Drafts, where text starts. Quickly capture text and send it almost anywhere!

Drafts lets you turn text into action – it’s a quick notebook, handy editor, and writing automation tool, all in one. Instead of tapping around other apps, capture in Drafts first. Open it and write right away, then do something useful with your words.


Drafts opens to a new page with the keyboard ready so you can type immediately. Go hands-free with Dictation, or ask Siri to "Create a note using Drafts".

Drafts lets you get things down before you forget – no choosing document templates or waiting for your file to download.

Drafts is a launching-off point for text – use the actions to copy it, share it, or deep link into other apps and services. Compose a tweet or message, create a file in Dropbox, send a task off to Reminders – there are hooks into tons of your favorite apps.

New entries go into the Inbox. Once there, you can Tag them for organization, Flag them for importance, or Archive them for long-term storage.

Set up a text editing experience that’s perfect for you, with tons of interface adjustments like custom fonts and control over spacing, line height, and margins.

Use the customizable extended row above the keyboard to quickly convert, manipulate, and transform your writing. Make lists, use Markdown to get things just right.

Process your drafts quickly using unique features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and Focus Mode.


Drafts gives you a new approach to using your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, letting you write first and think about what to do with it later. Try it in your dock for a week, you'll find you can't live without it.

Drafts opens lightning fast and with support for capture via Siri, the widget, share extension, file import, and dictation - Drafts is like post-its updated for the smartphone era.

Actions make Drafts a Swiss Army knife for text. Integrate with a bewildering array of apps and services.


Check out our Action Directory ( for ready-to-use actions for third party apps and services. Join the Drafts Community ( to get help, find integration guides and a regular flow of tips & tricks - or follow @draftsapp on Twitter or Facebook.


Get more out of Drafts with a Drafts Pro subscription:

• Create and Edit Actions
• Themes and Icons - suit the experience to your tastes with Dark theme, custom app icon, and more
• Workspaces - Apply preferred tag, query, and sort settings for your drafts list with Workspaces
• Extra widgets and better share extension options
• Enhanced URL Automation

We are always working hard to expand the capabilities of Drafts and up-to-date with the latest technologies. Your support helps keep the app growing – thank you to Drafts Pro subscribers!

Contact us on Twitter at @draftsapp or send an email to if you’re having issues – or just want to say hi.

Drafts 5 installs as a new app and will not affect your existing Drafts 4 installation. Check out for details on new features and migrating.


• Monthly and annual subscriptions are available
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
• Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• Automatic renewals will be charged at the same price you were originally charged for the subscription
• Subscriptions can be managed by going to Account Settings on the App Store after purchase

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What's New

Version 5.3.1

Bug fix release. Stay tuned for lots of great new stuff in the coming months!

- **Fix:** Undo functions might not work properly in some situations.
- **Fix:** Importing action from Action Directory created in beta version of Drafts could fail with "Import Error".
- **Fix:** Issue where changes made to current draft in the editor made via Select > Operations or in action could get ignored.
- **Fix:** Reminder import with notes could add unnecessary text.
- **Fix:** Provide defaults for Prompt `addPicker` if the caller does not.

Join the Drafts Community at for update to date information, tips, tricks and integration guides!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

518 Ratings

518 Ratings

Love the app, not the subscriptions.


I’ve been using drafts since version 4 came out. It changed the way I work, and I love using it to enter and manipulate text. I’ve been playing around with Drafts 5 and the app is amazing. There’s so much power in the free app, and the pro subscriptions adds some great options for power users. Thing is, I’m not a power user, but I’m more than willing to pay for the features I use. My biggest issue is that I dislike and avoid app subscriptions. I like that when I pay for an app, even if the company disappears tomorrow, I can continue to use the app for years to come. I’m also not thrilled that dark mode is behind the subscription wall, I’d pay a few dollars to have a dark mode, I find it much easier on my eyes, but can’t justify the subscription just for dark mode, since it’s the only tool I would use from the subscription. Fortunately, I can continue using drafts 4 with its dark mode. Sure, I’ll miss out on all the new features in the free app, but that’s how much I dislike day mode. Just writing this review is burning my eyes. But my issues say nothing about the app itself which is wonderful. Definitely give the free mode a spin, and if you like scripting and having full control and aren’t opposed to renting apps, the sub is a great value. But for me it’s less than ideal as it’s currently set up. Hopefully down the line, the developer will consider making dark mode an optional in app purchase for those that don’t or can’t subscribe.

Necessary, but unnecessarily crippled


Drafts is great and an essential iOS app. I paid for the previous version without hesitation and have enjoyed using it for years. Drafts 5 brings most of the previous app’s functions for free to folks who didn’t want to pay the premium price of the old app. Most of the “pro” features that are unlocked with a subscription make sense and are worth the subscription pricing for the users who need them, except for dark mode. I’d gladly pay a one time price for that feature (or it could be an upgrade perk for those of us who paid for Drafts 4, wink wink nudge nudge) as it’s the only “pro” feature I would use, but $20/yr for dark mode is not something I’m willing to do. So now I’m stuck with an updated, but less pleasant to use new iteration, or an old app that won’t get any new updates.

Extended Dictation is something I’ve been longing for on iOS and now finally have. Unfortunately it’s buried in the extended keyboard which I prefer to have disabled, so it was difficult to find. You’re able to shuffle the extended keyboard function around, but as far as I can tell the extended keyboard must be enabled to use this feature.

Lastly, my only feature request is the ability to just have the Drafts logo on the Apple Watch complication without the number of drafts below it. That information is entirely useless and looks out of place alongside most other complications.

Great app, great developers, should still give flat fee option


At first, I was disgusted at subscription model but then I remembered just how useful Drafts 4 is. This is so much more than a simple note taking app, though it can be used as that for free.
A perfect example of how I use app is with text messages. I have an action for each of my most often text recipients. I open drafts, type the message, then select the action for the appropriate person and then the text is sent. It's helpful to be able to start drafting a text without worrying about accidentally sending and being able to perfect it in an actual text editing app like drafts.
Also, there are tons of shoddy apps made by shoddy developers who sell 4.99 apps. This is a quality app made by quality developers. I would say this is the "Omnifocus" of this type of app genre. It's simple to use but allows for all sorts of customization.
I'm only giving 4 stars because they should offer a one time flat fee, say 40-50, dollars along with subscription model.


Agile Tortoise
43.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 by Agile Tortoise, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Annual Pro Subscription $19.99
  2. Monthly Pro Subscription $1.99


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