Drafts App

How to use Drafts App

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Drafts App the Basics

An important part of my productivity system is having a mobile device available at all time. This is mostly my iPhone, and at work, it's also my iPad. I have these devices available because I don’t use pen and paper and they contain almost every part of my productivity system. One of those is taking notes. For taking notes, I use Drafts.

One of the most important things that a note taking app should do is to offer you the possibility to start writing as soon as possible. And that is what Drafts does. As you open the app, it opens a blank page with the blinking cursor ready for you to start typing. No confusing navigation, no opening files. Just start typing.

Drafts App and flexibility

What I like so much about Drafts is that it offers you so many ways to handle your notes. And because it does, it takes away the decision which app you should open. You can just always open Drafts because you know that, after typing, you can still send that note anywhere you like. And that note can be anything you can think of: an item for your grocery list, a text message, an email, a reminder, minutes of a meeting, a book chapter, a tweet, a post on Facebook, you name it.

After you’ve written your note, you can choose to leave it within the Drafts App for later reference or modification. But, more likely, you want to do something else with it. Drafts offers all kinds of actions that you can use to apply to your notes.

Some examples:

Copy to Clipboard
Send as Email
Send as Text Message
Set a Reminder
Open in

Send to
iCloud Drive

and ...
Google Drive

And because you can create your self-defined actions you can customize Drafts, so it performs the way you want.

How I use Drafts

Examples of actions that I often use are:

  • Exporting a note to a predefined notebook in Evernote.
  • Sending a text message to the one I love.
  • Sending myself an email to remind me of something.
  • Appending a note to a predefined note in Evernote that holds a Journal.
  • Sending a note to a predefined location in Google Drive.

For all these actions all that I need to do is

  • Open Drafts
  • Type the Note
  • Select the Action

That’s it!

Drafts makes life simple, and I can highly recommend it. Drafts is exclusively available on iOS and works great on iPhone and iPad. You can get it in the App Store for $4.99. And, I promise you, that’s money well spent.

You can find out more about Drafts on their website http://agiletortoise.com/drafts/

See you on the next one!



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