Bewertet am 17.7.2019
If this isn't Black Magic Then That's IFTTT
Kommentare: IFTTT is a valuable tool for my personal and working life, the tool has proved to be a great asset to automate repetitive tasks. IFTTT has saved precious hours throughout the week and has improved how I work and how I use my free time as well.
Vorteile: When I discovered IFTTT a few years back my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe my eyes. IFTTT is perfect for productivity and optimization geeks that want to do their most out of their time and also for those who have fun letting the Internet of Things unleash in their lives. IFTTT can't really be compared to other automation services like Zapier, is not intended for an enterprise-like operations runner (although you could) but to a personal assistant to make your life easier. Want to know if the forecast has announced rain for tomorrow? What about saving your travel moments in a neat Evernote notebook? IFTTT is perfect for home automation or to tell your wife that you're going home. I have a lot of fun exploring the applets marketplace and to see what people came up with, like "Get yourself out of an awkward situation", there's an applet for almost everything you might need. Another great thing about IFTTT is that they have native android and iOS apps, making a huge difference towards their competitors and making the integration with smartwatches and other devices pretty straightforward. And all that without having to write a single line of code! It's great to see the applets running and doing their job, saving precious time and leaving more of it for fun.
Nachteile: I found that some of the triggers sometimes don't run and you can't see why in detail, it could be awesome to have a log to see what went wrong, when and why. Also, it would be great to be able to deploy many tasks from one single trigger without having to create another applet for that (something that can lead to duplication, closed loops, etc). Sometimes the description of the applets is too short, general or inconsistent. Could be great to encourage the creators to write a bit more of explanation on how the applet works (helping also to understand why the trigger might not work, for example). As with any user-generated content, the quality and nature of the apples vary widely and many of the applets aren't working, it takes a while to IFTTT to reflect changes on the integrations' APIs. Another issue is that some of the notifications take a while to appear, making some of the integration unsuitable if a real-time feedback is needed.
Bewertet am 13.12.2019
IFTTT is simply the best!
Kommentare: Outstanding! I use it for both business and personal applications. It's been a lifesaver over the years!
Vorteile: IFTTT is basically a free version of Zapier for the everyday user. It allows us to integrate multiple software solutions/platforms to conduct business processes automatically, saving us tons of time and money.
Nachteile: Honestly, I have never had a single issue with IFTTT. The platform is easy to use, simple to set up, integrates with tons of different software solutions, and it's free!
Bewertet am 31.10.2019
Streamline and Integration
Kommentare: It's been a great time saver automating redundant tasks to free up time for non-mundane tasks.
IFTTT is a pretty awesome app that allows you to custom chain apps or functionalities to improve user experience. The app is integrated with all of your favourite software so it is one of the most relevant add-ons you can get. Your options are truly limitless as you bolt together manual functions and speed them up through automation.
With the app you can:
Use your phone's location to trigger your lights to turn on when you get home Take a screenshot of your phone's desktop and have it automatically upload to a folder on your favourite cloud like Google Drive, Drop Box, or One Drive. Use it with Microsoft Power apps to take advantage of its integration with SharePoint to update a field, or add a line to a spreadsheet Truly the options are limitless
Nachteile: You can't chain together multiple IFTTT statements or at least I'm yet to figure out how to....and the software seems limited for users to some predetermined functionality that is allowed. So, not all of the features of your favourite apps are necessarily integrated into IFTTT - so you need to do some research before buying an app of your intention is to chain it with IFTTT to another process.
Bewertet am 10.3.2019
Idea is great, UX is great - if only know it would work regularly
Vorteile: The simplicity of it. When applied well, automation can make your life radically more efficient - both in a professional and personal context. IFTTT presents these possibilities to users in a simple and easy to understand way. You can select existing automation flows by just selecting tiles and flipping a switch.
Nachteile: I've set up multiple automation flows with IFTTT over the last few years but none of them have run more than a couple of weeks, for the simple reason that they didn't work or didn't work consistently. The idea of automation is that things you need to happen, happen automatically... every time. If that is not the case, you can't count on it and the whole idea kind of comes crumbling down. It's only as valuable as its reliability and that is just not good enough with IFTTT.
Bewertet am 20.9.2019
Simple and quick
Kommentare: IFTTT is a great introduction to the idea of using automation to really improve your day-to-day productivity and is worth trying for anyone just getting started with this concept without having to pay anything.
Vorteile: It is exceptionally easy to set something up, and ther vast number of examples serve as very good inspiration. There is an ever-growing number of services that it supports. You can get a lot done at no cost.
