Drafts vs Color Notes

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Drafts

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

Color Notes

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Writers, Students, Educators

Pricing

Free

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Most popular feedback for Drafts

Overall, I love this app. It’s simple and highly customizable. This will definitely change your game in productivity and note-taking.

Madam Miely

About Drafts

Text begins out in drafts. Text may be quickly captured and sent practically anywhere! Drafts is an all-in-one writing automation tool, rapid notebook, and practical editor that transforms text into action with virtually endless possibilities. With just a few taps, you can send all of your writing from Drafts to other apps. Simply launch it and begin to type! Drafts has won numerous awards! ** - TIME Magazine's Best Apps, App of the Day - "Reader's Choice Award" from MacStories Why drafts are great: ## INVEST EVERYWHERE: Drafts starts a new page and has the keyboard open, ready for your words. Alternately, use dictation to work hands-free. Drafts enable you to capture ideas before you forget them, ensuring that they are constantly available. Your text will be available everywhere if you capture it on an Apple Watch, an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac, or any of these devices. THE WORDS YOU CHOOSE Text in Drafts can be copied, shared, or deep linked into other apps and services via actions. Drafts integrates with a ton of your preferred apps and services, so you can write a tweet, draft a message, create a file in Dropbox, or assign a task to Reminders. AVOID FORGETTING IT NOW OR LATER: The Inbox receives new submissions. Once there, you can organize them by tagging them, flagging them for significance, or archiving them for later use. RAISE THE STAGE OF YOUR TEXT: Create a unique look and feel for Drafts by adjusting the interface's many features, including the ability to choose your own fonts and set margins, line heights, and spacing. To swiftly convert, manipulate, and transform your work, use the programmable buttons above the keyboard. Do you use Drafts as your primary mailbox for all of your text? Utilize special features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and text manipulation operations to process everything swiftly. UTILISE YOUR WRIST COMPUTER'S POWER: Your ideas will be ready to be developed on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac when you use your Apple Watch to swiftly capture text using only your voice. WORD PUBLISHING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER: Drafts is similar to post-its updated for the smartphone era because it opens really quickly and supports capture via Siri, the widget, share extension, file import, and dictation.

Most popular feedback for Color Notes

ColorNote is a very reliable note-taking tool. It is one of the best free Android notepad apps in the market so instead of settlling for a mediocre notepad and memo app, better go ahead and give this app a try.

Kent

About Color Notes

A straightforward and fantastic notebook program is ColorNote®. When you make notes, memos, emails, messages, shopping lists, and to-do lists, it provides you with a quick and easy notepad editing experience. More than any other notepad or memo pad program, ColorNote® Notepad makes taking notes simple. Please read the FAQ below if you are unable to locate the widget. - An automated save command saves your unique note when you're done using the notepad. Product information Two standard note-taking forms are available in ColorNote®: a checklist option and a dotted-line option. To your master list, which shows up on the app's home screen each time the program is launched, you can add as many as you like. This list can be viewed by note color, grid format, or conventional ascending order. - Taking a Note - Acting as a straightforward word processor, the text option lets you enter as many characters as you like. Once the note has been saved, you can use the menu button on your device to modify, share, remind you of it, check it off, or delete it. When a text note is checked off, the app inserts a slash through the list's title, which is then shown on the home screen menu. Making a shopping or to-do list is possible in the checklist mode, where you are able to add as many things as you like and rearrange them in any order using drag controls that are active in the editing mode. Once the list is complete and saved, you may quickly tap each line to toggle the line slash and check or uncheck it. The title of the list is also slashed once all items have been checked. Features include: - Color-code notes (color notebook) - The sticky note memo widget (Put your notes on your home screen) - Checklist notes for the shopping list and to-do list. (Easy and quick list-making tool) - Notes for completing a checklist (GTD) - Plan your day using notes in a calendar. - Record journal entries and diaries in a calendar. - Note with Password Lock: Encrypt your notes. - Secured notes backup to SD storage Supports internet synchronization and backup. Between a phone and a tablet, notes can be synced. - Reminders displayed in the status bar List or Grid View Search notes Support for Notepad ColorDict Add-on - Effective task reminder: Timer, Daily, Repeat. on the lunar calendar - A hasty memo or note - Note in the wiki: [[Title]] - Send notes to others via Twitter, email, or SMS Cloud services for online backup and syncing - Notes will be protected using the AES standard, the same encryption standard used by banks to secure client data, before being uploaded. - Without your sign-in, none of your notes are sent to the server. - Use Facebook or Google to log in. Internet access is required for online note syncing and backup. Storage: To store backup notes on the device's storage - Prevent phone from going to sleep, manage the vibrator, and start it up automatically when the device boots up: For remembrance notes

