The internet is an indispensable part of the average person’s life. We use smartphones and a multitude of apps to do various things every single day. So how do you make the internet work for you and avoid the humdrum of repeating the same activities over and over? IFTTT (If This Then That) is an app that helps you achieve this. It connects all the apps you use with one another and makes them work together as a single entity.
Let’s say that you need to backup all your photos that you’re tagged on Facebook. IFTTT helps you to connect your Facebook account to cloud storage like DropBox or Google Drive. Every time you are tagged in a photo, it will automatically be saved in your preferred location. Manually downloading the photos off Facebook and uploading is redundant, saving you loads of time and money.
To do this, IFTTT has cooked up special “recipes”. Each recipe has a “trigger” which starts up the action – making up the “if this” part. The “then that” part is carried out at the “action channel” given in the recipe, according to your description.
IFTTT contains a large number of recipes that can cater to your needs or you can simply create your own. Once you get started with the user-friendly drag-and-drop interface you will notice the enormous possibilities which are practical and even fun!