Actually Useful Tech – IF This, Then That – IFTTT

IFTTT or IF This, Then That is a great tool that allows you to set up automated actions between multiple inputs to produce different outputs. Examples:

  • On Dec 31, automatically wish everyone on your social media a Happy New Year
  • Receive iOS weather notifications
  • If leaving work geographical area, SMS your partner/spouse saying you’ll be home soon
  • And many others

Rather than doing a long review and details which has been done before, here are some useful links for news, information and recipes for the fantastic automation service, IFTTT.

IFTTT Popular – Best place to start for popular recipes

Engadget – Updated page of all posts related to IFTTT

Lifehacker – Updated page like Engadget

Buffer App Blog – 34 Recipes for Social Media Use

Gizmodo 15 Recipes

PC Mag – 101 ‘best’ recipes – Kind of annoying slideshow format that some sites use these days!:(

Hope you find these useful.

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