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Powerful Task Automator ‘Workflow’ Acquired By Apple, Goes FREE

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Powerful Task Automator ‘Workflow’ Acquired By Apple, Goes FREE

News is breaking this week that Apple has officially acquired DeskConnect Inc’s Workflowan app originally designed to simplify everyday tasks across iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Now available as a FREE download Workflow includes over 200 actions that should help completing tasks across apps and services, such as: Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud Drive, and Health … a breeze.

For example, using Workflow you might:

– Make animated GIFs
– Add a home screen icon that calls a loved one
– Make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet
– Get directions to the nearest coffee shop in one tap
– Tweet the song you’re listening to
– Get all of the images on a web page
– Send a message including the last screenshot you took

“Your workflow creations can be launched from inside the Workflow app, from other apps using Workflow’s Action Extension, or from our new lightning-fast Today Widget,” the developers note – adding that you can even export a workflow as a standalone app for use right from your iPhone (or iPad)’s home screen.

Currently rocking a 4.5-star rating from over 1,200 users, Workflow is widely considered to be an essential for anyone who is looking to streamline their workflow on iOS … and beyond.

As of writing Workflow remains under DeskConnect, Inc’s iTunes Connect publisher profile – although it is possible that Apple may have plans to move the app over to its own iTunes profile, in the days ahead.

This week’s acquisition includes the talents of Workflow’s own Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer and Nick Frey, each of whom will be joining the Cupertino company as part of the deal.

“We are thrilled to be joining Apple,” Weinstein said. “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,” he added.

“We can’t wait to take our work to the next level at Apple and contribute to products that touch people across the world,” the Workflow executive concluded.

Workflow is now a FREE download on the App Store, having dropped from its previous price of $3.

/ MacRumors (h/t)

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