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Drafts 3.6.8

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6.8 are now available.

  • [New] Export Actions feature. Similar to the “Export Drafts” feature added recently, Drafts now has a way to export custom actions to several different formats. Visit Settings > Export Actions. Export formats include JSON, CSV, HTML and Markdown. In all cases, the actions are exported along with the install URL to re-install or share the actions.
  • [Fix] Markdown auto-list completion is back, thanks to an update to the TextExpander SDK. Drafts should be ready for TextExpander’s iOS 8 updates as well.

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Drafts 3.6.6

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6.6 are now available.

  • [Fix] Better handling of unexpected values in drafts export.
  • [Fix] Repaired corrupt button background asset.

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Drafts 3.6.5

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6.5 are now available.

  • [New] Bulk Drafts export feature. In Settings > Drafts Export. Allows the bulk export of drafts, filtered by inbox, archive, pinned or all, to CSV or JSON export files for periodic backup, or processing in another system. This is a bit of an experimental feature, input on formats is welcome.
  • [Fix] Improved handling of sync conflicts on current draft.

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Phraseology 2.0.4

Phraseology 2.0.3 is now available in the App Store.

  • General performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • Added “scroll to top” (up arrow) button in upper left.
  • Fix for back/forward word keys ignoring special characters (umlats/accents, etc.).

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Tally 1.3.3

Tally 1.3.3 is now available. Tally is also now a free app.

  • New: /increment and /decrement URL schemes now accept “retParam” parameter to provide a name for the value parameter appended to callbacks. Details in documentation.

Tally is available for free on the App Store!

Drafts 3.6.3

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6.3 are now available.


  • Fix for delay displaying the “new draft” options when pressing and holding the “+” on the iPad version.
  • Fix for link text dissapearing (actually being set to black) when disabling link mode while using the dark theme.
  • Update to Facebook SDK to avoid crash in certain authentication circumstances.
  • Misc. tweaks.

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Drafts 3.6.1

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6.1 are now available. All the great new stuff from the 3.6.1 release (Google Drive actions, etc.), plus a few fixes…


  • Background App Refresh could cause sign-out issues with sync.
  • Extending text selection up from the bottom did not scroll properly.
  • Extended keyboard word skip buttons not recognizing special characters (accents, umlauts, etc.).

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Drafts 3.6

Drafts and Drafts for iPad 3.6 are now available, some great new stuff in the release!

Google Drive Actions

Create an unlimited number of custom Google Drive actions. Similar to Drafts’ existing Dropbox and Evernote actions, you can now create/replace/append/prepend to text files on your Google Drive!

A built-in “Save to Google Drive” action will simply write to a Drafts folder in your Google Drive with a timestamp file name. Visit Settings > Custom Actions > Google Drive Actions to create customized actions. Read the docs for more details, or try these example from the Action Directory as starting points:

A couple of notes:

  • Google Drive actions work only with text files, not documents or spreadsheets. We are looking into support for additional file types, but these require separate APIs and access for handling structured documents.
  • Google Drive actions can currently write only to text files in the root of your Google Drive, or to folders directly in the root folder. There are technical reasons for this, as Google Drive’s API would require a significant number of additional HTTP requests to build the location of nested folders.

Background App Refresh Support

Drafts sync now supports background refresh, to keep you current between the iPhone and iPad versions.

Auto-Backup of Actions

A new “Enable Auto-Backup” option is available in Settings > Action Backup and Restore. If enabled, Drafts will backup your actions and settings automatically every couple of days. This is a good safeguard to enable, especially if you alter your actions regularly.

New Clipboard Actions

“Append to Clipboard” and “Prepend to Clipboard” actions. These are potentially handy in a number of workflows, but also useful for, say, merging several drafts by appending them to the clipboard, then creating a new draft from the clipboard.


  • Issue that could result in losing a synced change if you were already editing the draft when an updated version arrived.
  • Fix for issue with Terminology and Phraseology menu items not working on selected text in the first line of a draft.
  • Other misc. fixes and improvements.

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Phraseology 2.0.3

Phraseology 2.0.3 is now available in the App Store.


  • General performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • New: Additional external keyboard commands. Phraseology now supports the following keyboard shortcuts when using and external bluetooth keyboard:
    • Cmd-N: New document.
    • Cmd-B: Markdown bold (adds ** or wraps selection with **selection** if text is selected).
    • Cmd-I: Markdown emphasis (adds * or wraps selection with selection if text is selected).
    • Cmd-H: Markdown header. Adds # at beginning of current line. Use more than once for subheads.
    • Cmd-L: Markdown link. Adds if no text is selected, or selection if selection is present.

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