IFTTT: Coordinate your life online quickly and easily
IFTTT is a free online platform that connects various services and websites to coordinate any content as one pleases. The page presents a very graphical and easy to configure how content-coordinate the site called ‘recetas’-so, for example, every link shared by Facebook is a posting on Tumblr, or that every image uploaded to Instagram Dropbox is support.
The name comes from “If This, Then That”, a conditional phrase as used in programming languages and meaning “If this happens, then do this other”, which is basically the ‘recipes’ of IFTTT: If film critic Roger Ebert gives four stars to a movie, the application will send a notification Pushover.
Moreover, as seen in the image, all ‘recipes’ to coordinate content for online sharing websites where one can find configurations as useful as if the AppStore Twitter announces what the free app of the week, you IFTTT send an email with the information, or even (though currently only works in the U.S.) if it will rain to send you an SMS.
There are recipes prefabricated and the option to create your own instructions. Because of this, there is an extensive range of configurations for the following list of services:
- Date & Time
- Facebook Pages
- Google Calendar
- Google Reader
- Google Talk
- Phone Call
- Wemo Motion
- Switch Wemo
Linden Tibbets, one of its founders, says that one of the reasons for developing this tool was because “we were immersed in the idea that when a designer creates a tool to be used by people, there are hundreds of different ways to use never anticipated, “adding,” we felt that something was missing, a tool for non-technical people can do interesting things. “
– A digital butler to automate what we do on the Internet (The Nation)