IFTTT Alternatives To Automate Your Online Workflow 2019 | IFTTT ?

In this Post we provides a list of IFTTT Alternatives. IFTTT is a popular automation app which helps you automate certain tasks on your Android smartphone or iPhone and makes life easier for you. IFTTT stands for “If This Then That” which basically means that you can attach actions to triggers thereby automating certain things.

What is IFTTT ?

If This Then That, also known as IFTTT is a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. An applet is triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, or Pinterest Google Voice Assistant. Over 600 apps work with IFTTT including Twitter, Telegram, Google Drive, Twitch, Weather Underground, Instagram, Gmail, and devices like  Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue, and your Android. For example, an applet may send an e-mail message if the user tweets using a hashtag, or copy a photo on Facebook to a user’s archive if someone tags a user in a photo.

So IFTTT is the free way to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the internet plays nice, so we’re on a mission to build a more connected world.

The automations are accomplished via applets — which are sort of like macros that connect multiple apps to run automated tasks. You can turn on or off an applet using IFTTT’s website or mobile apps (and/or the mobile apps’ IFTTT widgets). You can also create your own applets or make variations of existing ones via IFTTT’s user-friendly, straightforward interface.

IFTTT employs the following concepts:

  • Triggers are the “this” part of an applet. They are the items that trigger the action. For example, from an RSS feed, you can receive a notification based on a keyword or phrase.
  • Actions are the “that” part of an applet. They are the output that results from the input of the trigger.
  • Applets are the predicates made from Triggers and Actions. For example, if you like a picture on Instagram (trigger), an IFTTT app can send the photo to your Dropbox account (action).
  • Ingredients are basic data available from a trigger—from the email trigger, for example; subject, body, attachment, received date, and sender’s address.

Turn on Applets and:

• Control everything around you with your voice and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
• Stay informed about what’s happening from publications like The New York Times and ProPublica
• Always stay prepared for the weather with custom daily forecast notifications
• Message roommates when you’re near the local grocery
• Get an alert as soon as there’s a new Craigslist listing that matches you search
• Stay safe with automated and intelligent home security alerts
• Streamline your social media
• Back up and share your Android photos automatically
• Back up important files, photos, and contacts to cloud-storage solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive
• Set your home thermostat to an optimal temperature when you arrive home
• Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos or Pinterest pins
• Trigger events based on your current location

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IFTTT Alternatives


Today many IFTTT alternatives available but we talk about some IFTTT alternatives. So here are some best IFTTT alternatives for iPhone and Android device. List is Random.

Workflow

Workflow is an app that lets you create powerful task automations on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch without requiring familiarity with programming. Workflow provides hundreds of actions that interact with the apps and content on your device. WorkFlow is the best IFTTT alternative app you can get. Workflows can automate a wide variety of things—for example, getting directions to the next event on your calendar, moving text from one app to another, generating expense reports, and more.

In fact, the app is so good that Apple itself bought the app. Since the Workflow app is now under Apple, it has got even more integration than ever before. When you launch the app, you are greeted with an empty screen. This is where all your Workflows will live in the future. Next to this is the gallery tab where you can find all the pre-created workflows neatly divided into different subheadings. This might be the best part about this app, at least for me. Most of your automation needs will be covered by these workflows templates, at least mine were.

Install: iOS (Free)

Stringify

Stringify is a thoughtful automation service for the Internet of Things (IoT) with award-winning apps in both iOS and Android. Recently Stringify has been acquired by Comcast. It allows people to connect all their physical products and digital services together in one place so they can take better care of themselves, their families and their homes. Building powerful automation has never been more convenient. It works with 500+ products and services including Nest, Philips Hue, Ring, Amazon Alexa, Honeywell, Insteon, LIFX, Netgear and Google. The cloud-based platform gives its customers anytime/anywhere access with no hardware required.

One of the best features of Stringify is its ability to support multiple-steps automation. For example, you can set a flow to dim the lights on your smart lights and announce bedtime on your smart speaker based on the time of the day. There is so much one can do with Stringify. You have to explore to understand the depths of the app. The only drawback is that the app is slow to load and performs more like a web app than a native app. Having said that, it is also one of the only two apps which have clients for both iOS and Android platforms.

