An example action ifttt calls them recipes would be: “If it’s going to rain tomorrow then text message me.”
I set up a recipe so that I get an email with the link to any item I star in Google Reader. It used to be that when I was reading feeds on my iPad and I came across an item I wanted to link to here on the site, I would email myself that article. Now I simply star it and it’ll still show up in my email inbox.
I just set up the same thing, except for Evernote. Whenever I star something in Google Reader now, it shows up in Evernote like ten seconds later. Ditto for Twitter favorites, too. It’s really easy to set up recipes, and I love that you see what other people have done.
In my endless quest to consolidate things into as few inboxes and places to check as possible, this is a huge secret weapon.