IFTTT—aka If This Then That, aka “ift” (rhymes with “gift”)—is a wonderful service that automates the Internet services and apps you use all the time. Our best friends at PCWorld have an excellent primer on getting started with IFTTT, so check it out if you’re unfamiliar with how it works.
Basically, the services IFTTT works with are called channels, and the little programs that tell the channels how to interact are called recipes. They’re searchable, shareable, and highly customizable—and they can do some surprisingly useful things. Here are 22 of our favorites. But we could list 100 more and still barely scratch the surface of what IFTTT can do, so if you have a favorite recipe of your own, let us know in the comments!