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IFTTT is an amazing tool. It has made my life online so much easier- *are you sold? *

So why should you use IFTTT.

But what is IFTTT?

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections [between your online accounts] with one simple statement: If This Then That If This Then That (Image Via: IFTTT)

So basically, IFTTT allows you to connect your online services via their API‘s. These connections are called recipes  which are made from the phrase IF THIS THEN THAT.

Still don’t get it?

Sorry that’s my fault. It’s a hard concept to explain. I think an example will help.

IFTTT allows you to:

  • IFTTT Recipe: Text me the weather every morning
  • IFTTT Recipe: When #Facebook profile picture changes, update #Twitter profile picture
  • IFTTT Recipe: Backup my contacts to a Google Spreadsheet
  • IFTTT Recipe: Email me my new iPhone photos

  • There are an infinite number of possibilities.
  • UPDATE:  I have since made a post about how I use IFTTT. That post can be found here

The Services IFTTT support are called channels. Currently there are 72 channels with more regularly being added. To view them all you can click here

So why use IFTTT

Pretty simply – It will make your life easier.

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