Drafts for iOS (Drafts for iPhone $2.99, Drafts for iPad $3.99) is like most great apps that look so simple that’s almost perplexing how you might use it but then you come across one little tip or trick and all of a sudden the app just opens up to you.
Maybe that’s just me?
Reading through Advanced Tips for Drafts App my brain hurts a bit trying to figure out how I might use Drafts. The idea of appending notes to a text file in Dropbox is awesome and confusing at the same time.
So my simple use for Drafts right now is to post a tweet without having to actually log in to Twitter.
Why would I want to do that?
Well if I load up Tweetbot then I see the stream of tweets that I haven’t read since I last looked, plus any replies or mentions I might have gotten as well. Not that I’m so popular that I have a lot of either, but it still pulls me in to keep up.
Here’s how it works with Drafts in a few screenshots.
Here’s that tweet:
Here’s a sample tweet from Drafts (iOS app) for my blog.— Chris Enns (@iChris) April 2, 2013
Like I said at the beginning, I’ve barely scratched the surface of how I could be using Drafts. I’m beginning to use it to send tasks and thoughts to Omnifocus, also to send entries to Day One but I often forget and just end up using the apps directly. Which is fine — except that on my iPhone 4 Drafts starts up much quicker than either of those two apps.
Have you used Drafts yet? I’m curious how you’ve integrated it into your workflow.