Now, I’ve struggled a bit with whether or not to write this post. Ifttt is an incredibly powerful automation tool. Simply put, it puts the Internet to work for you and your needs, by creating “recipes” to do certain tasks.
Like with many awesome tools, there are ways people can abuse it. I won’t go into that here, but I do want to share five ways people can use it to make their job a little easier.
Now if you are like me and you find yourself being overwhelmed by your Google Reader, this recipe can help. Everytime you star an item in Reader, it automatically transfers it to Evernote. The nice thing about that is it will be available on Evernote offline- so you can literally catch up on your Reader anytime anywhere and without a 3G/4G or WiFi connection.
This recipe is particularly useful because it automatically transfers and archives all your Instagram photos to Dropbox.
Argurably, one of the most powerful and underrated features on Twitter is the ability to favorite tweets to check out later. Just like with the Google Reader recipe, this one lets you save your tweets and view them offline in an Evernote notebook.
Maybe, you need to put all your travel plans in one place or put all your receipts for an expense report in another. This recipe creates a pdf from all the emails in one label, and sends directly to a Dropbox folder.
This sends a text with the weather report every morning.
Now, I just shared five recipes of literally hundreds. Ifttt like so many other tools can be as useful and powerful as you want it to be. Browse the recipes on their site, or you can create your own to fit your specific needs.
Do you have your favorite Ifttt recipe? Share it below in the comment section.