If you have ever spent your time on browsing apps for your Android phone, then you might have come across this amazing app called IFTTT (IF THIS THEN THAT). This app literally automates your life by connecting your apps and devices in a new way to work in accordance. IFTTT is a free platform that helps you to do more with all your apps and devices. IFTTT consists of applets which can be activated and automate things on your Android.
What IFTTT can do for? (Some Basics)
1 – Control everything around you with your voice and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
2 – Back up important files, photos, and contacts to cloud-storage solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
3 – Streamline your social media.
4 – Back up and share your Android photos automatically.
5 – Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos or Pinterest pins.
6 – Trigger events based on your current location.
Best Applets for your Android Smartphone
1 - Tweet your Instagrams as Native Photos on Twitter
This applet is for all the Instagram users who wish to tweet their Instagram pictures on Twitter. Once the applet is enabled, every picture that you post on Instagram will be immediately shared as a full image on your linked Twitter feed.
2 - Get an hourly notification to drink a glass of water
If you are a person who is a fitness enthusiast then this applet is for you. This applet will notify you to drink a glass of water after every one hour and will make you stay hydrated all day long. Using the settings panel of this applet you can change and modify the timezone, set time for the reminder and IFTTT will itself notify you.
3 - Thanking your Twitter Followers for following you.
As the name suggests this applet lets you tweet thanks to a new follower on Twitter automatically.
4 - Automatically mute your android when a meeting starts
This particular applet would sync with your Google Calendar and monitors events registered. Once you enter the scheduled time the ringtone will be muted. Once the meeting is over as per calendar schedule the ringtones are back on. Inside the applet settings, you can choose your favorite calendar and can also enable vibration.
5 - Backup your new Android photos to Google Drive
This applet simply backups your photos on the phone directly to Google Drive. As soon as the applet finds a new photo, the applet is triggered and syncs the picture to your linked Google Account.
6 - Automatically sync screenshots you take from your Android device to Dropbox
This applet will backup screenshots you take on your Android phone to a folder inside Dropbox named as “Android Screenshots“.
7 - Automatically mute your Android phone at bedtime
As the name suggests this applet would mute your Android phone exactly at the time you go to bed. This can be done from the settings panel where you need to “Date and Time Zone“. Then “select the time of day” and “days of the week“.
8 - Update your Android wallpaper with NASA's image of the day
This particular applet will update your Android wallpaper with the amazing vastness and beauty of space shot by NASA.
9 - Turn on WIFI and turn off mobile data when I enter home.
This applet would get triggered as soon as you reach your home by switching on the WI-Fi automatically and would notify you to turn off the mobile data. Once activated you will have to pin your home location to the map.
10 - Turn off Wi-Fi at home
Activate this applet and enter your home location. Applet gets activated as soon as you reach home.
The above are amongst the few we use on a regular basis. But IFTTT has tones of such applets which can do wonders with your devices connected and synced at the same time. These applets range and work across Android battery, Android Device, phone calls, messages, Gmail and more.