A beginner’s guide to IFTTT on Android

I’m not prone to outbursts of joy, especially when it comes to technology. One of the few times it’s happened, however, was when I discovered how much you can do with IFTTT. Suddenly tasks that required multiple steps or continuously logging in to services were done automatically.

As much as every company here and there promises to simplify your life or “automate” things, IFTTT is one of the few services that does it successfully and with relative ease.

I find it essential for both saving me time and performing tasks that your smartphone wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. And as IFTTT has become more popular, the number of services it integrates with has grown fast. You’ll be hard-pressed to find something that you use without some type of supported recipe.

Perhaps you’ve seen how so many people rave about it, and wondered what all the fuss was. Or you’ve used the service before, and would like a little of a refresher before getting started. Either way, spending the time in getting to know IFTTT will be well worth it.

Getting started – IFTTT is built with a number of applets, which auto perform specific tasks. From the beginning pack, for example, you can direct your phone to automatically mute at a specific bedtime each day, send your Fitbit daily statistics to a Google spreadsheet, or tell the Google Assistant to call your phone if it you can’t find it. Continue reading

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