Drafts - Quickly Capture Notes


Drafts, where text starts on iOS. Quickly capture text and send it almost anywhere!

#### Macworld, 2013 Eddy Award Winner, 5 Mice!
#### Lifehacker Pack for iPhone 2013
#### “Easily one of the best iOS apps I’ve ever used.” – Merlin Mann
#### Best New Apps: The Verge
#### Drafts for iPad available separately on the App Store with Sync!

Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft – ready to type. Don't get bogged down in a timeline just to tweet or post to Facebook. Don't tap your way through multiple screens to get down an email or SMS. Don't navigate folders, create files and name them just to jot down a note or create a todo.

In Drafts you can get that text down quickly and decide what to do with it later. Extensive output options let you send text to Twitter, Facebook, App.net, email, SMS, a Calendar event, quickly save it to Dropbox, Google Drive or Evernote – or forward it to a growing list of other Apps such as OmniFocus, Things, Fantastical and many more. Customize actions to fit into any workflow.


- QUICK ENTRY: App opens to a new blank draft to quickly jot down ideas.
- SAVE, SEARCH, SYNC: Not sure what to do with that text? Just type it in and leave drafts – no saving, it'll be there when you get back. Recent drafts are always one tap away, and full-text searching is available. Optionally enable Drafts lightning fast sync between Drafts, Drafts for iPad (sold separately) on multiple devices.
- SEND TO...ANYTHING? Extensive output options let you do almost anything you might want with your text. Output options include: Twitter, Facebook, Email, SMS-Messages, Events, Clipboard, "Open in..." export, Print.
- EMAIL ACTIONS: Configure your own email actions with preconfigured recipients that can be sent in the background to integration with services like Evernote, OmniFocus Maildrop, Toodledo, IFTTT and more.
- MESSAGE ACTIONS: Create single tap messaging actions with pre-defined recipients and templates.
- DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE and EVERNOTE ACTIONS: Create actions to create/append/prepend to any text file in your Dropbox or Google Drive, or note in Evernote with templates and dynamic tags.
- URL ACTIONS: Create actions with URL schemes to integrate with other apps and websites.
- IMPORT/EXPORT/SHARE ACTIONS: Drafts support sharing of custom actions via URLs.
- LINK MODE: Capture phone#s, addresses and URLs and link mode makes them tappable links.
- FORWARD DRAFTS TO OTHER APPS: Any app that can accept text via URL scheme can be added, and our Action Directory has a huge list of ready to install actions for apps such as OmniFocus, Tweetbot, Fantastical, and many more.
- CUSTOMIZE ACTIONS: Arrange actions across 4 action panes, and configure whether actions require confirmation or route drafts after they complete (i.e. send to archive, delete).
- MARKDOWN SUPPORT: Use [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) to format text, and Drafts can convert it to HTML. Preview the HTML in Drafts, create a HTML email, or copy it to the clipboard for use in other apps.
- THEMES AND FONTS: Customize the writing environment. Drafts ships with a selection of color themes, including a "Night" mode. Choose from over a dozen fonts high quality fonts.
- Live word and character counts.


We love to hear your feedback and ideas. For news and tips, follow @draftsapp on Twitter/App.net/Facebook, or contact us at info@agiletortoise.com

What's new in version 3.6.8

- [New] Action Export. Similar to new Drafts Export feature, all custom actions can now be exported in JSON, CSV, HTML or Markdown format via the Settings. Export Actions screen. Useful for backup and sharing.
- [Change] Markdown auto-list completion re-enabled thanks to update to the TextExpander SDK which avoids the issue which caused me to disable it. :-)

Reviews and ratings are always appreciated. Feedback and support via @draftsapp on Twitter/Facebook, or at help.agiletortoise.com


Recommended by Fred Zelders

Version 2.1 – October 1, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Recommended by Marco Nielen

Version 2.1 – October 1, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Faved by Brian Kim

Version 2.1.1 – October 3, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Recommended by Storm Garelli

Version 2.2 – October 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Has earned a place in my Dock. An always-on place to write quick notes for sharing/moving into other Apps & services later. Sync perfectly with iPad version.

