Drafts 4+

Where text starts

Agile Tortoise

    • 4.7 • 273 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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

Drafts turns text into action with almost limitless possibilities – it’s a quick notebook, handy editor, and writing automation tool, all in one. Capture all of your text in Drafts and send it to other apps without the extra taps. Just open it and start typing!

**Drafts is a multi-award winner!**

- App of the Day, TIME Magazine’s Best Apps
- MacStories “Reader’s Choice Award”


Drafts opens to a new page with the keyboard ready — just waiting for your words. Alternatively, go hands-free with dictation.

Drafts helps you write ideas down before you can forget them so and they’ll always be there, ready and waiting. Capture on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and Drafts’ fast sync will make your text available everywhere.

Drafts is a jumping-off point for text — use actions to copy it, share it, or deep-link into other apps and services. Compose a tweet, draft a message, create a file in Dropbox, send a task off to Reminders – Drafts works with tons of your favorite apps and services.

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.

Customize Drafts to look and work the way you want with tons of interface adjustments — custom fonts and control over spacing, line height, and margins.

Use the customizable buttons above the keyboard to convert, manipulate, and transform your writing quickly.

Using Drafts as a global inbox for all of your text? Process everything quickly using unique features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and text manipulation actions.

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.


Check out our Directory (actions.getdrafts.com) for ready-to-use actions and themes. Join the Drafts Community (forums.getdrafts.com) to get help, integration guides, and a regular flow of tips & tricks.


Drafts is always free to use, but you can get more out of Drafts with a Drafts Pro subscription:

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

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


• 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 canceled by going to Account Settings on the App Store after purchase

Have questions? Contact us on Twitter at @draftsapp or email support@getdrafts.com.

Terms: https://getdrafts.com/support/terms
Privacy Policy: https://getdrafts.com/support/privacy

What’s New

Version 33.0.2

Big update: Scoped Tags, Image OCR, Action Aliases, Lots of convenience features, ready for the future!

(v33.0.2 is a quick fix to address a couple of critical issues)

Complete details on new features, bug fixes, and related documentation, visit "What's New" in the Help menu, or:

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

BillPetro ,


The arrival of the Mac version enhances the usefulness of the iOS version that I've come to rely on for quick capture of notes, information, or longer article-writing tasks.

The two greatest features of this are: 1) It's available on all my devices with fast startup. On the Mac there's a menu bar icon for quick capture. It is my 1st stop when I have an idea and AFTER I type it I can decide if it's a note for export to Evernote, a to do for export to ToDoist, an email or tweet for export to the appropriate tool. 2) It uses MarkDown, a simple-to-learn way of formatting your text without having to reach for a menu: bullets, numbered lists, italics, bold, headers, or indent.

rlhyde ,

The company comes before it clients.

Any subscription service must be rejected. If we purchase copies of the product and start using them on a firmwide basis, and ultimately create a large amount of work product, that work product will no longer be available to us if your company goes out of business or if your product is discontinued as the subscription will lapse and there will be no one to continue supporting it. With products that allow us to purchase them at least we know that we will always be able to access our work product and modify that product.

In summary, by insisting that we subscribe to your product you are asking us to have faith in the idea that your product will be available in the future and that you will continue to remain in business. We simply cannot take that risk.

Developer Response ,

I realize this is a copy-and-paste complaint about subscriptions, but understand this does not apply to Drafts. The app has a generous free version and *never* puts your data behind any kind of paywall. You can create/modify/export your data in Drafts without every paying us a cent.

shago dedur ,

Fabulous app-joy to use

Following up re version 23x. This application gets better with each new release.
I use it to streamline my workflow at the office and to keep notes I want to return to later. The seemless and perfect syncing across all platforms iOS and MacOS is a lifesaver for me. Everything makes sense and is easy. The developer is engaged and committed to improving this product. Thank you! Compared to any subscription app I use, I get more value from Drafts than any other app. Subscribe and support this app.
This product is (still) a joy to use. Thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, Agile Tortoise, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

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  • Purchases

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  • Family Sharing

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