An Applet connects two or more apps or devices together. It's an automation or integration/connection between two services that enables you to do something that those services couldn't do on their own.
- Applets are composed of triggers and actions
- Triggers tell an Applet to start, and actions are the end result of an Applet run
To use an Applet, you'll need to create a free IFTTT account. Then you'll need to connect your apps and devices to IFTTT, so we can help them talk to each other.
Here's a short tutorial that shows you how easy it is to enable an Applet.
- When IFTTT launched in 2010, Applets were called Recipes
- Our name "IFTTT" comes from "if this, then that," because the first Recipes had one trigger and one action
- Today, Applets can have more than one action ("if this, then that, and that") and/or conditional filters ("if this, and that, then that")
- Over one billion Applets run every single month
As an IFTTT user, you can turn on Applets made by our partners or other users, or create your own.