IFTTT just made the Amazon Echo significantly more useful

Amazon Echo is an excellent idea that’s held back by its limited features. However, the popular automation service known as IFTTT has added a new channel for the device that opens the door to more functionality, significantly more. You can even create your own functionality if you don’t find someone else’s that you like. 

IFTTT, the popular automation service, has added a new channel that allows you to do even more with your Amazon Echo. Previously the Echo was a bit limited in what it could do, integrating with very few services out of the box. The IFTTT team’s latest channel, Amazon Alexa, brings some new functionality that users are sure to love. With IFTTT you will be able to do many new things. Some examples of recipes you could activate are adding your new Alexa to-do’s to ToDoist, receive a notification on your smartphone when an item on your to-do list is edited, and even send someone a short email. There are plenty of other great recipes that have already been made, but if you don’t find the one that you need you can also create your own. Getting set up is simple, just create an account with IFTTT on their site or mobile app, activate the Amazon Alexa channel, then start adding or creating recipes. You can grab the IFTTT Android app for free from Google Play.

By Chastity Mansfield

I'm a writer, an amateur designer, and a collector of trinkets that nobody else wants. You can find me on Noozeez, Google+, and Twitter.

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