Nachteile: The actions themselves are quite limited compared to alternatives. There is a notable lag with some triggers, which to be fair, is made clear by the app itself, but this still makes it unusable for those situations where real-time updates are required.
Bewertet am 29.12.2019
Kommentare: While there could be more functionality, the options that are available in IFTTT are vast and allow for so many integrations between different software and programs.
Vorteile: IFTTT makes it easy to integrate different services. I use it to integrate google sheets with a IFTTT applet on my iPhone. It allows me to just click a button to log a timestamp for my work hours.
Nachteile: It would be nice if there was a little more customizability with the services in IFTTT. I have the Phillips Hue lights and I've found that the options in IFTTT are limited.
Bewertet am 24.11.2019
IFTTT automating those mundane activities in your life
Kommentare: My experience with IFTTT has been great. I am able to automate tasks in my life making life a bit less hectic. I get a message when the meat in the fridge is running low so I know to make a purchase. Its so much more convenient.
Vorteile: Now this app has allowed me to see the Internet of things coming to life in my daily life. Connecting devices is something you can do quite easily with this app. It makes your life just more convenient. Like you can integrate your fit bit to you kettle such that as soon as you wake up, your kettle boils water for your coffee. It automates daily mundane tasks among others and its free.
Nachteile: We could not create multi-step functions. Maybe this is based on our own lack of skills but enquiring with others it seems this is not possible. If they could allow multi-step processes this would just make the software perfect.
Bewertet am 25.12.2019
Automation in Your Finger Tip
Kommentare: In my 6 years of digital marketing experience, I have come across different automation tools but IFTTT holds its place in my list because this was the first tool that made my work easy and automated. I just love creating new automation recipes to track and post my and other's works. Its integration with Google products is really productive and I'm really a big fan of Google Sheet and all Drive products.
Basically, I am from a technical background and I love If Else statement they have used for creating automation recipes.
By creating and connecting your accounts you can automate almost anything using IFTTT and the integration list is getting bigger and bigger day by day.
Nachteile: There are some bugs still existing like few days back I wanted to post something from my feed to a specific Facebook page but the system was not allowing me to choose my desired page to create the recipe. Otherwise, I'm a regular user of IFTTT.
Bewertet am 13.1.2020
This recipes are unlimited
Kommentare: I use IFTTT to wake up everyday. It starts my lights, music and coffeemaker so it's easier for me.
IFTTT started a few years ago a movement supporting the Internet of Things and never stopped.
It has a lot of recipes already created to work with more than 200 devices and apps.
Also, you can create and customise yours. Is one of the best apps on the market (not only of it's category).
Nachteile: Due to iOS, it doesn't work great with iPhones, iPads, Homepods or Macbooks. It does the job, but is not unlimited.
Bewertet am 7.1.2020
If this, then that. So simple.
Kommentare: I use IFTTT to make my home and office smart. Lights, AC, coffee maker and blind sheets are set up on this amazing app.
IFTTT was one of the first apps that really amused me. It lets you connect with over 700 services and devices and the creations are limitless.
The community is really big, so you can learn and copy from others.
It's better than Shortcuts.app from Apple.
Nachteile: iOS is a close system, so IFTTT have limits. That's the only "bad" thing Im going to say about this amazing software.
Bewertet am 21.12.2018
IFTTT - action automation with limitations
IFTTT is a great service that allows you to automate repetitive tasks without knowing how to code. It is really good at several things including:
1) Recipe Marketplace- If you are new to IFTTT you can easily get started with their marketplace of applets or Recipes. Using recipes (as they are called) you can easily connect services and begin to create new tasks. The good thing is that there are many different options.
2) Automatically posting Social posts - If you connect your social media networks, you can post from one site to the other automatically. So you could theoretically post from Twitter to Facebook and vice versa. Really good feature.
3) Home automation - most people will agree smart home automation is a mess but IFTTT bridges the gap allow you to connect different smart home devices to get almost true automation.
Nachteile: I feel like IFTTT actions do not always work, for example if you have a service running and you encounter an error, you have to delete the recipe and start all over. Some recipes are pointless, the quality in the marketplace really varies. You have to test before committing to any recipe. Have had instances where an Tweet is not shared to Facebook or vice versa but IFTTT says the recipe was run. There are instances where you do need to know a bit of coding to get create recipes that have a lot of triggers and in some cases even pay someone to get things done for you. For the most part its easy to get started but you may need to be a coder to create some complex recipes that have multiple tasks and triggers.
