Workflow Lets You Automate The Stuff You Do All The Time On Your iPhone
Constructed for the tastes of energy customers with an interface that anybody can perceive, Workflow is a brand new app for iOS that allows you to create shortcuts for the belongings you do on a regular basis in your telephone or pill. With a easy, environment friendly interface, it lets anybody automate issues like creating GIFs from the photographs in your photograph roll to ordering an Uber going to the handle for subsequent occasion in your calendar.
You possibly can create motion extensions (a brand new function in iOS eight you could convey up by tapping the share button) that saves the URL of the web page you’re on to Evernote and in addition saves a PDF copy of the web page to Dropbox in case you’re fearful it’d go away. You possibly can entry your all shortcuts inside Workflow or flip them into semi-apps in themselves by way of bookmarks on the house display (with a customizable icon).
There’s quite a lot of pre-constructed shortcuts within the Workflow gallery, however the app encourages you to construct your personal shortcuts based mostly on how you employ your telephone. The truth is, the very first thing you do whenever you open the app for the primary time is construct the beforehand-talked about “create a GIF” shortcut.
The app is ready to throw first-time customers into the duty as a result of the shortcut-constructing device is deceivingly easy. So long as you recognize what you need to do, you’ll be able to just about construct it. Shortcuts are composed of actions, which confer with very particular features in different apps, like ‘choose pictures’ or ‘ship a message.’ These are the only actions — extra superior ones allow you to take a look at your calendar and pull in issues like maps and your music library.
Including extra complicated duties doesn’t make utilizing the app any more durable to make use of — you’re simply selecting from the identical listing of actions. Even turning pictures into GIFs and utilizing outdoors providers like Dropbox require little greater than switching toggles or selecting what number of of one thing you’re going to pick.
I’m positive that there are Apple energy customers who would pay as a lot as $10 for this, if no more. At $2.ninety nine — a launch worth, which might transfer up or down — Workflow is reasonable sufficient that anybody who bounces round between apps for complicated duties ought to contemplate investing in it.