Friday, May 29, 2015

IFTTT, YouTube, and Google Spreadsheets

Either personally or professionally you come by many YouTube videos that you like but then its lost in the Googlesphere.

Wouldn't it be great if you could collect all those "likes" in a meaningful format for a later point in time. We are going to use IFTTT, YouTube likes, and Google Sheets to accomplish just that.

IFTTT stands for if this then that. For our example, it is if you like a YouTube video then we will add a row to Google Sheets with that information. This would be an example of what IFTTT refers to as a recipe.

So how does this all work. IFTTT creates a Google Sheet called New Liked Video and everytime I like a video it creates another row with date, title, summary, and video url. The only action on my part after setup is liking the video, everything else is automatic.