Alloy is all about actions. Whether you need to launch an app or automate many repetitive and complex tasks - Alloy makes it simple and handy. So if you need to post today's photos with added watermark to Facebook, send canned SMS to someone, save your parking place and time, etc. - just create corresponding actions and use them again and again.
Alloy greatly simplifies launching and organizing of apps, actions and complex workflows. No more need to browse through several pages full of apps to find an app or action - dynamic Favorites would provide you just right set of needed apps and actions based on your habits, location and usage statistics. You can even use your favorites right from other apps using Alloy Widget.
March 17, 2020
Alloy greatly simplifies launching and organizing of apps, Actions and complex Workflows. No more need to browse through several pages full of apps to find an app or Action - dynamic Favorites would provide you just right set of needed apps and Actions based on your habits and usage statistics.
Any Alloy's Action can be launched from Siri simply by speaking certain phrases. Optionally, Actions can be launched in background in Siri, letting Siri to present Action's result in-place.
You can even use Alloy Favorites right from any other apps or from the Home screen by employing Today Widget. Just pull-down the Notification Center, navigate to Alloy Widget and tap to a desired action to launch it.
Alloy includes an Action Extension that allows launching Alloy's Actions right from other apps. This allows to use Actions to utilize or alter data provided by those apps.
It is possible to easily utilize content provided by Actions and send that content to iMessage recipients with help of Alloy iMessage Extension.
Glances allow to present Actions on screen with brief summary of information obtained by the Actions. Sample Glances would be: weather forecast, stock quote, time left, last tip calculation etc.
Alloy provides lots of ready-to-use actions for some selected apps. For example, 1Password actions include ability to open certain URL in 1Password or search 1Password for bookmarked term.
Apps supported out of the box include: Apple Maps, Yelp, Skype, Clear, GV Connect, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Atomic Web Browser, Perfect Browser, iCab Mobile, Mercury Browser, 360 Web Browser, Sleipnir Mobile, Google Chrome, Google Maps, 1Password, Bing, Twitter, Byword, Drafts 4, Command-C Day One, Delivery Status touch, Fantastical 2, Convertible, Momento, Things, Todo, OmniFocus, Instapaper, Listacular, Screens VNC, Notefile, Scratch, Twitterrific, Buffer, Pushbullet, Scanbot, MotionX GPS Drive etc.
It is possible to add actions for other apps by knowing their URL Scheme. It is very simple to start with a new app - tap on free space or tap the + button, choose App, find an app in the App Store and provide its URL Scheme. As result, you will get a new action which opens desired app. Now you can customize that action, providing all necessary tweaks.
Please check Alloy Integration Guide for more information.
Alloy is all about actions. Whether you need to launch an app or automate some repetitive and complex tasks - Alloy makes it simple and handy. Just create corresponding actions and use them again and again.
Sample actions would be:
post today's photos with added watermark to Facebook
send canned SMS to someone
save parking place and time
upload new photos to Dropbox and send links of them by email
calculate travel time to some location
navigate to certain location using Google Map
You can either use ready-to-use actions from built-in Action Directory or you can build your own actions using simple yet powerful action editor. You can define workflows, use variables and macro, use app icons and contact photos, specify which data is acceptable for action etc.
Take some time to teach Alloy about your needs and let Alloy greatly simplify your life by automating your day-to-day activities. Please follow the Creating your First Action guide to get started...
Created a new cool action? Share it with friends and community - turn ON the Edit mode, tap the Share button for desired action and tap Share.
You can also send your actions to us - we would consider such actions for bundling with Alloy app.
You can launch and communicate with Alloy using URL Schemes. i.e. by opening corresponding links like alloy://smsKate. To get a link to an action: turn ON the Edit mode, tap the Share button on the action and choose the "Copy Link". Two-way communication with other apps is also supported via x-callback-url.