Workflows

My custom workflows for Workflow.app

Workflow is a visual programming language for iOS to create powerful automated workflows. The workflows are basically mini apps, like the iPhone equivalent of building scripts and CLIs.

Workflow also includes a standard library of actions like opening a URL in Safari or saving a file to Dropbox. Their app was acquired by Apple in 2017 and subsequently made free.

My Workflows

I've built a variety of workflows, big and small, to simplify problems that are otherwise tedious to accomplish on an iPhone.

  1. Parking Garage - Save & recall where you parked in a big parking garage.

  2. Smart Time - Automatically calculate the time it takes to walk or drive to a common destination and notify the other person of when you'll arrive.

  3. Brush Teeth - A 2-minute timer for brushing your teeth that pulses every 30 seconds to switch quadrants.

  4. Clipboard New Tab - Open a new tab in Safari from the URL on the clipboard in one tap. Useful for apps like Instagram that don't support normal ways of breaking out of the app into a browser.

  5. HN - One tap access to Hacker News.

More Info

You can find a good introduction to Workflow in Identifying Opportunities for Automation and more info in the Workflow Docs. There's also a community repo of workflows on GitHub.