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IFTTT Maker for Cortana returns to the Windows Store as Cortana Triggers

IFTTT Maker for Cortana was removed from the Windows Store due to copyright concerns, but we're happy to relay that the app is once again available on the store under a different name. Say "Hey" to Cortana Triggers. The app is pretty much identical to what was previously available for everyone to use, but without the IFTTT association in the branding.

Should you be unfamiliar with what exactly IFTTT Maker for Cortana (and now Cortana Triggers) actually does, it's essentially a neat tool to extend the functionality and capabilities of Cortana. With this app installed, you'll be able to control Hue lights, Nest, SmartThings, Dropbox, OneDrive, and more by connecting to and using IFTTT 'recipes' that can be created to automate tasks. It's all driven by the name of the free service, 'If This Then That'.

Better yet, Cortana Triggers is a Universal app, meaning you can download and install on both your PC and smartphone. Cortana Triggers is free to download, though is monetized by ads and there are some limitations such as the number of commands one can create and a window pop-up when Cortana executes IFTTT actions. This can be rectified by making a one-time in-app purchase of $4.99.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I'm glad this app has returned. The functionality is intriguing to me. I'm looking into getting some Hue lighting so....
  • You can control them without this app. Huetro has voice commands as well as snap switch. I love the idea of this app but it offers little functionality,especially without an IFTTT app.
  • Aaaand it's gone again :-(
  • This name is much better.
    Even if someone is not so techy, they would understand it
  • Agreed, the new name makes much more sense of the app's purpose.
  • And that it isn't the actual ifttt service.
  • Ans MS needs to step up with this cortana thing support world wide, am in SA and changing region every single time and then is not lekker.
  • This! I live in Malaysia and have been using Cortana ever since! But changing regions means the store prices also changes, and that is a pain! Come on, Microsoft! Make Cortana Worldwide!!
  • I'm happy the dev has it back in the store but what odds on MS objecting to the use of Cortana in the name?
  • MS does not care about Cortana. If they did they would make it available worldwide and not just in a couple of regions.
  • Unless I'm mistaken this is only for Windows 10 Mobile, not Windows Phone 8.1, correct?
  • Just checked and this isn't available in the Windows Store anymore.
  • Take my money. Got to have it.
  • anyone know if this app has evolved into something else again or if it is just dead?
  • I just got a SmartThings Hub and would love to control it using Cortana. Looks like this app is no longer available.
  • Let me know if you find an alternative...
  • So, this looks like an awesome app, but it is unavailable. Any news on why or when it will become available again?