If This Then That is already the best no-frills way to automate some part of your online life. Now, you can automate a few things on the iPad with the newly launched IFTTT iPad app. The iPad version joins the already existing IFTTT iPhone app launched last year, and brings some new features – new recipe collections, location triggers for iOS photos, and support for push notifications.
Recipe collections have been available on the Web for some time. Bringing them to the iPad was just a small step to the right. It should immediately perk interest as it helps the user see task-specific recipes curated in one place (for e.g. recipes for travel, for sharing, for photos etc.), and also navigate the incredible variety of IFTTT recipes on show. The curated collections will be rotated every week, so keep an eye out for your personal interests.
IFTTT’s support for the iOS Notifications Channel is a big improvement that covers services which don’t have push notifications of their own. Instead of setting up IFTTT notifications with another third-party app on your iPad, you can set it to come through the iPad’s own Notification Center. For instance, if you want to be alerted about the weather, you can use an IFTTT recipe to trigger the iOS notification directly instead of an alert via Twitter which has push notification support.
You can now set up location triggers to go with the iOS Photos channel. For instance, you can email someone photos from your iPad album if you are vacationing at a particular spot. You can easily create location-specific photo albums automatically to keep everything organized.
The wider layout of IFTTT is well-designed and gives you enough wiggle room to create personalized recipes easily. Do tell us, if you find it to be a productivity booster like its iPhone sibling.