Install: AndroidiOS (Free)

MacroDroid

MacroDroid is a configuration and task automation app that strikes the perfect balance between usability and features. Like Applets in IFTTT, you need to create a Macro in MacroDroid in order to automate things. Each Macro is associated with a trigger that activates the automation. You can select from over 40 different triggers to activate a Macro. One feature you will miss if you are moving from IFTTT to MacroDroid is the lack of any third-party app integration, however, it is way better in automating your smartphone than IFTTT when it comes to inbuilt features. The major advantage of MacroDroid over IFTTT is you can link more than one action to a single trigger.

For example, you can set a Micro to play music and reject calls whenever you connect to a WiFi other than your office’s. Here, WiFi connection acts as a Trigger causing two different actions with one exception. If you want to take control of your device and automate repetitive tasks, MacroDroid is your best bet. It’s available in a free version but that is limited to 5 Macros only, so you will have to get its Pro version if you want to create more Macros.

Install: Android (Free, Paid)

Tasker

Tasker is designed to extend your control on Android devices and its capabilities, without rooting your device or installing any special home screen. It allows you to perform tasks (set of actions) based on contexts (date, time, location, gesture) in user-defined profiles.

Tasker’s real power is the flexibility to combine contexts and tasks however you wish. You can do many useful things with this app like zip or unzip application data on the fly, wake up with a random song from your music collection, track phone location, read out loud incoming message, phone number, WiFi or Bluetooth status, and more.

Install: Android (Free trial, $2.99)

Automate

It is another IFTTT alternatives app. One neat feature is that as soon as you open the app, you get an option to create a daily backup automation. Its interface is more similar to Tasker than to MacroDroid or IFTTT. However, it does provide users with pre-build templates to guide them along the way. The functionality is more or less the same to IFTTT, you create a flow to automate certain things on your phone. Automate is available in a free version but it’s only limited to 30 automation blocks and you’ll have to get the full version to create more.

Install: Android (Free, Premium $1.99)

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is no different. The app is snappy and has a great UI. As it is developed by Microsoft itself, it plays very nicely with all its services like OneDrive, OneNote, Office etc. Not only that, it has also integration for almost every third-party app you will ever need. You can use with Your Microsoft Account to use this app, there is no other way you can log into the app. As an individual user, you can make this app work for you but it will be hard as most of the pre-build flows that come with the app focuses on enterprises. However, if you are looking for a cross-platform app, Microsoft Flow is one of the very few choices out there.

Install: AndroidiOS (Free)

Zapier

It is another alternative app of IFTTT. It focuses on automating tasks which are dependent on various third-party apps. The idea here is that you don’t have to open multiple apps every time for a repetitive task, you can just automate the task using Zapier. The best part about using Zapier is that you can discover numerous zaps (automated workflows) related to an app when you click on it. You can use it for free as an individual or buy into pro plans if you are planning it use the services for a team.

Check out web app

Yonomi

The free Yonomi app is the best way to create automated routines for all your smart home devices and bring your home to life. Yonomi makes it simple to discover, connect, and automate the most popular smart home devices using a single app. Yonomi helps you connect your favorite home devices to play together, like Philips Hue lights, Amazon Echo, Sonos speakers, and smart locks, without any hub. All you need is to set up “Routines” where your devices respond automatically to each other and you based on your location, time and preferences. The app runs through the internet so there can be some lag from the moment you issue the command to action performed, but it’s still faster than IFTTT.

Integromat

Integromat will automate processes that you currently handle manually. It is not only capable of connecting apps but can also transfer and transform data. It works 24 hours a day, seven days a week and does not require your intervention. Simply set Integromat to do what you want and let it work for you. Save your time!

Integromat enables multi-step workflows named “Integrations”. It works with an array of personal and business apps. It is not only capable of connecting apps, but can also transfer and transform data. Integromat provides hundreds of pre-developed integrations for use cases, from software development to time and task management. They range from simple tasks to complex scenarios. All of these integrations can be customized to suit your specific requirements. The free version allows you to perform up to 1,000 operations.

Automate Your Workflow Using These IFTTT Alternatives

I hope you like this post “IFTTT Alternatives”. So, which IFTTT alternative will you be using? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, tell us about your favourite automated workflows.


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