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Do you use the IFTTT app?

Asked by 2davidc8 (10132points) July 19th, 2017

How do you like it?

The concept seems interesting, but I can’t imagine how I would use it, for what. Can you explain what do you use it for, and how?


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CWOTUS's avatar

I’ve been using it for years.

I have one ‘recipe’ (that’s what they’re called; it’s not my term) that sends me the day’s weather outlook, including specific alerts when the temperature rises (or drops) past specific set points during the day or night.

I have had another one – it broke recently, and I want to find out why, or replace it – which would set up an Evernote page 15 minutes in advance of every “meeting” event listed on my calendar, so that I could take and record notes for saving into the Evernote application.

I’ve got some others set up as webcrawler alerts to send me notices about my hometown and my company, but those may need some tweaking, because I get too many “notices about nothing”, so that’s not so effective.

I’ve probably got some others running that I just haven’t revisited in awhile.

All in all, I have liked it, and I should probably check it out again to review what channels have been added since my last time there.

2davidc8's avatar

@CWOTUS So, the “channels” (or events, or notifications) must already be present within the app? It can’t link just any two apps on your smartphone?

Can it link more than two?

CWOTUS's avatar

If you visit the website it explains pretty well how the thing works, the apps that it works with, and some sample recipes that you can simply copy to your own system, naming the variables that apply to you, such as location, break points (where that applies), etc.

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