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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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                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

                                                                gmail pushover

                                                                  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 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                                        10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                                        The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their to-dos, some people prefer to make a list of upcoming tasks in a notebook, while others have long started using digital technology solutions.

                                                                        Calendar applications are some of the main tools that are worth using to organize our life and plan your time carefully.

                                                                        Many people have switched to specific tools; however, there are still some who do not use calendars on a daily basis. They may find some applications uncomfortable to use, non-functional, or expensive.

                                                                        In this article, we are going to check out the best calendars apps to help you stay organized.

                                                                        1. Cal Calendar

                                                                          Cal Calendar has recently appeared on the market of mobile applications (Android, iOS). It is the brainchild of the development team of Any.do that features impressive functionality and well-thought-out design.

                                                                          The application comes with many great features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice recording, and many more.

                                                                          Cal Calendar has direct integration with Any.Do To-Do List, which gives you a unique tandem of two applications.

                                                                          Apart from its extended functionality, Cal Calendar is easy to use. The creation of events is very simple and fast.

                                                                          What is more, depending on the name of the event, the application automatically adds contacts and geolocation data to the entry description. You can even import your lists and entries from Any.do.

                                                                          Cal Calendar is a great option for any type of user. It is very convenient and doesn’t overcomplicate the mode of display.

                                                                          Another good thing is that this tool is available for free, so you can use it without spending a dime for the software.

                                                                          Available for iOS and Android

                                                                          2. Google Calendar

                                                                            Google Calendar is the official calendar for Android devices that has been tested out by many users around the globe. If you are right now trying to get away from it, consider changing your mind.

                                                                            Since this application is installed on most Android devices by default, many users think that there is nothing special in this program. They are wrong.

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                                                                            Google has been updating its calendar for quite a few years, and now it comes in Material Design with advanced event features, direct integration into other Google services (for example, supports reminders and Google Now), and comes with Exchange support.

                                                                            The program is super easy and will not cost a dime for you. It is a good thing, right?

                                                                            Available for iOS and Android

                                                                            3. Jorte Calendar

                                                                              Jorte Calendar is one of the most popular calendar applications in the Google Play store.

                                                                              The program features a wide range of configuration options, with many design alternatives. You can adjust display mode to your needs and view calendar entries sorted by month, week, or day (by hours). It is convenient for quickly picking the desired date, using task bars, and setting reminders.

                                                                              Apart from its ordinary information storing function, this application can be a special cloud service, Jorte Cloud, allowing you to synchronize calendars, schedules, and task lists on multiple devices. The application also supports data importing from Google Calendar.

                                                                              For those paying attention to the program design, there is also Jorte Store, where you can buy styles and icons to personalize the calendar. This feature makes Jorte is one of the brightest calendar applications.

                                                                              A basic version of the app is free of charge, so if you do not want to spend money on a calendar application, it is a good option.

                                                                              Available for iOS and Android

                                                                              4. Business Calendar

                                                                                Business Calendar is geared towards people who use their calendar for work purposes and business task planning. It offers different modes with wide configuration capabilities.

                                                                                The application gives a default view mode by months, and events can be marked in different colors. Display modes/ sorting can be adjusted to your needs (by month, day, year, or events).

                                                                                You can also set a multi-day viewing mode to see how things look for the next few days. Scrolling up and down moves you by month, and if you check a few days, they will be shown in a more detailed form.

                                                                                The day display mode offers hourly scheduling, and the schedule mode provides a detailed schedule for a single event.

                                                                                Business Calendar is a great tool for planning/ scheduling cases, tasks, and events. There is a support for recurring events, which can be set up in just a few clicks.

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                                                                                Having purchased software, you can use it to import and export other calendars, delete, copy, or move several events at the same time.

                                                                                Android Business Calendar application may seem somewhat chaotic, but it works fine and is easy to work with if you play with it for a while.

                                                                                A full version of the application is available for $4.99, but you can also find a free version for the app test drive.

                                                                                Available for Android

                                                                                5. Calendar

                                                                                  Calendar is a relatively new app. It works as a web app and for both iOS and Android devices. It is an intelligent app that learns your contacts, schedule and tasks. It also helps you schedule and arrange meetings according to your available time slots.

                                                                                  A good thing about Calendar is that it allows you to sync up with other calendars you use such as Apple Calendar and Google Calendar. And so you can manage all the calendars you have in one place.

