Web: If you’re constantly checking out your Twitter timeline, you’ll love CtrlTwit. This handy app hooks up your Twitter to other web services so that you can perform actions such as subscribing to a YouTube channel or adding a link to Pocket without ever leaving Twitter.
CtrlTwit doesn’t even need you to sign up. When you want to perform an action, you just tweet the command you require. For example, when someone on your timeline has posted an interesting link and you want to add it to your Pocket app, just reply to that tweet with:
@pocket save #ctrltwit
The first time you do that, you will be asked to sign into Pocket, but on subsequent uses, CtrlTwit remembers your Twitter and Pocket accounts’ association.
Currently, CtrlTwit supports:
- Dropbox: Find out how much space is left
- Instagram: Like, comment, follow
- Foursquare: Check in, find out where to eat nearby
- Pocket: Save links
- Meetup: RSVP yes/no/maybe
- YouTube: Subscribe to channels
Learning the commands will take some time, but it’s worth it if you’re a Twitter power user. And yeah, most of these actions could be replicated through IFTTT recipes, but hey, this saves you the trouble of creating those.