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

One of TIME Magazine's Best Apps of 2018!
MacStories "Best App Updates of 2018" selection!

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.


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 email

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 or cancelled by going to Account Settings on the App Store after purchase

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What’s New

Version 11.0

Gmail, Outlook integration and more

This release brings support for sending email directly with Gmail and based email accounts via new action steps and scripting interfaces. These new integrations allow single-tap actions which send mail in the background through your email accounts on these services – useful for quick send actions to recipients and groups you send to often, and also for integration with services that allow you to email text into the service, but require those email come "From" a known address. Because of the direct integration, messages will come "From" your own address and be in your "Sent" folder on these services.

- **New:** Gmail Action Step
- Send mail using Gmail accounts (via Gmail API)
- Sends in background, so must be fully configured with recipients, etc.
- Uses OAuth to authenticate to Google accounts. Use credential identifier for multiple accounts.
- Docs:
- **New:** `GmailMessage` script object
- Send email using Gmail accounts (via Gmail API) in script
- Enables things like looping over addresses to send emails individually to separate "To" recipients, etc.
- Docs:
- **New:** Outlook Action Step
- Send mail using accounts (via Microsoft Graph API)
- Sends in background, so must be fully configured with recipients, etc.
- Enables things like looping over addresses to send emails individually to separate "To" recipients, etc.
- Uses OAuth to authenticate to Microsoft accounts. Should work with Personal/Work-School accounts, as long as they are integrated. Use credential identifier for multiple accounts.
- Docs:
- **New:** `OutlookMessage` script object
- Send email using Outlook accounts (via Microsoft Graph API) in script
- Docs:

#### Other Additions, Changes and Fixes

- **New:** `MustacheTemplate` script object.
- Process mustache style templates in script.
- Can take template string or be created pointing to directory of `.mustache` template files in iCloud Drive
- You also must contruct and pass the data object to use for values.
- Not all scriptable objects are exposed to templates, but `Draft` objects are.
- Docs:
- **Fix:** Case where a URL-based action which leaves Drafts could result in "after success" archive/trash happening but not getting properly synced to other devices.
- **Change:** Add error messages alerts for invalid states in a number of action steps. There are for invalid states that prevent a step from executing. Throwing an alert error help save a trip to the action log in these configuration error cases - like a script that will not compile.
- **Change:** If HTML passed to HTML Prevew has a `title` element, use that title as the window title.
- **Fix:** Better focus on text field returning to app after the new draft creation timeout is passed.
- **Change:** Add warning trying to use URL actions for multiple selected drafts via Select > Operations in the draft list.
- **Fix:** Filter button over draft list not properly themed when automatic theme switching occured while draft list was visible.
- **Fix:** `FileManager.moveItem(src, dest, overwrite)` would not successfully overwrite an existing item even if `overwrite` was true.
- **Fix:** Oops, the fix in the last release for appending to Dropbox did not fix it for prepending. Fixed now.

**New Version Numbering**: *Moving forward, each feature release of Drafts will get a major version number. Minor version numbers will still be used for bug fix and minor releases. If you look back, it's the same thing we've been doing, but we're dropping the "5".*

For complete update history, visit:

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings
2.7K Ratings
budexxon ,

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.

Rawdog567 ,

Next Level GTD

Ok first of all I never write reviews, but using this app on a trial run today absolutely blew my mind and I’m not even touching a fraction of the full capability! To be honest when I first downloaded it I was thinking there’s no way I’m going to pay for a subscription. I mean what the heck can this thing do that my other note taking apps can’t do. Let me say this immediately changed after messing around with this for a bit. The Watch OS takes this app and getting things out of your head to a whole different level. I mean record anything out of your head and then share it with Omnifocus, Awesome Note or whatever else you may want to do with it! Also one tap and it starts the dictation so from thought to app is seem less. I went from thinking this app was absolutely useless and literally about to delete, but now I can say it will be an app to stay! When my trial subscription ends I will gladly pay the $20/year. I will make this over 100 fold with the time I save and the ideas I’m able to preserve and act on! Thank you!!

GenericAppStoreNickname ,

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.


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58.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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  2. Monthly Pro Subscription $1.99


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