Here is a nice profile of the startup IFTTT. If you have not heard of it, that name is short for “If This, Then That”…get it? If you are like me and have a perverse need to sign up for all sorts of different web sites and web services, then IFTTT is an essential for you. IFTTT basically “connects the dots” between the functionality of all sorts of web services out there and from personal experience, I have to say that it is a fantastic site/service.
Are you an Apple fan boy who has to know what the next free app is available in the App Store, there is an IFTT Recipe for that will send you an email. If you use Instagram and can’t keep track of all the photos you are taking (a big issue for me), there is an IFTTT recipe that automagically pushes your Instagram pix to Dropbox. Another does the same for your “Liked” Instagram pix.
But the true beauty of IFTT is the dead simplicity of it’s site and how easily you can connect seemingly random services. All of those recipes that I mentioned earlier can be set up in about a minute on the IFTTT site.
So if you are feeling like your online life has gotten away from you, check out IFTTT. It may help you reign everything in and help bring order to your universe.
Oh, and here’s one more IFTTT recipe for those of you lucky enough to buy Facebook on it’s IPO day: It will send a Tweet out from your account when Facebook’s stock price reaches it’s $38 IPO price.