IFTTT is a way to automate processes between two services. IFTTT is short of IF THIS THEN THAT, and is pronounced ‘ift’ like gift without the ‘g’. IFTTT uses one service as a trigger such as adding a gold star to a gmail message (THIS), and then causes an action such as adding the message to Dropbox (THAT) using a recipe.
IFTTT is a Web-based application. Typically, once you create a recipe, you can then let it runn on its own.
The only equipment needed is a computer with a Web browser.
Access to IFTTT is accomplished through a Web-browser.
Learning resources information
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand IFTTT and its capabilities.
Here are some tips on how IFTTT is used in an education environment.
- Classroom automation with ifttt.com (“If This Then That”) and Twitter
- A way to connect educational resources to your twitter followers
- Automate Your News Reading with the New York Times Channel on IFTTT
- How to Speed Up Your Content Curation Process
- Make Student Life Easier with IFTTT
Recipes for that use Evernote.
- Shared Recipes search – Evernote
- Automate Your Productivity with IFTTT and Evernote
- IFTTT and Evernote
Recipes for that use Google Calendar.
- 8 Hacks to Make Google Calendar More Useful
- 9 IFTTT Hacks To Superpower Your Life With Google Calendar
Marketing and PR
Recipes for marketing and PR.
- A Guide to ifttt for PR Pros
- Create a Simple Twitter Campaign with IFTTT
- 12 ways to use Ifttt for Social Media Management Magic
- How to Take Advantage of IFTTT For Reporting
- How Writers & Readers Can Use ifttt
- 5 Ways to Automate your Community Management with ifttt
- 17 Useful Productivity Hacks For Charities Using IFTTT
Tips and Tricks
Here are a number of tips and tricks to leverage IFTTT to its fullest potential.
- Turn Your Email, SMS Inbox, Or Anything Into A Scoreboard With IFTTT And ESPN
- Daily To-Do’s Automated: 15 Creative Ways to Save Time Using IFTTT
- 35 Super Useful IFTTT Recipes You Might Not Know About
- IFTTT Meme
- How I Completely Pimped Out the Internet with 30+ IFTTT Recipes
- 20 Cool IFTTT Recipes To Automate Your Online Activities
Recipes for Twitter.
- How to use IFTTT to promote others on twitter!
- Automatically Share Tweets Using IFTTT
- How to Use @ifttt to Rock @Twitter, @Klout, @Kred, @EmpireAve and Everything Else
Here are a few video tutorials to get you started.