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Play around with IFTTT for Android (pictures)

If This Then That is a handy automation tool that's finally available for Android.

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Sarah Mitroff
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IFTTT's Android app

Popular automation service If This Then That (IFTTT for short) has finally arrived for Android, and the beautifully-designed app lets you create new recipes, browse popular recipes from the community, and keep track of everything that IFTTT does for you.

Read more about IFTTT for Android.

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Timeline

The app opens to a timeline, which shows every instance when one of your recipes does its job.  A recipe can be anything from saving images you post to Facebook to your Dropbox account, or texting you tomorrow's forecast.

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Your recipes

Swipe left in the app to view all of your recipes. You can tap any of them to edit, or tap the green slider to turn it off.

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Pick a channel

When you create a new recipe, you have to choose which channel -- online service that IFTTT supports -- you want to use. Each channel has its own set of triggers (which initiate the recipe) and actions. Swipe left and right on the row of icons to pick the channel you want.

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Finished recipe

One you've picked the channel, trigger and action for your recipe, you can give it a description and save it. If you need to edit it at any time, you can also do that in the app.

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Browse collections

The IFTTT staff put together a few themed collections of recipes for the Android app to help you get started.

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Featured recipes

You can also browse featured and trending recipes from the robust IFTTT community.

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