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Ifttt

Sometimes a web service comes along with a fantastic idea of how things can be improved on the internet. One of those services is Ifttt OffSite Link.

Currently a beta service, Ifttt allows you to create “flows” from web services to other web services. Essentially, you create a trigger action and then Ifttt does something with that action.

For example, this is one I’ve setup to test/use/

Any new post I make to this blog will be sent to my Evernote for archival. It’ll allow me to keep up to date with all my blog postings! The number of services and actions that Ifttt have as well is quite considerable and currently includes some of the big services such as:–

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Evernote
  • Tumblr
  • Email
  • Dropbox
  • Read It Later
  • Youtube

Recipes, as they’re called, can be wide ranging from simple ones (such as linking Facebook and Twitter together so that when a Facebook profile picture is updated, it updates Twitter picture to the same (link OffSite Link)) to downloading new tracks on Soundcloud to Dropbox (link OffSite Link)

As it’s a growing company, it’ll be great to see it include more services as it grows. It’s a fantastic service that links together various different services that might not already be linked (WordPress sends data to Twitter, but not Facebook. Now you can!)

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