5 IFTTT Recipes That Will Change the Way You Work Forever
“If This Then That” is an online service that allows users to create recipes that can automatically connect a range of different channels together in order to carry out the more mundane tasks in life, think of it as having an assistant who can carry out all the small, repetitive day-to-day jobs, leaving you free to be more productive.
There are currently 69 different channels to choose from, and using different “triggers” you can set off a recipe that means if one thing happens, so will another. If you create the right recipes you could be ensuring that one blog post you have written will reach each corner of the social sphere in a daisy chain effect.
All the big platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and more are supported, so there is no reason not to give it a go. Here are some great recipes to get you started and change the way you work forever:
Save Feedly Links to Evernote
The majority of people don’t have time to sit around reading articles all day, and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of an interesting post you saw earlier in the day. By using this recipe you can send any articles from Feedly to Evernote just by clicking on “save for later”.
Add a Calendar Event Using Voicemail
This recipe works by taking the contents of a voicemail and adding them into Google Calendar. When you are out and about or in a rush, you simply call the IFTTT number and leave a message saying the date, time and message:
“9am Tuesday 10th June, Meet Paul Thompson”.
Track Your Time
It can often be hard to remember you need to track time, especially if you just clock in and out. This fantastic recipe will use a location-based trigger to add an entry into a Google spreadsheet every time you arrive at or leave a certain place. All you need to do is add your office to the location menu and set up a corresponding timesheet – the format of the entry can then be customised to suit you.
Save Your LinkedIn Connections to a Spreadsheet
LinkedIn is a great channel to make new business connections and meet new people, but it can be hard to keep track of who you are connected with, what they do and how they can be contacted. This recipe will save all your LinkedIn connections into a spreadsheet that you can revisit at any point or share with other members of your team.
Track Hashtags in a Google Doc
This recipe is fantastic for those who use hashtags in their social media campaigns. Sometimes it can be quite tricky to keep up with all the entries sent using one specific keyword, but this recipe is here to help. It will take the hashtag set in the recipe and save any tweets using that hashtag in a corresponding Google spreadsheet, so that you can look through them at any time and be able to filter out any duplicates.
There are tons of different recipes that you can create to make your working life easier, and the service is adding new channels all the time. There are loads of existing recipes that you can use, but if you can’t quite find the one you want, then creating your own is really simple.
Using IFTTT you can keep an eye on your competitors, share your content to a huge audience and save emails and articles to read later. This service really does help you to create a more efficient and productive lifestyle.