Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular iOS app that let you set up a series of actions that you could then perform with a single tap. The app previously cost money, but Apple is keeping it around post-acquisition and making it free to download. You can get it from the App Store here.
Apple has confirmed its purchase of Workflow, sharing the following statement with TechCrunch:
“The Workflow app was selected for an Apple Design Award in 2015 because of its outstanding use of iOS accessibility features, in particular an outstanding implementation for VoiceOver with clearly labeled items, thoughtful hints, and drag/drop announcements, making the app usable and quickly accessible to those who are blind or low-vision.”
We’ll have to wait and see what Apple does with Workflow and if the any of the app’s features end up getting baked into iOS. For the time being, the fact that the app is now free makes this a good opportunity to try it out and see what kind of workflows you can cook up. Given some time with the app, you could probably make some pretty neat actions.
Have you ever tried Workflow? If not, will you check it out now?