So I am spending Saturday watching SNL and browsing the App Store when I came across the IFTTT app. It is AMAZING for people who generate content across many social media platforms.
IFTTT stands for If This, Then That and it allows you to create conditional statements called “recipes” that help you manage aspects of your private and public life. Some of the recipes are private, like if you create a screenshot on your device, then a copy of that can be sent to your Evernote account or to your Google Drive. Other can be more public, like anytime you post something on LinkedIn, IFTTT automatically creates a WordPress blog entry or tweets it or posts to your Facebook page.
here is a screenshot of the basic recipe construction:
The possibilities are pretty unlimited, and there are recipes created by the IFTTT community that you can use and you can share yours. Recipes cover all of the major social media platforms and some of the smaller ones. Here are some of the recipes that I am using:
As you can see, I have created a daily chain of content production that runs from LinkedIn to Twitter to Facebook to WordPress. It is a great way to manage my social posts. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a way to work smarter, not harder to manage your social media presence.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with this app. I am cooking up more recipes and see how much I can automate. Get it at the App Store.