One of my favourite iOS apps is Workflow, an automation app that connects different apps and actions together. I’ve written about and shared some workflows I’ve created on this blog before, thanks in part to Workflow’s ability to share using unique workflow.is links.

Workflow has a built-in gallery to showcase a selection of workflows, to which you can submit your own for consideration. However, it’s up to the developers to hand-pick the workflows they feature, as any submissions likely need to be broadly accessible to both new and seasoned users alike1, so it tends to be stocked with only a select number of workflows.

As an alternative to the gallery, I’m launching Workflow Directory, a website to showcase curated workflows that anyone can submit to, which I’ll be updating as often as possible. It’s totally free and I’ve posted several of my own workflows.

As it’s running on Tumblr2, it’s fully searchable, supports tagging and workflows can have lengthier descriptions, if necessary, to help explain more complex workflows. If you’ve already written about your workflow somewhere online, you can also include a link to it.

To make it as easy as possible for you (and me) to submit workflows, I’ve created a workflow that you can use to post submissions directly from your iOS device via email. Alternatively, you can fill in the form on the site’s Submit page.

You can also follow Workflow Directory on Twitter at @workflow_dir or subscribe to the site’s RSS feed.

If you have any feedback or suggestions on improving the site, please let me know at hello@workflow.directory.

  1. A workflow that does something hugely complex which serves a very specific purpose, while great for a small number of users, wouldn’t be of use to many. 

  2. I’d originally started development of Workflow Directory with the CMS Kirby, but the built-in features of Tumblr made it the perfect choice. It also meant I didn’t need to spend weeks building a site. 

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