Saturday, 6 June 2015

IFTTT: Automate Your Life

IFTTT: Put the internet to work for you

IFTTT is a great tool for putting the internet to work for you. You can automate things such as saving all your favorite tweets into a note in Evernote, switching your alarm on when you leave your house and switching your phone to vibrate when you enter school.

The IFTTT logo
I perform many tedious tasks, and there are many things I want to automate to make my life quicker, easier and more simple. With IFTTT, you can set up 'recipes' (which are actually macros) to automate many things.

My favorite recipes can be found below.

IFTTT Recipe: Video archive to Evernote connects youtube to evernote

IFTTT Recipe: Put your Dropbox files into OneDrive connects dropbox to onedriveIFTTT Recipe: Siri to Wunderlist connects ios-reminders to gmail

IFTTT Recipe: Notability to Evernote connects dropbox to gmail

IFTTT Recipe: Remind myself to read my @Pocket articles with @Wunderlist connects pocket to gmail


Using IFTTT will smooth up your work flow, and probably increase the amount of time you have to do things. Keep forgetting to switch your alarm on or off? Set up a recipe so that when you leave a location your alarm is switched off. Got a new follower on Twitter? Thank them. Want to add your notes from Notability to Evernote, with three taps? Do it all automatically with IFTTT.

IFTTT Recipe: Arm Scout Alarm when I Leave the House connects ios-location to scout-alarm
IFTTT is integrated with loads of services (called 'Channels' in the IFTTT world). You can find the full list here.

All in all, IFTTT is a great way to save time, and its kind of fun to set up, and see you recipes in action. Its massive amount of integrations mean you will be hard pushed not to find the service you want on it.

IFTTT have recently released the DO apps, and they are another way to smoothen your life out at the tap of a button.

You can find all of my recipes here.

Do you use IFTTT? Do you like it and why? Feel free to comment in the comments section below!

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