As business owners, we’re sometimes expected to be on top of every new service, system, and be organized beyond belief. However, do you ever get the feeling that you’re spending your day jumping between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Email, your blog, etc? With so many networks – it can be hard to keep up and appear to be superhuman! Not anymore – introducing IFTTT.
IFTTT: “If This, Then That”. IFTTT is an online service that links your networks and allows you to create “recipes”. These recipes are rules that you create that allow different actions to occur between your networks. Want your Instagram photo to be posted to your Facebook Fan Page too? Link them! Want your receipts from WHCC to forward and save in the right Evernote location? Set up a recipe! Here’s how you make it work!
1) Go to IFTTT and sign up for an account
2) Activate your networks (Evernote, Instagram, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter, etc etc)
3) Build and activate recipes!
Here are some of my favorite recipes and ideas to get the wheels turning:
I use this one so that every time I use #ootd on an Instagram photo, it writes an entire blog post on my Fashion Blog and publishes it! Such a super-easy way to blog and keep fresh content.
Keep your profile pictures consistent.
Save all of your Instagram photos in Dropbox, so that you can easily pull them for blogging, Facebook, or random needs. I have mine set to organize by date instead of caption (easier to locate in the Dropbox folder).
Keep those photos organized and easily available!
No more searching through your inbox for that random .pdf you sent to someone mysterious eight months ago.
Looking for a new coffee table? Camera equipment? Long lost lover?
Keep track of online receipts in Evernote by using a simple Gmail label!