Apple today began sending out emails to customers who purchased popular automation app Workflow in the last few weeks, letting them know that they'll be receiving a refund for the purchase price of the app.

Apple is handing out refunds because following its recent acquisition of the Workflow app and team, it made the Workflow app free to download and removed some key functionality.

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A MacRumors reader shared his refund email with us, and we've also seen several reports of Workflow refunds from Twitter.

Dear iTunes Customer,
Thank you for purchasing Workflow by DeskConnect, Inc. Workflow is now available for free in the App Store. Since you recently purchased this app, we have issued you a full refund in the amount of $3.23. These funds will be applied to your original payment method and may take up to five business days from the issue date to post to your account.

Regards,

iTunes Support Team
http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/ww/

For those unfamiliar with Workflow, which is now owned by Apple, it's an automation tool that allows users to create a variety of workflows to automate tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, translating an article, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, calculating a tip, and tons more.

Following Apple's acquisition of Workflow, there was an update to remove certain features, including workflow functionality that involved Google Chrome, Pocket, LINE, Telegram, and Uber, likely for legal reasons.

Apple plans to keep Workflow available in the App Store, and it is now a free download. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

OriginalAppleGuy Avatar
92 months ago
Jailbreak is your friend
No it's not. It may allow you to do more with the device, but it also opens it up to severe security concerns.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jerry16 Avatar
92 months ago
So much potential with this app. Unfortunately, two of the immediate work flows I thought of in an effort to eliminate taps, can't be done.

* Turn on low power mode
* Close all open apps

I would hope that with the acquisition maybe a deeper integration w/ iOS would occur but I suppose if that were the case then Apple would just build these features right into iOS.

*and before anyone starts harping on me about why open apps don't matter, I don't care, I like them closed
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michaelgtrusa Avatar
92 months ago
Ok very nice on them.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FloatingBones Avatar
92 months ago
Anyone got some good workflows to share?
Check out the archive at MacStories ('http://macstories.net'). Federico Viticci is one of the best sources anywhere on Workflow. There's more in the Club MacStories premium site, but plenty of free stuff too. And check out their Canvas podcast ('https://www.macstories.net/linked/canvas-episode-29-workflow-magic-variables/').
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
92 months ago
This thread is strangely devoid of hate.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unami Avatar
92 months ago
*and before anyone starts harping on me about why open apps don't matter, I don't care, I like them closed
"open" apps seem to use more ram. on my 5s in safari the "dictation"-microphone often went greyed out - force-closing a few apps in the task viewer remedied that. i guess this is no more the case with ios 10 but that doesn't mean those suspended apps don't use any ram.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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