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Drafts has many customizations for the editor. This week’s sponsor WinterFest Special limited-time deals on pro Mac apps. When you run the extension you see a popup showing the draft formatted according to your Web Capture template. Although it may seem like a long time, I never expected to get all of the options, capability, and power that Drafts offers with this new version. You can still provide text to the action within its URL, but that text will not be saved to Drafts upon completion.

Then, in a later step in the same action, you can access that custom tag in the same way you access any of the standard variable tags: You can even write long pieces entirely in Drafts: Arrange mode rounds out the bottom toolbar, and has two options now: A Club MacStories membership includes: MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more; Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more; Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.

The interesting thing about Drafts is that it can be the simplest note-taking app on the planet, but it can also be the most complex one, once you unlock the power of all its actions, the integrations, the URL scheme Drafts is truly an impressive balance between simplicity and power.

My eye likes the difference between elements, and this was the biggest reason for me using something like Ulysses over Drafts as I did previously. Drafts 4 provides steps for all sorts of tasks such as drwft to various social media sites, accessing the iOS Share or Open in menus, sending emails or text messages, or uploading your drafts to services like Dropbox drxft Evernote.


There are several different types of keys to choose from: Individual drafts now have unique identifier strings which can be used to access them programmatically via URL actions. With Focus mode, I am no longer burdened with having to keep a thought in my head while working on something else. To finish I just jump over to Drafts to post with a Drafts action. When you’re ready to take action on a draft, a simple swipe gives you access to actions and automation that turn this simple editor into one of the most complex apps in the iOS ecosystem.

I can also create a new draft if I have a task that needs to be completed, send the draft with a note dract Todoistand return to what I was previously working on. The iPhone and iPad versions had inconsistencies: You can tap that to open the new Arrange interface. In the face of new methods of inter-app communication such as extensions, documents pickers, and widgets, surviving on URL scheme-based utilities alone would likely not be dravt to keep Drafts relevant.

Using the Markdown syntax highlighting, you’ll visually see where links are being used. Alex Guyot Alex has been writing for MacStories since And it’s getting replaced by the only app that could possibly replace it: What I continue to find amazing about Drafts is the chameleon-like nature that it has with its user base: Beyond URL schemes, Drafts 4 provides one other new automation technique for power users: That idea starts in Drafts too. The panels slide rc1 on appropriate axes: He draaft also a co-host on the Fundamentally Broken podcast.

This will make the app much more useful as a place for storing notes or other information and later adding to or just easily recalling them.

Aiding in the simplification of this screen, the tools to create new actions have been pulled out of settings where they never really fit in anyway and relocated to their own singular plus button within the action menu pane. So today, I’m saying goodbye to Drafts 4. Drwft JavaScript scripts are steps, you can use them alongside other action blocks within the same action.


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If I switch to Rc1 — or search in Drafts using Safari View Controller — to look rcc14 something for research, returning to Drafts while remaining in the current draft is perfect.

Since there could be a lot of different reasons to save web content, it would be nice to have some way to cycle through a few different templates and make Web Capture useful in a more diverse set of situations. I appreciate how visually appealing Ulysses’ interface is, but at this point Typewriter Mode is the only feature I miss from it, and I hope to see something similar come to Drafts in the future.

To change the theme, simply tap under the ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ indicators in the menu, which presents a menu selection for the available themes. For all that Drafts can be, it starts off as just a simple editor: Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories contentdelivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly. I could continue to use Ulysses dravt writing, but I don’t need the overhead of having two apps that can do similar functions, especially when one has more extension across other apps.

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Unlike the setting that determines timed auto-creation of new drafts, Focus mode requires user interaction to be disabled. If you are completely new to Drafts, I highly recommend reading the Drafts 4 deaft as well.

One of the ancillary benefits of this mode is how it can aid in the processing of drafts: Since graduating with a Computer Science degree from the University of Arizona inAlex has worked as a cloud engineer for the home automation company SmartThings.

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