Drafts 4.0.3 is now available on the App Store. Thanks very much for your patience with launch issues. Most major (and minor) issues discovered in the initial 4.0.1 release, including a workaround for an iOS issue in 8.1, have been included in this build. The issues that have not been addressed, will be soon.

  • Migration Fix: If you received an “Import Failed” error migrating drafts from Drafts 3, please try again with this update. Issue is resolved for all sample data sets I’ve been able to test.
  • Fix: Workaround for hang on launch on iOS 8.1 related to iCloud system hang. More details about the crash. Understand that this is a workaround, not a fix. Drafts should no longer hang and/or crash when it encounters this bug. iCloud may still randomly be reported as unavailable, however, and cause sync to pause. This will not cause data loss, and sync can resume when the system again reports iCloud as available.
  • Fix: Significant sync improvements across the board.
  • New: Sync debug logging and ability to email logs to support. If you continue to see sync issues, please contact us. We have now built in a logging facility to better troubleshoot specific sync cases and will walk you through how to enable and use it.
  • New: Redesign of Today widget. Now takes up less space and adds “Open” button to return to app without forcing creation of a new draft.
  • Change: Request full Dropbox privileges. Requesting “File type” only privileges seemed like a good idea but caused problems for users using non-standard file extensions, and caused issues locating files for append/prepend acitons in some cases – resulting in the erroneous creation of new files.
  • Change: Relocate “All” button in action list to far right.
  • Fix: Draft sort order did not persist across app restarts properly.
  • Change: Improve performance of recursive callback URLs within the app.
  • Fix: Deleting an action did not trigger a save of actions as it should, causing deleted actions to reappear if no other action changes were made and effecting action sync.
  • Fix: Displaying and hiding notification center while in Drafts would trigger “new draft” creation.
  • Fix: “After Success” defaults did not get applied properly in some circumstances.
  • Fix: Google Drive action step specifying a parent folder did not identify parent properly in some cases.
  • Fix: “Pinned” label in Drafts Export should be “Flagged”.
  • Fix: “1 min” setting not sticky for “Create new drafts after” setting.
  • Fix: Crash reordering keys and properly refresh edit view if new key is imported.
  • Fix: Crash with invalid action import data.
  • Fix: Handle background email with empty body without generating error. If you saw errors with background emails in the prior release, these were likely due to this problem and the app now behaves as Drafts 3 did for empty bodies in emails.
  • Fix: Refresh current draft content in editor properly if it “commit(draft);” is called in a script step.
  • Change: Update Evernote SDK to roll in a few of their bug fixes.
  • Fix: Added a few missing VoiceOver labels.
  • Fix: Much more reliable tapping for delete/edit buttons in draft and actions lists.
  • Fix: Timing issue determining network availability when running action via URL if the app was not already running. If you were launching Drafts actions from Launch Center Pro or other automation app and saw a “Network not available” message, this fixes that issue.
  • Fix: allowEmpty=NO parameter on URL was showing warning, but not stopping execution.
  • Fix: Do not add text params to x-success callbacks for /append, /prepend.
  • Fix: Restore button in version detail not working properly on iPad.
  • Fix: [[time]] tag with format option did not expand properly.
  • Fix: Force reset of theme exiting link mode to prevent links from dissappearing in dark mode.
  • Change: Tone down saturation of tint color in dark theme.
  • New: Improved support for right-to-left languages in editor.
  • Change: Some startup speed improvements.
  • Fix: Lots of other little fixes and improvements.

Get Drafts on the App Store.