Workflow, the powerful iOS automation app that Apple acquired in March, has brought back a few features that were originally removed from the software following the Apple deal while adding updated Apple Music actions.
In Workflow 1.7.4 for iPhone and iPad, users can now create workflows using actions specifically designed for Google’s Chrome browser and the read-later app Pocket, which browser vendor Mozilla acquired in February.
With the updated Apple Music actions, Workflow fans can now add songs to their Up Next queue in the Music app. Another new action lets you clear the songs in the Up Next queue.
Additionally, Workflow’s Get Distance actions has been updated with support for getting the distance from a specified location while the order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved.
Here’s everything new and fixed in Workflow 1.7.4:
- Bug fixes and improvements
- Restored the Google Chrome and Pocket actions
- Add music to your Up Next queue with the Add Music to Up Next and Clear Up Next actions
- Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location
- The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved
- Fixed getting prices for books in Search iTunes Store
- Fixed making archives with special characters in the filename on iOS 10.3 and later
- Fixed an issue where workflow glyphs in the Today Widget may be stretched and cut off
- Fixed an issue where latitude and longitude may be formatted incorrectly in international locales
- Fixed an issue where .wflow files may fail to open on iOS 10.3 and later
- Fixed an issue where improperly formatted URLs from Pinboard could cause Workflow to crash
- Fixed an issue where booleans may not update when their value is changed inside dictionary fields
- Fixed an issue where handing off clipboard content from the Today Widget or Action Extension may throw a “The file Clipboard could not be opened” error
- Fixed an issue that could cause Workflow to crash on launch
- Other bug fixes and minor additions
Apple has said that it will continue to push maintenance updates to Workflow, but no new user features will be added to the software. Today’s update makes good on that promise.
Apple’s plans for Workflow are unclear at the moment. For what it’s worth, any new features or major changes that could be in the works for the app should be formally announced at the company’s annual conference for developers next month.