iOS Automation With Workflow
Workflows. We all have them but what EXACTLY are they?
A simple Google search returns this definition:
… the sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion
But more than a definition, I’m interested in automating my workflows.
How to accomplish this … especially when I’m on the go?
By using tools such as Workflow for iOS!
According to its website, Workflow is:
Powerful automation made simple
Elaborating a bit, Workflow:
… facilitates connecting apps together, combined with powerful actions, to automate workflow on your iPhone or iPad
For example, use Workflow to:
- Backup photos to Dropbox with a simple tap
- Access the next couple of meetings scheduled in your calendar and create markdown formatted meeting note templates in Evernote
- Grab the last five images from your photo gallery, make an animated GIF and text it to a friend
- Get your current and destination locations, access maps and text others about your approximate arrival time
- Speed dial a phone number
- Grab the content of a web page, create a PDF and automatically open it in iBooks
- Translate your clipboard content to another language and email it
- Tweet the content and URL of the page you are viewing in your browser
- Cross-post a photo to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Get directions to the nearest coffee shop
The possibilities are endless …
With Workflow’s simple drag-and-drop interface it’s easy to create workflows.
The fun part?
- Make your own workflows and save them to your home screen where they can be accessed with a quick tap
- Export workflows to share with others
- Install workflows shared by others or access workflows from the built-in Workflow Gallery
I’ll be sharing some of my favorite (and created) workflows in future posts.
You can download Workflow from the App Store.
Originally published on techstreams.github.io