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by Jason Snell

IFTTT gets a little bit more complicated

I’ve complained a lot about IFTTT, a service I use all the time, being a bit too simple for my tastes. There’s been no way to say, for example, “if this and this, then that.” But that’s changing with the introduction of filters in the new IFTTT Makers tier.

I use IFTTT triggers to do things like tie data from my weather station to my dehumidifier, so that I can turn it on when the internal humidity is too high (and off when the moisture has been beaten back down). I also have several triggers for turning my outdoor lights on and off at particular times. I have to create multiple triggers to perform most of these tasks, because each IFTTT rule is itself so dumb.

It looks like I won’t have to anymore. This is great news! IFTTT doesn’t need to be a complex app platform like Zapier, but some added flexibility will help a lot.

[via Myke Hurley via MacStories.]

—Linked by Jason Snell

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