IFTTT is a website that allows you to create automated actions with your often used web services. It’s a lot of fun to play with and we highly recommend you play with this thing.

This awkward acronym stands for “If This Then That”, which is the basis of how the website works for you. If this thing happens, then do that thing. If have had a critical thinking class that talked about “If/Then Statements”, then you should have no problem with this.

Basically, you tie we services together like Gmail, Dropbox, Facebo0k, Twitter, etc. so that when a specific thing happens in one of them, something happens in another. Check out IFTTT’s beautifully simple FAQ page for definitions of their jargon.