How to Use the Program
You can get started creating your very own tasks in the program relatively easy. There are two ways you can create a task. The first way to create your own tasks is to click on the "Recipes" tab and choose the recipe that does what you would like it to do. For example, you might want to send pictures you are tagged in on Facebook into Dropbox automatically. When you do this, it will ask you to activate your channels. You'll need to sign in and give permissions for IFTTT to access Facebook, and you will need to give IFTTT permission to access your Dropbox account. Once you've done that, the program will automatically carry out the algorithm.
Alternatively, you may create tasks on your own. The first thing you will do when creating your own tasks is choose your trigger channel. When you choose the channel, you will then be asked to sign into that channel and give it permission to use your information. Sometimes instead of asking for sign in data, you will be asked to make specific choices. For example, in a Craigslist search, you can choose the specific search you want IFTTT to track for you.
Once you've chosen a channel, you then need to fill in the specifics. For example, the Craigslist search will ask you to plug-in the URL of that search.
Now, you're going to be asked to complete the actions or the "that" part of your formula. What do you want to do once your trigger event has occurred? Perhaps you're looking for a job. If your Craigslist search shows that a particular type of job is available, maybe you want an email sent to you so that you know that it's available for you to apply for it.
IFTTT is really easy to use. Even though it may seem like it takes a long time to get all of your tasks set up, once they have been set up, life will be much easier. Now, all the things that used to take forever to do - all the administrative stuff - are automated.