Apple acquires DeskConnect company along with its “Workflow” app
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Apple acquires DeskConnect company along with its “Workflow” app

Apple has just acquired DeskConnect company along with its Workflow app the Apple Design Award winner can automate tons of processes for you, like creating GIFs, getting directions, sharing songs and much more.

The app used to cost $2.99 but after Apple’s acquisition it is made available on the app store for free.

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As part of the acquisition deal, Workflow’s creators  Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey  will be joining Apple.

The acquisition financial details are still unavailable and under discretion from both parties.


According to Apple “The Workflow app was selected for an Apple Design Award in 2015 because of its outstanding use of iOS accessibility features, in particular an outstanding implementation for VoiceOver with clearly labeled items, thoughtful hints, and drag/drop announcements, making the app usable and quickly accessible to those who are blind or low-vision.”

According to Workflow’s description on the Appstore:

It’s 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.

It 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 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.

So go ahead to the Appstore and download Workflow by following this link.