If This Then That (IFTTT) is a website that allows you to create time-saving internet recipes that link apps together. This has many uses for organizers, but I found these four particularly useful:
- Trouble tracking your gas mileage? Use this recipe to help you automate the process. The recipe will let you text your mileage to a Google spreadsheet. You can now avoid writing down your mileage every time you drive (though you still have to text it in), and you can also add a formula in the spreadsheet to help you add it all up at the end of the reporting period too.
- Need to know when Congress votes on an important bill so that you can schedule actions/sulk? The Sunlight Foundation created a recipe that will send an email when Congress is scheduled to take action.
- Waiting on that package from Amazon? Set up a notification to text yourself shipping status changes.
- We have had many, many snow days here in DC this winter. I have an IFTTT set up to alert me when it rains or snows, so that I know not to bike and I can take alternate transportation.
Bonus: What about zombies? Need to determine whether those half dead people shuffling towards you are actually undead or just folks struggling after a long night? Use this.
What recipes do organizers need to have? Share in the comments!