog posts and how to keep track of all of our posts and what we’ve written. I was telling her about an IFTTT recipe I use to send every new blog post to Evernote. Which started me thinking about IFTTT in general.
If you’ve never heard of IFTTT (If This Then That), then you’re missing out on a great business and personal app that will automate simple things you never knew possible, by integrating and connecting your favorite applications. It will help boost your productivity, it’s fun, and it’s free!
Have you ever heard of IFTTT? It stands for “if this then that,” and is driven by recipes you set up to perform specific actions by connecting your favorite apps and programs. There are a whole slew of apps you can connect to perform tasks in the background. It’s the crockpot of apps – set it and forget it! As their website says … you can use these recipes to shop smarter, for news alerts, to stay healthy, keep in touch, be more productive, and even connect your home. I just love how I can connect my favorite apps to make them work harder and more efficiently than they already do. The combinations are just mind-boggling!
The online world moves fast, and ironically, regular life does too. Social media is now considered an important piece of any business’ marketing plan these days adding yet one more layer of “things I have to do” to a business professional’s already jammed schedule.
That’s where helper tools like HootSuite, Buffer, Ifttt, TweetDeck, dlvr.it, and MarketMeSuite all come in handy when it comes to scheduling posts and updates to your social media networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, Goggle+, Facebook, and now even Pinterest. [Read more…]
In the ever-changing world of social media scheduling, a new site has popped up its little head and hollered, “Hey! Don’t forget about ME! “
OK, maybe it’s not-so new, and not-so-little, but it is arguably one of best new ways to automate tasks out there. Ifttt, which stands for “if this, then, that,” was created a little over a year ago and sports a tagline of; “put the internet to work for you.”
This quirky site with the crazy name was set up to allow users to create different triggers that correspond to actions. It currently works with a few dozen popular platforms/services like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, and Craigslist. The key is ifttt’s “recipes.” You can combine tasks, then channels, then triggers. Confusing? Here’s an example:
Let’s say you like snapping pictures with your iPhone for Facebook, but you want to archive them elsewhere as well. You can create a “recipe” for your beloved pictures to funnel right to Dropbox and Facebook at the same time. Ifttt may take a little playing around with to get used to, but it can definitely benefit those of us who are time-strapped and looking to automate as much as we can.