Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple

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Description of App: 

Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Workflow includes over 200 actions, including those for Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud Drive, and Health, to name a few.

For example, you can use Workflow to:
* 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
* And so much more...

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. You can even export a workflow as a standalone app on your home screen.

Workflow opens up infinite possibilities of what you can do with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. But this is just the beginning. Stay tuned.

Apple Watch Support: 

Yes

Version: 

1.7.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.2.1

Accessibility Comments: 

***AppleVis Editorial Team Note: this section has been updated in light of a recent update to this app. The original comments have been removed as they no longer apply.***

This app has been updated to work with VoiceOver. Actions are now draggable, and will announce when you successfully add one to a workflow or where they are as you drag them around within a workflow. You can also swipe up or down with one finger on an action in the Actions List until you hear "add to workflow", then double tap. Double tapping an action without swiping first will cause VoiceOver to speak the action's description. Even for seasoned VoiceOver users, enabling hints is a good idea until you get used to this app.

There are two areas where VoiceOver users may run into difficulty. First, when swiping or scrolling through a list of actions, focus can sometimes jump around, and the list may not scroll properly. Second, the keyboard will sometimes not appear when you try to enter text in an edit field. I've seen this in other apps, too, and so am pretty sure it's an iOS bug and not the fault of the Workflow developers. Note that braille screen input will still work, or you can swipe left or right to find the key you want, then double tap.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@WorkflowHQ