Automate Boring, Repetitive Online Tasks with One Tool

Now this is one cool tool. I just had to crow about it.

Do you ever feel like you cannot process the amount of information barraging you throughout the day? Even harder is trying to filter out all the junk to get to the actual information you can use. It takes an obscene amount of time to develop a system, and then the system is rarely efficient.

Think about all the things you do over and over again. ifttt.com is a simple FREE service that is based on a single premise: “Think of all the things you could do if you were able to define any task as: when something happens (this) then do something else (that).”

  • If you’re a job seeker, you spend a LOT of time checking job boards. If those boards have an RSS feed by category, you can use ifttt to send you an email when new jobs are posted to the feed.
  • Constantly checking Craigslist for products, gigs, or ads? You can create a “this” ifttt alert to let you know when those categories are updated.
  • Want to automatically respond when someone comments on a Facebook post or tags you in a photo? Set up an ifttt trigger to do it.

By using a system of triggers and responses, you can be notified or have actions occur automatically, saving you tons and tons of time that you normally spend doing these tasks. You probably don’t realize how much time you spend doing what ifttt will simply do for you!

Here are some examples, but there is no way to show you all the combinations you could try. Visit ifttt.com to try it for yourself.

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Yes, the possibilities are endless and vast because ifttt doesn’t just follow feeds or social media; it’s hooked up to many services you probably use every day – separately – and ties them all together.

Spend a couple minutes and check it out at http://ifttt.com

This is one of my most favorite productivity tools. I’d love to hear what you think about it, so leave your comments below!

 

22-year veteran of strategy: brand, business, organizational, communications. Certified in project management and regulatory compliance. Fan of dark tea, thick books, peace, and unity.

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