IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement:if this then thatChannels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions.The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.”The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.”Pieces of data from a Trigger are called Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients of an Email Trigger could be: subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.
Personal Recipes are a combination of a Trigger and an Action from your active Channels.
Shared Recipes are useful templates shared by the IFTTT community.
Personal Recipes can be turned on and off. When turned back on, they pick up as if you had just created them.