Imagine your grandmother’s best recipe. What if you discovered that the mouth-watering recipe you dream about is simple to make in no time flat? It’d be pretty awesome, right? IFTTT takes the idea of easy-to-make recipes and brings it to the app world. With the IFTTT app, you can put simple “recipes” together to make actions happen without even having to think about it. Though nobody cooks quite like grandma, this app will help you put together the best IFTTT recipes to help you save time and effort.
IFTTT (“if this then that”) is a free app that puts other apps to work. Like a master chef, IFTTT will build recipes to run certain actions; the ingredients for these recipes are other apps, like Evernote, Dropbox, or Gmail. For example, if you would like to receive an alert when it’s raining outside, you can make a recipe that connects the weather app to the alert. With IFTTT’s potential to integrate apps on the ultimate level, it could become one of the best productivity apps as it continues to develop and fine-tune its functions. [image]
How does the app work?
The basic recipe for IFTTT establishes an “if this, then that” scenario. For example, if the weather forecasts rain, send me a text message. The first part of the recipe (the “this”) is a trigger. When a specific scenario happens in an app, it will trigger a certain action. The second part of the recipe (the “that”) is the action.
For example, if your recipe has these apps as ingredients…
… you can automatically add any new photo by you on Instagram to a file in Dropbox.
You can craft personal recipes yourself, or you can check out templates of shared recipes created by others in the IFTTT community.
Here is an example of a shared recipe created by Square:
Pretty cool, huh?
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Ways to use IFTTT
With the IFTTT app, you can easily track payments, create and file documents, share pictures, receive reminders, and so much more. If you use IFTTT for work, you can make recipes to organize and share your online files in apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Evernote; if you use IFTTT for the home, you can even program your air conditioning to come on if the temperature reaches a certain degree or change the colors on your Philips Hue light bulbs. Want your lightbulbs to change to your team’s colors whenever a game is on? There’s a recipe for that.
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Cool IFTTT Recipes
Here are some of the best IFTTT recipes we found for work or home: