Has anyone else noticed how unclear and unuseable IFTTT has become? It has been a while since I have logged in, because I did not have a need to create new services until several months ago. Now, I am always at a loss as to where they have hid their services and their rule-making abilities… I am just about ready to leave. How do you wreck such a good thing?
Rant over, I guess. What have you found useful or helpful either in understanding their new configuration or replacing their services? I saw one person’s post regarding Stringify.
I think Zapier is the most full-featured, supported and updated of these services today.
I agree. I have been using IFTTT for quite a few years and every time I log in it seems to be harder to figure out where to go. Originally it was really easy, now I have to scratch my head and click on things until I find what I am looking for.
I do like Zapier (better than IFTTT these days) but they don’t support many of the home automation services which is one of the things that I use IFTTT for. I use Zapier for a few other things.
Bummer. That’s the problem that revealed the problem. Our house runs several WEMO switches…
Yup. I have exactly the same issue.
Do you think something like this for the Mac could help, or do you use IFTTT with iOS too?
Actually I dont need a MAC or iOS app. I have apps on both of those that turn things on and off. The point of IFTTT is that things happen automatically in the background based on trigger events. (E.g. when my Ring camera detects motion it turns on my porch light).
This. My porch light is set for things like: IF weatherunderground predicts rain THEN turn on wemo, etc
I’ve given up on IFTTT since their infuriating redesign. That so-called “clarity” has obscured many features and some seem to even have disappeared. I’m gone over to Zapier, which is much more powerful and, you know, works.
Agree strongly on the “you know, it just works” part. IFTTT has become very flaky over the time.
Nice to have confirmation. Bummer that they were so poor about it.
Your sentiments equal mine. Sounds like I will have to give Zapier a try.
I have not necessarily experienced the flakiness of IFTTT that some have mentioned, but I have been scratching my head over what its devs must’ve been smoking when they redesigned its UI.
The most inexplicable one being that, upon opening the app, you see a list of your connected services. At the bottom it says “Get More.” Get more what? Services or IFTTT recipes? Recipes, evidently, and then “Make Your Own,” which imo should be placed “equally” with any recipe gallery is but a tiny little button at the top.
It just boggles the mind.
Yes and yes! I don’t know WHAT their devs were smoking (or thinking). I fear that it is a sign of abandonment to the whole enterprise. How else to explain such poor UI?
IFTTT has treaded water for the last few years, with competition from everything from Microsoft Flow to Alexa scripts. I heard a year or two ago there was a big staff reduction, and its co-founder left a year ago, replaced by a self-described turnaround specialist who says the company is business-focused (sorry user-geeks). A shame, I liked IFTTT when I briefly used it a few years ago.