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IFTTT is already one of our favorite apps for smartphones. Today, the same company launched three new apps for iOS and Android. The Do Camera, Do Note, and the Do Button. At the same time they are rebranding the original IFTTT app by changing its name to IF. For those not familiar with the company, it’s a great tool that allows you to automatically use content, services, or other third-party apps by connecting them all with each other. Once connected then you can create ‘recipes’ to carry out specific tasks. The tasks started by a trigger, or source point, and then using the connection it carries out an action with another connected service.
I have been using the IFTTT app for a long time now, and have been very happy with it. I’ve had two main smart phones over the past year. One was iPhone 5S the other was a Samsung Galaxy S5. I have to say the app has worked very well on both operating systems. I have no doubt these new apps will as well. Put that with the power of the network I am on, Verizon, I can do lots of things with my phone no matter where I’m at in the world.
This has been one of those services that started out mostly to help people organize and control their content online. Like most tech, the users have pushed the envelope to evolve what the software can do. Hat’s off to IFTTT for listening and going with the flow. By doing so, people are now using their product to turn lights on and off, send important texts without touching your phone, control the temperature of your house while you sleep, and even control your home security.
I just happened to login in this morning to modify a couple of recipes when I noticed the new apps, so I haven’t had a chance to fully experience them yet. Based on what I’ve read on their blog though, they will be pretty cool. Here is the data from their site:
Take action with the tap of a button. Do empowers you to create your own personalized button, camera, and notepad. Run Recipes right when you want to.
The do it yourself button
Do Button empowers you to create your own personalized button with just a tap. Save time and control the world around you with Recipes that connect your button to Philips Hue, Google Drive, Nest Thermostat, and hundreds of Channels you use every day.
The do it yourself camera
Do Camera empowers you to create your own personalized camera with just a tap. Save time and share your experiences with Recipes that connect your camera to Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, and hundreds of Channels you use every day.
The do it yourself notepad
Do Note empowers you to create your own personalized notepad with just a tap. Save and share notes with Recipes that connect your notepad to Evernote, Twitter, Google Calendar, and hundreds of Channels you use every day.
The new apps all work in a similar way. When you install them on your smart phone or tablets home screen then you can set it up. Use recipes to create your own button.
Use recipes to create your own button. Add up to 3 recipes to save time and control your world. Swipe between recipes to quickly change what your button does. In Do Button’s case, those actions can be anything from turning off your lights with the press of a button, keep track of your time and location, or set your thermostat from anywhere.
For the Do Camera use recipes to create your own camera. Add up to 3 recipes to save time and share your experiences. Swipe between recipes to quickly change what your camera does. It focuses on photography. Try recipes like creating a photo of receipts to notes in Evernote, uploading photos to a specific Facebook album or send your parents pics through Gmail.
Do Note is a notepad app. Nothing fancy, but very powerful. Try sharing a tweet with a tap. Save short notes on the move with Evernote, or quickly create calendar events from the button. that you can share a twee
Based on the power of the original tool, these apps are very promising. Imagine the power this will give you from your smartphone. The possibilities are endless. I would love for you to share you ideas and thoughts on how you can use these. Please feel free to leave the links below.