Drafts vs ColorNote Notepad Notes
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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.
I use this app to keep track of important Financial and Personal stuff. I use it to write down practically everything between my Phone and Computer(nice and synced). Edited: It'd really be nice to see the Notepad Lines that show up on the Android version(makes it feel like a true Note"pad"). There is a lack of ability here to have the Dark Theme/Color Theme option on the PC. I'm still disappointed there... Current Version Update: Also, with the Android version there is a built-in Calendar. Where the heck is that here on the Windows version hmmm?
One of the many applications that are available on Android for the purpose of taking virtual notes is called ColorNote Notepad. You'll be able to keep track of everything that's important to you by sticking colorful 'post-its' all over your smartphone with the help of this app. The application, despite having a straightforward purpose and a small footprint (less than 1 megabyte), is packed with a significant number of features that set it apart from other products in its particular category. It gives you the ability to make notes in a variety of colors, allowing you to easily distinguish one note from another with just a quick glance. You can do the same thing with any note that you want to keep private by giving it a password. You also have the option to synchronize your notes across multiple devices, allowing you to, for instance, keep the same files on your mobile device and your tablet at the same time. This is yet another interesting feature. Using the 'widget' that comes packaged with the app makes the process very straightforward. Last but not least, ColorNote Notepad enables you to link audio and visual alerts to your notes so that you can set an alert to go off at a particular time of day or day of the week. ColorNote Notepad is an application for taking notes that is as uncomplicated as it is comprehensive. It is both user-friendly and lightweight, while still providing the user with access to any tool they might require.
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.
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!
The app has worked great on my Android phones and tablets for several years. Today I installed the app on a Windows 10 Pro PC and it worked fine until I signed in to my account. Now, when I click the icon, the app seems to start and immediately disappears. Uninstall/reinstall does not help. Sending Application Events Log entry to Support via email.
I, like others here, have been using his app on Android for quite a while. I love the ability to password protect notes on android. This version will require a password to access a note protected in Android, but lacks the ability to set a password from this app. I am assuming that the features missing from the android app will be added with future updates. I would like the ability to add attachments to notes in both this app and the Android App. The "Settings" button does NOTHING. It just shows a new window that says "settings" with no further links or functions??? It is still great to sync my Windows 10 2-in-one with my phone. I use this app pretty much on a daily basis.
I have used this app on Android devices for a long time. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and was pleasantly surprised to see that the app is available there. It is a simple, intuitive interface. I especially like that you can sort your list alphabetically, by color, and by date. It makes it easy to scan for notes as opposed to just entering search criteria as in another app that shall remain nameless.
|Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
|It tends to freeze when sharing large files
|Simplify feature deletes important information
|Only available for apple devices
|It reminds you of the saved notes so that you will never miss anything important
|Effortlessly stay organized
|Simple and easy to use
|Customer support is not responsive
|Crashes on Windows
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