Recommended by Skip Owens

Version 2.2.1 – November 3, 2012 at 5:57 AM

This is my go-to posting app for Twitter, FaceBook and app.net now

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 2.2.1 – November 5, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Recommended by John Cutler

Version 2.2.2 – November 19, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Recommended by Phil Young

Version 2.2.2 – November 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Faved by Lito D

Version 2.2.2 – November 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM

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Version 2.2.2 – November 23, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Not Recommended by Tom Davis

Version 2.2.3 – November 28, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Recommended by Stefan Basford

Version 2.2.3 – December 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Faved by Devin King

Version 2.2.3 – December 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Seems like a lot of people really love this app. Are you using it for more than just quick notes? I'm curious how it compares for doing Markdown documents vs. Byword?
Devin King replied:
I am using iDrafts as a one-app jumping off point. I have it on my home screens and linked to many of my accounts. Learning Markdown is on my To Do list so I cannot comment on how it compares to Byword. I like Byword, but lately, I have been trying iOS Pages to see if I'm happy behind the Apple walls.

Markdown tutorial may have to be a SMOG topic soon...
@MacSparky would be a great presenter for that. ;)

Not Recommended by Michael D. Klein

Version 2.2.5 – December 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Recommended by Christopher Morse

Version 2.2.5 – January 1, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Recommended by Tyson Taylor

Version 2.2.5 – January 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

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Version 2.2.5 – January 20, 2013 at 12:41 PM

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Version 2.5 – January 25, 2013 at 3:38 PM

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Version 2.5 – January 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM

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Version 2.5 – January 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Faved by Don Morris

Version 2.5 – January 28, 2013 at 7:46 AM

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Version 2.5 – February 2, 2013 at 6:16 AM

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Version 2.5.3 – February 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Faved by David Hall

Version 2.5.3 – February 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM

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Version 2.5.3 – February 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Recommended by Evan Kline

Version 2.5.3 – February 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Recommended by Greg

Version 2.5.3 – February 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

it's super fast and sharing is great. You can share to many things.

Faved by John

Version 2.5.3 – February 18, 2013 at 4:02 AM

Faved by Nyan

Version 2.5.5 – March 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Recommended by Juan Monroy

Version 2.5.5 – March 5, 2013 at 4:13 AM

In about twenty-four hours, I've already used it 4 times. Found its way to the home screen!

Recommended by Craig Paterson

Version 2.5.5 – March 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Recommended by Alex Shchedrin

Version 2.5.7 – April 1, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Faved by Micael Markström

Version 2.5.7 – April 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Recommended by Michael Wilson

Version 3.0.2 – May 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The best way to get text into everything

Recommended by Gino Santerre

Version 3.0.7 – July 25, 2013 at 4:43 AM

Faved by Charles Drummer

Version 3.0.7 – August 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Recommended by Eoin O'Cleirigh

Version 3.0.7 – September 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Powerful, but not for everybody. Geeks will get the most out of it, but try explaining it to your granny!

Faved by Douglas

Version 3.0.7 – September 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Recommended by Jez Rushworth

Version 3.0.7 – September 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Recommended by Yaron

Version 3.0.7 – September 22, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Faved by Susan Kelly

Version 3.5.2 – October 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Faved by Emil Bjerg Jensen

Version 3.5.2 – October 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Faved by Casey B.

Version 3.0.7 – October 26, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Recommended by Paul Fowler

Version 3.5.4 – November 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Faved by Gjl

Version 3.5.5 – November 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Recommended by Scott

Version 3.5.5 – November 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Great text utility app. Great for getting text down to do something with later.

Faved by Jason Klodt

Version 3.5.5 – November 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Faved by Paul DeCarli

Version 3.5.5 – November 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

The first thing I launch whenever I turn on my iPhone.

Faved by Eric Cardenas

Version 3.5.5 – November 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM