‘Workflow’ for iOS Gains Today Widget, Syncing Function

Popular automation app Workflow is being upgraded today with two extremely helpful, much-desired features: a Notification Center widget and a brand-new syncing feature that lets workflows be synced across a number of devices.

For those of you who are not acquainted with Workflow, it’s an automation device that lets users develop a variety of workflows to accomplish jobs like producing GIFs from a series of pictures, pulling images from a web page, equating an article, determining an idea, and more. Users can create their own workflows or download them from the Workflow gallery and other third-party sites.

With the brand-new Workflow Notice Center widget, workflows can be triggered directly from the Today view, making it much quicker to access simple workflows that are often used. Not all workflows are appropriate for use in the Notice Center depending upon what they do, but there are dozens of pre-configured alternatives that work well, and custom-made workflows are still offered.

A couple of pre-made examples include workflows that supply directions to locations like a nearby coffeeshop or house, immediately place calls, calculate tips, bring up images from websites, or play music. A few of the workflows will open the Workflow app when tapped, however others work directly within the Notice Center.

Along with a Notice Center widget, today’s Workflow upgrade presents Workflow Sync, a service that permits Workflow users to backup their workflows and sync them in between multiple devices, such as an iPad and an iPhone. Prior to the release of the syncing feature, Workflow had to be set up individually on each iOS device.

There are also numerous brand-new actions included in the upgrade that can be used to create new kinds of workflows. New alternatives consist of Share with Transmit, Log Exercise, Log Health Sample, Find Health Samples, Get Information of Health Samples, Get Existing IP Address, Get Network Particulars, Continue Workflow in App, Calculate Stats, Show in BlindSquare, and Get My Workflows.

Other actions, like Edit Image, Make PDF, Tweet, and Take Photo have actually been improved. Edit Image can now output high-resolution images, making PDFs is more trustworthy, there’s support for tweeting videos, and taking a picture no longer requires tapping the shutter. In all, 12 actions have actually been upgraded, with a full list readily available on the Workflow website.

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