Drafts 5: Capture ‣‣ Act

Drafts 5: Capture ‣‣ Act

By Agile Tortoise

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-04-22
  • Current Version: 5.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.85 MB
  • Developer: Agile Tortoise
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,368 Ratings


Drafts, where text starts. Quickly capture text and send it almost anywhere! Drafts lets you turn text into action – it’s a quick notebook, handy editor, and writing automation tool, all in one. Instead of tapping around other apps, capture in Drafts first. Open it and write right away, then do something useful with your words. ## HOW DRAFTS WORKS ## CAPTURE EVERYWHERE: Drafts opens to a new page with the keyboard ready so you can type immediately. Go hands-free with Dictation, or ask Siri to "Create a note using Drafts". Drafts lets you get things down before you forget – no choosing document templates or waiting for your file to download. USE YOUR WORDS: Drafts is a launching-off point for text – use the actions to copy it, share it, or deep link into other apps and services. Compose a tweet or message, create a file in Dropbox, send a task off to Reminders – there are hooks into tons of your favorite apps. REMEMBER IT NOW – OR LATER: New entries go into the Inbox. Once there, you can Tag them for organization, Flag them for importance, or Archive them for long-term storage. TAKE TEXT TO A NEW LEVEL: Set up a text editing experience that’s perfect for you, with tons of interface adjustments like custom fonts and control over spacing, line height, and margins. Use the customizable extended row above the keyboard to quickly convert, manipulate, and transform your writing. Make lists, use Markdown to get things just right. Process your drafts quickly using unique features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and Focus Mode. ## WHY YOU’LL LOVE DRAFTS ## IT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU USE YOUR DEVICES: Drafts gives you a new approach to using your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, letting you write first and think about what to do with it later. Try it in your dock for a week, you'll find you can't live without it. GETTING WORDS DOWN HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER: Drafts opens lightning fast and with support for capture via Siri, the widget, share extension, file import, and dictation - Drafts is like post-its updated for the smartphone era. POWERFUL ACTIONS: Actions make Drafts a Swiss Army knife for text. Integrate with a bewildering array of apps and services. ## JOIN THE COMMUNITY ## Check out our Action Directory (actions.getdrafts.com) for ready-to-use actions for third party apps and services. Join the Drafts Community (forums.getdrafts.com) to get help, find integration guides and a regular flow of tips & tricks - or follow @draftsapp on Twitter or Facebook. ## DRAFTS PRO ## Get more out of Drafts with a Drafts Pro subscription: • Create and Edit Actions • Themes and Icons - suit the experience to your tastes with Dark theme, custom app icon, and more • Workspaces - Apply preferred tag, query, and sort settings for your drafts list with Workspaces • Extra widgets and better share extension options • Enhanced URL Automation We are always working hard to expand the capabilities of Drafts and up-to-date with the latest technologies. Your support helps keep the app growing – thank you to Drafts Pro subscribers! QUESTIONS? Contact us on Twitter at @draftsapp or send an email to support@agiletortoise.com if you’re having issues – or just want to say hi. UPGRADING FROM DRAFTS 4? Drafts 5 installs as a new app and will not affect your existing Drafts 4 installation. Check out getdrafts.com/upgrade for details on new features and migrating. ## SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS ## • Monthly and annual subscriptions are available • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase • Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period • Automatic renewals will be charged at the same price you were originally charged for the subscription • Subscriptions can be managed by going to Account Settings on the App Store after purchase Terms: https://agiletortoise.com/terms Privacy Policy: https://agiletortoise.com/privacy-policy



  • That’s App Is Awesome...

    By mustbewill
    I really like using this app for content Creation and not such much for taking notes.
  • Subscriptions - Not a Fan.

    By PCArtisan
    I love Drafts 4, and without a subscription, I might have loved version 5. Please change version 5 to a one time payment. I would probably pay $4.99 for it.
  • Next Level GTD

    By Rawdog567
    Ok first of all I never write reviews, but using this app on a trial run today absolutely blew my mind and I’m not even touching a fraction of the full capability! To be honest when I first downloaded it I was thinking there’s no way I’m going to pay for a subscription. I mean what the heck can this thing do that my other note taking apps can’t do. Let me say this immediately changed after messing around with this for a bit. The Watch OS takes this app and getting things out of your head to a whole different level. I mean record anything out of your head and then share it with Omnifocus, Awesome Note or whatever else you may want to do with it! Also one tap and it starts the dictation so from thought to app is seem less. I went from thinking this app was absolutely useless and literally about to delete, but now I can say it will be an app to stay! When my trial subscription ends I will gladly pay the $20/year. I will make this over 100 fold with the time I save and the ideas I’m able to preserve and act on! Thank you!!
  • Personal and Powerful

    By Tao-ish
    Drafts 5 is a text writing environment designed for adept input/output, smart management, customized import/export and so much more. For those considering the remarkable extensibility of Drafts 5 Pro, here's an engaging reality: Per year, it's literally 0.054 (about 5 1/2 cents) per day. Like most I can’t subscribe to everything. I balance my list by evaluating the tools that make my life that much easier and enjoyable. I am grateful for the absolutely unmistakable value of Drafts and that I am able to join the support of its creators on a fair and sustainable development path.
  • One star because your not getting it.

