If This Then That

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a very handy way to integrate all kinds of apps, devices, and services. By means of IFTTT you can “program” social media, internet-enabled services, browsers, but also many hardware devices such as cameras or smart home systems, to work together. IFTTT can help you create automatic routines without learning much code. Just by using the applets that IFTTT provides, you can make services and devices do things automatically, repeatedly and reliably. The trick is to connect a trigger (If this happens) with a consecutive action (Then that will happen) by means of the applets you find on IFTTT. An example may make things clearer: create an excel sheet that automatically logs your Zoom meetings, or another one: post a new tweet with the video title and link to your Twitter account for every video you like on Vimeo or YouTube. Another one? Receive a notification when someone you’re subscribed to uploads a new video. IFTTT can automate web-application tasks, such as posting the same content on several social networks. And much more. Look on IFTTT.com to get ideas, there is almost no limit to what you can do. IFTTT is a commercial service, but the basic version is free with a limited number of applets. (www.ifttt.com)