After watching watching a video on using Trello for an editorial calendarI was pretty excited to start doing so for my two main blogs. Creating and editing Trello cards and lists is a tedious process on iOS and if an idea popped into my head, I wanted to be able to get it down quickly and into Trello.
When we think about iOS automation these days, we tend to think about Workflow.app, which is the most powerful and full-featured example of what a talented team of developers can do within the limitations of iOS. It is rightfully the King of Automation on iOS.
Are you still using IFTTT recipes?
I have deleted some recipes and added others. They are adding new channels every week. A lot of it is home automation stuff the Hue and WeMo lights[footnote]And of course, the Amazon Echo.[/footnote]. That seems to be their focus and I understand that.
They asked for suggestions on their Facebook Page and I, as well as other users suggested multiple accounts as well as more fine-tuned conditionals for greater flexibility. Seems like power-user features but one that Zapier has had for a while now.
The IFTTT Giveth and The APIs Taketh Away
One notable issue with IFTTT is that it relies so heavily on web service APIs that are constantly changing. I used Instagram’s Save a Photo You Like on Instagram to Your Camera Roll recipe quite often. There were several different triggers for Instagram. But because of changes to their API, they took away a lot of triggers which crippled some of my workflows.[footnote]You can find the article about that here: https://ifttt.com/blog/2016/05/a-change-in-how-instagram-works-with-ifttt[/footnote].
It isn’t ideal, but it’s what we have when services like IFTTT tap into other web apps for free.
My IFTTT Recipes
So what am I using these days? You can find them below.