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What is IFTTT? How Do You Use It? Find Out Here!

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Repetitive tasks are mind-numbing and boring - so stop doing them!

Become more productive by automating tasks with IFTTT (IF THIS THEN THAT) so they are automatically done for you - once and for all!

IFTTT is an incredible system called it allows you to create recipes that will automate your routine tasks and you don't have to write any code.

Email tasks, Calendar, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Home Automation and many more IFTTT recipes are available for you to choose from.

If you don't find a process you like, simply create one. Anyone can do it - even if you have never automated tasks before.

Getting set up with IFTTT is not difficult, though it might be a good idea to head over to the service’s website and take a look at what it supports. While everyone will be able to make use of IFTTT’s social network connectivity, the real fun is if you have a smart device that supports the platform.

IFTTT is a free platform that helps you do more with all your apps and devices

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Before you even start adding recipes, however, it’s a good idea to run through the 300+ channels and see how many you can add before you go nuts. As you add more channels, IFTTT’s channel recommendations will get better. There seems to be new channels added weekly, so keep checking back too.

If This Then That (also known as IFTTT) is a way to easily automate tasks in your life. It can be automatically saving photos that you're tagged in on Facebook to Dropbox, a security alert if your family members call for emergency services, or even if you want your coffee pot to automatically turn on when you wake up in the morning.

Finding A Pre-Made Applet

IFTTT allows users to search for applets in several ways.

If you know what you’re looking for, simply click on the search text in the upper left corner of the screen, enter your topic in the search bar and hit enter.


Another way to find IFTTT applets is to click on the “Discover” link at the top of the screen. This will provide you a list of suggested applets based on those you’ve already activated. Alternatively, you’ll notice that when you click on “Search” at the top of the screen, you’ll see a convenient grid showing you a variety of categories. Click on a category, and you’ll be taken to a page showing you applets grouped by genre.

Creating an applet from scratch

If you can’t find a pre-existing applet that suits your needs, you can create one as long as the company you want to access has an arrangement with IFTTT. To begin, click on “My Applets” at the top of the screen, then click the “New Applet” button in the upper right.

You’ll then be taken to a screen that features the words “if +this then that.” Somewhat counterintuitively, you’ll need to click on the blue “+this” section of the text.

Turning applets on and off

Once you’ve activated one or more applets, you can turn them on and off as needed. Simply click on the “My Applets” text at the top of the screen, click onto the applet you’re interested in controlling, and click the “On” button to turn it to “off.”

Depending on the service you chose, you'll see slightly different options — but again, they should be fairly straightforward. In the case of "Notifications," you'll need to configure the notification text. Simply type whatever you want to appear in the notification.

IFTT's customizations are practically endless.

All information was derived or embedded from IFTTT websites and Apps.

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