The Beginner's Guide to IFTTT - For Automating Actions To Make Your Life Easier
If you think back to your high school geometry class, you might remember that “If/Then” statements were used in solving mathematical proofs. But even if math wasn’t your thing, you actually use If/Then statements every day: “If it’s raining outside, then I will bring an umbrella.” Or, “If I eat this donut, then I will be very guilt- um, happy.”
Taking the logic of the If/Then statement to its place in today’s hyper-connected world is the website IFTTT. It’s pronounced to rhyme with “gift,” and it stands for “If This, Then That.” Through the IFTTT website and accompanying app, users are able to create logic statements that help them pair up Internet-enabled services and devices in ways that can make life easier — or more entertaining.
You’ll soon see that you can create applets for everything from getting yourself out of an awkward situation to finding out when the International Space Station passes overhead. But be warned: You might want to create an applet that kicks you off the IFTTT site if you spend too much time there because all this IFTTTing can get pretty addictive!