How to Automate The Most Common and Critical Tasks on Your PC

Are you a busy person who never has enough time and forgets things pretty often?  Does using PC make you irksome because you can’t manage to multitask? Ellp is free automation software that simplifies tech-use for you. I have talked about IFTTT in my previous post and this tool is just like that for a desktop. The difference is it manages actions for you on your PC rather than focusing on online interaction. However, both of the apps automate your day. Stick around to know how Ellp works and eases things for you.

How to Automate The Most Common and Critical Tasks on Your PC

How Ellp Works?

To be honest, multitasking is easier said than done. Ellp performs multiple functions that simplify PC usage for you. Basically, it is based on a “card system” and each card is assigned a certain task. Now, it’s up to you whether you want to keep all the cards activated or shut down those you don’t intend to use. You can see all the cards on the main overview and adjust the settings as per your needs. They are also stored in other places such as the Internet, Storage, Devices, and Schedule.

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What Tasks Does Ellp Perform?

Now, let’s talk about each card separately.

Free Up Disk Space

The first card on the main overview says “Free Up Disk Space.” Once you have swiped and activated this card, it vacuums your system whenever it is crowded with unwanted files. By default, it is set up to 85%, which means it shows a pop-up whenever your PC’s storage reaches 85% and starts cleaning surplus. It works in the background and doesn’t irritate you with notifications and messages, other than a slight pop-up when needed.

Download Tagged Photos From Facebook

Don’t you love it when your friends tag you in memories and photos? You must want to keep them safe somewhere as a memento, right? However, most of you lack that amount of time to keep a record of such things. Let the second card of ellp activated and it will automatically download photos for you in which you are tagged in.

However, note that you have to keep logged in to your Facebook and allow the app to access your profile. Also, you have to assign a folder to the app where it would save the photos.

Block Duplicate File Download

This is the feature I admire the most! Doesn’t it happen a lot of times you keep on downloading the same file again and again upon your own ignorance? Urggghhh..!!!! This action results in clogging of your disk space and you don’t like it! The third card of ellp keeps the new one and deletes the older file automatically when you download the same file again; resulting in an unclogged disk drive.

Mute PC

Notifications and pop-up sounds are frustrating, especially when you are sleeping. Most of the time, you forget to turn off the sound and it disturbs you later. Navigate to the fourth card of ellp, activate it, and adjust the timings during which you don’t want to be disturbed by the sound of notifications, advertisements, and pop-ups.

Play Music

Some of us love to listen to the music while doing homework or writing on PC. You can flip the fifth card of ellp that says “Play Music” and select the music you want to listen. It will automatically play the selected option for you whenever you plug in any sound output like headphones or earphones. The options on the card include Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and others. However, keep in mind that ellp only recognizes the device through a USB port.

Open Your Favorite Website

It’s kinda ritual for most of us now to open Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google whenever we turn on our PC. If you want to save your time, adjust the settings of the sixth card of ellp and select the websites from the drop-down menu you like to visit upon turning on your system. Please, note that you can choose any website at all, apart from the ones mentioned.

Launch Skype Automatically

If you are a frequent Skype user, activate the card that reads “Launch Skype Automatically” and it will launch it for you right when you plug in the sound output. Connect with your friends right away, without wasting a minute!

Shut Down Your PC

The last card on ellp lets your PC shutdown, restart, or sleep at a certain given time. Just select from the given three options and timings as per desired and it will automatically do as it has been programmed.

That’s it! See, how your day is automated just by installing a simple app on your PC. Installing is as easy as any other software/app on your system. None of us can live without our PCs today, and something that automates it usage is surely a blessing!

 

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How to Automate Your Business Through IFTTT

Are you looking for a way to connect different products and services to boost your business? IF This Then That, commonly known as IFTTT is a web tool to do so. Today, it is nearly impossible to run a successful business without being active online. The social media have got a hell of a lot more power than you think. The promotion and advertisement on social media is the most value nowadays. IFTTT connects different apps, products, and services together and eases things tenfold.

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How Does IFTTT Work?

Let’s explain the working of IFTTT through an example! You need to post on your twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin accounts something you just posted on Facebook. If you have access to IFTTT, you can connect all these apps together and it will automatically post it for you. That’s how it automates your day. Well, this is just a simple example. There’s a lot more you can do.

To have a better understanding of its working, have a look at the following steps

  • “Applets” is the term it uses to mention the connection between two services.
  • The first connection that is supposed to be connected with the rest is known as the “trigger” and the second one is called the “action.”
  • So, in the above example, the Facebook which is to be connected with the other apps is the trigger and the apps connected to Facebook (Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram) are the actions.

How to Automate Your Business Through IFTTT

How to Use IFTTT Social Media Applets?

The most amazing fact about IFTTT is that it’s free. What else do you need when you can automate your day at free of cost? Let’s talk about how social media applets work.

  • IFTTT keeps your Facebook and Twitter profiles connected via syncing. It reduces your workload while simultaneously increasing your business. With this social media applet, when you upload your Facebook profile, it gets automatically updated on Twitter.
  • Just like your Facebook picture, your Instagram posts can also be uploaded on twitter via an option “share on twitter.” However, note that anything that is posted from Instagram to twitter appears as a link.
  • The most exciting feature is the applet that connects your twitter hashtag to the Google spreadsheet. When you tweet anything as a hashtag (let’s say you promoted your company’s name or the new product you are about to launch), it automatically gets shared on your Google spreadsheet.
  • You can also send live twitter updates to a channel. With this applet, you can send your twitter updates, anything from recent posts to a hashtag, to any slack channel you want.

How to Use IFTTT Campaign Management Applets?

Now, moving on to the ways of managing campaigns through IFTTT, which is yet another amazing feature.

  • While doing marketing such as planning a new MailChimp campaign, it is healthy for your business to keep people updated. When you plan a MailChimp campaign, IFTTT uses an applete and automatically updates your schedule in the Google calendar.
  • You can also sync social media buffer posts to the Google calendar to enhance your campaigning. I have already shed enough light on the importance of social media in terms of promotion and advertisement. Same is true for campaigning.
  • Now, let’s talk about the most important applet! All the businessmen are well aware of the importance of stats and calculations. If you need to keep your business balanced, it must be measured accurately. IFTTT also eases this burden for you by syncing the stats of a MailChimp campaign to the Google Spreadsheet. It gets easier for you to see the important information such as the open rates and clicks.

In a Nutshell

IFTTT isn’t just a web tool, but a way to ease your business tasks. While doing a business, you face time constraints and it gets difficult for you to be active in the Internet world. This tool was developed to automate your business. It works like an automatic car where you just have to sit and handle the steering; the rest will be handled by the tool itself.

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