Automate my everythings

By mattie, Wed 13 June 2012, in category Systems

I spent some of the day, between tasks, to take a look at “if this then that” or otherwise known as ifttt.

ifttt allows you to essentially script events to actions. For example, I wrote a recipe that emails me whenGizmodo’s App Deals gets posted, then tells me what mobile applications are on sale for the day via email.

I got a bit excited and went through some of the recipes that were on display and ended up with some tasks that archived all my tweets into evernote and my favorites. I’m sure I’ll go over it tonight to see what else I can do with it that would be relevant to my interests.

There’s also zapier.com (Thanks Jordan S) which can also do the same thing, but with different “channels/apps” most noted, GitHub and JIRA!

For mobile users, there’s on{x}, where you can script events on your phone to do certain things. Best bit is that it’s written in JavaScript – so you can do quite a bit with it. I haven’t played around with it yet, but I’m sure I will in the near future.