I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’m a little late to the IFTTT party. I first heard about the web tool shortly after its debut in 2011, but it wasn’t until the last two weeks that I was reintroduced and blown away.
I guess I’m not the only newbie to IFTTT – an online platform that stands for “If This Then That”. Once you sign up for an account, you choose your apps (eg, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox) to discover “recipes” that connect one product to another product or app. Once you connect the two apps, the direct connection runs seamlessly in the background.
For example, if you’re using the Twitter recipe, post one of your Twitter posts to your Facebook page by simply typing #FB in the tweet.
The options are nearly endless as IFTTT natively Denmark Phone Number integrates with a huge number of apps and a host of other apps when using third-party software.
As an automation and productivity lover, I have fully embraced IFTTT and developed my recipes which are proving particularly useful. With these 17, I use or will use them to affect my content marketing projects.
1. Post Instagram photos as native Twitter images
I use Instagram and Twitter a lot, and often share updates . From the former to the latter – but I hate how Instagram doesn’t natively add its image in Twitter.
With this IFTTT recipe, you’ll do just fine. Every Instagram image you post (or include a specific hashtag in, for example) is posted as a native Twitter image.
2. Fill out a Google sheet with your email notes
I rely on Gmail for a lot of things, one of them being to send me notes of all kinds, including content ideas. To transfer ideas from Gmail to a Google Sheet, I had to log in to my email, find the email, copy the content, open a Google Sheet, and paste the content. With this recipe, this process is automated based on a specific phrase used in the email, for example.