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Ifttt

Basic Internet Task Creator
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Published 11/17/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Ifttt.com is a unique service that provides users with a way to customize their internet browsing experience. The application provides users with the ability to put together “if this then that” tasks. After creating a task, the action will be completed when the right trigger is encountered. An example task used Instagram and Dropbox. The user could create a task that will automatically place new photos into the user’s Dropbox any time they upload them to Instagram. The user can also build recipes (or tasks) that can be shared with friends. The user can also choose to turn a specific task on or off. When off, the task will not be completed but will resume when turned back on. Ifttt tasks scan for trigger data once every 15 minutes.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

Ifttt was created to help users improve the convenience of their overall web experience. The application currently works with a number of popular third party applications, giving it a great deal of flexibility that many users appreciate. The list continues to grow, giving users the ability to automate almost any basic web-based task. Ifttt is still in beta and does not mention any planned changes or updates. Keeping things simple is probably a good thing to ensure that Ifttt stays versatile and appealing.

What are the differences to other apps?

Ifttt is an application that pushes into a new area of web-based applications. The concept is simple (and has been applied in other areas) however few offer such a simple, flexible way to utilize this type of functionality. Users can set up any action based on any trigger they want (provided it is supported by Ifttt). Users can automate many everyday tasks and streamline their overall web experience thanks to Ifttt’s unique functions.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Ifttt keeps things as simple as possible, which is a plus for this type of application. The site maintains a rather plain color scheme highlighted by hints of dark blue. Despite the minimal colors, the application is still very original in terms of appearance. Text sizes vary, emphasizing action explanations. When creating a new task, the user is presented with the “if this then that” line that allows them to click directly on each element. This system is extremely easy to understand and gives the user free reign over the task creation process.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create an Ifttt account by clicking the blue “Join” tab dangling in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The short registration form appears on the next page, asking for a username, email address and password. After filling out the form and clicking the large blue “Create Account” button, the user is automatically logged in and can begin building their own Ifttt actions and recipes.

What does it cost to use the application?

Ifttt is available to everyone for free. There is no subscription fee or other cost associated with using the application. It is important to note that Ifttt is still in beta, so it is possible that things could change later (although this is not indicated anywhere on the website). The service is simple enough that free access seems the most likely option. Current users can create as many tasks as they like.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Ifttt.com is a nice application for anyone who works daily on the web. Users who complete simply tasks on a regular basis will enjoy Ifttt the most. The application can eliminate the need to take time to log in and out of each site and perform simple actions. Instead, the user can set up an Ifttt task to do it for them each time the trigger is encountered. The application is easy to use so anyone can quickly master the interface and task setup process.

  • Tasks allow users to automate basic daily internet-based tasks
  • Many popular third party applications are supported by Ifttt
  • Users can shorten URLs in Ifttt with their Bit.ly account
  • Email notifications can be created when task issues are encountered
  • Recipes allow users to share tasks with others


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