Have you discovered the world of IFTTT?
Pronounced like gift without the g, Ifttt means ‘If This Then That’ and uses simple commands called recipes to automate online tasks.
It’s a free website and service that lets you automate simple tasks, such as “if there is an upcoming event on my Google Calendar, then send me a text message reminder with the event name, time, and address,” or “If someone tags a photo of me on Facebook, then save a copy of that photo to Dropbox.”
The recipes use icons and are easy to create or you can choose from the thousands of recipes made by others.
The applications that work with IFTTT are called channels and the first time you use a channel you will need to enter credentials to open the channel but from then on it’s an open channel.
On my first day I set recipes:
- To text me if I receive an email from my Dad, I tend to ignore personal emails and I don’t want to ignore my Dad!
- File any photos I take with my phone directly to dropbox and Evernote.
- If someone steals my phone text it with the quote from ‘Taken’ about using my particular skills to hunt you down.
- Text me NOAA severe weather warnings.
All the above worked perfectly with the exception of the severe weather warnings. It kept sending me warnings for Missouri and I could not for the life of me figure out how to change it to Florida but 3 out of 4 isn’t bad.
What IFTTT cannot organize Oases Online can!
Check out the premier scheduling and tracking software by watching some quick videos and/or request a demonstration.
You can even use IFTTT to forward reminders from your oases database!