Drafts vs Sec 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.
Works well except font size management is a problem. Update. The app won't open. Using the correct password, the screen flashes white and reverts back to the login screen. Lots of info stored on this app. I fear it may be lost! Update, Android update stopped sec notes from working. App was updated within a couple of days and a Play Store update fixed the problem. I still wish the font size editor worked.
Why SecNotes is unique! On your Android phone, Sec Note enables you to keep all of your personal information safe and secure. You can make checklists, spreadsheets of the Excel type, and notes. It is the only application running. offers a variety of security features, such as pin lock, pattern lock, and password protection. Internally, all notes are encrypted using NSA-grade AES128. Therefore, even if a robber succeeds in if he succeeds to root your phone, he won't be able to view any of your notes! There are several backup choices as well, including Dropbox, SD cards, and the cloud. Your notes will be automatically backed up whenever you make a modification. A backup is are completely protected from hackers because they are always encrypted. Full-featured spreadsheets are a special feature. It features a top-notch user interface with fluid scrolling. supports formulas as well. With SecNotes, your financial information is completely safe on your phone. Protects sensitive data such as passwords, logins, IDs, PINs, credit cards, passports, and driver's licenses in a secure vault with a built-in password manager. Secnotes is a password manager with a safe vault where you may store all of your sensitive information, including identification cards, PINs, bank accounts, secret keys, driver's licenses, and passports. Additionally, you can increase the security of your cloud/online accounts by using randomly generated passwords produced by a machine.
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!
A must have, Love it! I had to do a hard reset on my phone twice last time. I was able to retrieve all of my notes easily with backup from sd card with no password or any hassle! I use this app heavily to write down thoughts, finances, talking points, shopping lists & much more! I can't do without this app!
- Tom Lapham, Testimonials
Excellent I went trough at least dozen of like apps before I found this one. So far everything is great. Considering all the great features that are in it really deserves 5 other of 5. Thank you
- Rostislav Shternberg, Testimonials
This has turned out to be a nightmare. Installed app on my new LG Stylo6. Entered data. Went back to it the next day. NO DATA! Reentered data in case I missed a "save" button. No "save" button so I reentered test data. It was on there last night. It was gone this morning. Nothing in my Dropbox. Deleted the app and reinstalled from Google Play. Same thing happened--data disappeared. Settings are the same as on my old phone, so I'm about done with this app unless there is something else I can do. I will say the app on my old phone (moto supra something) was a beautiful experience. This one is not.
- Dick Slease January 26, 2021
|Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
|It tends to freeze when sharing large files
|Simplify feature deletes important information
|Only available for apple devices
|The most secure note taking app ever
|NSA grade AES256 encryption keeps your notes100% secure.Create text notes, spreadsheets and checklists.
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