Drafts vs Private Notebook

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Drafts

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

Private Notebook

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Education, Profesionals, Organization

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 Private Notebook

The Private Notebook is the best Notebook that I have personally tried out of the many offered of the Google Playstore website. I only have one comment to add, and that is, if it were available to View Multiple Backup Files at the same time, perhaps, in Different Window Views or Tabs, that would help professionally. Thanks Private Notebook Team Great Application

Peter Quackenbush

About Private Notebook

A slim and stylish note-taking app. The ideal program to keep your notes private without using a lot of storage or power is called Private Notebook, and it is less than 10 MB in size. Private notebook has a straightforward and user-friendly layout and is made of elegant materials. Advantage: - Constructed from a sophisticated material - Extremely light, under 10 Mo - Support for encryption and authentication - Significant modifications - Packed with helpful features Features: - Save notes in text - Label them for simple organization. - Effective database encryption for the highest level of security and privacy - To secure your privacy, enable authentication using a pin, password, or even a fingerprint. - Reminder appointments - Strong chance of sorting - Effective search - Select from a variety of themes, font families, and font sizes Support for day-and-night themes - Securely backup your data to the cloud or your phone. - The software will back up any change you make if automatic backup is enabled. - Share text with the app to make a new note instantly. - And more helpful features and settings

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

Private Notebook reviews

Amazing app! Worked wonderful for nearly a year! Writing this review as a warning to fellow writers; it doesn't like it when you have more than 300 or so stories. Sorting breaks and it runs a little slow. Other than that, works lovely! I love the lack of character limit- one of the main problems I had with other apps- and the password lock is amazing. Will definitely keep using once I've managed to shove all of the stories I've already written into google docs.

- Chat with Cat December 1, 2021

This is app is almost exactly what I wanted: a lite-frills notepad, NOT a TrapperKeeper or scrapbook (data heavy; allow pix, web content, etc.) And no ads, to boot! The reminder feature is tricky, thanks in part to a 24hr clock design- the buttons are very close together on a phone. But my CHIEF COMPLAINT is that the app can't be stored on an SD card. I LOVE the elegant asthetic- a lite app can't have a ton of customization features, but this has just enough to make it pretty to look at.

- Jesse Noelle April 11, 2021

Please add date formats and 12 hour time format. Date and time on every entry looks good. A little color customization is good but not needed. I would like my entries in little circular rectangular boxes, currently it looks bland. These daily notes should be always sorted be date and time by default, that's how most of the apps are. I like that you are keeping the app updated.

- Awadh August 5, 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

Private Notebook

Pros
Save notes in text- Label them for simple organization
Effective database encryption for the highest level of security and privacy
To secure your privacy, enable authentication using a pin, password, or even a fingerprint
Reminder appointments
Strong chance of sorting
Effective search
Select from a variety of themes, font families, and font sizes
Support for day-and-night themes
Securely backup your data to the cloud or your phone
The software will back up any change you make if automatic backup is enabled
Share text with the app to make a new note instantly
And more helpful features and settings

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