Bewertet am 2.7.2018
If you find yourself repeatedly doing the same action - look into this.
Vorteile: Over the last couple of years, IFTTT has begun to focus a lot more on smart home automation - but there are still some really great triggers available. Using simple logic triggers you can make two different (or even the same) apps communicate and complete actions for you. There is a great user-generated base of ideas for things you can do with the application! It's a great place to start if you either aren't particularly comfortable with technology, or just want to explore what can be done. Some of my favourite actions are - sending me a text when it's supposed to rain or snow the next day. Sending a text with a quote of the day. When I clap for an article on Medium - it will pin the article to a board on Pinterest. Tweet instagram photos with a particular hashtag. Sync your profile picture on Facebook and Instagram. The list goes on. There are also "Buttons" which are manually triggered actions, where you can have an icon available on your phones home screen to - for example - text your partner that you are on your way home. Love it - couldn't live without it.
Nachteile: Zapier has begun overtaking it in the volume of apps available to integrate with. But - if you have a smart home, or multiple smart-devices - IFTTT will be a valuable tool for you.
Bewertet am 14.12.2018
Automation for Everyone But Has Its Limits
Vorteile: IFTTT brings free automation/integrations to a huge variety of apps and offers a pretty straightforward user interface to do it, which makes it a great way for anyone to start using automation. One of the key benefits it has over some other popular automation platforms (aside from being free) is that it has a fully featured, native mobile apps for iOS and Google Play, and even the super helpful Apple Watch app. The big standouts benefits for me are the ability to work with iPhone stock apps in a direct manner, and the extensive list of supported home automation services, which many alternative platforms don't include.
Nachteile: IFTTT is better for home and lifestyle use than business use. It lacks support for a lot of enterprise software systems, and the ones it does support have fairly thin offerings for pre-built integrations/automations. The service, while free, also has been known to go out more frequently (and for extended periods of time) so it's not great for critical applications. The other big limitation is that IFTTT supports one-step automations, but anything needing conditional input or multiple steps can't be done directly in the app (although more savvy users can connect it to other apps to simulate that type of workflow).
Bewertet am 22.8.2019
The best value-for-money automation platform
Kommentare: It is an awesome tool that has saved us enormous amount of time and has allowed us to automate huge part of our day-to-day tasks
Vorteile: With IFTTT "recipes" we were able to automate nearly 50% of our daily processes. From simultaneous posting to archiving (moving files in google drive) to logging (keep track of every change at a google spreadsheet) we were able to automate every repetitive task in our organization.
Nachteile: Sometimes the service stops working (ie when you change your password to any connected platform you need to re-autorize IFTTT) and it might take a while before you realise it.
Bewertet am 6.8.2019
Long time user, one of my favourite apps.
Kommentare: I'm able to save time and more importantly brain power by automating some of the more mundane and redundant tasks from my day to day using this awesome app.
Vorteile: I have been using IFTTT since shortly after it launched many years ago. It's a really powerful piece of software, connecting and automating your life beautifully. In recent years they have published more connections for smart homes, and this is where they really excel, though there are still a full plethora of apps available to connect with powerful triggers, tokens and variables. They have also done an amazing job of making it accessible to setup up, easy for just about anyone to understand.
Nachteile: If I could change one thing, it would be to allow a service to connect to more than one account. Sometimes this is incredibly limiting.
Bewertet am 29.8.2019
This app can automate your life!
Kommentare: This is one of the coolest apps I've ever tried, because it can totally automate a lot of things in your work and personal life. Give it a try, you'll be amazed.
Vorteile: You can use IFTTT (If This Then That) via web or app. I mainly use the Android app, and it works great. There are literally thousands of "recipes" that you can use to cook up some great automation. Examples include creating a daily Google Sheet of the temperature that day, disabling Wi-Fi and bluetooth when your phone battery gets low, etc. You can either use existing "recipes" that others have created, or you can create your own. Very handy app!
Nachteile: Sometimes the possibilities seem a little daunting to me, but you just need to use what you understand and need. Don't let it overwhelm you.
Bewertet am 13.8.2019
It used to be better but remains great
Kommentare: IFTTT is a cornerstone of my digital life. It automates my music listening habits at the same time it make my work easier. As Brazilian, sometimes I have to appeal to Brazilian alternatives due to specific apps unsupported by it, but I still love the whole idea and execution of IFTTT.
Vorteile: IFTTT automates boring stuff from leisure and home to study and work. A whole world of integrations.
