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 5.4.4

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- **Change:** Ready for the latest iPad screen sizes.
- **Fix:** Fix a couple of obscure watch-phone communication issues.
- **New:** Periodic backup settings now have frequency option allowing choice of daily, weekly or month backup schedule.
- **Change:** Change trash can sweep to keep 30 days instead of only 7.
- **Fix:** Crasher in template processing.
- **Fix:** Some layout issues on SE size phones.
- **Fix:** If only omitted tags were in the draft list tag filter, the filter status did not display properly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings
1.2K 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.


I am obviously a blithering idiot...

Judging by all the glowing reviews for this app, I must be a blithering idiot because I can’t figure out how this app works. This app present me with so many choices, and advanced features, I became lost in the first 10 seconds of using this app.

One thing is clear, I’m obviously not the target market for this app. When I downloaded this app, I thought I was getting a simple text editor that I could use to make grocery lists, etc. And sync the list between my Apple Watch and my iPhone. This app is so much more powerful than what I need, or want, I’m going to be deleting it after I leave this review.

While I’m guessing there is a market for an app as powerful as this, judging by all the glowing reviews of it, this app is obviously not for me. I am obviously at fault here for failing to fully read the app description. I feel my review of the app is a fair one, because I did not like the app based on how it met my individual needs. I’m sure there will be die-hard users of this app who will proceed to bash my review as ignorant and stupid. That, of course, is their choice.

Grady S.

No subscription here

I too am a long time Drafts 4 user. I have also recommended the app to many friends and know for a fact that four of them have purchased the app. I will no longer be doing so. Like many others have stated, I do not mind paying a one time fee. I am not a fan of the subscription-based model which I know many apps and programs are moving towards. I will look for alternatives and other solutions Whenever possible. I probably would’ve considered subscribing if the subscription fee was more reasonable. Someone else has done the math- the cost jump from the life cycle cost of Drafts 4 compared to the subscription fee for Drafts 5 is astronomically ridiculous. Like several others I did not take full advantage of all that was available in Drafts 4, but would have happily paid a one time fee for D5 to support continued growth. I hope in time this business model will be reevaluated and changed. And like others have said the freemium version of D5 is not an option without dark mode.


Agile Tortoise
55.2 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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