Archive Daily Science Fiction Stories to Evernote via IFTTT

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but today, I created an IFTTT recipe that archives the Daily Science Fiction stories I receive via email each weekday to Evernote. My recipe assumes you use Gmail, but I imagine it would be easy enough to riff of this recipe for other email clients. For this recipe to work, you need to head over to the Daily Science Fiction website and subscribe to the daily story. It’s free!

Daily Science Fiction is a great source of short science fiction stories. There is a story each day of the week, delivered by email. The story appears on their website a week later. Many great writers (and stories) have appeared in Daily SF, including stories by many friends and writers I know. I also had a story in Daily Science Fiction, “Lost and Found” back in October 2012. If you are not a fan of science fiction and fantasy or you are curious about what the fuss is about, Daily SF is a great place to start because the stories are generally short and diverse in their genre and theme.

What’s great about the recipe is that it saves me a few steps each day. I usually refile the Daily SF mail when I get it and read it later. Now, I can skip that step entirely because the story will show up in my “to-read” saved search in Evernote (which looks for any notes tagged “to-read”) that I review at least once a day.

You can get find my recipe here.


About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

3 thoughts on “Archive Daily Science Fiction Stories to Evernote via IFTTT

  1. Why don’t you just use your Evernote email address to subscribe to Daily SF and have the daily stories sent directly to your Evernote default folder?

  2. Jamie,

    I did this but find that the Evernote body is one long chain of text, with no paragraph breaks, making it very hard to read. Did I do something wrong?


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