An Update on How I Use IFTTT

I've written a fair amount about IFTTT in the last couple years, but I've made a lot of changes lately thanks to some great improvements to the service. I just added all the Boxcar stuff today, so if all goes well, I'll probably change most of the SMS actions over soon. I really hope the team at IFTTT figures out how to make money soon, because I'd rather be paying them than have to go back to life before IFTTT.

Below is a summary of how I currently use IFTTT, grouped by destination.

App.net

(A short message service like Twitter)

  • New Posts from Nerd.is RSS feed

Bit.ly

(The triggers below create a new short URL using my own custom domain)

  • New Shared IFTTT Recipe
  • New files added to my Public Dropbox folder
  • New Pinboard bookmarks
  • New Starred items in Feedly
  • New Posts from Nerd.is RSS feed

Boxcar 2

(Boxcar is a push notification service, so these items send push alerts to my phone)

  • Withings Pulse Less than 8000 steps yesterday
  • Withings Pulse More than 10000 steps yesterday
  • Reminders near the end of my workday on the days I need to wrap up and get to the gym
  • A bunch of different reminders tied to my daughter's sleep schedule
  • Any articles about my employer in The New York Times
  • Stock market closing prices on select stocks
  • Breaking News from ESPN about the Cleveland Browns
  • Each morning, a recommended recipe from IFTTT

Dropbox

  • Select photos from my phone move to a specified subfolder

Email

  • IFTTT Updates (new channels and other info)

Flickr

  • My Instagram Posts

Gmail

  • If I Beat My Weight Loss Goal, Email my Wife

Google Drive

  • Withings Scale Weigh-in Details to Spreadsheet

LinkedIn

  • Share Feedly Articles tagged with 'linkedin'

Pinboard

(Pinboard is the greatest bookmarking service)

  • Last.fm Loved Tracks
  • Vimeo Likes
  • Soundcloud Faves
  • Soundcloud Posts
  • Flickr Faves
  • Evernote Shared Items
  • YouTube Faves
  • Pocket Faves
  • Reddit Saves

Pocket

(Pocket is a Read Later service)

  • Vimeo Watch Later
  • YouTube Watch Later

SMS

(The following items trigger text messages to my phone)

  • The President signs a new law
  • New measurement from Withings scale
  • Arkansas Razorback football news
  • Cleveland Browns kickoff reminder
  • Cleveland Indians final scores
  • Current weather at my house is rain or snow

Soundcloud

  • Call IFTTT and leave a voicemail

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Twitter

  • Location based trigger DMs my wife to let her know I'm headed home