Our lives are busy. When not attending meetings or sharing in the field ministry, we’re often enjoying moments of personal study and Bible reading. And while our electronic devices can be a distraction, they also can help us optimize our theocratic routine. For example, rather than wasting time hunting down information on your iPhone, why not let the iPhone bring it to you? The Workflow app by DeskConnect can do just that. It’s an amazing example of how the iPhone and iPad can automate routine tasks for you. We’ve made an entire video review of Workflow already. But in this post we want to show you how to use it to make your theocratic schedule more efficient. The following video will explain how to use these workflows on your iPhone and iPad.
As shown in the above video, Workflow let’s users combine actions that the iPhone can carry out with a single tap. You can also share these workflows with friends. So here at AppChasers.com we’ve built some theocratic focused workflows that you can download straight into the Workflow app on your device. Of course, you’ll already need to own the Workflow app. You can download it here. Now check out the following workflows that we’ve described below. If you’d like to download one into Workflow, just tap on the icon.
Update: This workflow was not properly working before 12/12/2016. If you downloaded before then, please redownload now. With this workflow you can instantly see the presentations for this month’s Watchtower and Awake magazines. Simply tap play and Workflow will display this month’s KM presentations from JW.org (this has been simplified from what’s shown in the video). This is a great way to refresh your memory before heading out in service.
Update: This workflow was not properly working before 12/12/2016. If you downloaded before then, please redownload now. This workflow will search JW.org for this month’s issue of the magazine (Watchtower or Awake alternating monthly) in the Language you desire. Workflow will then download the current issue. You will then be prompted to choose between PDF and ePub format and save the file in any app you’d like. We recommend Documents by Readdle.
Update: This workflow was not properly working before 12/12/2016. If you downloaded before then, please redownload now. This workflow is similar to the Monthly Magazine workflow above. It will search JW.org for this month’s Our Christian Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook. Workflow will then ask you for the language you’d like, download it, and then prompt you to save the file in any app you’d like. You can use iBooks, but we recommend Documents by Readdle.
This Workflow will let you view the hidden descriptions of any Watchtower article photo. It can be helpful when preparing comments about a photo and wanting to make sure you’re in line with the Branch’s intent. Here Workflow pulls all the descriptions from the wol.jw.org article, combines them with their photos, and then creates a PDF for you to save or share. Read the full article here.
Sometimes we need to take a quick break while out in service. This workflow will get your current location and then present you with the following categories: Fast Food, Coffee, Grocery, or Gas Station. After you choose the desired category, Workflow will launch Apple Maps and show you the nearest pit stops.
Have you ever been out and about, or even on vacation, and want to know where the nearest Kingdom Hall is? This workfow will search for them, launch Apple Maps, and then give you driving directions from your current location.
Despite our best efforts, all of us are late at times. Are you running late to a congregation meeting or meeting for field service? This workflow will get the location of your Kingdom Hall, then get your current location, and determine the driving time between the two places. Then it will automatically create a text message to whomever you choose, telling them how long it will take you to arrive at the Hall. Once you download this into Workflow, you’ll need to add the address of your Kingdom Hall, and the contacts you’d like to send the text message to.
Update: This workflow was not properly working before 05/12/2016. If you downloaded before then, please redownload now. Want to have the Daily Text read to you everyday? Here’s a workflow that will go to Watchtower Online Library, grab today’s scripture and comments and read them to you using your iPhone speaker. To download just tap on the “Speak Daily Text” link above.
Update: This workflow was not properly working before 05/12/2016. If you downloaded before then, please redownload now. When you run this workflow on your Apple Watch, it will go out to wol.jw.org to find today’s scripture and Watchtower comments and then display them on your Apple Watch screen. Kind of a niche workflow, but you have to admit it’s cool!
If you’re interested in listening to JW Broadcasting programs at times when you can’t watch them, this workflow is for you. Such times might include when you’re driving, exercising, whenever you don’t want to focus on a screen or drain our battery by having the screen on. Or you might like audio versions of the Music Videos available on the site. In this article, we’ll show you how to download audio versions of any videos on JW Broadcasting. And this is the workflow you’ll need to do it.
The workflows listed above are all geared toward the English language. If you would like other languages, please let us know in the comments below. We’d also like to hear your ideas for using Workflow to maximize your theocratic effectiveness. If you’ve build your own workflows, please share the download links in the comments.
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