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!
To show you just how they work, here are a few of my own favorite productivity recipes.
“If” I post a graphic on Instagram and add #twitter to the description, “then” post it to Twitter as a native Twitter photo. (It posts an actual graphic rather than just a link to the graphic like it does when clicking on the Twitter share button in Instagram.)
“if” I Tweet something, “then” add it to a Google Spreadsheet (Great for keeping track of all of your tweets if you ever want to do a bulk upload to Hootsuite.).
“if” I post a new post to my blog, “then” create a note in a specific notebook in Evernote.Create an IFTTT recipe to automatically add new blog posts to a specific notebook in Evernote!Click To Tweet
Have you ever wanted to go back and see what all you’ve posted on your Facebook profile? Then this one is a good one: “if” I post something on Facebook “then” Save Facebook status messages to Evernote in a running diary log.
Using a recipe that connects my iPhone’s iOS note app and Evernote, I can even speak notes to Evernote using Siri and iOS Reminders.
Not even beginning to scratch the surface of the many, many recipes you can set up connecting the various apps you may use, these are just a few examples of the different recipes you can set up to make IFTTT work for you.
If you’re a big smart phone user, you might want to check out the DO Camera, DO Button and DO Note apps available for both iPhone and Android. You can set up IFTTT recipes you can activate as needed while out and about! DO Recipes run with just a tap.
Create your own personalized Button, Camera, and Note. Check out the options below to use the DO Button and DO Camera! There are equally as many ways to use the DO Note app!
Are you using IFTTT in any way? Try it out and let me know what you think in a comment below. I’d love to know what delicious recipes you can come up with to make your life easier and tastier!
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In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up shopping carts and editing video, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!