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Post to Facebook
Like Drafts’ existing twitter features, this update adds the option to post drafts to Facebook. The first time you post you will have to go through an authorization process, allowing Drafts access to your wall – from then on out it’s a simple tap. Those of you that use the Facebook app know, launching it and waiting for it to load to post an update is cumbersome – now you have a quick alternative.
Save to Evernote
In v1.1, Drafts added “Save to Dropbox”, now we’ve added a similar “Save to Evernote” action. Once you have linked your Evernote account (in “Action Settings”), you can tap “Save to Evernote” and the draft will be created as a note in your default notebook on Evernote.
“New Draft After Success” and “Confirm Before Running”
In the “Action Settings” area, in addition to the ability to disable/enable individual actions, each action now has toggles for “New Draft After Success” and “Confirm Before Running”.
“New Draft After Success” is what you would expect. If this is turned on for an action, when it completes a new, blank draft is automatically created. This makes sense for some actions, like Email or Messages, where you are likely done with that draft once it has run successfully.
If you enable “Confirm Before Running” for an action, when you tap the action in the list, quick “OK/Cancel” buttons appear on the action. A second tap on “OK” is required to trigger the action. This feature addresses concerns some had with the Twitter actions being too easy to accidentally trigger.
Other Events and App Actions
- Events: A new “Event” action opens the standard iOS dialog for creating a calendar event based on the draft.
- Add to OmniFocus as Note: Like the existing “Add to OmniFocus” action, but opens OmniFocus with the draft as the task note instead of title.
- New: The Hit List and Due have been added as app actions.
Here’s the more complete version of the change log for v1.2:
- [NEW] Post to Facebook action.
- [NEW] “Send to Evernote” action. Works very much like the existing “Send to Dropbox” – just puts the draft in your default notebook with a timestamp.
- [NEW] “Event” action. To create iOS calendar event based on drafts.
- [NEW] “New Draft After Success” setting on each action. When enabled for an action, a new draft will be auto-created as soon as the action is completed successfully. Great for tweet, email type actions where once you send it you are pretty much always done with it.
- [NEW] “Confirm Before Running” setting on each action. When enabled for an action, tapping on the action in the action list will display “OK/Cancel” buttons on the action before execution. This is designed to address concerns that certain “dangerous” publishing actions (like Tweeting) should require confirmation to prevent accidental use.
- [NEW] “Add to The Hit List” action.
- [NEW] “Send to Due” action.
- [NEW] “Add to OmniFocus as Note” action. Well, you don’t always want it to be the title now do you.
- [FIX] Interface issues when “Touch to return to call” status visible.
- [FIX] Issue deleting the last remaining draft.
- [CHANGE] Make highlight on character counts over 140 more subtile. Not everybody’s tweeting, after all.
- [CHANGE] Change initial configuration of app actions on first launch to be based on what is currently installed on the device. Too many people were not finding actions for apps they have installed because they were hidden by default.