Apple has acquired the Icelandic company DeskConnect, the team behind 'Workflow' the best App Store app for 2015. Workflow takes a complicated series of tasks, that would normally require opening multiple apps, and lets users press one button to get the job done. For example, if you want to let someone know you're running late, you can use the "running late" workflow to automatically find your next calendar event, get the travel time, create a text and fire off a message.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed that Apple has now made the app free instead of charging $2.99 for it, and the app will remain available. Currently the app supports more than 200 actions, with integrations into Apple apps as well as third-party services like Dropbox, Evernote, and Facebook. In that sense Workflow resembles Automator, an Apple utility app that ships with macOS Sierra but has no standard-issue equivalent for iOS.
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