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Learn How to Use Workflow

The beloved app Workflow, which was purchased by Apple back in March, has been in use for many pro users in iOS for years now. If you are someone who is not familiar with this app the best way to explain it is from Workflow’s website:

Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows. Providing hundreds of actions that interact with the apps and content on your device, Workflow opens up infinite possibilities of what you can do with your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

workflow on iphone

Workflow can be the app you use to make your iPad the one and only tool you need to get your work done because it bridges so

many gaps between seperate apps and allows you to focus less on how you can get your things done and lets you focus more on what it is you want to get done.

So, we here at Tablet Habit wanted to share with you a list of great places already on the internet where you can learn how to get started with the app, or even help you sharpen your skills if you’re a more seasoned user of the app.

Getting Started with Workflow

There can be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using Workflow, even after doing the tutorial built in the app. So, if you want to learn more about how to use this app and some common use-cases for it look no further than here!

Getting Started with Workflow – MacStories

  • Federico Viticci really stood out as a workflow user because of how in depth his reviews and examples are, also his ability to make you want to use this app every chance you got. When he first posted this on his website MacStories it became a staple for anyone looking to get started using Workflow and continues to be nearly a year later.

Automation on the iPad – Christopher Lawley YouTube

  • Christopher Lawley has a great series about automation on the iPad on his YouTube channel. He goes into Workflow and has other videos about automation outside fo Workflow coming down the pipe. Check his channel out, and subscribe if you like it!

Canvas Podcast –#22: The Basics – Relay FM

  • This is also partly the work of Federico Viticci, as he is the co-host of this fantastic podcast, but he also has with him Fraser Speirs. The two host this podcast all about iPad productivity, Canvas, and this was the beginning of a wonderful series the two did on Workflow. If you are a fan of podcasts and an auditory learner then this is should check all the boxes you need to get started.

MacSparky Workflow Video Field Guide

  • David Sparks is great at making Screencasts and video tutorials for both Mac and iOS apps and has done so for so many apps and companies. He has done so well he has created what he calls “Video Field Guides” which are entire courses on apps like Omnifocus and Workflow. I personally have purchased both, and it changed how I use these apps without a doubt. If you really want to go all-in on this and enjoy learning by videos then this field guide is worth the $9.99. Plus, you’re supporting one of the coolest people in the tech community by doing so.

Advanced Tutorials

So you may be a user of Workflow and know more than the average person, if so this is where you can go to step up your game and really see what this app can do for you. Learn about variables, magic variables, and how you can use pretty much any API to automate your life.

Canvas Workflow Series

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  • There is a plethora of stuff MacStories has done in regards to this dynamic app. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in anything else this may be where your search ends.

Further Reading

There are some great resources I didn’t mention only because it offers things for the beginner and advanced users. If you want to become an expert or look into a specific thing you want to do then these little corners in the internet is where  you need to go.

Club Macstories

  • Club MacStories is a paid service offered by the fine folks over at For $5 a month you get access to a weekly email that is filled to the brim with value and a monthly email that is more in depth about what the team is doing and exclusive long-form articles as well. Not only do you get email you get a ton of downloadable files and ebooks and the occasional discount on apps. Well worth the $5 a month.

Workflow’s Docs

  • The team at Workflow put this wonderful system in place so that you can get a grasp at what you can accomplish with a few minutes and a little forethought. This covers the basics all the way down to the very specific of things. If you go poking around long enough you are surely going to find something that gets you thinking about what you can use Workflow for in your daily routine.

So if you ever wanted to know where you can go to master the art of using Workflow, just head right here. You can even bookmark this page for safekeeping and come back when you make some time to really dig in to learning the app.

If you have anything we may have missed, or even just a story to tell about how Workflow has impacted your work, leave a comment below!

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