This morning I was reading a tech article that lead me to an interesting application/website. Iftt.com. It stands for (if this then that). Itâ€™s basically a â€œtriggerâ€system that ties into tons of services including RSS, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, general email, Flickr, LinkedIn, Last.fm, Read it Later (which I love), WordPress, etc. It even has triggers for text messages, phone calls, stocks and bonds, and the weather.
Imagine setting a trigger that says â€œif it is going to rain tomorrow then send me a text messageâ€ or â€œevery time I change my Facebook profile picture also change my Twitter profile pictureâ€. The possibilities seem endless.
You set up â€œtasksâ€ and then save them as â€œrecipesâ€. You can download recipes that other people have created. Some interesting ones:
If it is going to rain tomorrow text/phone/email me
When a new book is added to the Kindle Top 100 Free eBooks, shoot me an email
When I star an article in Google Reader, send it to Evernote.
Archive all of my tweets to Google Calendar
When I text â€œXâ€, call me on the phone (easy way to get out of an uncomfortably long conversation).
Tweet all my friends on the first day of New Year at midnight
I have a meeting I need to get out of so call me at X:XX so I can excuse myself
When I flag an article in Google Reader, post it to my personal blog
When I like a photo in Instagram, post it to Facebook
Text me if MSFT stock goes over $29.00
When I mark a favorite video on Youtube, post it on my personal blog
Journal all the meetings on my calendar into Evernote
When I upload a image to Facebook, archive that picture off in my Dropbox
Itâ€™s a new startup thatâ€™s just come out of private beta to public beta. Very cool.