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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 Post-It notes pretty frequently in my classroom, whether I have them in groups or want their response to a question individually. Sometimes, I would have students respond to a question on a post-it note and then come up to put it on the whiteboard. But after they go back to their seats, it is a bit small to see everyone's responses clearly, so that's where this app comes to play very nicely. I could, at that point, take a picture of the different ideas on the board (in the Post-It Plus app) then display it on my projector via Apple TV (on my iPad). I could then brainstorm and move things around live and seek my students input without having to read each one aloud. Another awesome way to use this app in the classroom is in a multiple group brainstorming session.
Post-it® Brand has helped people be more productive, communicate better, and more creative for over 40 years. These goods are now ubiquitous, yet their origins were uncertain. The Canary Yellow phenomenon taught us that patience is just as vital as inspiration when bringing a concept to reality. BEGINNING: Discovery 3M scientist Spencer Silver was studying adhesives. In the process, he discovered a light adhesive that didn't adhere strongly. "As a researcher, I developed novel adhesives. We wanted bigger, stronger, tougher adhesives." "None of those," answered Silver. Silver identified microspheres that keep their stickiness yet have a "removability property" Gospel-preaching Innovation in Bunsen burner chemistry Silver spent years trying to sell his technology. He still bragged about his invention to coworkers. "I became Mr. Persistent because I wouldn't quit." Art Fry, another 3M scientist, was frustrated. Every Wednesday night while practicing with his church choir, he'd use scraps of paper to mark future hymns. By Sunday, they'd all fallen out of the songbook. He required a non-damaging bookmark. Congratulations! Thinking back to a session on Silver's microspheres, he got his "eureka moment"1 Developing a product with Silver. Once they started using their new notes to communicate, they understood the idea's potential. Fry: "This isn't a bookmark." "A new way to communicate" You'll enjoy it Two chemists test Post-it®. Fry tested himself at 3M's headquarters. Fry gave the corporation new adhesive notes. They were popular. 3M debuted Press 'n Peel in four cities with mixed results. blitz The product was sold directly to consumers. The Boise Blitz sampling attempt was a huge success. 90% of testers stated they'd buy the product. 1980 to 1986 Born Star A Star is Born scientist Dr. Spencer Silver with Post-it® on forehead light bulb emblem. The notes gained popularity instantly. Customers would put the notes on documents they gave to others, stirring the recipient's curiosity. They'd look at it, peel it off, and play with it, then buy a pad for themselves. Silver stated theirs was a product nobody needed until they did. Yellow shines Silver and Fry's unsung hero became Post-it® Notes on April 6. Its now-iconic Canary Yellow tint was accidental. Next-door lab only had yellow scrap paper. Lee Iaccoa and other Fortune 500 CEOs adored them. Canada and Europe get Post-it® Notes. Magnificence Fry is the company's corporate researcher. Post-it® Flags were invented as a tool to organize with color coding, filing, and indexing. 1997-87 Tenacity The Post-it® Note celebrated its 10th anniversary and made many top-product lists. Introduced: Post-it® Easel Pads. Then, brainstorming changed. Spencer Silver, co-founder of Post-it® Notes, retired from 3M with 22 US patents. Both Silver and Fry achieved top research accolades and worldwide engineering awards at 3M. 2001-2003 Hollywood Post-it® Post-it® two-pack Romy and Michele claim to have invented Post-it® Notes since graduation. The average professional receives 11 Post-it® Notes every day, according to a research. Over 100 nations sell Post-it® Notes. Many 3M products employ Post-it® adhesive. 2004-13 Success Post-it® Flag Highlighters were featured on Oprah's "Face Behind the Name" segment. David Windorski, a 3M product designer, appeared onstage. Post-it® Brand Big Pad featured on Oprah Post-it® Big Pad debuted. The larger size helps professionals envision their ideas and operate more successfully with their colleagues in today's collaborative work environments. Water-based glue is used on all Post-it® Super Sticky Notes. Post-it® Brand partnered with Evernote. Evernote product using smartphone camera. Post-it® Brand partnered with note-taking app Evernote. You can snap, store, and share Post-it® Notes using your smartphone's camera and create auto-tags, reminders, and journals. Evernote kept Post-it® Notes handy. World notices Post-it® Notes are available in 150 countries in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Post-it® Products number over 1,000. Silver is amazed by the use of Post-it® Notes in movies, pop art, and everyday life. "Their recent success is beyond my wildest dreams." 2014-20 Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface Super-sticky dry-erase surface. In late 2014, Post-it® Brand responded to a trend toward open team workplaces by introducing an instant dry erase surface that is stain-free and adjustable to fit on walls, cabinets, tables, and more. Post-it® Extreme Notes In 2018, Post-it® Brand launched a note that sticks to surfaces never thought possible. Post-it® Extreme Notes hit the US market in February 2019. They are water-resistant and have 100X the holding power of the original Post-it® Note. Snow-covered brick wall with a Post-it® Extreme note. Post-it® Brand Extreme packaging. Post-it® app 2019 The Post-it® App was relaunched with enhanced capabilities to create a full teamwork solution by bridging the analog and digital worlds. Instead of spending hours transcribing notes after a brainstorm, teams can now instantly capture and share notes without recaps or delays. Post-it® App closeup. Post-it® Flex Write Surface Post-it® Flex Write Surface is a whiteboard surface that you can use both dry erase and permanent markers on, without stains. It cleans with water and a cloth. Writer using Post-it® Flexible Write Surface. Wiping off Post-it® Flexible Write Surface. Post-it® Brand Flexible Write Surface can be cleaned with water. Post-it® Foil Tabs Post-it® Brand foil tabs are used to organize and personalize books. These shimmering, iridescent, foil-based Tabs provide beautiful organization to diaries, planners, and notebooks. 2021-Now Post-it® logo redesign On January 1, 2021, Post-it® Brand unveils a new logo. Post-its® This selection of paper goods and desktop accessories helps keep track of life's most noteworthy moments.
