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Using IFTTT to get custom notifications

epaga4711 Pro says:

Since each list in RTM has its own feed, you can easily trigger all kinds of actions using the (free) IFTTT (http://ifttt.com) service.

Here's an example that I use for being notified by SMS when my wife adds an item to our "need to talk about this" list.

1. Create Recipe
2. Pick "Feed" as the Trigger.
3. Choose "New feed item"
4. Paste in the Atom feed URL of your list
5. As Action choose "SMS"

Voila! You'll now get an SMS each time an item is added to a specific list.

Note there are a bazillion different action channels you could pick from instead of SMS, for example auto-creating a Google Calendar appointment, switching on a WeMo light switch, tweeting something, etc...

Imagine for example using a smart list with postponed items, and then auto-tweeting "I'm ashamed, I just postponed a task for the 10th time in Remember The Milk." :)

(disclaimer: not affiliated with IFTTT, just thought this might be helpful)

Posted at 12:23pm on July 31, 2013

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Nice tip! IFTTT is really a great service!

Remember to include the random alphanumeric string at the end of the Atom feed when you try this.

Using this method and using 3 New feed item matches instead, you could add a specific trigger to your RTM tasks and only get reminders for those tasks

Posted 11 months ago

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