Tuesday Technology: Drafts 4

A couple of years ago, while surfing around technology sites looking tips and tricks to use at work, I kept reading references to some sort of an an app called “Drafts.”  Mostly, Drafts would show up on lists of apps that folks just could not live without.  I read up on the app for a while and then finally bit the bullet, payed a few dollars and downloaded it onto my iPhone and iPad.  I’m really glad that I did.

Drafts, you see, is an app that is useful for anyone that uses text or types anything into their iPhone or iPad.  That’s a pretty large category of folks, but it’s true.  Using text or typing anything, includes such things as making lists, sending emails, sending texts, making appointments, and on and on and on.  And if you do these things, Drafts can help you do it easier and better.

How does it do so?  Here are the two main ways:

  • Drafts lets you type and store things (e.g. lists, thoughts, plans, etc.) and then save these things across your devices.  You can type something into Drafts on your iPhone and, almost instantly, you’ll see the same note on another device.
  • Drafts lets you take the stuff you type (e.g. lists, thoughts, plans, etc.) and lets you automate what you do with this information.  For example, I often email “to-dos” to myself.  Drafts lets me capture the “to-do,” and then with one simple click, I can mail this “to-do” to myself.

Drafts also lets you connect with other apps, such as Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive.  So, accordingly, this lets you automate sending information to these apps.

If you want to learn more, visit the Drafts web site, or watch the video I’ve linked below.

 


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