Today’s eMail brings news of a new IFTTT.com feature: the Data Access Project. Public / government data, created by workers paid by our tax dollars, stands ready for our ultra convenient manipulation. Quick example: you’re planning a trip outside the U.S.; you can now arrange receipt of travel alerts via SMS.
We want to bring you closer to the institutions and agencies that impact your life. So we’re launching over thirty new services today. Learn the details, and why it’s just the beginning of our new project.
Exploring the new offerings cries out for a high spot on your ToDo list.
Source: Introducing the Data Access Project
A five-sections guide, to help you make sense of what’s out there at each stage of your learning process.
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Specialized learning platforms
- Reference sites for self-guided learning
- Sites for sharing what you’ve learned
- Tips for sticking with it
Short & sweet:
Last week, I mentioned a new channel in IFTTT → the iOS Calendar. Google Calendar served my tracking needs until iOS muscled its way into the automation ‘hood. With gCal, one calendar served as receptacle for any and all IFTTT applets. With iOS Cal, organizing bliss blossoms thanks to the ability to select a calendar per applet.
- Tweet → iOS Cal: SM.Twitter
- FaceBook status, photo, etc → SM.FaceBook
- Pinterest pins → SM.Pinterest
- Completed ToDoist/ iOS Reminders → Accomplished
Provided an IFTTT channel exists for the app you want to automate, the possibilities astound. Tracking, productivity’s BFF.
● Unlimited on-the-fly disposable email addresses
● Quick, easy, effective
● Cost: $0 (or $12/year for extra features; freebie is sufficient)
● Resource: 33mail.com
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