IFTTT is an app whose name stands for IF This Then That, meaning that the app will let you enable certain settings that will activate certain functions. For instance, if the bell rings, the music is turned off and a light in the room is turned on. IFTTT has now launched its Pro version that takes the app to the next level, by offering better functionality within the app.
However, with the launch of the Pro version, unfortunately, the free version is now going to provide only limited access to options available in the app. To be exact, users can only have control over three 'applets' in the free version and each applet will activate only a single function.
We have big news! Today we’re launching IFTTT Pro, a subscription option that gives advanced creators access to powerful tools like queries and conditional logic, multiple actions, and faster execution. Learn more from our Founder and CEO, @ltibbets— IFTTT (@IFTTT) September 9, 2020
Ever since IFTTT has made this announcement, loyal users of the app have been disappointed, especially because the news seemed to come suddenly out of nowhere, which users weren't prepared for. Some users have reacted, demanding the number of applets to be increased in the free version.
So sad and disappointed that silently and unannounced @IFTTT decided to put a price on an awesome and reliable service it has provided for many years. Please reconsider increasing the number of applets allowed in a free account.— Pablo Loayza (@panloayza) September 10, 2020
I like the idea of Pro and setting the price seems a novel idea, but seriously alienating your existing users with limiting applets to 3.— Matt Lovett (@matthewlovett) September 9, 2020
While the cost suggested for accessing the Pro version of IFTTT is $9.99 per month, users can actually choose to pay any amount with a minimum of $1.99. The offer can be availed till the 7th of October and will be valid for an entire year. Perhaps by keeping the price low initially, the app will attract a lot of customers, even though it is facing criticism from its users.
Jumped onto Pro because of multiple actions. I have two aircon units in my living room on Smartthings, but after adding one action to turn one on... I cannot add a second one to turn the other aircon on! Hoping this can be improved.— Alvin Zhang (@zhangyb) September 10, 2020