Do you feel that everyday should have 30+ hours in it? Yeah, we do too. It seems like there are always a few little things that you just can’t seem to check off your ever growing to-do list. Did you send enough tweets? Connect with new followers? Luckily there’s a tool that can help you with all those things and tons more.

“If This Then That,” or better known as IFTTT, is the ultimate tool for anyone looking to save time and have the Internet do the heavy lifting for you. How? With IFTTT, the service allows you to connect two applications together based on defined, specific parameters known as triggers. You use different triggers, such as a tweet or Facebook post to create “recipes,” which help you become more productive. ex: “When a I make a sale on Etsy, send me a text message,” or, “When I update my Facebook page profile picture, update my Twitter profile picture.” Once you start creating recipes, it becomes fun trying to think of cool new ways to have IFTTT do the work for you.

Here are some popular IFTTT recipes to get you started. Stephanie Buck also wrote an article on Mashable titled, “10 IFTTT Recipes to Optimize Your Business,” for even more ideas.

In this video, we show you how to set up an IFTTT recipe to get email alerts whenever a new job is posted on Craigslist.


Have any IFTTT recipes you use to be more productive? Share away in the comments!

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