12 votes
Accepted

Run custom script as part of IFTTT recipe

If This Then That added a channel called "Maker" which supports an action that allows you to send a request to a specific URL with several options. Method (get, post, delete) content type, and content....
user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

Date and time format

I use this formula to convert the date time values IFTTT spits out to a useful format: =VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1, " at ", " ")) Where A1 is the cell containing the date string This gives you a decimal ...
user avatar
  • 206
8 votes

Can I set an IFTTT recipe to only run at a specific time?

There is a way to do it, however it can be a bit complicated and requires a unix web host with php 5, so be warned. Step 1 The first thing you have to do is add the maker channel. You do this the ...
user avatar
  • 81
6 votes
Accepted

Is there a way to automatically extract information from emails (e.g. regex prices on gmail)?

I was just looking for a similar feature in IFTTT, but then discovered that Zapier (kind of) supports this. They're not proper regex's but it does pattern matching of sorts https://parser.zapier.com ...
user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

Can I set an IFTTT recipe to only run at a specific time?

It doesn't look like it. They have the trigger half of the solution with the Date & Time channel. You can set actions to trigger on certain days of the week at certain times. So imagine one recipe ...
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

Yes there is an (unofficial) way. I developed a tool for this. You can consult this post: https://grapeot.me/adding-a-delay-to-ifttt-recipes.html Example usage: http://lab.grapeot.me/ifttt/delay?...
user avatar
  • 166
5 votes

Using two arguments / triggers in an IFTTT recipe

I ran into the same limitation and started developing a cloud application which allows you to exactly that. It's basically an extension for IFTTT with the capabilities to store variables and execute ...
user avatar
  • 51
5 votes

Posting more than 2,000 lines from IFTTT to a Google Sheets

Unfortunately, this is actually an issue on Google's end. There is a limit of 400,000 cells, (source) or 2 million cells (for the new Google Sheets) per spreadsheet. (source). When IFTTT reaches this ...
user avatar
5 votes

Automatically post to Instagram from Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr post?

Unfortunately, the Instagram API does not allow for posting to Instagram. It can only be used to get information from Instagram. That's why IFTTT and Zapier aren't going to be able to help you here. ...
user avatar
  • 51.2k
4 votes
Accepted

Why does IFTTT dislike this RSS feed?

Julien from Superfeedr here. We are polling and parsing feeds on behalf of IFTTT. I just things on our end and, at this point, we are able to fetch and parse the feed... However, it's ugly: <?xml ...
user avatar
4 votes

IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

I have a slightly hacky solution for creating an IFTTT timer / delay; I'll use the wemo as an example: When the wemo turns on, have another recipe to detect that and create a google cal event via the ...
user avatar
  • 41
4 votes

IFTTT - Grocery List Automation

If the if trigger is Gmail being starred, then there is a {{bodyplain}} ingredient. You can add this to an Evernote note for your Do.
user avatar
  • 71
4 votes
Accepted

A daily "morning read" e-mail from Pocket

getpocketrocket.com is a service that sends you one article per day to your provided email and subsequently archives the article in your Pocket account. As of July 2015, the service is free of charge.
user avatar
  • 5,148
4 votes

How do I insert a line break in an IFTTT recipe?

I entered A human favorited a tweet<br> {{Text}} (@{{UserName}})<br> {{LinkToTweet}} and got the following on FB. Seems to work.
user avatar
  • 1,814
3 votes
Accepted

Highlight and comment in a web page and send them automatically to Evernote in a seamless way?

I was facing the same issue, but I have found a solution. I used IFTTT to create a recipe with Todoist and Evernote. Upon installing the Todoist Chrome Extension, I can highlight things, pull up a ...
user avatar
3 votes

IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

I came across this page from a web search and thought I might offer another Google Calendar solution. In contrast to Dan's solution, this method offers more granular control than his hour-by-hour ...
user avatar
  • 131
3 votes

If I post a question on Stack Overflow, then save it to Dropbox

I'm not entirely sure this is possible. You can easily get an RSS feed of all your activity: https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/user/4287698 (There's a link to "User Feed" in the lower right corner on ...
user avatar
  • 51.2k
3 votes
Accepted

Creating an RSS feed from multiple RSS feeds

You can try RSS Mix I have used it and I'm very satisfied and happy with it.
user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Parsing JSON, XML or CSV with IFTTT?

Based on Normal Human's answer, I've created a Google sheets script that will parse and email IFTTT based on a price threshold. Google sheet cells won't update ImportXml() or other external site data ...
user avatar
3 votes

How can I auto save Instagram images to Google Drive?

Instagram changed their API and IFTTT can no longer support 'this' actions such as 'when I like a photo' or 'when I am tagged in a photo'. It sucks right? No one likes when features are taken away....
user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
Accepted

Can I add the URL from a Facebook status update to a Google Spreadsheet with IFTTT

Unfortunately, no. The only ingredients for a normal Facebook status update are "UpdatedAt", "Message", and "From". A link status update does offer a "Link" ingredient, but that's the URL of the link ...
user avatar
  • 51.2k
3 votes

If I need to pick up my kids, then add a reminder

I think IFTTT can do what you're looking for. You'll need 2 Applets and a Gmail account which will serve as your "filter" to only create the "pick up" event when it has a kid's ...
user avatar
  • 526
3 votes
Accepted

Can IFTTT be used to refresh a webpage and report back if it's changed?

That's not something IFTTT can do. IFTTT acts as a "bridge" between two different APIs. It also needs to work from the IFTTT servers, and they don't have any access to your local...anything. You'll ...
user avatar
  • 51.2k
3 votes
Accepted

IFTTT Twitter to Twitter applet not posting "@" symbol

IFTTT indeed prevents recipes from posting the @ sign. I believe this is a condition set by twitter to prevent IFTTT from spamming users. The way around this is in fact using two separate IFTTT ...
user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Trying to send an mp3 file with IFTTT to Telegram - Invalid Bots API response

Ok, found it after digging in Telegram's bots api - File size limit. There's a limit of 20 MB for files sent with an HTTP URL, and 50 MB if sent with multipart/form-data when uploaded from the ...
user avatar
  • 3,679
2 votes

IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

Another solution is to link your IFTTT account to Numerous, then use Numerous countdown timers to trigger things. Note, however, that this solution suffers from the same limitation that the other ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

IFTTT: How to email me my Feedly feeds once a day?

I believe this recipe will do what you are after:
user avatar
2 votes

IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

For Wemo devices, you can set up a rule in the Wemo app to turn off after a certain length of time without the need to have a complex IFTTT recipe to turn it off for you.
user avatar
2 votes

Could not activate LinkedIn channel in IFTTT

I work on the Community Team at IFTTT. We are currently investigating and troubleshooting errors with the LinkedIn Channel. Thanks for your patience, we're working quickly to get this fixed!
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible