So far we've covered Gmail Offline and Boomerang to help you to utilize the cloud to increase your productivity and make your life easier. Today, we are going to fail the spelling bee, but put your cloud hopping on auto pilot. IFTTT (yep, I spelled it correctly) stands for "If This, Then That." This incredible tool can add layers and layers of automated bliss to your technological life. IFTTT is a web based service that connects directly with other web based services and interacts with them for you.
In other words, IFTTT lets you define any number of If/Then rules using a combination of triggers and actions. For example, you can instruct the service to automatically send to Picassa any photo you upload to Facebook. You can tell the service to put all Facebook photos which you are tagged in to Dropbox.
This is a really cool tool you will use a lot. IFTTT currently supports a dozen or so different services including Dropbox, Facebook, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Talk, Instagram, Instopper, and Twitter. Oh, I almost forgot, IFTT also offers support for phone and SMS based interactions. So, you can receive a text message anytime your coworkers send you an IM, or get a phone call anytime a new item pops up in your RSS feed.
This tool is completely free and totally awesome! So now you know how to put your cloud surfing on autopilot, tomorrow we will show you how to take over another computer far, far away.