ifttt puts the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure: if this then that. You either create your own “recipe” or use one another user created.
What does a recipe mean? An example might be “if I post a video to YouTube then a link to the video should go to a Dropbox folder.”
In order to use ifttt, you need to sign up for ifttt beta and click the confirmation link sent to you via email. Now on to the stuff you really came here to read. Here are 10 social tasks to help simplify your life:
- When Facebook profile picture changes, update Twitter profile picture.
- Send Google Reader feed to Evernote
- Get an SMS alert before any event starts on your Google Calendar
- Autosave Instagram photos to Dropbox
- Post new Etsy listings to Twitter
- When the official #foursquare blog is updated, send me a text [Full disclosure: This is a recipe I created.]
- When Free Music from Amazon is released, send me an email
- Add YouTube videos to Storify
- If I upload a photo to Flickr tagged ‘tweet’, post a link to Twitter
- Save my email attachments to Dropbox
Feel inspired? Create your own recipes on ifttt.