Thanks to Slate’s piece on the ifttt web app (it stands for “if this, then that”), I am in life-hack nerd heaven. It lets you string all kinds of conditional commands together from a whole host of services: Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Gmail, GCal, Instagram, Instapaper, Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Youtube, and a whole lot more. Even better, people have set up a lot of the most common tasks, such as:
There are a lot of others, including the absurdly specific “Have ifttt call you and read a specific user’s tweets aloud,” but I tried for something more useful, creating a taped-together Instapaper “read later” replacement for Android. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start!
Anyway, the app is highly-recommended for nerds, although most people will have next to no use for it.