If This Than That, or IFTTT for short, is a web service that connects services you use every day online. It takes its name from a common programming statement called a conditional, If X than Do Y, which might then be followed by further commands. The folks behind If This Than That wanted to make it easy to connect the services we use to simple triggers that could be set up in this fashion. It sounds simple. It is deceptively so. IFTTT is a powerful tool, but there is a learning curve that is difficult to explain. So let’s start at the beginning.
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