IFTTT is the creative’s dream productivity app. Why? With hundreds of combinations, the productivity potential is limitless. Here’s how it works:
IFTTT stands for “If This Then That.” With IFTTT you can create recipes by connecting two services, apps, or accounts. We’ve aggregated the 25 most useful IFTTT recipes for you below:
- When you add a new contact in your phone, get an email reminder to follow up with that person.
- Save Feedly articles to Pocket.
- Get a text message when it is going to rain.
- Receive an email when it’s time to check in for your flight.
- Send important emails to Evernote.
- Get notifications of blog comments via SMS.
- Tweet Facebook statuses/Post tweets to Facebook.
- Post Google+ status to Facebook.
- Schedule repeat posts to Twitter. Have several blog posts or products that you want to plug throughout the year? Schedule them through IFTTT.
- Save links from favorite tweets to Pocket.
- Thank a new Twitter follower for the follow.
- Mark “Watch Later” on YouTube and save it to Pocket.
- When a new book is added to Kindle Top 100 Free ebooks, get an email.
- Get your iPhone photos emailed to you.
- Backup your contacts to a Google spreadshet.
- Create tasks through Siri, save them to Evernote.
- Generate an email to new contacts.
- Call the IFTTT phone number, leave a voicemail and IFTTT will transcribe it and email it to you.
- Set reminders via email or SMS.
- Save Instagram photos to Dropbox.
- Get an SMS alert before any event begins on your Google Calendar.
- Use Appointment Assistant to schedule events in Google Calendar via voicemail.
- Star a Gmail email, send it to Pocket.
- Save receipts to Evernote.
- Archive Amazon order confirmation emails in Evernote.
Have you tried IFTTT yet? What are the recipes you can’t live without?
This blog post is part of a series highlighting some of the productivity tools our team has used to work more efficiently and create more margin to focus on game-changing ideas instead of getting lost in the details. For more posts from the series, click here.