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Apple Updates Workflow With Support for iPhone X and iOS 11

Workflow, the popular automation app Apple purchased earlier this year, was today updated to introduce support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. The new version of the app allows users to drag and drop files onto a workflow to run the workflow using that file, and it adds HEIF and HEVC support to the Convert Image and Encode Media actions, respectively. Support for new iOS 11 Health data types including Insulin Delivery, V02 Max, Waist Circumference, Resting Heart Rate, Walking Heart Rate Average, and Heart Rate Variability has also been added. With the Get File and Save File actions, there's now support for retrieving and saving multiple files at one time, and there's also a new option to specify a default "From" address when using the Send Email action. Apple has also introduced a long list of bug fixes, listed below: Fixed the Tweet and Post on Facebook actions on iOS 11 Fixed an issue where text items could unexpectedly be converted to image metadata dictionaries Fixed an issue where granting access to Ulysses may not work Fixed an issue where workflows launched from the Complication would not run on watchOS 4 Fixed an issue where the Text action may randomly scroll to the top while typing Fixed an issue where the Send Message via WhatsApp action contact field did not work properly Fixed an issue where the Convert Image action may crash in the Today Widget or Action Extension Fixed an issue where the Show Directions action may not use the correct travel mode when opening Google Maps Fixed an issue where messaging the attendees of an event

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

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]

Workflow App Will Stop Releasing Updates in Wake of Apple Acquisition

Last month Apple acquired work automation app Workflow, which gives users the ability to create a variety of workflows that can translate articles, create GIFs from photos, calculate tips, and more. It's still unclear what Apple plans to do with the app in the future, but Workflow remains on the App Store in the wake of the acquisition, and now it appears that the app will no longer receive any noticeable updates down the line. In an email from Workflow support sent to a user of the app, and discussed on the Accidental Tech Podcast (via iGeneration), the company has confirmed that there are "no further planned updates for Workflow," but it will continue to support the app's current functionality and has no intention to fully abandon it. "But just so you know, we have no further planned updates for Workflow. That being said we are continuing to support Workflow's current functionality and have no plans to end support, so let me know if you run across any bugs or crashes." Following the acquisition, Apple made Workflow free to download on the App Store and reimbursed customers who had recently paid for the app. Certain features were also removed from the app after Apple bought it, including workflow functionality that involved Google Chrome, Pocket, LINE, Telegram, and Uber. Apple is predicted to include Workflow directly into iOS in the future, at which time the current Workflow app will likely be removed from the App Store. As such, the app is now sitting in a sort of limbo stage between its recent acquisition -- where Apple also received Workflow team members

Apple Reimbursing Customers Who Recently Purchased Now-Acquired App Workflow

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. 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]

Apple Acquires Popular Automation App Workflow

Apple has acquired well-known and popular automation app Workflow, reports TechCrunch. The deal was reportedly finalized today for an unspecified sum. Workflow, first released in 2014, is an automation tool that can essentially do anything. It allows users to create a variety of 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 tons more. It is equipped with a built-in Gallery, which allows people to quickly find and use a wide range of automation tasks, and it can be used to create custom automations. Apple is purchasing the Workflow app and the Workflow team, including Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey, will be joining the company."We are thrilled to be joining Apple," said Weinstein in a statement. "We've worked closely with Apple from the very beginning, from kickstarting our company as students attending WWDC to developing and launching Workflow and seeing its amazing success on the App Store. We can't wait to take our work to the next level at Apple and contribute to products that touch people across the world.Apple confirmed the acquisition of Workflow, which notably received an Apple Design Award in 2015 for its excellent accessibility features, likely one of the reasons behind the purchase. Typically apps acquired from Apple disappear from the App Store, but Workflow will remain available and will be made free starting later today. The Gallery will continue to be updated on a regular

Workflow for iOS Updated With Improved Gallery That Makes it Easier Than Ever to Automate Tasks

Popular automation app Workflow is being updated today with a new design, a much-improved Gallery experience, and a streamlined on-boarding process, all of which help to make the app more powerful and easier to use. For those unfamiliar with Workflow, it's an automation app that can essentially do anything. It lets you create workflows to accomplish a wide variety of tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, grabbing images from a web page, translating an article, calculating a tip, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, and much, much more. When you first open the Workflow app after updating, there's a new on-boarding process that walks you through how the app works and all of the different things you can do with it. After a short tutorial, you're asked to choose a few workflows that sound useful, like a teeth brushing timer or directions to the nearest coffee shop. The new on-boarding process makes it easier for new users to get started because the app no longer opens to a blank slate. Workflow's Gallery, which is what's used to download new workflows, has been overhauled to make it simpler to find new ways to use the Workflow app. The Gallery is organized into several different curated sections that you can scroll through, like Essentials, iOS 10, Quick Shortcuts, Morning Routine, Around the House, Stay Healthy, Collaborate Better, Photography, and more. Category names are more descriptive than they were previously, and there's more content right at your fingertips. With a new search function, it's easy to find exactly what you're

'Workflow' for iOS Gains Today Widget, Syncing Feature

Popular automation app Workflow is being updated today with two highly useful, much-desired features: a Notification Center widget and a new syncing feature that lets workflows be synced across several devices. For those of you who are not familiar with Workflow, it's an automation tool that lets users create a variety of workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, calculating a tip, and more. Users can create their own workflows or download them from the Workflow gallery and other third-party sites. With the new Workflow Notification Center widget, workflows can be activated directly from the Today view, making it much quicker to access simple workflows that are frequently used. Not all workflows are suitable for use in the Notification Center depending on what they do, but there are dozens of pre-configured options that work well, and custom workflows are always available. A few pre-made examples include workflows that provide directions to places like a nearby coffeeshop or home, automatically place calls, calculate tips, pull up images from websites, or play music. Some of the workflows will open the Workflow app when tapped, but others work directly within the Notification Center. Along with a Notification Center widget, today's Workflow update introduces Workflow Sync, a service that allows Workflow users to backup their workflows and sync them between multiple devices, such as an iPad and an iPhone. Prior to the release of the syncing feature, Workflow needed to be

'Workflow' for Apple Watch Brings Automated Tasks to Your Wrist

Popular iOS app Workflow was today updated with support for the upcoming Apple Watch, bringing its highly useful task automation capabilities to the wrist-worn device. For those of you unfamiliar with Workflow, it's a powerful automation app that was first launched on iOS last December. Workflow lets users create actions and connect apps to automatically perform a huge range of tasks on the iPad or the iPhone. Workflows can be built from a series of actions to perform tasks like making GIFs from a series of photos, creating PDFs from websites, appending content or recordings to Evernote, seeing older versions of websites, getting images from websites, and translating text on the clipboard. There are hundreds of actions that can be combined for an endless number of different workflows. On the Apple Watch, Workflow will work in the same way, giving users one-tap access to a wide range of different timesaving actions. For example, it'll be possible to pull up a map to the nearest coffee shop or call an Uber using Workflow. These type of quick-access actions may be particularly valuable on the Apple Watch, given its limited input methods. One of the best features about Workflow for iOS is its included Workflow Gallery, which makes it easy for even those new to the app to download actions that are immediately useful. The same gallery feature will be available on the Apple Watch for fast access to workflows. Workflow's Gallery and a workflow in action Workflows can be executed by raising the Apple Watch on the wrist to turn it on and swiping up at the