Drafts 4+

Where text starts

Agile Tortoise

    • 4.7 • 1.3K 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.

Use your Apple Watch to quickly capture text using nothing more than your voice — and your ideas will be waiting on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac ready to be fleshed out.

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 43.0

Ghost blogging integration, improvements to OpenAI-ChatGPT + Perplexity.ai support.

For complete details on new features, bug fixes, and related documentation, visit “What’s New” in Drafts’ settings, or:

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

dionysius2 ,

If you could marry an app...

I suppose it might be legal in parts of the world to marry an app. I’m going to check into the legislation where I live. I can’t make it through the day without Drafts, and to be honest, I don’t need anything or anyone else. I can write poems with Drafts, I can write emails with Drafts, I can write the Great American Novel with Drafts. I can make little workspaces to keep notes on different projects. I can keep a shopping list. I can store everything that can be expressed in words, whether it be administrative, artistic, literary, legal, social, or the secret instructions to find a buried treasure. It does things that no other app does, from the simple yet profound structural capabilities it offers to adapt to your way of thinking, down to the button that lets you nudge your cursor one character ahead or back (why isn’t this a native part of iOS? But it’s not — and I haven’t found this anywhere but in Drafts). It even overcomes some of iOS’s natural limitations, like the time limit on dictation. It makes you feel like a genius coder and markup man, but it’s easier to use than Microsoft Word or Pages (far easier). Drafts and a bottle of wine, an internet connection, and a three-day weekend... my idea of bliss. (This review was written in Drafts.)

free cloud ,

An apology, changed my mind

I originally wrote quite a damming review as i was outraged at the change to a subscription model from drafts 4, a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. I have now removed that review. This developer is actually very fair. He gives you a weeks free trial of the full option set, which I used, and it then reverts to the free version. The free version is very usable and contains all the features I need. He does not hold back one important feature to make you pay for features
you don’t need. The app is now very polished and I use it everyday. I can see the need for the subscription version for power users and hope he gets quite a few to pay for continuing
development and support for this app. I would hate to see it go and have made a modest voluntary contribution in drafts4 ,so be fair and give the man .99 or 1.99 or whatever.
apologies to the developer for my previous hasty review

Graham_Sevenoaks ,

Amazing Support

I’ve been using Drafts for a few years and it’s just a great app as you can read form all the review and has a great user group in DiscourseHub that you should check but what made me finally add my review was a recent support experience. I just recently purchased an Apple Watch so of course I added drafts. I couldn’t get my iPhone drafts to sync and so raised a support issue. The response was quick by email and it took a few different attempts of things to try with back and forth emails always quick and polite responses direct from the developer. Turns out the issue was a crazy draft XML style file with 22,000 rows and 650,000 characters. As soon as I removed that everything started working.

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

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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