automate the web

Many times I come upon an activity that I do over and over again on the Web and sometimes I look for services to automate this one specific task. But wouldn’t it be great if you can automate all of these tasks through a single service?

If you haven't seen yet what ifttt.com provides go check it out immediately. It is amazing automation of the web – based on the simple concept of “if this then that”.

After you create a user login you can go ahead and create tasks that help you to get many recurrent steps you do daily on the web easily automated.

My first tasks tackle basic things like thanking new twitter followers or sending an email based on an RSS feed. But the possibilities are basically endless – here is how it looks like:

My Tasks defined in less than 5 minutes:

In this case two of them are based on recipes – these can be found in a library full of predefined tasks created by the ifttt community. One I created myself just because it took me too long to find a recipe (there are quite a few to pick from) – it was just point and click and worked immediately.

The number of triggers you can use is quite extensive – see the currently available services:

So whatever happens in any of these services can trigger a task that does something to one of these services – simple, easy to use and very powerful!