The popular service If This Then That is changing its revenue model. Since 2010, we have been able to create unlimited numbers of applets for free. In this post, I talked about the opportunity for us to grab a low price for the service.

Follow along in the video as I show the dozen-or-so “If This Then That” applets that make my life easier. Re-create or modify any of them for your needs.


The IFTTT applets demonstrated:

Date & Time

1:20 Remind me about a date/time specific repeating task

5:25 Reminders for those who have no technology beyond a landline

9:40 Get an email if it’s going to rain tomorrow

Social Media

12:35 Posting annual event posts to Facebook

14:10 Instagram posts automatically post to Twitter with full image

17:55 Any “Liked” tweet appears on the digital task list as a reminder to review later

Productivity

22:35 Make calendar events show up on task list 45 minutes ahead of the events

27:45 Adding to the task list with voice

31:20 Append information to an Evernote note with a date/time stamp

Communication

34:35 Sending text messages to email

31:40 Evernote time log

39:20 Contact form submission generates an email and creates a note in Evernote

If you liked the idea of voice input into Remember The Milk via Google Assistant, here is a downloadable email with instructions for setup. (Pro version of Remember The Milk preferred, but I also show a workaround for those using the free version of RTM).

When we look for ways to save time, automation is a key place to look. Over the years, I’ve found If This Then That to be easy to introduce to people who’ve never heard of it. I hope you’ve found applets you can use to make your life easier.

Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. If you would like to get a weekly email designed to help you, join today. As a free gift, I’ll show you the secret to getting your desk clear once and for all. A few days later, you’ll receive my guide for setting up a digital task list using “Remember the Milk.”