Today’s tips are two apps that allow you to make anything connected to the internet work for you.
All of the simple tasks that you do every day can and should be automated. With these two apps, you can connect your online world to automate, simplify and dominate!
If This, Then That.
IFTTT is a free app, that gets all your other apps and devices talking to each other. Basically, if something connects to the internet then you can use IFTTT to link and automate them. IFTTT is more for the simple tasks and automation, my second app recommendation is for the more complex tasks. Nevertheless, it is still very valuable.
In future tips, (if you want me to) I will share some more of my IFTTT recipes and explain how I use them. But for now here are a couple that I use to show you how helpful this app can be.
- Natively post my Instagram posts to Pinterest, Twitter, Flickr, and Tumblr
- Add inquiry emails to Asana
- Save receipts to a Dropbox folder
- Save notes to a Dropbox folder
These are just a few of the things you can do. Check out their discover page to learn more about the capabilities of IFTTT.
Zapier is similar to IFTTT, but it is way more advanced and has more capabilities. With that, there is also a price. You can use Zapier for free for the basic connections, but if you want to set up multi-step workflows then you would have to upgrade to the paid plans.
That being said. The paid plans are totally worth it! You can literally do anything! And the multi-step workflows are amazing. You can set up complex automations that have many steps saving you time and effort.
Some Zaps that I really like to use are connecting Woocommerce stores with email marketing platforms like Constant Contact. Out of the box, Constant Contact doesn’t play very well with Woocommerce, so with Zapier you can connect them and automate all of your list segmentation.
In future tips, (if you want me to) I will explain Zapier and the specific Zaps that I use in more detail.
Let me know what you would like to hear more about, IFTTT or Zapier — or both!
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