Learn how to Automate Anything with IFTTT

In this blog post, I will show you how to automate recurring tasks and help you free up more time for the things you enjoy the most. I will give you a ton of examples and guidelines on how to setup your business and life with IFTTT.

Automation with IFTTT

Simple “how to” demonstration

Here is an example on how to activate the IFTTT recipe

This recipe will send you the weather forecast every day at 7:00 am every day to your phone.

So, how do you make it work?

Automation with IFTTT using weather app

1. In the unique recipe page click the “Turn on” button.

2. Select what time you would like to get the notification and save.

Automation with IFTTT using weather forecast

3. Done!
PS: Remember to download the IFTTT app on your phone to get the notification.

That’s it! Easy, Right?

Now, let’s find out what recipes you should try.

Business

Track your work hours in Google Calendar

Have you ever heard from friends or family that you always working? I certainly have. With the recipe, you will get an idéa of how much you actually are working. The recipe is using your location to track when you arrive and leave work.

Automatically log every call you make on your Android phone to a Google spreadsheet

If you want to become more effective and efficient it’s mandatory to look at your current situation and make changes after it. With this recipe, you can log all your phone calls to a google spreadsheet and really find out how much time you actually spending on phone calls.
I don’t really like talking on the phone, I rather text. After I saw a month of call logs I found out that I really waste more time than I could imagine on phone calls.

Automatically sync starred emails in Gmail to Evernote

I use Evernote as my todo list manager. I get all my clients request as emails, so it’s easy for me to just “star” a task and get it automatically to my Evernote. It’s very efficient.

Money

Add new Square payments to a spreadsheet

When running a physical store or if you sell physical items overall, it’s easy to just let an accountant take care of the financial part of your business. This cost a lot of money. With this recipe, you can get all the recipes as a google spreadsheet and simply send the spreadsheet to the accountant. This will save you a ton of time and money.

Automatically log new Stripe payments to a Google spreadsheet

Do a financial rapport in google spreadsheet from now on with this awesome recipe from IFTTT. If you are selling an online course, e-commerce, book or something online using stripe. Then this is the recipe for you. You can send this to your accountant once a month. Simple.

Social media

Automatically share your Instagrams to Facebook

If you are constantly switching between instagram and facebook because you want to share on both platforms. Then this is the recipe for you. It automatically share on facebook when you post on instagram.

Automatically send a Tweet to thank new Twitter followers

You don’t just have to thank the new follower. You can share a powerful message. You can share a free ebook or course. It’s up to you.  Just make sure it’s something of value to the new follower. You don’t wanna be annoying.

Sync your new Instagrams to a Pinterest board

I am using this recipe on my instagram. Check out my Pinterest board here.

Share Facebook Page updates on Twitter

This recipe makes it easy to share you facebook updates on twitter for more exposure.

Sync Buffer posts with Google Calendar

Get an overview how the schedule of your social media. If you don’t know what buffer is, then read this post that I wrote a while back.

Share new WordPress posts to a Facebook Page

Almost all of us share our latest blog post on facebook. This recipe makes that process automated. Convenient and easy.

Personal life

Save screenshots to a separate iOS album

Before I started using this recipe I was always annoyed because I couldn’t find my screenshots. This recipe solved that problem and I will always be thankful 😉

Mute your Android phone at bedtime

I need a lot of sleep, so this recipe was just a lifesaver for me. I get a bit grumpy when I don’t get enough sleep(like most people). So getting disturbed during the night is a big no-no for me. So let’s say goodbye to calls and text during the night.

Turn off WiFi when you leave home to save power

The title self-explanatory. It’s so damn simple, yet so powerful.

Back up new iOS photos you take to Dropbox

Rather safe than sorry. Backup all your photos to dropbox with this awesome recipe. If I got this IFTTT recipe earlier in life I would have saved so many amazing photos and memories. So please activate this recipe now!!

Automatically back up your new Android photos to Dropbox

ANDROID – Rather safe than sorry. Backup all your photos to dropbox with this awesome recipe. If I got this IFTTT recipe earlier in life I would have saved so many amazing photos and memories. So please activate this recipe now!!

Automatically back up your new iOS photos to Google Drive

This is an alternative to the dropbox backup above. It’s the same concept but different companies.

Get yourself out of an awkward situation

It’s exactly as the title say. Getting out of an awkward situation has never been easier 😉

Email me a famous quote every day

This recipe is just for inspiration. It gets your mind going directly in the morning with a great quote. Take the quote in, deeply.

Receive a weekly email summary of your Fitbit activity

I love to see data on how my life is going. So I use tools like rescuetimefocus app & gyroscope. This recipe e-mail you a summary of how your training is going using Fitbit technology.

Read more about automation here!