Drafts 4+

Where text starts

Agile Tortoise

    • 4.7 • 318 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 “Lifetime Achievement 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 44.2.1

Bug fix release, see link below for details.

For 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
318 Ratings

318 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.

surfman49 ,

One major hassle

I love Drafts and I've been using it for many years. I started using it in iOS before it was even available on Mac. In the beginning, the functionality that I enjoyed the most was the ability to reorder lines. Unfortunately, that is extremely frustrating in the currrent Mac app. The reason is that it is necessary to move in and out of the reordering mode in order to both edit and reorder the lines. I would love to just be able to edit and reorder simultenously without having to flip between different modes and start all over again at the top of the draft and find my place again. Even if it was possible to "turn on" reordering in same edit window, then that would make it so much easier. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

You might want to install actions in your action bar (above the keyboard) for moving lines up and down. That sounds generally like what you need and would not require switching mode. Some related tips and examples here: https://forums.getdrafts.com/t/tip-actions-for-working-with-lines-and-blocks/13037

BCWilsonDotCom ,

Helps with my ADHD

If you deal with ADHD and have fleeting thoughts you want to capture, this is the app. I use it on all my devices, macbook pro, iphone, ipad pro, and watch. When I'm working, I always have fleeting thoughts of other things I should be doing, ideas on any number of subjects, etc. Normally I'd get sidetracked by them. But this allows me to quickly note down the thought, and get it out of my head. I return to the notes later and take action on them. I also have it integrated with Obsidian which I use for my second brain. Works great!

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