Drafts vs Notes (Apple)

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Drafts

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

Notes (Apple)

Category: Note Taking

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 Notes (Apple)

The best app on the iPhone Apple's minimalist philosophy is great, but when it comes to actually implementing minimalism it is always a hit or miss. Sometimes they screw up, like with Music, but sometimes they create a masterpiece, like Notes. Notes does everything I want it to every time. I have never wanted to go searching for another app to replace it. I have never needed to. It seems like a simple little app at first, but there's so much beneath the hood, that is brilliantly hidden from the user. It is not just minimalism done right, it is minimalism done PERFECT. There is no better note taking app. Every other one has some annoying interface full of pop ups, pestering me to sign into this or upgrade to this or check out this feature, it makes me want to pull my hair out. Meanwhile Notes lets me do what I came there to do: write. It is the perfect app for the crafting text. It is fast and to the point, simple yet has everything I could ever want. In conclusion, I love Notes.

Dr. 7 Schwartz

About Notes (Apple)

Apple created the note-taking program called Notes. It is accessible through their iOS and macOS operating systems, the latter of which debuted with OS X Mountain Lion. It serves as a tool for creating quick text notes that may be shared around devices with the use of Apple's iCloud service.

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

Notes (Apple) reviews

The notes app has been a love hate relationship as an iPhone user. The sheer amount of words that it holds is incredible. Though with that comes lagging. Over the course of the past month I've used this app for larger note taking such as random ideas to safe keep, places to go, bucket lists, etc. Yet even though it has a low amount of words the typing slows down and lags behind significantly. I've noticed this issue more as I've gone into the recent software update that gave the Notes app more qualities. This update also comes with flaws of its own. I attempt to scroll down my note when it flings me back to the top at random. Or even to the middle at any given time. It also freezes when a collaborator edits, leaving you with a stuck drop menu that's at the bottom and who edited it at the top. I hope these things can be fixed, whether adding a higher word limit to slow lag or to look into the new update for bugs. I appreciate your time and hope the best for new downloaders! Don't be discouraged by this review, the Notes app is highly recommended for reminders and ideas!

- Alliegator96 , 01/15/2022

This is just pure awesomeness! I love to come home, relax and write things down on my notes that I can’t tell others after a long day. Like my crushes, what I’m feeling like, anything. The app is my on the go diary. I tend to get on notes a lot, more than I think I should. Writing is one of my passions, and I also have been writing stories down on it as well. I don’t think that was the original purpose of the app, but it helps me out. I love the notes app so much, it’s like a fresh start. Sometimes, I do get carried away, and write too much. Right now, my app is struggling to stay open and even open in general. I’ve tried resetting my phone a few times but I’ll just keep trying. I love this app so very much, and I find it very useful. I also like to schedule my daily plans and/or last minute trips. I feel like this app is my getaway to a world of writing, I just wish the app would work for me. I believe it might be my fault, I’ve written so much on just one note, that it has trouble loading. I’d hate to delete the whole thing though. Maybe their should be an update for an option for pages? Other than that, I love the app! I don’t know how I could live without it!

- Serenity Burden , 12/07/2021

Random note deletions & glitches Within the past 6 months or so I’ve been a lot more adamant about using notes on my phone to keep myself organized. However, when I swipe out of a note then click to go back in, the note disappears and it won’t show back up until I completely close out of the app and reopen it. Another thing that really made me angry was that I had a note in my phone that I’d been adding onto periodically since probably 2019 or earlier. A couple of months ago, it randomly deleted. The title of the note was still there but all of its contents- gone. I looked at deleted notes and every other file that I could and nothing. I’ve also never been able to lock any of my notes like I can on my MacBook. I have the most recent updates always but this has been an issue for as long as I can remember. I’m going to be downloading a different notes app and stop using Apple Notes completely. Hopefully I’ll have a better experience.

- 21browne , 06/20/2022

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

Notes (Apple)

Pros
Notes is the best place to jot down quick thoughts or to save longer notes filled with checklists, images, web links, scanned documents, handwritten notes, or sketches
And with iCloud, it's easy to keep all your devices in sync, so you’ll always have your notes with you.

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