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10 IFTTT recipes to make you more productive at work

Robert Strohmeyer | Jan. 17, 2014
IFTTT (If This, Then That) lets you build automated processes to help manage your digital life. These ready-to-use recipes will save you time instantly.

Create shared meeting notes via email
Channels used: Email, Google Drive

Keeping notes about meetings is important, but they tend to get lost and ignored when you send them as email attachments. With this recipe, you can send the notes via email, and they'll be formatted automatically as documents in a Google Drive folder you can share with the group. It won't guarantee that anyone will read your notes, but at least it won't clutter up anyone's inbox.

Search for job candidates automatically
Channels used: Craigslist, Email

Even in this economy, finding the right candidates for some positions can be incredibly challenging. Fortunately, Craigslist remains a great source of talent. With this recipe, you can search for relevant résumé postings in your region, and they'll automatically appear in your email inbox. Be sure to customize your search terms as specifically as you can, to avoid being inundated with irrelevant submissions.

Automatically search for interesting job openings
Channels used: Craigslist, Email

Craigslist can be just as useful for finding new opportunities for yourself as for finding new talent for your business. This recipe turns the previous one on its head, searching Craigslist for interesting job listings and sending them your way. Again, you can customize the Craigslist search as you see fit, and you should be avoid excessively broad search terms.

There are enough great IFTTT recipes to fill a cookbook. PCWorld senior writer Brad Chacos found IFTTT recipes that you can use to automate your online life. Just browse IFTTT's site to find more — or create your own.


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