Drafts on iPhone


Where text starts.

Drafts is a different kind of note taking app. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft. Get your text down quickly, then act on it with powerful actions.

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"Drafts is an elegant and automated note-taking app
with no equal on iOS"
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"Easily one of the best iOS apps I’ve ever used." – Merlin Mann

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Quick Capture, Easy Storage and Sync

Launch Drafts and start typing. It's that simple. No upfront decisions about titles, filenames or folders. Return to drafts later, and a new draft is ready.

  • Not sure what to do with that text? Type it and leave Drafts - no saving, it will be there when you get back. Draft history works like a stack of paper with recent items on top.
  • Simple, mail-like organization. Inbox for new drafts, archive for old ones – or "Flag" drafts to want to easily locate.
  • Share Extension to capture text from the web or other apps.
  • Great Apple Watch app to capture with dictation and browse inbox.
  • Great multilingual dictation support.
  • Today widget to access recent drafts, capture the clipboard and more.
  • Full text searching.
  • Restorable version histories of each draft.
  • Stores creation and modification location.
  • Fast, reliable, private sync based on Apple's CloudKit.
  • Optional app badge to keep up with your inbox and make sure you've processed what you capture.

Better Editing

The editing experience in Drafts aims to get out of your way when you want it to, and provide powerful tools to make typing and editing easier when you need it.

  • Edit with any font installed on your iOS device, at a wide range of font sizes to fit your taste.
  • Light, dark and sepia themes.
  • Syntax highlighting for basic Markdown and Social modes.
  • Customizable and extensible extended keyboard supports simple snippets and character insertion, and advanced JavaScript keys which can manipulate text and cursor positions to provide almost limitless possibilities. Learn more
  • Link mode makes phone numbers, email addresses, URLs and addresses in a draft tappable links. Learn more
  • Unique "Arrange" feature allows drag and drop reordering of lines in your text. Learn more
  • TextExpander Touch support (including fill-ins).
  • Live character and word counts.
  • Great external keyboard support.
  • Create unlimited custom Markdown previews.

Simple and Powerful Actions

Once you have captured text, Drafts powerful actions let you do nearly anything with it. Without any additional configuration, Drafts can send email, messages, create reminders & events, post to Twitter, and so much more. Even create, append and prepend to files/notes in Dropbox, Evernote & Google Drive.

Visit our Action Directory to find great ready-to-install actions to extend Drafts

Create custom actions to pre-address to the friends or groups you send to most, cross-post to multiple social media networks, and more. Actions are built from multiple "steps", some steps available to your actions include:

  • Email, Messages, Reminders, Events, Clipboard and other iOS system apps and services.
  • Social Media, including Twitter, and Google+
  • Create, append and prepend to iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive.
  • Import/Export from any source supporting the iOS Document Picker.
  • HTML Previews with great built-in CSS stylesheets for Markdown, or create your own custom templates.
  • JavaScript steps allow manipulation of text in actions for advanced users. Use regular expressions and other JavaScript library tools to format and change text in your draft and create custom template tags.
  • URL-based actions allow integration with many third party apps, like Workflow, OmniFocus & Fantastical. Visit the Action Directory for ready-to-install actions.

Much More...

  • Reminders integration. Automatically import reminders from a designated list, and turn the lines of a draft into individual tasks in Reminders.
  • Great VoiceOver/Accessibility support.
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