IFTTT Apple App — Explore
While the Android app is very similar I’ll be explicitly covering the Apple app to begin with. As far as Apple devices the IFTTT app is available for iPhone, iPad and the Apple Watch.
When you first visit the IFTTT app you will be presented with a sign up or sign in option.
You can navigate to other parts of the app from there but if you sign in and while you are signed in you will be directed to the Explore page when you open the app.
While building Applets is what IFTTT is all about, the most useful part of the IFTTT is their explore page. This is where all existing Applets that are made available are curated. Certainly when starting with automation and especially with IFTTT, it’s definitely best starting here.
The page itself presents a long list of popular automation Applets and blog posts, what IFTTT calls Stories, about automations to pick from. Since they focused on this Explore page as being a main page now many other parts of the site and app technically come under this page.
Unlike with the website you can’t narrow down the view of the page to just display the Applets, Stories, or Services.
The most important part of the page though is the search box.
With the hundreds of services alone, there are far too many Applets to just browse through unless you’re just randomly getting automation inspirations so it’s best to search for what you want. Even IFTTT now only present you with a selection. From searching you can see any related Applets that exist that you can copy to your account and enable.
It’s worth noting that you will be able to view related Applets in any type of search, so if you’re looking at a Service you will see the most popular Applets related to that service.
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