Behind-the-Scenes Business Tip ~ IFTTT

Sharing a business tip today… have you heard about IFTTT?

Timesaving App - If this, Then that - Behind-the-Scenes Business Tips for Artists & Entrepreneurs (Marjie Kemper)

It’s a free app that will save you time on social media and many other things as well.  IFTTT stands for “If This… Then That.”   Basically, it takes quite a bit of behind-the-scenes work off your plate.  It’s amazing!

IFTTT time saving app (Behind the Scenes Business Tip - Marjie Kemper)

IFTTT works on a recipe formula.

Recipes are super simple and often social-media related.  Think of it working this way:  if you add one ingredient to a pan, the app automatically does something with it.  If I add lemons… the app will make lemonade.

You connect various social media accounts (as few or as many as you like) and then IFTTT will do social sharing for you.  It’s one of the best time-saving business tips I know.  This is the first recipe I tried:

IFTTT time saving app Recipe 1 (Behind the Scenes Business Tip - Marjie Kemper)

Now that I’ve added this recipe, my Twitter feed looks visually appealing since now when I post on Instagram, IFTTT  automatically posts an actual photo on Twitter… not just a text link.

IFTTT time saving app Recipe 2 (Behind the Scenes Business Tip - Marjie Kemper)

I’ve also started using DropBox automatically via IFTTT.  Much more effective and no more dragging/dropping.

Not all recipes are social-media based.

Many involve home and office. You can even connect your FitBit and a Google spreadsheet. I’m getting a daily weather update automatically (If Sun Rises… Send Me Weather.  That recipe made me smile!) Here’s a handy one for anyone who has a cell phone:

IFTTT time saving app Recipe 3 (Behind the Scenes Business Tip - Marjie Kemper)

There are SO many recipes possible and a great deal of customization based on Android/IOS.  I’ve just scraped the surface of it.

I hope this information is as helpful to you as it was to me.  If you have any favorite IFTTT recipes, please share them in the comments.  I’d appreciate it, and it will help other readers if anyone can vouch for additional recipes.

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  1. I’ve never heard of this….thank you. I’m definitely going to try it out. I spend so much time re-entering the same thing into various apps.

  2. cool app, thanks for the explanation. You have so much going on I bet it’s a supper time saver. xox

  3. Thanks for the tip! I will try the Instagram-Twitter Recipe and see how that goes. I rarely use twitter and this will definitely up my social media without me having to spend extra time. (fingers crossed that I set it up properly!)

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Hope it helps, Susie. I can’t get over how quick it was to set up and then whooosh ~ it does all the work.

  4. Wow. Great tip, Marjie!

  5. That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!