IFTTT, which stands for “if this and that” is a free app that allows for the user to connect all their devices together so they can talk to each other.
IFTTT (If This Then That), is a service that connects applications and gadgets in unique ways. By automating various tasks ranging from calling logs to automatically uploading photos onto social media accounts, you can save both time and effort using IFTTT. However, some applets (also called recipes) of IFTTT may introduce security risks; for instance, one which automatically shares photos may expose private images to public view.
To use IFTTT, create a free account on either its website or mobile version and select which services to connect. With over 60 options such as popular social networks, smart home devices and business tools to choose from as well as applet-making functionality available, there’s something here for everyone – or create your own applets if necessary!
IFTTT works using simple mouse clicks and requires no programming knowledge to operate. However, its success relies heavily on the services you link and their functionality; some apps may need you to enable their integration through IFTTT which may not always be obvious or straightforward.
There are various ways to set up IFTTT, with its online help hub offering tutorials. Plus, advanced features can be unlocked through Webhooks which enable integration between IFTTT and any service accepting this feature.
Create either a personal or business account to manage multiple IFTTT accounts and create channels that follow specific keywords within RSS feeds, helping monitor what people are saying about your brand online. Jason Lyvers of Louisville Innovative has found using IFTTT to monitor his company’s reputation has saved him both time and effort.
Though IFTTT is free, the service does offer premium plans with more features. For example, its Pro plan costs $9.99/month and allows you to create more channels while providing unlimited storage and devices.
IFTTT allows you to link two applications or devices so that one action triggers another action, for example if someone sends you an email and IFTTT sends back an automated response with your name included in it. In addition, this app can send your location or share calendar events.