                                                                                  Calendar also gives you analytics of your meetings, giving you a clear picture on how you can improve your time management.

                                                                                  Available for Desktop, and iOS

                                                                                  6. aCalendar

                                                                                    aCalendar opens our collection of top 10 calendar applications available on the market today. With its appealing design, easy navigation, and great functionality, it is one of the most popular calendar apps in our list.

                                                                                    Some of extra functions include color schemes for each case type (48 colors to choose from), different types of demonstrations, different widgets, moon phases, and much more.

                                                                                    Taking into account it functionality, aCalendar is a reliable calendar application that has an easy-to-navigate interface with three display options. Scrolling from side to side allows you to switch between the display modes of the month, week and day.

                                                                                    When scrolling down and up, you are moving through the calendar at intervals in accordance with the selected display mode.

                                                                                    Apart from its time planning feature, aCalendar synchronizes photos from contact lists or social networks to remind you about birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special dates.

                                                                                    The program also supports data transfer through NFC and full-screen widgets, which eases your work with any data.

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                                                                                    The program is available for free, but you can also get even more features if you buy the extended version of software for $4.99.

                                                                                    Available for Android

                                                                                    7. DigiCal Calendar

                                                                                      DigiCal Calendar is very similar to Cal Calendar in the fact that the application focuses on design more than on its functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that the application doesn’t serve the purpose.

                                                                                      With this calendar application, you can synchronize all your calendars and view them in different ways.

                                                                                      Along with the basic functions, this program comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and includes some unique and interesting features. You can match keywords to the image or set up a dark theme.

                                                                                      The app can even show you the weather forecast for three days. There are many other features that deserve the attention of people who really like to use calendar applications.

                                                                                      Available for Android

                                                                                      8. SolCalendar

                                                                                        SolCalendar can be called a universal application. It claims to be an all-in-one digital solution having a basic calendar functionality combined with some other advanced features, such as weather forecast for a specific day.

                                                                                        The application supports Google Calendar, as well as tasks, widgets, lunar calendar and even Foursquare.

                                                                                        Those searching for a calendar application to cover just everything in its functionality, SolCalendar is a program to consider. There are a lot of interesting things in this application; the program does an excellent job working in “all-in-one” mode.

                                                                                        Test SolCalendar – the application is available for free. You can test it out without purchasing the service.

                                                                                        Available for Android

                                                                                        9. Today Calendar

                                                                                          Today Calendar is one of the most hip and edgy calendars in our list. The solution was one of the first ones that really embraced Material Design and remains one of the few that adhere to the neat style.

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                                                                                          The calendar application offers bold colors, simple controls, and great functionality. This is not as heavy an application as many others; it will not eat all the memory of your device.

                                                                                          If you are not searching for something complicated and over-functional, Today Calendar is what you need. You can always test the application before paying for it – the program is available for free.

                                                                                          Available for Android

                                                                                          10. Calendar Widget: Month

                                                                                            Sometimes people do not need a heap of calendar applications. They would prefer to have one efficient calendar widget.

                                                                                            Calendar Widget: Month perfectly fills this niche and meets all the needs of a modern user. It has some features of an ordinary calendar, but the real great thing about this software is that it has 80 or more themes in its library.

                                                                                            The design of the application is great; the themes are perfectly tuned. There are options for almost any theme of your smartphone. The only drawback is the fact that the widget memory is not too large, and you should be ready for it.

                                                                                            This simple calendar widget was created in the image and semblance of widgets from Yahoo. The widget window displays one calendar month with the ability to go to the previous and move to the next one.

                                                                                            If you need a simple and affordable calendar to plan your tasks and affairs for one month, this widget is ideal for you. Calendar Widget: Month is so simple that it does not even have Google Calendar support.

                                                                                            At the moment, it does not have the function of connecting any third-party calendars and services. Developers allow the possibility of introducing support for Google service as an addition to the widget, if users request to have this opportunity.

                                                                                            Available for Android

                                                                                            Our Verdict

                                                                                            Searching for the right application to manage your various calendars and plan your busy day can sometimes turn into a streak of obstacles.

                                                                                            Most of us need flexible applications that can be easily used to manage our tough schedule. The application should have all necessary time planning functions and be intuitive.

                                                                                            Stylish design and limitless compatibility also matter. It is not always easy to find such a program.

                                                                                            The above digital calendar solutions fall under the category “worth” of being used. They are modern, multifunctional, easy, and easy. Pick the one you like!

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