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If This Then That – Automate your online/real life

by Carlo Pandian | 21.09.2012
As we live in a fast-pace environment, productivity tools can be your best friend in the following terms:

  • save time
  • stay organised

If This Then That is a great new tool to stay organise and connects various web platform/services together to automate common tasks on the web. The following are the most popular platforms supported:

  • Bitly
  • Blogger
  • Buffer
  • Craigslist
  • Date & Time
  • Delicious
  • Diigo
  • Dropbox
  • Email
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Pages
  • Feed
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Reader
  • Google Talk
  • Instagram
  • Instapaper
  • LinkedIn
  • Phone Call
  • Pinboard
  • Posterous
  • Salesforce Chatter
  • SMS
  • SoundCloud
  • Stocks
  • Storify
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Weather
  • WordPress
  • YouTube

The service uses triggers on one side of the connection to execute actions on the other side.

Some example to start implementing this for your benefit:

  • Thanks your followers with a Direct Message
  • When you shot an Instagram photo, save this in Google Drive
  • When you write an business article and you tweet about it with a particular hash tag, automatically publish this on LinkedIn
  • Send your DM on Twitter to your phone as an SMS
  • Log your Twitter Direct Messages in a Google Drive spreadsheet (Comment: when will Twitter change the way it shows the Direct Messages?)
  • If somebody tweet with a particular hashtag, mention his/her Twitter Handle and suggest them your website