IFTTT helps you connect all of your different apps and devices. When you sign up for a free account, you can turn on Applets that help your apps and devices work together to do specific things they couldn't do otherwise. For example, you can back up your Instagram photos to Dropbox, have your lights turn on when you enter your home, or automatically remind a Slack channel about a meeting. There are millions of Applets to explore.
Here's how it works:
- Create a free account.
- Browse the IFTTT website or app to find an Applet that interests you.
- Click into the Applet and turn it on.
- Connect the services that are involved in the Applet — this is only so we can use them to run Applets on your behalf. IFTTT provides a layer between different services to only allow them to do what you specifically tell them to do.
- Find more Applets, and repeat!
Here's a quick video tutorial that shows you how to connect your apps and devices and turn on Applets.
Public Applets can be built by services or users within the IFTTT Platform. But you also have the power to create something custom for yourself! Go to ifttt.com/create to combine two services and make your own Applet.