I’ve been tinkering with IFTTT this weekend… IFTTT stand for “If This Than That”

This web platform can be very useful for those of us in the healthcare space who curate, save and log significant content via RSS feeds, favorited tweets, etc… The potential uses are significant… IMHO.

The site has a very user-friendly, simple UI that is intuitive and easy to navigate.  IFTTT has the potential to simplify and macro many of the tasks I perform each day.

For example… you can —

  • Send an RSS feed to your Dropbox or an Evernote folder…
  • Send a Facebook post to Twitter
  • Store your Favorite tweets in a Dropbox folder or an Evernote Folder

You simply define what task you want to automate… and IFTTT takes it from there…

Just a few of the tasks you can automate


Choose your trigger… or your starting point… 

Let’s say you want to Buffer your Facebook Page posts… In this box you would choose the FB Page box..

Then you will be prompted you define the “Action” … in this case moving the Facebook post to Buffer.


Create your action



You’ve completed your first ITFF :-)

Pretty cool…. check it out.


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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.