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Completely automate your online life and never have to lift a finger again...

IFTTT (‘if this then that’) is a tool that gives you the ability to connect a huge array of online applications together as one interconnected whole.

If an event happens (this) in one application, it will trigger an action (that) within another one. For instance, if every time you post an image on Instagram it can be automatically uploaded as a Tumblr post. If every time you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, it will automatically save the photo to your iOS Photos.

These connections between channels are called ‘recipes’. These recipes can be created by yourself, or you can browse through ones that other users have created on IFTTT.com itself. IFTTT is accessible on your desktop, can be downloaded as an app for the iPhone or Android and can also be integrated into your blogging platform.

For practical help and advice on setting up IFTTT check out what is IFTTT and how to use it?

There is an endless array of ‘recipes’ to make your life easier. Here are links to 20 recipes that either we recommend or that just look particularly awesome. 

Which IFTTT recipes have you found useful? Let us know in the comments...

Christopher Ratcliff

Published 6 May, 2014 by Christopher Ratcliff

Christopher Ratcliff is the editor of Methods Unsound. He was the Deputy Editor of Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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Carla

I love IFTTT! Brilliant tool! I've set it up at my company so that every time a company blogs gets posted, a link is automatically posted onto the LinkedIn and Twitter of everyone at the company. Much more efficient than sending a round email and chasing people!

almost 2 years ago

Paul North

Paul North, Head of Content and Strategy at Mediarun

@Carla, would you mind sharing that recipe? Great idea.

almost 2 years ago

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Hilton Barbour

@Carla - I'd love that recipe too. Thanks.

almost 2 years ago

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Mathias Ahlgren, Search at Myer

@Paul have a look at http://moz.com/ugc/how-to-cook-up-a-social-media-automation-dish-using-one-simple-ifttt-recipe, how to automagically post on twitter, facebook, google+ whenever a new blog post is published

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John Cutter

"In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred."

"Please note that [personal - sic] information may remain in our records after deletion of your account."

Make sure you're cool with the privacy policy statements like this one before giving access to your personal or business accounts.

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Jay Patel

This is awesome. IFTTT has saved tons of time. I do like automation. For not only marketers but for a normal people as well IFTTT is good.

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