Drafts 4

Quickly take notes

Mac Format - - RATED | IOS APPS - £6.99 De­vel­oper Ag­ile Tor­toise, agiletortoise.com/drafts Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 4.0.3 Age 4+

Drafts is about cap­tur­ing and shar­ing text. Open the app and you get a new page, ready to be filled. You can then start typ­ing, and when done use built-in or ad­di­tional ac­tions to send your text else­where.

This is noth­ing new, but what sets Drafts apart from the com­pe­ti­tion is its flex­i­bil­ity. Its rich fea­tures feel more akin to the now-closed Ed­i­to­ri­ally app than a typ­i­cal notes app.

The key­board strip above the pre­dic­tive text bar is fully con­fig­urable, and you can com­pose your own ac­tions to craft be­spoke work­flows. An ar­range but­ton en­ables you to re­ar­range para­graphs, and there’s also Share sheet and iOS Doc­u­ment Picker support that boosts gen­eral sys­tem in­te­gra­tion.

Get­ting text into the app is a mite fid­dly – web cap­ture is ba­sic, and there’s no means to open ex­ist­ing text files from within Drafts – but this is nonethe­less a ver­sa­tile tool. Craig Gran­nell

A strong up­date to what was al­ready an im­pres­sive app for mak­ing notes and send­ing them on.

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