Supercharge your SD card with IFTTT’s new Eyefi channel

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If you’ve got an EyeFi wireless SD card in your camera, or even just rattling around inside your desk drawer, IFTTT has just made it a lot more powerful. A new update to the powerful web-based automation engine has supercharged EyeFi cards.

IFTTT stands for “If This Then That.” It’s basically a simple way to link all the various cloud and web services you use together using conditional recipes. An IFTTT recipe might, for example, keep an eye on your Instagram feed, and automatically save any new images you post to a folder on your Dropbox, or upload them to Flickr for you.

Now that IFTTT has introduced an EyeFi channel, you can now set up recipes for your EyeFi card. For example, any time you upload a shot on Instagram, you can now automatically sync it with your Eyefi Cloud, or save new Eyefi shots to Dropbox, or sync Eyefi and your Flickr account.

I ended up not using my Eyefi card anymore once I bought a Sony A6000 mirrorless camera with wireless capabilities built-in, but IFTTT integration might be enough to take my Eyefi card for a spin again. I can already imagine dozens of possibilities about how to put this to use to stream my photographic workflow.

If you’ve got an Eyefi card, check out the IFTTT Eyefi channel here.

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