5 #IFTTT Recipes that make my life easier.

If you are not using #IFTTT  thank you are working harder than you have too. I wrote about IFTTT a while back and I have been finding more and more uses for it all the time. Here are 5 of my favorite #IFTTT recipes that make my life easier.

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The first problem that I solved was the in-ability to save things to diigo natively in IOS, yes I could copy and paste in the diigo app but I wanted something simpler. So I setup a recipie that will monitor my gmail for an email with 4diigo in the title and add it to diigo. You can find that recipe here: https://ifttt.com/recipes/76941

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The next problem was I never filled out my milage sheet to get reimbursed I did however check in on foursquare so I could update the district status board with my location. 2 birds one stone, I setup this recipe that will track my checkins on a google spreadsheet. You can find that recipe here: https://ifttt.com/recipes/58835

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As some of you may know every resource that I find I bookmark using diigo. I also like to consume my RSS feeds via Google reader and Flipboard. I needed a way to get my favorites from Flipboard / Google reader over to diigo. This recipe does just that: https://ifttt.com/recipes/76942

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I found myself not getting helpdesk tickets right away do to the amount of email that I have enter my inbox. I needed a way to be alerted when a user submitted a heldpesk ticket. So I turned on this recipe: https://ifttt.com/recipes/76943

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No matter how many times I looked at my calendar in a day it seemed that I always missed something. That being said I never miss a text message. So because of that I set up my Google reminders to send me a text message! https://ifttt.com/recipes/76944

What are your favorite recipes? Have you found or setup any cool recipes that improve your workflow? Put em in the comments if you do!

 

Thanks

TJ

 

TJ Houston

TJ Houston is the Director of Technology at Shelby City Schools and New London Local Schools for Epiphany Management. TJ leads professional development in all areas of technology and loves developing ways to make teachers, students, and staff's lives easier with the use of technology. TJ also loves photography and his portfolio can be found at http://www.tjshots.com. All of the views on this site are his own.