|Productivity||Free||IFTTT Inc||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
Create simple connections between apps like Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, Twitter, and Gmail, as well as devices like your iPhone, Nest Thermostat, Fitbit, and Philips Hue.
Popular ways to use IF:
+ Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos
+ Save your favorite tweets to Evernote
+ Message roommates when you’re at the local grocery
+ Share Facebook status updates on Tumblr or LinkedIn
+ Get an email when a new apartment matches your Craigslist search
+ Post videos you like on YouTube or Vimeo to a blog
+ Turn your Nest Thermostat down when you leave home
+ Thousands more Recipes!
More apps you can connect with IF:
Tumblr, Craigslist, Evernote, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Pocket, LIFX, Square, Best Buy, eBay, Etsy, Automatic, littleBits, Scout Alarm, Misfit, UP by Jawbone, Withings, Reddit, Digg, ESPN, Pushbullet, and over 190 more apps and devices.
What people are saying:
"Short for 'If This Then That' - which neatly describes the function of the product. It is essentially a giant switchboard to connect disparate services, anything from Facebook to text messages to telephone calls." —The New York Times
"One of the best free web-based tools on the block." —The Verge
"IFTTT is giving power to people who don’t know the first thing about coding. In a way, it offers a new breed of programming, one far more people can grasp." —Wired
Learn more about IF at ifttt.com
—The IFTTT Team
I don’t want to wade through thousands of other peoples applets when I know exactly what I need and want to create the applet for myself. The ability to create an applet has been either removed or buried as an Easter egg so I have to use the website to do it. The whole point of IFTTT is to have set-it-and-forget-it workflows, and since you can’t set it, you might as well forget it. This app is basically useless.
It used to be easy to get started. Now I literally can’t figure out how to create a new applet from scratch. No idea how to set up new services.
The service does a decent, if laggy, job of connecting various devices and having them work in concert. However, the interface is a confusing mess. The recent redesign hasn’t helped. It’s hard to tell what’s on or off. A monochromatic palette doesn’t help when contrast (how about a red/green dot to indicate what’s on/off?) is needed to tell the state of applets. A simple list of ones applets on the home screen would help a lot. I would use something else if I had a choice.
Terribly confusing app. Couldn't even see my existing widgets easily. Really bad Navigation. I think they are trying to make it cool, but it's taking focus away from the main product.
It used to be easy to create a new applet by selecting the trigger, then choose an action. Now it seems to direct you to find one that’s already created and makes it hard to find where to create custom applets. TERRIBLE UI!
Who has time for this. App keeps you guessing what the hell is going on.
Great fun and automation
Have many custon applets created in this app, and was away from it for a little. Switched pbones, which also updated the app to this nightmare. The whole point of IFTTT was to be able to create custom triggers for things to happen, and as far as I can tell THET REMOVED ALL CUSTOM APPLET FUNCTIONALITY. Why on Earth they would do this is beyond me, and deeply saddens me. If you have a previous version of the app, do not update! Come on IFTTT, you have killed your baby.
You have made the app's UI so badly designed it is near impossible to use. I am actively looking for a replacement for your service. It is just not worth it.
It used to be easy to create a new applet by selecting the trigger, then choose an action. Now it seems you have to find one already created. TERRIBLE!