IFTTT is short for “If This Then That”. It’s a web-based service that allows you to automate your life and work using “recipes”. A recipe is triggered by a specific condition (the “this”) and results in an action being taken (the “that”). You can create and edit recipes using the web interface or the iOS/iPadOS app.
For example, if you added something important to Pocket and wanted to make sure you read it before the meeting on Friday, you could tag it with “must read” and have IFTTT create an action in OmniFocus prompting you to read the article. It might also be useful to create an IFTTT receipt that creates a “Pay: BC Hydro” action in OmniFocus each time you receive an email from BC Hydro with the word “Invoice” in the subject line. The possibilities are endless.
Tip: IFTTT creates actions in OmniFocus by sending an email to the OmniFocus Mail Drop address that is included with the Omni Group’s free Omni Sync Server service.
Free and Paid Plans
The free IFTTT Standard account allows you to turn on unlimited “Applets” and create three of your own. The paid IFTTT Pro plan allows for unlimited Applet creation and introduces additional features, including multi-step Applets with queries, conditional logic, and multiple actions. Visit the IFTT Plans page to learn more.