On IFTTT

IFTTT allows you to automate mundane internet tasks and boost ease of use through a simple ‘If this, then that’ workflow.

TJ Palanca https://www.twitter.com/tjpalanca
06-07-2012
IFTTT allows you to automate mundane internet tasks and boost ease of use through a simple 'If this, then that' workflow.

Figure 1: IFTTT allows you to automate mundane internet tasks and boost ease of use through a simple ‘If this, then that’ workflow.

I am obsessed with automating and optimizing my productive process, and I find that sometimes, there are some repetitive tasks that you are better off automating or outsourcing to a computer. Enter IFTTT, a.k.a If This Then That. This web service works as its name suggests. Certain events or triggers, such as sending an email, starring a Gmail message, adding an event to Google calendar, or posting on your blog or Facebook profile, cause certain actions to be performed, ranging from updating your Twitter profile picture to texting you the weather. It’s greatly improved my workflow and the interoperability between various web services. Here are some of the things IFTTT does for me:

These are just some of the things IFTTT can do. Users can create “recipes” and share them on the site, and this recipe collection is a rich resource for new automations. You’ll never have to post to multiple sites again.

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@misc{palanca2012on,
  author = {Palanca, TJ},
  title = {TJ Palanca: On IFTTT},
  url = {https://www.tjpalanca.com/posts/2012-06-07-on-ifttt/},
  year = {2012}
}