Drafts, iOS’s best note-taking app, will be even better on the Apple Watch


Drafts is coming to Apple Watch. Photo: Agile Tortoise
Drafts is coming to Apple Watch. Photo: Agile Tortoise

Agile Tortoise’s Drafts is, without a doubt, the single best note-taking app on the iOS App Store. It’s not only the easiest app to jump right into and start typing before you lose your train of thought, it’s the easiest app to export your notes from: It plugs into pretty much everything, from Dropbox to Evernote.

And coming soon? Drafts will plug into the Apple Watch, too.

In the latest version of Drafts, version 4.2, developer Agile Tortoise has introduced preliminary Apple Watch support.

“Drafts has always been about quickly capturing text,” Agile Tortoise writes. “If the Apple Watch allows that without taking your phone out of your pocket, it was natural that Drafts be there.”

Don’t expect to hunt-and-peck on your Apple Watch face. Like almost all Apple Watch apps, Drafts for Apple Watch will use dictation to make notes. But the Apple Watch app sounds surprisingly full-featured.

Not only can you dictate notes right into your Apple Watch with Drafts, but you can browse the contents of your inbox, archive or delete notes, or append text to inbox drafts.

I’m usually not terribly excited about Apple Watch apps, considering I have no plans to buy an Apple Watch, but I’m a religious Drafts user. I bring it out at least half a dozen times a day to take down various half-formed thoughts for stories, both fiction and nonfiction.

The hardest thing about using Drafts, though, has always been taking out my phone and pulling up the app… valuable seconds where the proper phrasing of a sentence, or the crux of an idea might suddenly escape my mind. With Drafts for the Apple Watch, the app will quicker at hand than ever before.

Source: Agile Tortoise


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