Yep, you're not far off.
IFTTT is a website. It's a website where you can go in and automate just about anything.
For example, on their home page right now, I see little applets that will do things like "Get an e-mail if there will be rain in your area tomorrow". And "E-mail me when there are new books on the best-seller list." There are also more specific ones, like "Get an E-mail when X Store puts new products for sale." The list is almost endless. I'm incredibly thankful it's searchable.
I know I've only scratched the surface of what it can do, But in doing so, I really thought I should share.
The biggest (and currently) the only applet I'm using is RSS to E-mail. So that takes an RSS feed, and e-mails me each time that feed has an update. Why is that useful?
|Screen Grab from my own Applets on IFTTT|
This also means that following blogs, no matter the host, is easy! If there's not an easy 'follow by e-mail' option on the blog I'm looking at, I've yet to find a blog that doesn't have an RSS feed.
I also am looking at getting IFTTT to e-mail me when specific people I follow on Facebook/Google+ post new content. On Facebook, it's rare to see all of someone's content unless you go right to their page, and for me, having everything one place makes sure I don't miss something! Right now I can't find an applet for that, but maybe I can make one?
Anyway, I've been wanting to share this cool piece of tech for a bit, so, here you folks go!
Have any of you used IFTTT? How did you find it? Did it work for you (or not)? Please, let me know in the comments!