If you’re not already aware of the incredibly useful automation service If This Then That (IFTTT.com) then, simply put, you’re missing out.
IFTTT is especially handy if you’re someone like me who uses multiple cloud storage products and wants nothing more than for them to play along nicely with one another. Below, I have put together a list of the 10 most useful recipes I’ve found that involve cloud storage services.
The ‘Check-in’ is nearing extinction. Telling your friends where you are seems to be going out of fashion (which is fine by me). However, one thing that checking-in is great for is keeping track of places I like so that when visitors come to town I have quick access to recommendations. Foursquare’s check-in history is fine but having a searchable spreadsheet is better.
This one is a ‘break-in-case-of-emergency’ recipe. Or, it can be used when switching from iOS to Android (read our guide here). In any case, backing up your contacts is always a good idea.
A no-brainer. The only downside is realizing that your photos don’t look as great full-screen on your desktop.
I use Dropbox for work and Google Drive at home (a slightly odd setup, I know). This recipe ensures that when I want to take work home with me all I need to do is drop it in a folder and it’s added to Google Drive.
Box is great but for uploading photos from iOS it lacks behind (being a more business-oriented service this is understandable). This recipe solves that issue.
This one is a lot of fun. Your liked photos from Instagram as a screensaver on your Mac desktop.
Every time you go to a specified location a row is entered to a spreadsheet saved to Google Drive. This recipe has a multitude of applications, but I use it to track my Gym visits. I know, I know… I could just use one of the many activity logging apps out there. Again, I’m just a spreadsheet type of person.
This one seems a little counter-intuitive but the main upside of using this recipe is being able to avoid Google Plus completely.
I save all my photos to Dropbox but I prefer viewing them on Flickr because the interface is much nicer. I don’t want to have 2 apps running on my Android constantly uploading photos. This recipe means I only need to have Dropbox running.