If you haven’t seen the term IFTTT, it’s a coding term for “If this, then that”, which essentially gives a string of automated orders to a computer. The website IFTTT.com makes this process easy by connecting multiple accounts, or channels, to each other. An example might be:
If it’s going to rain tomorrow, send me an email! #weather #gmail or
If I take a picture on Instagram, send it to my Facebook page.
This is a great way to automate services such as RSS feeds to your email, saving a copy of any image someone tags you in on Facebook to your Dropbox folder, or saving all your receipts that come into your Gmail account to an special Evernote folder.
The uses for IFTTT are endless and luckily there’s no programming required. You simply set up your accounts, or channels, and browse the recipes other users have created to find the right fits for you. Here are some of my personal favorites:
Find out more here: https://ifttt.com/wtf (you have to love their about page URL)