If This Then That

Pretty straight forward & pretty simple to use, If This Then That allows you to own your online information.

If This Then That - Dashboard
Dashboard

So how does it work? Simple. Go to the website and setup your free account. Once you’re in, add channels. Your channels are the various social & online accounts you have such as:

  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Evernote
  • Twitter

There are plenty to choose from.  My list above is a small list to give you an idea of what we’re talking about.

Once you have some channels setup, you can start creating tasks.  A task is built by selecting a triggering channel as well as the specific trigger that can be executed on the channel.  You then select the action channel along with the action event that can be executed on that channel.

Flow
Basic Flow of IFTTT

In the example above, if I post a picture to Facebook (triggering event) I can have that picture saved to a notebook in my Evernote account (action event).  So you can create a variety of tasks that will be performed over & over again without complaint.

I’m only scratching the surface with this stuff.  There are “recipes” out there (tasks created by other users that are offered up for you to use) that do a variety of things.. some that I can’t even comprehend at the moment 🙂 The big thing is to go out there, check this out, let your creativity flow, and see what this service can do for you.