Nachteile: I loved it more when it allowed me to personally set the triggers and actions, instead of giving me whole "recipes". This restricted the possibilities although have made automations more reliable.
Bewertet am 27.7.2018
I could write this review, or I could probably get IFTTT to do it for me. :)
Vorteile: I'd want to say that I've been using IFTTT before anyone else knew about it. Okay, maybe not "anyone", but I've been using it since they only had a few channels, and thought it was the best thing ever. I know there are now different competitors out there that charge you for usage, but IFTTT is the O.G. of the task automation and linking up actions of the Internet of Things (IOT). Super easy to configure, and possibilities are endless.
Nachteile: I've had some issues with IFTTT that the trigger wouldn't fire properly, but it's hard to pinpoint it to the software when it could be the case of hardware (in this case blink1).
Bewertet am 5.12.2018
Very useful for adding functionality to my mobile devices and apps
Automatically notifies me when there is any change made to any of my shared calendars
Automatically notifies me when an Alexa timer goes off, when I'm in another room in the house
Automatically sends me an email if it is going to rain tomorrow
Automatically gives me a notification at 6am every day with the weather report
Automatically gives me a notification if my CO or Smoke detectors detect an alarm situation
Very easy to use and setup
Nachteile: I wish there were even more "canned" templates, as they are much easier to use than creating your own custom templates (although it is possible to do that as well).
Bewertet am 26.1.2020
Kommentare: IFTTT works in so many ways that it's possibilities are endless. From working with Salesforce, Google devices, Smart Home systems and other software you can easily perform 1 command/task and it will initiate another task to essentially get 2 birds with 1 stone. Definitely one of the best products for home and business
Vorteile: I love how IFTTT works with SO many different systems. I am all about automating processes as much as possible and IFTTT works great to make routines so simple
Nachteile: I wish that I could use 1 command to do multiple tasks. With IFTTT you can only automate 1 task but it is possible to make 1 command do other tasks with the same command but it is a tedious process
Bewertet am 14.11.2018
Vorteile: Love this app. There are so many apps available to use in your applets and they seem to constantly add new ones. Also like that we have the choice of copying applets made by others, copying and then modifying those made by others, or building our own from scratch.
Nachteile: Would like a faster/more structured way to browse applets that others have made. Would also like to be able to get some kind of feedback/tips/help to figure out why some applets don’t seem to work or stopped working. Maybe that’s just a matter of a brief note or tip published by the creator (or anyone?) on the applet details page.
Bewertet am 6.9.2018
The Gateway app for Automation
Although IFTTT is the most basic automation platform, the simple UI offers benefits that other apps can’t.
- Picking the pre-made triggers is easiest on this platform.
- it’s like, shopping for automations
- simple UI offers automation ideas that you haven’t thought of Integrates with other Automation tools (Drafts5 & Workflow) to complete advanced automations
Bewertet am 16.5.2019
Your Own Personal Secretary
Kommentare: I have my personal secretary using this tool in my pocket, running on its own in the background, making my life easier.
It's easy to set up and use, and once you do, its automation is the most powerful out there.
Any two things you want to link together can be done using this tool.
Emails, notes, messages, home control, ordering a taxi, setting up alarms and reminders...you name it.
If the link you want is not already created in their available library, you need to set it up yourself, which can be tricky sometimes.
Creating loops is possible, which can accumulate junk email in your inbox for instance.
Bewertet am 21.11.2018
Fantastic automation solution
Vorteile: IFTTT has integrations with pretty much any service you can think of and facilitates setting up chained actions. "If I get a Gmail email then send X to this other service". It can deal with home automation solutions or pure SaaS products as well. Overall IFTTT has saved me a significant amount of time in manual processes that I've automated with it.
Nachteile: IFTTT could beef up some of their debugging and troubleshooting options - when a given flow isn't working it's not always obvious at first why your flow is failing.
Bewertet am 10.5.2018
IFTT Opens up a world of amazing integrations
Vorteile: This is the single best and most important application I have running on my cell phone other than slack. Some examples of configurations I have are for logging inbound and outbound calls to my calendar, turning on WiFi when I arrive home (using geofencing), and for finding my phone. I've started developing some of my one logic for it as well (not done yet), but it is so far reasonable to do and reminds me very much of serverless application development.
Nachteile: Running the iOS app on iPad is ridiculous -- it treats the whole (giant) screen like a huge iPhone. They really could have done that better. Works great on multiple Android phones.