Apple-Owned Workflow App Updated With a Long List of Bug Fixes

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Workflow, the automation app that Apple purchased back in March of this year, was today updated to version 1.7.5, introducing a long list of bug fixes.

There are fixes for a range of third-party apps like Trello, Google, Dropbox, and Evernote, along with updates to address issues in iOS 11. For example, Open In, Post to Instagram, Create Note, and Save with Transmit were all actions that were broken in the iOS 11 beta, but have now been fixed.


A full list of the bugs and issues that have been fixed in the update can be found on the Workflow website.

For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that can essentially do anything. It allows users to create workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, calculating a tip, and more.

Since Apple acquired the app, it has been free to download. Regular improvements have been introduced, including bug fixes and new actions.

Workflow can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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No new features, little to see here, just a maintenance/bugfix release.

After Apple bought it I thought they were adding some of Workflow's features to the next iOS(11), maybe to call the geeky side of some Android users or just to improve the system's functionality. Unfortunately there's no news of that. Maybe they just wanted to grab the talent behind the Workflow's team and as a kindness to the users who paid they let the app live. I guess that without new features it will have a slow death until it's not relevant anymore... it's hard to see an app as unique as this one, stagnate.
 

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Workflow, the automation app that Apple purchased back in March of this year, was today updated to version 1.7.5, introducing a long list of bug fixes.

There are fixes for a range of third-party apps like Trello, Google, Dropbox, and Evernote, along with updates to address issues in iOS 11. For example, Open In, Post to Instagram, Create Note, and Save with Transmit were all actions that were broken in the iOS 11 beta, but have now been fixed.


A full list of the bugs and issues that have been fixed in the update can be found on the Workflow website.

For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that can essentially do anything. It allows users to create workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, calculating a tip, and more.

Since Apple acquired the app, it has been free to download. Regular improvements have been introduced, including bug fixes and new actions.

Workflow can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Apple-Owned Workflow App Updated With a Long List of Bug Fixes
Yet I still can’t dictate text to a note using workflow. grrr
 

KazKam

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Yeah, without deeper integration into iOS, more like AppleScript/Automator, this thing is pretty useless. I downloaded it, looked at the sample workflows and tried to create a few of my own.

For the stock workflows, they weren't that useful or didn't do things I'd want to do, or the way I'd do them.

For the ones I tried to create, it was too constraining. The integrations I wanted to get things done just weren't there.

An iOS workflow app is a great idea, it just needs to have waaaay deeper integration into at least all the core iOS apps. This app is too gimped to be truly useful/productive.
 

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For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that can essentially do anything.
For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that can hardly do anything useful.

Fixed that for you :)

When apple bought workflow, I was hoping for deeper system integration to make a great concept of an app actually useful.

I guess, I'll have to wait a little longer.
 

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Can it delete downloaded stuff if user choose to NOT move it away from workflow app? I mean, in general, could workflow app provide a feature of clearing app cache?
 

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After Apple bought it I thought they were adding some of Workflow's features to the next iOS(11), maybe to call the geeky side of some Android users or just to improve the system's functionality. Unfortunately there's no news of that. Maybe they just wanted to grab the talent behind the Workflow's team and as a kindness to the users who paid they let the app live.
They were too far ahead in the development cycle for iOS 11. Don’t forget that a deep automation integration would require all new APIs for third party devs etc. After the acquisition I assumed this would become an iOS 12/13 tentpole feature. iOS 11 shows in spades how Apple is committed to iOS productivity—automation will probably come like drag and drop did: late, but better thought out than before and system-wide.
 

CarlJ

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They were too far ahead in the development cycle for iOS 11. Don’t forget that a deep automation integration would require all new APIs for third party devs etc. After the acquisition I assumed this would become an iOS 12/13 tentpole feature.
Some of the automation could be integrated into the OS down the line, but the thing they could/can do now is provide more seamless and complete connections into their own apps, and possibly get more buy-in from third party developers since it's an official Apple thing.
[doublepost=1502919329][/doublepost]I bought a copy of Workflow way back when, and I'm glad it exists, but I've never run into a really compelling personal use case for it.

I'm more excited by Pythonista, a Python programming environment for iOS (not marketed as a way to write standalone iOS apps, it's more of an on-the-go way to experiment and test things) that allows (among other things) writing app extensions that one can use from other apps, and (related) Editorial, a markdown text editor that is fully scriptable with (its own built-in copy of) Python (it's a good markdown text editor without Python, it's amazingly capable with Python).