Getting to Know Drafts: Action Directory

    The next installment of our Drafts screencast series is out! Learn about finding Drafts actions and keys in the Action Directory.

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    Follow the Whole Series

    This series of screencasts will be rolled out over the next couple of months, roughly one video per week. Pick your favorite way to keep up with the latest. All will be posted to both Vimeo and YouTube, and announced here on the blog.

    Diced 1.1

    Diced

    Diced 1.1 is now available on the App Store.

    We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback in the last couple of weeks. This update rolls in some of the most requested changes and updates, hope you enjoy and spread the word about Diced!

    • New: Zen game mode. No blocks and no bombs make for a more peaceful game play experience.
    • New: Blitz game mode. More frequent blocks, but lots of bombs, make for more frantic play.
    • New: VoiceOver support. There is still room for improvement, but Diced is now VoiceOver friendly.
    • Fix: Lots of performance and general improvements to game play.

    Getting to Know Drafts: Social Media

    The next installment of our Drafts screencast series is out! Learn about posting to social media with Drafts.

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    Follow the Whole Series

    This series of screencasts will be rolled out over the next couple of months, roughly one video per week. Pick your favorite way to keep up with the latest. All will be posted to both Vimeo and YouTube, and announced here on the blog.

    Getting to Know Drafts: Drafts List

    The next installment of our Drafts screencast series is out! Learn about managing your drafts in the drafts list.

    Get Drafts now on the App Store!

    Follow the Whole Series

    This series of screencasts will be rolled out over the next couple of months, roughly one video per week. Pick your favorite way to keep up with the latest. All will be posted to both Vimeo and YouTube, and announced here on the blog.

    Diced, a simple puzzle game

    Agile Tortoise’s first game, Diced is now available on the App Store. Only $0.99! We hope you’ll give it a try!

    Diced

    What is Diced?

    Diced is a simple puzzle game. Place dice on a grid to make five of a kind or five in a row (straight) combinations to score points and clear the die. Score as many points as you can before the grid fills up and the game ends. Some game play features:

    • Quick launch and game restore. Easy to leave and come back where you left off.
    • Wild die.
    • Bombs.
    • Random blocks to add difficulty as the game progresses.
    • Game Center support with leaderboards and achievements.

    It’s a casual game meant to fill those little down time moments with your iPhone (or iPad), without falling into the pattern of so many games on the App Store these days, with well-behaved app features like:

    • No ads.
    • No in-app purchases, micro-payments, fake currency, or hats to buy.
    • No ratings nags, push notifications, or other annoyances.
    • Universal for iPhone and iPad.
    • Dark theme for night time play.
    • Support for iPad multitasking and split view. Because, well, I don’t know. Just because. I can talk and chew gum at the same time.
    • Small download size.

    Spread the word

    If you try Diced and like it, we hope you’ll spread the word to friends, family, acquaintances, enemies and strangers – as I have no plans to market the game actively. It was fun to make, and I think it’s fun to play and hope you do, too.

    I have ideas for making the game better, other game modes, etc. If it gets enough interest, I’ll add those over time.

    If any press types are reading this, there is a minimal Press Kit available and feel free to request promo codes at info@agiletortoise.com.

    We thought you made productivity apps?

    Diced started as a downtime project for my own benefit, but I was getting a lot of positive feedback on the game from people who saw it and I decided to polish it up enough to release in the time before WWDC in June, when I’ll suddenly have lots of other work to do. Don’t worry, this doesn’t signal a change of focus away from productivity for Agile Tortoise.

    Diced isn’t actually my first game. In fact, this is a bit of a throwback for me, because the first piece of software I offered for direct sale was a shareware dice game for the Mac back in the late 90s. What goes around, comes around…or something.

    Enjoy!

    Getting to Know Drafts: Messaging and Email

    The next installment of our Drafts screencast series is out! Learn about creating and customizing actions for email and iMessage/SMS!

    Get Drafts now on the App Store!

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    This series of screencasts will be rolled out over the next couple of months, roughly one video per week. Pick your favorite way to keep up with the latest. All will be posted to both Vimeo and YouTube, and announced here on the blog.

    Drafts Screencast Series with David Sparks + Sale!

    Starting today, we are excited to begin rolling out a new screencast series covering Drafts. Created by David Sparks (aka MacSparky), these screencasts will help new and existing users get more out of the Drafts – with introductions to many of Drafts features, how to customize the app, and how to setup and use Drafts actions to integrate with a variety of services and apps.

    We’re kicking off the series with two screencasts, an Overview of Drafts and an introduction to using Drafts with Dropbox – both embedded below. We’ll be releasing additional screencasts, more or less once a week in the coming months – covering topics from configuring Drafts settings to integrating with social media, messaging, calendars, reminders and more.

