Workflow Updates to V1.7.5 with Bug Fixes

Released in 2014, Workflow is a well-known and popular automation app that won an Apple Design Award in 2015, it allows users to group a bunch of actions so that they can perform complicated tasks with one tap. On Monday Workflow was updated to version 1.7.5, which mainly includes bug fixes and compatibility improvements.

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Here is the full list of changes included in the version 1.7.5:

  • The “Otherwise” group in If actions can now be deleted
  • Fixed an issue where the Run Script Over SSH action may fail
  • Fixed an issue where tapping on a variable may insert it into a text field twice instead of once
  • Fixed an issue where the Send Email action would not work with e-mail accounts that require TLS
  • Fixed an issue where the Show Notification and Create Day One Entry actions may crash or unexpectedly include images of the text passed as input
  • Fixed an issue where signing in to Trello with a Google account may not work
  • Fixed an issue where the Get File action could crash when downloading files from the document picker
  • Fixed an issue where the Save File action would crash when saving an empty file to Dropbox
  • Fixed an issue where Evernote actions did not allow saving files larger than 100 MB
  • Fixed an issue where variables could not be entered for Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in the Log Health Sample action
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when running an action with a variable that has a chosen property but which has an empty value when the workflow is run
  • Fixed an issue where passing text as a variable to an on/off switch in an action was not handled correctly. Passing values like “yes” or “true” should result in the switch being turned on, but instead resulted in the switch being turned off.

In March of this year Apple acquired Workflow and the team behind this app. Workflow’s creators – developers Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey – have joined Apple. Instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made Workflow free and continually available on App Store. It used to cost $2.99, which was a fair price. Workflow currently supports more than 200 actions with integration into Apple apps as well as third-party services, and there is a built-in Gallery that allows users to quickly select desired automation tasks if available.

In an email from Workflow support sent to a user of the app, the company has confirmed that it had “no further planned updates for Workflow”, though it will continue support the current functionality and has no intention to abandon the app.

The question now is whether some of the capabilities in the Workflow app could work their way into iOS itself. As members of Apple, the app developers are able to take advantage of APIs and resources to further develop the functionalities. It is predicted that Apple will include Workflow directly into iOS 11 due to release in this fall.

Have you tried this app yet? To know more info about Workflow, see this page.

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