Taking the strain out of social media is something that is a bit of a utopian scenario for me. I make quite a lot of use of various social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Keeping on top of all of these can often take quite a bit of time. With IFTTT this all changes.
I’ve been using a tool that has been available online for quite some time called “IFTTT” (if this then that).
IFTTT allows you to create a variety of recipes that will perform different actions for you if something happens online. For example, if somebody tags me in a photo on Facebook a copy of that picture is automatically saved to a folder in my Dropbox.
IFTTT incorporates a large number of different social media so that the number of different recipes you can create is phenomenal.
So why am I talking about IFTTT now? Well, they have just released an Android and iOS version of their brilliant tool. With this you are now able to tie in some of the features of your phone or tablet to make things even easier in automating your online life.
Check it out.
It’s completely free.
Grab the iOS version here.
If you’re using IFTTT I’d love to hear what your favourite recipes are. Let me know in the comments.
I love ifttt. It’s such a simple concept, and beautifully executed. I like to back up my tweeted pictures to Dropbox/skydrive and save the links I’ve tweeted to diigo all using ifttts handy service. I also get extreme weather forecasts pushed to my phone via ifttt.
Recently I got married. We used ifttt on the day to help collate all the pictures, statuses and tweets posted by our friends and family onto a live webpage using rebelmouse. Guests at our wedding, and those who couldn’t make it could see everyone’s posts within minutes. A fantastic way to share, and document our day.
That is so cool!
Thanks for commenting 🙂