iOS Automation Apps

I thought it might be useful to add a list of the apps that I use for iOS Automation, or that I know of. So I’ll start with the ones that I know and have used myself:

Launch Center Pro:

This is a very good app for running app URLs and also for scheduling app URLs to run or other apps to run when you want them.


Another great app that acts as a hub for running automations.

Also Drafts for iPad:
It’s a different app rather than one universal sadly.

Editorial for iPad:

I’ve mentioned this before in a post. It has an automation / workflow system that’s a bit like automator on Mac OSX, and it’s also a very good writing app / text editor. It is probably my favourite app for both writing notes, longer form text and for text and app automation.


This is a universal app. It’s a python editor, so you will need to write code to use it, but it has a lot of functionality that can be used in automation.

Shortcuts (formerly Workflow):

When workflow first came out it was a bit of a revelation. It had so many possibilities. So it wasn’t a big surprise that it got bought up by Apple and integrated into iOS itself. Now it’s shortcuts and it’s free on iOS devices.


Another capable automation app for iOS

More Automation Resources

If you’re still interested, here are some more iOS automation related posts.

Goodbye IFTTT

Why I am saying goodbye to the IFTTT service

Well done IFTTT, I didn’t see that coming at all

Today I got an email from IFTTT with news about their service. This is quite normal. They add to their service on a very regular basis. However, I wasn’t expecting the new addition to be a city. Louisville to be precise. Whilst this was a bit of a shock, and also somewhat confusing as well…

Day One (2) Adds IFTTT integration

They’d said that they were going to do that, but now they actually have. It looks ok. But it’s made me wonder why I would automate a journal entry? What would that work? I’m not sure at all. Anyway, I’m still on Day One ‘Classic’ and not 2 as yet as I’ve had too many…


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