    By Jonnyappleskins
    Updated: 11-09-3018 Thanks for make sure all the 'Shortcuts' interactions/callbacks only now only exist for Drafts 5. Tried deleting Drafts 5 (I only have it installed to see if you guys will come to your senses some day) and that didn't help. It's really is annoying to LOSE functionality that I had in Drafts 4 (Which I PAID for) because you guys want to charge me for Drafts 5. Keep up the good work. I am slowly finding replacements for everything I used to rely on this app for. It's terrible, but do you know what is worse? Paying SaaS fees to someone who doesn't have a legitimate reason to be charging for SaaS. ------------------- Old post (see below)------ This app is simply an update to generate subscription revenue, and there still has not been one new feature added to the app that justifies a SaaS model (software as a service). I own Drafts 4 and I still continue to use only Drafts 4. Every app provider wants to have a SaaS model, and I get that. Re-structure your app so that your actions directory and directory for customizable keyboard is behind the paywall. Those are ongoing services that cost. Services that you guys need to pay for support your app and that does justify a charge for SaaS. Stop being ridiculous and putting dark theme behind a paywall. With assistive settings in iOS I can triple tap the home button and guess what? Instant dark theme. The only reason I have Drafts 5 still installed is to simply observe how long it takes you guys to make this right...
  • nearly perfect

    By Hjgiiii
    I do wish there was some easier way to sync with my Mac. But otherwise it’s a flawless, well designed and fun to use app
  • Fewer functions, much higher price.

    By Dnheller
    Update. I keep getting prompts to update my review. Probably in the hope I’ll give a more favorable review. But I wont because I also see that Drafts 5 removes the auxiliary numeric keyboard that came with Drafts 4 (which was never quite right because the keyboard-dismiss icon covered the zero key when simply dragging the keyboard down should have been sufficient to dismiss the keyboard. At first glance, none of the new auxiliary keyboards do anything as useful for me as the old numeric keyboard; I don’t have the patience to try all the new ones. All the extra decisions, options, features, etc. of Drafts 5 just add cognitive load and decision fatigue (to use psychology terms), when I want Drafts to be a tool to to a job, not become a job in and of itself. And adding/importing for an action in Drafts 5 that was built into Drafts 4 only adds friction to the user experience that I previously was content with. IMHO, this is a classic example of feature bloat and mission creep, requiring ever more levels of indirection to add/use functionality, making apps more complicated, more expensive, for ever diminishing amounts of marginal review. #FacePalm Add to the pricing issue relative to Drafts 5 (assuming it was comparable to Drafts 4 for the functionally and ease of use that I liked), I wouldn’t be opposed to paying annually for a tool, but a reasonable amount. Is Drafts 5 a reasonable cost? In comparison to desktop apps? Yes. Will the annual cost of Drafts 5 subscription make or break my personal budget? Not at all. But the price/performance bar had been set for me by Drafts 4. I fully admit this is, to some degree, a emotional, not rational barrier for me. As rational as I try to be, I do succumb to consumerist psychological phenomena such as buyers remorse, fears of making a sub-optimal choice, fear of being a dupe on pricing, etc. Part of the source of the problem is the App Store marketplace inducing terrible price competition and (originally) precluding recurring subscriptions that could have provided more sustainable business models for app developers. The people at Agile Tortoise are, I’m sure, nice people, but between the pricing issue and functionality differences between versions of Drafts, I just can’t rate Drafts 5 higher at this time based on my personal evaluation. —- Original review below: I’ll stick with previous version. Ridiculous annual pricing for the few custom actions that I (rarely) use. Edit: down to one star from two because just realized, it seems to lack the Create Event action that was in the previous version. I rely on that. More money for less functionality? No thanks. After previous version is longer supported or working in new iOS versions, I’ll move to another tool.
  • Great Apple Watch App!

    By Priscamrainbow
    In my opinion this is second most useful watch app right behind Strava since I’m a mountain biker. Sooo easy to add things to my to do list any time without friction thru voice. A game changer.
  • I am obviously a blithering idiot...

    By GenericAppStoreNickname
    Judging by all the glowing reviews for this app, I must be a blithering idiot because I can’t figure out how this app works. This app present me with so many choices, and advanced features, I became lost in the first 10 seconds of using this app. One thing is clear, I’m obviously not the target market for this app. When I downloaded this app, I thought I was getting a simple text editor that I could use to make grocery lists, etc. And sync the list between my Apple Watch and my iPhone. This app is so much more powerful than what I need, or want, I’m going to be deleting it after I leave this review. While I’m guessing there is a market for an app as powerful as this, judging by all the glowing reviews of it, this app is obviously not for me. I am obviously at fault here for failing to fully read the app description. I feel my review of the app is a fair one, because I did not like the app based on how it met my individual needs. I’m sure there will be die-hard users of this app who will proceed to bash my review as ignorant and stupid. That, of course, is their choice.
  • Uses too much storage

    By sfheriford
    I noticed I was low on storage and quickly saw this app was using a ton of it, so unused, it will be deleted right after I leave my personal thoughts here. Those who are keeping it......you either have much more storage than I do, or have not noticed.