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35 Super Useful IFTTT Recipes You Might Not Know About

35 Super Useful IFTTT Recipes You Might Not Know About

Not a lot of people think about automating their lives. Time is like money and it is really easy to “nickel and dime” your day away. What I mean is, having to do a lot of small tasks can accumulate to be a huge time suck.

We have talked about IFTTT here on Lifehack. A lot of times the web-app is talked about, but all of the really useful Recipes are overlooked. That’s the part we will be talking about today: a big list of IFTTT Recipes you can use to make your life easier.

Social Accounts

Social media is a huge time suck if you let it be. A lot of the recipes below can really speed up your social network interactions.
1. Easily change your profile pictures. When you change your Facebook, your Twitter profile picture updates automatically.

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    2. When you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, the image is sent to your Dropbox. https://ifttt.com/recipes/1760

    facebook to dropbox

      3. When you receive a new email about a new Twitter follower in your Gmail inbox, tweet the new follower a welcome message. https://ifttt.com/recipes/76862

      gmail to hootsuite

        4. Automatically send your Tweets to Tumblr Archive so you don’t need to manually post them again on Tumblr. https://ifttt.com/recipes/58146

        feed to tumblr

          5. Easily add YouTube videos you mark as Watch Later to Evernote. https://ifttt.com/recipes/80233

          youtube to evernote

            6. The same thing as recipe above but it adds the YouTube videos you favorite to Journal in Evernote – https://ifttt.com/recipes/80969

            youtube favorite to evernote

              7. Adds anything starred in Google Reader to a note in Evernote for later reading or keeping track of interesting articles

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              feed to evernote

                8. Easily save the an archive of Instagram likes in a Dropbox folder  https://ifttt.com/recipes/82149

                instagram dropbox

                  9. For the avid Foursquare user, you can have all of your check-ins logged into your Google Calendar. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/21314

                  foursquare to google calendar

                    Weather

                    Automating any important weather updates will make a life a lot easier. Some of the recipes below will let you know when the weather changes, automatically track when it rains and more.
                    10. Receive a text message when the weather changes. While the default is set to notify you of rain, you can change the trigger to use rain, snow, cloudy or clear. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/48

                    Current condition to sms

                      11. When you want to keep track of the weather each day, this recipe will log the weather conditions daily at sunrise to a spreadsheet in Google Drive. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/55432

                      weather google drive

                        12. Receive a text message from the NOAA Severe Weather service when there is bad weather near you. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/23025

                        rss text message

                          13. Be notified by text message of the weather when it calls for rain, snow, cloudy or clear weather. You will also receive the high and low temperatures for the day. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/1716

                          weather sms

                            14. Log rain in your city to a spreadsheet as it happens. This recipe will also add to a spreadsheet in your Google Drive. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/54658

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                            conditions google drive

                              15. Receive a text message with the forecasted weather every morning – https://ifttt.com/recipes/79796

                              sunrise sms

                                16. Do you ride a bike to work sometimes? This recipe will add an event to your Google Calendar letting you know it’s cool to bike to work. It will also let you know the temperature so you know what to wear. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/62493

                                forecast google calendar

                                  Just for fun

                                  Some of the other things you can add recipes to your account to do are more for fun than being important.
                                  17. Every morning you can receive an email with ’10 Things To Know This Morning.’ – https://ifttt.com/recipes/12567

                                  rss email

                                    18. When a new book is added to Kindle Top 100 Free eBooks you will receive an email.  – https://ifttt.com/recipes/9030

                                    notification email

                                      19. If you are always on the lookout for new cool wallpapers for your computer desktop background, This recipe will look on Reddit and email you a 3840×1080 wallpaper from r/wallpaper – https://ifttt.com/recipes/81720

                                      wallpapers email

                                        20. It’s not like many people receive and read the daily newspaper anymore. This means a lot of time you miss your daily comics. Get the Daily Dilbert comic strip delivered to your email. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/74043

                                        dilbert gmail

                                          21. Want to make sure you know what the new and cool movies and television shows are on Netflix? This recipe will email you when new titles are added to Netflix’s streaming service. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/12317

                                          new netflix email

                                            22. If you are into home automation and have some Belkin WeMo Switches, you can use a recipe to turn on some lights or other devices when the sun goes down. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/41418

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                                            sunset webo

                                               

                                              23. Keeping up with all of the new music coming out is hard. This recipe will download publicly favorited songs on SoundCloud to your Google Drive. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/70843

                                              soundcloud google drive

                                                24. Catalog your Last.fm music history to a single Evernote note. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/65059

                                                last.fm evernote

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                                                  25. Do you want to track the days you actually go to the gym? Send IFTTT a text message with a hashtag like #workout and a line will be added to a spreadsheet in Google Drive. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/82433

                                                  sms google drive

                                                    26. Want an easy way to find your phone? Send an email to IFTTT and IFTTT will call your phone to help you find it. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/68196

                                                    email phone call

                                                      27. Don’t have access to your Evernote account? Sent IFTTT a voicemail and it will be transcribed and placed in Evernote (with a link to the original audio). – https://ifttt.com/recipes/81268

                                                      voicemail evernote

                                                        28. Now all your orders at one place! This will create PDF of the receipts in your Gmail and save to Dropbox

                                                        email receipt dropbox

                                                          29. When you order a package, you can have the package tracking show up in Google Calander – https://ifttt.com/recipes/69099

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                                                          package google calendar

                                                            30. Are you a Google chat user? Use it to track your gas log by sending IFTTT a message with your mileage, odometer reading and other information will be placed into a spreadsheet. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/65827

                                                            gtalk spreadsheet

                                                              31. Are you stuck in a horrible conversation and need an excuse to walk away? Send IFTTT a message and it will call you back with a rescue call – https://ifttt.com/recipes/737

                                                              gtalk phone call

                                                                32. Another way to be notified when your package is shipped. In this case it is specific to Amazon items. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/46797

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                                                                  33. Do you like to see what the free Android app pf the day is on Amazon.com? This recipe will send you a reminder through Pushover. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/46885

                                                                  new app pushover

                                                                    34. If new Humble Bundle announced notify Pushover – https://ifttt.com/recipes/47266

                                                                    humble bundle pushover

                                                                      35. Receive a Pushover reminder to take out the trash in the morning. With this recipe you can choose the day or days of the week and time to receive the notification. If you want the notification to be used for something other than taking out the trash, you can change the message too. – https://ifttt.com/recipes/46453

                                                                      daily reminder pushover


                                                                        These are only a few of the thousands of possible recipes created and shared by other people, not to mention the almost infinite number of channels you can combine to make your own recipes.

                                                                        Do you have a really cool IFTTT recipe you’d like to share? Link to it in the comment section below.

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                                                                        10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                                                                        10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                                                                        Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation.

                                                                        Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can perform to meet its core goals.

                                                                        As part of 2019, it is important to commit to new goals. When shopping around for new productivity software keep in mind the following things: cost, reliability, cross-platform compatibility, on the go, technical support, etc.

                                                                        In the subsequent sections, we will examine the most recommended productivity software in the marketplace. In addition, we will look at what makes them tick and what separates them from the rest of the pack.

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                                                                        1. Monday dot com

                                                                          Monday dot com was founded to create a team management solution so people connect to workplace processes across any industry. The productivity tool is used in more than 140 countries.

                                                                          The user interface is intuitive and impressive. It makes collaboration productive and fun because of its simplicity.

                                                                          The tool is deemed to have one of the best user experiences across the mobile and online project and task management platform.

                                                                          The product includes usability, customization, admin control, group management and control, private or public control, in-group messaging and more.

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                                                                          2. Asana

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                                                                            The mantra behind Asana’s product is to enable teams from across different organizations to work together effortlessly.

                                                                            The software comes with lots of customizations. When you create a project as a user, you can choose between a traditional task view and the kanban-style board view. The dashboard allows you to see the progress on a project, and it includes an excellent advanced set of search tools.

                                                                            Also, Asana’s Android and iOS apps do retain the web interface’s clean look and feel.

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                                                                            3. Trello

                                                                              Trello was founded in the summer of 2010 and two years later the platform added 500,000 members. Anyone within sales, marketing, HR and operations can collaborate successfully with this product.

                                                                              Moreover, the tool has over 100 plus integrations with Google Drive, Slack, Jira and others. The product works flawlessly across various platforms.

                                                                              Some of the well-known features includes is speed, easy-to-use, and set up. The interface includes due dates, assignments, file storage, checklists and more.

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                                                                              4. Jira

                                                                                The Jira software is flexible and heralded as the next-generation project.

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                                                                                The software allows teams to design and adapt the software to an organization’s needs. This includes having visibility into long term goals, project roadmaps, status of work, real-time release information and more. In addition, the interface is customizable.

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                                                                                5. Evernote Business

                                                                                  Evernote was founded in 2008 and reached 11 million users by 2011. The company was founded on the premise that their product should address the ever-increasing volume and speed of information.

                                                                                  The product helps bring together groups of teams because of versatility and functionality. It creates documents, collaboration on projects, store information all a single location.

                                                                                  Moreover, you can find information quickly and includes effective search capabilities and integrations with existing tools you may already use.

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                                                                                  6. Slack

                                                                                    Slack was founded in 2013 and the tool is heralded as a collaboration hub. Slack is where productivity happens. When you start a new project, hire new staff, deploy a code, review a sales contract, finalize on a budget, Slack covers all of these. Some of the major highlights include highly customizable notifications and seamless integrations with other collaboration and office tools. The free version of the software comes loaded with features, but does not archive old message. So, you have to review what are the best options for your organization or business.

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                                                                                    7. Spike

                                                                                      Newcomer Spike makes emails more conversational by helping teams maintain productivity, communication, and collaboration. All of these are achieved from within their inbox.

                                                                                      Spike works on top of any existing email (O365, G suite, and IMAP) turning it into a real-time messenger and making your communication much more functional and efficient.

                                                                                      Spike’s features include built-in groups and channels, voice and video calls, email encryption, instant access to all your files, and much more.

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                                                                                      8. Office 365

                                                                                        Microsoft’s Office 365 could not be excluded from the conversation and especially as it pertains to productivity software.

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                                                                                        You have business-class email, online storage space, and teamwork solutions. These services can be accessed from just about anywhere.

                                                                                        Within this suite is Microsoft Sway, which is a presentation software and a step above PowerPoint.

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                                                                                        9. Grammarly

                                                                                          Grammarly helps to cut down time on editing. Professionals in several industries like law, healthcare, academia, marketing, engineering and journalism use it to provide instant feedback on the accuracy of writing in English.

                                                                                          Once you install the extension from Google Chrome, you can get corrections when you are drafting an email, using social media and other apps.

                                                                                          Grammarly is AI powered and it’s a wonderful tool to have to check spelling and grammar before a presentation.

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                                                                                          10. ActivTrak

                                                                                            ActivTrak is a business intelligence tool that allows you to access team behavior analytics. In other words, it is data-driven.

                                                                                            The pros include two-factor authentication with active directory integration. You can also automate your alerts and it has an intuitive interface with easy-to-use admin controls.

                                                                                            Furthermore, it comes with Google sign-in, iOS app, productivity track, and more. The bottomline is the product offers employee productivity metrics along with team behavior analytics.

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                                                                                            The Bottom Line

                                                                                            Depending on the size, budget, resources, and immediate needs of your company, not all productivity software will exactly solve your problem. You will have to contact any of the providers above and probe extensively to find the right product that is made for your business.

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