Drafts reviews

This app helps one get a lot done on the iPad (or iPhone) that wouldn't be possible otherwise---even the free version. Paying a subscription has been worth it too. You just have to try it to see how it might be useful to you personally and if that justifies the price. I do less with the tag and workspace features than I perhaps could because I tend to use Bear for reference. Fortunately, there are users who know how to script and have come up with actions to make Drafts play well with Bear. Ditto other apps, including email. In the end, Drafts is kind of like a work environment in which one can begin all work with text. It's also good for cleaning up text from other sources. I have loved this app through several versions. One reason, I suspect, is because it continues to test the boundaries of what is possible in iOS. And one can actually customize one's work environment a bit. In other words, the app takes both the operating system and the user seriously. The subscription model has also led to a viable business plan, it seems, whereas I've seen other solid apps go neglected or get killed off for lack of ongoing funding and attention in a constantly changing computing environment and app market.

- Mark Stoneman

I’ve been using drafts since version 4 came out. It changed the way I work, and I love using it to enter and manipulate text. I’ve been playing around with Drafts 5 and the app is amazing. There’s so much power in the free app, and the pro subscriptions adds some great options for power users. Thing is, I’m not a power user, but I’m more than willing to pay for the features I use. My biggest issue is that I dislike and avoid app subscriptions. I like that when I pay for an app, even if the company disappears tomorrow, I can continue to use the app for years to come. I’m also not thrilled that dark mode is behind the subscription wall, I’d pay a few dollars to have a dark mode, I find it much easier on my eyes, but can’t justify the subscription just for dark mode, since it’s the only tool I would use from the subscription. Fortunately, I can continue using drafts 4 with its dark mode. Sure, I’ll miss out on all the new features in the free app, but that’s how much I dislike day mode. Just writing this review is burning my eyes. But my issues say nothing about the app itself which is wonderful. Definitely give the free mode a spin, and if you like scripting and having full control and aren’t opposed to renting apps, the sub is a great value. But for me it’s less than ideal as it’s currently set up. Hopefully down the line, the developer will consider making dark mode an optional in app purchase for those that don’t or can’t subscribe.

- budexxon

I never thought I needed an app like this, then I hear them talk about it all the time on Mac Power Users and Automators podcast so I thought I would give it a try. It seems overwhelming at first with all of the options but once you configure a few actions you’ll never go back. There is enough free to the app that you could use it without the IAP - I wouldn’t recommend it though, the customizable nature of the app is unlocked when you subscribe. Also, this dude is an indie dev so there isn’t multi unicorn level of funding keeping this product alive - you’re literally making this viable for him, so hit subscribe - you’ll thank me later. Also, the quick dictate function on the watch is a GAME CHANGER. Tap the complication, tap the microphone and record your thought. Then when you have time to process, open the app on your iPhone/Mac and manipulate the text with the actions. It literally lets you dump what you’re thinking into an app with the least amount of friction. The best part is the text isn’t stuck in this app, which is the whole point. Give it a go!

- Kguy18

Color Notes reviews

User friendly and plenty of options. I use it all the time, especially throughout the day. I like to keep a running list of chores, errands and "notes to self." There are 7 optional colors making it easy to categorize. You can choose to write your note in a text format or as a checklist. Also cuts down on all the paper lists that are sometimes illegible and often misplaced. I highly recommend this app.

- Cindy Masters

I recommend this application to all of my friends with ADHD. I have an extremely difficult time prioritizing tasks and remembering tasks and mundane stuff like what to go get at the store. This application is absolutely my external brain for that stuff. I have lists for everything and this application makes them very versatile for my needs. I can change the color and size of the list, I can rearrange the items on the list to shift their priority, and you check/uncheck as you go.

- Denise Reilly

When I upgraded my phone to an LG G8 a few years back I needed to find a notepad app I could share between various devices. I went with ColorNote, and it's so easy to use that when I got a Samsung phone a couple of months ago, I stuck with ColorNote for my notepad app. My only issue is that I can't set it to open a note in the editor and I often try to edit a note in read-only mode.

- J.M. Hardin

Pros & cons

Drafts

Pros
Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
Different markdown support and even JavaScript
Workspaces
Cons
It tends to freeze when sharing large files
Simplify feature deletes important information
Only available for apple devices

Color Notes

Pros
Efficient
Lightweight
Incredibly useful for just about anything.
Cons
Lacks the option for selecting multiple notes at once
Could add support for other platforms – ex
Chrome, Windows, Mac, etc

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