I found an app I’m willing to call the most useful iPhone app of all time. It’s called Drafts. No, I wasn’t paid to write that.
I love Drafts. No, I mean I really, really LOVE it. It’s brilliant. It makes working faster, easier, better… but most of all: faster.
Let me add a breath of clarification: Drafts, on it’s own, is “pretty useful.” But when used in combination with other productivity apps I use on the daily, like Mail, Evernote, Messages, various social networking apps, and anything I type or add text to, it transforms into “the most useful iPhone app of all time.”
Did I already mention how much I love it? I did? Well let me mention it again: I LOVE THIS APP.
One of the biggest reasons I love it is that it makes saving notes to Evernote easier than using the Evernote app itself.
A large portion of my life runs on Evernote. And the Evernote iPhone app is nice, but… I’m always frustrated by how slow it is to enter in a simple bit of information. Even with the Evernote notification center widget in iOS 8, it takes way to long to open the app, select a new note type, give it a title, etc.
Drafts does away with all of that clutter. The app itself loads quick and then BOOM: just start typing. I don’t even have to save it. If I type a note and the phone goes to sleep… and I open up the app again: BOOM! I can just start typing again.
Each note is saved as a draft, automatically (hence the name). Want to export a note to Evernote? One click. Same with Dropbox. Same goes for Twitter, Facebook, email, texts…
As if that wasn’t cool enough, it includes Markdown support.
I don’t even need to say anymore. But I will.
Drafts is so useful to me that it’s THE go-to app for text entry. Part of the reason it’s my go-to app goes beyond functionality to design.
This app is beautifully minimal. Not just minimal. There’s a difference. As a designer myself I can say I love it’s simplicity. I love the font. I love the whitespace. I love that it has exactly the features I want and NO more (such as character and word count).
But I haven’t even gotten to the craziest, coolest part about ...