Have you tried out IFTTT yet? It stands for If This Than That, and is a way to create triggers (or recipes as they call them) so that when you do something on one site, it shares/saves it to another. It’s a nice and simple way to automate your life. You can create your own recipes, or browse others and implement them for your own accounts with one click.
I use a bunch of IFTTT recipes to make my life easier. Here are just a few of my favourites….
- Favourite a tweet and it saves it in Pocket – Handy for catching up on things later (Pocket used to be Read It Later, and it’s great for saving articles etc offline, for reading on the train/tube). You can also save them to Google Docs, Dropbox or Evernote
- Emails you label as ‘To Do’ in Gmail get added to your iOS reminders – If you have a habit of getting a bit lost in your inbox, this is a great way to filter and sort
- Add receipts & orders to Receipt Spreadsheet – My new favourite, any emails that pop up with receipt or order in the subject are entered into a spreadsheet in Google Docs. Semi-automatic expenses done!
- Buzzfeed viral posts saved to your Pocket – If you work in social media, this is a blessing for sifting through what articles are worth sharing/reading.
- (This one was suggested by Elizabeth from Rosalilium): Use this IFTTT recipe to send your Instagram photos to Twitter as a Twitpic. This way it shows up on twitter rather than as an Instagram link.