What is IFTTT?
IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement:
IFTTT is pronounced like “gift” without the “g.”
Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions. Some example Channels are:
The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.”
The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.”
Pieces of data from a Trigger are called Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients of an Email Trigger could be: subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.
On / Off
Personal Recipes can be turned on and off. When turned back on, they pick up as if you had just created them.
Most Personal Recipes check for new Trigger data every 15 minutes, some are even faster.