It looks like this tool released to the general public on September 7th, yet I still feel very late to the game.
This tool has the power to save you HOURS of time! I would love being a fly on the wall as Tim Ferriss learns of the tool’s existence. If a better tool exists, I’m all ears!
Honestly, after you visit this site, if you don’t understand what it is providing, say something in the comments. The tool isn’t perfect, but it won’t take them long to add the features that I feel they should add
The tool, provided by IFTTT.com, enables one to create If/Then Statements from the various tools that already exist on the Internet.
YES, there is little here that a half-assed developer couldn’t have created, but the beauty is that they have removed the programming. If you are someone with a logical thought process, you can use it.
I am still hesitant to activate a few of the channels from a security point of view, but once I feel comfortable, I can see this tool making me seem like I’ve been cloned!
What If/Then statements could save you time?
I know that my taxes will be prepared quicker. I know that I will learn of emergency situations quickly. I know that I will be much better prepared for things that I get worried about. I KNOW that I can eliminate much of the noise created by my email, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook, etc….
Automation made easy. Again, none of this is rocket science and any halfway decent programmer could have set this up….the beauty is the ease of which it is to use. Once the general public gets their arms around something like this, we will all be propelled.
I would like to see some more API’s from them, I’d also like to see multi-account access and nested/multiple tier rule sets, but beggar’s can’t be choosers.
I hope they keep it free and establish a non-consumer revenue stream. While I’d probably be happy to pay for this, I don’t think they should charge until the most non-technically savvy person is able to use it.
There are many ways that they can still make this easier and less intimidating to use, and I hope they have patience to work through these issues before changing their model.
I don’t typically say things in such absolute statements. But this is honestly, the most productive tool I have found in many years. I hope my readers know of better tools, because I am already drooling at the possibilities.