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What's New

Version 4.8.7

NOTE: Drafts 5 is now available. Visit for details.

- **Fix:** Address a few rare crashing bugs.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

240 Ratings

240 Ratings

My Most Used App


Obviously I'm in the minority because I do not use the popular markdown features but it is great for jotting down quick notes that one can save or send as emails, messages, social media posts and even add tasks to Omni Focus. You can use it as a search engine, dictionary, thesaurus, and in conjunction with other apps to create larger, more elaborate compositions. Drafts is really very versatile and there is really no other app that can currently match Draft's abundance of features. The app is also universal which is a huge plus if you toggle back and forth, like myself, between my iPhone 8 and iPad Pros. *UPDATE: Already a whole year since the last review and still, as always, this app is best in class and I try new productivity/note/journal/ writing apps on almost a daily basis and run them through all of the important tests and use Drafts as the measuring rod. For big epic ramblings you want to jot out before sending it as text to be formatted elsewhere or simple notes, messages, emails, social media posts and todos, Drafts has you covered. The keyboard is best in class as well and for those that don’t want to be distracted by toggling around for characters, this keyboard beats them all.

My Poker Dealer


This app is my main driver! I use it for everything. It’s so versatile, especially coupled with TextExpander. Much like a card dealer, it captures everything in one hand (metaphor) and deals the cards of information wherever they need to go. All my personal clubs and professional meeting notes, conversation logs, text messages originate from here. And when my meetings have Tasks that need to move to my task manager software, I use it for that too.

It’s MUCH faster than Evernote in creating and formatting a note (using markdown feature to make it pretty). So, I craft my notes here and then send them to Evernote as my repository.

As a person that uses an IPad for most of the day (recording meeting notes, crafting proposals, managing tasks and scheduling meetings), I’d say that Drafts is a must have app for productivity. I’ll bet I’m only using 50% of what its capable of doing. It’s on my phone and iPad Dock because its so useful.

Most used app on my phone!


Drafts is an awesome app. It may be the most used app on my phone. I use it to draft journal entries, emails, Facebook and Twitter posts, stories, ideas, thoughts. If I write, it's probably done on Drafts.

It's easy to use and allows you to connect to a variety of services and apps. For me, one of the best things is that I can set the font size large enough so that I can see it without my reading glasses. That means that I can work anywhere. If I have a lot of words to write, I get out my Bluetooth keyboard, set my phone where I can see it and type away. Who needs a laptop? I'm writing this review on Drafts while riding in my car (riding, not driving!) holding my power with one hand and typing with my thumb. Talk about making creativity easy!


Agile Tortoise
82 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Charitable Tip $4.99
  2. Appreciative Tip $0.99
  3. Generous Tip $2.99


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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