IFTTT’s excellent Do apps are coming to the Apple Watch


Photo: IFTTT
Photo: IFTTT

IFTTT’s already dead simple Do collection of apps is about to get even better: two of the apps have just been supercharged with Apple Watch support, allowing you to run an IFTTT recipe on your watch face with just a single tap.

IFTTT, the excellent web automation service that can be used to link together all your gadgets and accounts, has always been extremely powerful, but it’s a bit hard for new users to get into.

In February, IFTTT released three new apps for iPhone called the “Do” collection of apps — Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note — which aimed to introduce the service to iPhone users in a more streamlined way.

The idea was that each app contained just four buttons, which could automate various things like note-taking (for example, quickly email yourself a note), cameras (Scan a receipt to Evernote), or more random stuff (Email yourself a fun & random GIF). They’re good toe-wetting apps for new users, and for IFTTT power users, they make the service a lot more mobile friendly.

Two of IFTTT's apps are coming to the Apple Watch. Photo: IFTTT
Two of IFTTT’s apps are coming to the Apple Watch. Photo: IFTTT

With the latest update, the IFTTT Do Note and Button not only got iPad support, but they also got Apple Watch extensions, which will let you trigger any of your IFTTT Do buttons on your watch face. And since IFTTT can do things like set your Nest thermostat to a certain temperature, or change the ambience of your Philips Hue lights, IFTTT for Apple Watch looks like it’ll be super useful.

Sadly, Do Camera isn’t getting Apple Watch support right now, it doesn’t look like. That makes sense: it needs access to a camera to function, which makes it an app better suited for the iPhone or iPad.

Via: Venture Beat


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