This is the first review I’ve done on here for quite a while - here’s my take on IFTTT. IFTTT is an online automation service that brings together many online applications. Before I begin there is some IFTTT jargon that you should know:

To give you a feel two of my current recipes are: Post a link to all my new blog posts on Twitter and Add an event to my 'Places' calendar whenever I check in on Foursquare. All the recipes I use are also used by others, there’s a sharing feature, however I’ve made modifications to suit. Custom recipes are also really easy to set up.

I mentioned not so long ago about logging my music - this system has some flaws. It only accounts for the dates the files were created and doesn’t keep a log of every single track you play during a day. However, with the help of the last.fm and Google Drive APIs, I have now solved this problem with IFTTT. A simple Recipe is now triggered every time I play a song, it’s action being to log the song, artist and time in a spreadsheet.

There are a few minor issues with the service, but none come close to being major. 

If you’ve read though this and still don’t really understand what it’s all about head here or just head over to IFTTT to…