    Screencasts

    Overview

    Dropbox

    Follow the Whole Series

    This series of screencasts will be rolled out over the next couple of months, roughly one video per week. Pick your favorite way to keep up with the latest. All will be posted to both Vimeo and YouTube, and announced here on the blog.

    Drafts 4.6.2

    Drafts

    Drafts 4.6.2 is now available on the App Store.

    • Change: Action importer fix.
    • Fix: Selection of “All” or “Trash” tabs not properly restored across app restarts.
    • Fix: Selection of “All” action group not properly restored across app restarts.
    • Change: Re-enable meta tag generation in MultiMarkdown processor. Broke some actions for a few people.

    Keep Up with Drafts!

    Review and ratings are always appreciated! Feedback and issues to info@agiletortoise.com. To keep up with tips and news, follow @draftsapp on Twitter and Facebook. We always appreciate you taking the time to review or rate Drafts on the App Store!

    Want an email with tips and tricks about once every couple of months? Sign up for our Drafts Tips mailing list.

    Love Drafts and want to support continued development? Consider tossing a few coins in the tip jar!

    Interact 1.0.4

    Interact

    Interact 1.0.4 is now available on the App Store. We’ve been listening to your feedback, so keep it coming. This release continues to smooth out some of the rough edges Interact has run into it production, and adds some great new features that make context/communication more useful. Hope you like it!

    What’s New

    • New: Context history and pinning. Interact now saves recent contexts, and lets you pin contexts you want to reuse. This allows you to restore a set of recipients, attachments and text to reuse multiple times, or to build on a single context started in the Share extension, etc. The context history is accessed via a clock icon to the right side of the context. From here you can replace the current context with the content of a previous context, or add the content to the current context, effectively merging the two.
    • New: “To/CC/BCC” button in selected contacts view to set all selected contacts to different email recipient type.
    • New: In group list, “…” operations now include “Select Members” options that select as “CC” or “BCC” recipient types. This allows you to add all members of a group to the current context with any recipient type without selecting the group.
    • New: Scratchpad has a new multiline note tag syntax. Example:
    note>>
    Multiline line notes,
    will all be included between the delineators.
    <<

    Changes and Fixes:

    • Fix: Remove reload flicker in contact list after indexing completion.
    • Fix: Clearing contacts in context should reset CC/BCC recipient list.
    • Change: Indexing performance improvements. Down about 50% for my test data sets.
    • Change: Frequency of index updates increased to keep data more current.
    • Fix: Better identification Facebook connect account container
    • Fix: Do not create “Unassigned” group for Facebook connect container.
    • Change: Tighten up contact sizes in list to allow display of more contacts.
    • Change: Performance improvements and caching in contact list.

    Keep Up with Interact!

    Review and ratings are always appreciated! Feedback and issues to info@agiletortoise.com. To keep up with tips and news, follow @interact_app on Twitter and Facebook.

    Want an email with tips and tricks about once every couple of months? Sign up for our Interact Tips mailing list.

    Drafts 4.6.1

    Drafts

    Drafts 4.6.1 is now available on the App Store.

    • Change: Hide keyboard button is now visible over keyboard even if hide extended keyboard is visible and it has a new icon.
    • Change: Improvements for landscape editing, especially on smaller devices. This included auto-hiding toolbar and status bar in landscape on iPhone 5/5s/SE screen sizes.
    • Change: Disable meta tag generation in MultiMarkdown processor. Meta tag generation treated “:” in the first lines of the text as a meta tag and could cause unexpected errors outputting, especially to Evernote.
    • Fix: “Run Action” on multiple drafts selected in draft list should clear selection.
    • Fix: Avoid issue where cursor appears mid-screen before typing on a cold start of the app.
    • Fix: On first launch after install, “Inbox” should be selected in drafts list pane, not “All”.
    • Fix: On first launch after install, “Basic” action group should be selected in action pane, not “All”.
    • Fix: Mention iCloud Drive requirement in iCloud settings error.
    • Fix: Rare crash in sync process.
    • Fix: Workaround for “white keys on dark keyboard” issue in a few more places.
    • Fix: Swiping through draft list tabs should include new Trash tab.
    • Change: Tighten up the line height a little.

    Keep Up with Drafts!

    Review and ratings are always appreciated! Feedback and issues to info@agiletortoise.com. To keep up with tips and news, follow @draftsapp on Twitter and Facebook. We always appreciate you taking the time to review or rate Drafts on the App Store!

    Want an email with tips and tricks about once every couple of months? Sign up for our Drafts Tips mailing list.

    Love Drafts and want to support continued development? Consider tossing a few coins in the tip jar!

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