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!
I thought this app would be kind of useless... but it’s been kind of life-changing. I have a color-coded board of 250+ post-its I’m using to organize everything my team is doing at work. I have calendars and lists and reminders, but especially for nebulous ideas, conversation-planning, brain-storming, long-term ideas that I can’t just check off on a list... I love being able to see everything visually (even if it’s kind of giving me heartburn to see 250+ things I have to do). I can even share with my team when I want to. The app is great for note-taking, too. I can organize notes on different research topics or ideas according to subject matter, so I can synthesize from different sources without flipping through a thousand pages in a notebook. The best part is having everything in my phone. Nothing to lose, nothing to flip through, nothing to carry around. There are plenty of color options, but I would love a few more. And I’d like an option to just duplicate a post-it. Sometimes I just need the same idea in more than one place! Or even an option to move a group of post-its to its own board when an idea gets bigger than you thought.
Not only does it handle really well. It supports an assortment of exporting tools. Files types like pdf, csv or even full blown app exports for powerpoint and even Trello for you kanban users out there. I like it a lot actually. Now if you guys created a printer that could be loaded with sticky notes and have the thing print all my cards onto physical cards....we’d be in the best of both worlds. Because now I can still purchase and support physical cards on the fly and be able to just generate a board instantly and I would still be comfortable working on my digital or physical platform. An even better idea would be to have a company that already houses your product, like office depot, offer this ability as a feature for the public. That way we can come in store, win for them and print our boards or cards out as needed with a specialized printer. Numerous wins here. The camera feature already has the other end showed up in case we want to convert to digital from physical. But the reverse is needed to close the loop and make this app fully functional in a more practical setting. Please add to roadmap. I think this would boost revenue on all fronts and could even become the next trend of how notes and boards are made. Post it boards can even be developed with specialized fields in place just for this app. The ability to mass print cards in the stores would be awesome.
It’s a great accompaniment to post-its. Very well designed, and now there’s an easy way to digitize all of those paper post-its, so you can still jot notes down on paper and then quickly photograph them with this up. Aesthetically appealing, and surprisingly well executed. Only thing I can think of is if you could move/copy post-its between boards; and OCR. The iCloud backup is good, but I wish it would be a bit closer to instantaneous if you have this App on multiple devices - I have it on my iPhone and my iPad, I tend to use the iPhone camera and it’s convenient, but I prefer annotating them on my iPad with the pencil. Sometimes there’s a significant lag, yes you can always airdrop them to your other device, but that can create duplicate boards - and for some reason individual post-its don’t airdrop (in post-it board format) and a board can get too large to airdrop, which isn’t super difficult especially if you do what I do and have a board per week of post-it activity (and I use post-its avidly at work); So that’s what I wish they’d fix in one of their updates and adding the other two features mentioned would be nice *hint, hint* to the App developers. But this is fantastic!
|Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
|It tends to freeze when sharing large files
|Simplify feature deletes important information
|Only available for apple devices
|Supports PowerPoint®, Excel®, PDF, Dropbox, Trello®, Miro and more
|Otes can also be synced across all your Apple® devices with iCloud®
|Captures up to 200 individual Post-it® Notes at a time
|User cannot interact with the post-it notes on the desktop
|Not fully customizable
|Cannot sort out boards
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