Edit: a quick draft scratchpad 4+

Fast. Simple. One page‪.‬

K.Q. Dreger

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings
    • $1.99



Edit is a super fast scratchpad for your thoughts, drafts, and notes. Think of it as a single sheet of paper, not a notebook. There's no document storage, because whatever you leave in Edit will be there when you get back. Once you're done writing, you can send or save your text to anywhere in iOS via the Share Sheet.

What's in the box?

* One page
Return instantly to what you were writing.

* One-touch select all
Effortlessly clear the page to start fresh.

* Export
Send your text to anywhere in iOS.

* Word and character count
Know how much you've written.

I've intentionally kept Edit simple so it stays fast and easy to maintain. The other benefit of this simplicity is that Edit should continue to run without issue on iOS devices for years to come. Because of that, I'm slapping a 10-year good faith guarantee on Edit's general availability. Should there come a time over the next decade where I'm unable to update Edit to run on the latest version of iOS, I'll open source the code for anyone to download and run themselves.

Happy writing,

K.Q. @Dreger

What’s New

Version 2020.04.01

• Fixes iPadOS crash

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

c00| ,

Goodbye Drafts and Hello Edit

I have been using drafts version 3&4 to type out ideas and random bits of information I wanted to keep. It was quick and easy to use. Drafts 5 as you may be aware changed their pricing to a subscription model. Unfortunately for my use and I guess a lot of iOS users this was an over kill.

There are a few things about Edit I like already
1. Dark mode (you don’t need to pay a monthly fee like Drafts 🤔).
2. Icon to copy the text you have typed (useful if you have been typing enough text where you cannot see the start).
3. Word count as you type.
4. Super simple design.
5. The app is quick to load and type on iPhone X.
6. No annoying subscription to be concerned about.

Thank you Dreger for creating a simple, quick to type app on the iOS platform. The guarantee from the developer to keep the app working for years to come is something other developers should take note of and is to be applauded.

While I am aware Drafts 5 and Edit are apps with different features, for my use this is better than Drafts. For some this may well be too basic. For $2 and a 10 year guarantee, I think it’s a no brainer. I strongly believe the app is something Steve Jobs would have approved of. Download and enjoy.

Suggestion to the developer Dreger - kindly consider a similar app on the Mac platform if and when possible.

cbd0688 ,

It Just Works

I have a terrible memory. Tell me to write something down and I have about 30 seconds to do so before it’s gone forever. Edit fixes that for me because it does what it says on the tin: lightning fast text editing. Unlock Phone >> Edit Icon >> Type. There’s _zero_ waiting.

That being said, if I want to make a list or take more time to draft an email I can do that too. And if I need to put it down for a minute to do something else I know what I’ve written is right there waiting for me.

If you’re skeptical about paying for such a simple app, remember, simple things are often the most useful. A chef’s knife is simple but you’ll pay for one made with craftsmanship because it’ll last you a lifetime. It’s the same thing with Edit. Just a solid app, made with craftsmanship.

ck5f ,

Simple is always better

It’s amazing that in today’s age of do-all solutions to everything, an app as simple as this one is exactly what everyone is looking for. I use Edit to jot thoughts to remember until I can get back to my notebook and copy them down, then I delete the notes and start fresh. That’s not how everyone uses it though, and I think that’s wonderful. It’s a perfectly simple solution to a problem that other apps attempt to over complicate. The pureness of this app means it launches instantly and never gets in the way of itself.

App Privacy

The developer, K.Q. Dreger, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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