Drafts 2.0 is out as a free update for current owners. The lightning-fast notepad app has received: a subtle app icon makeover new fonts, coloured icons a full-screen mode a tappable link mode (great for phone numbers and web links) selectable intervals for when to create new drafts upon opening the app and even more […]
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Hello, Drafts 2.0 and Drafts for iPad

Drafts 2.0 is out as a free update for current owners. The lightning-fast notepad app has received:

  • a subtle app icon makeover
  • new fonts, coloured icons
  • a full-screen mode
  • a tappable link mode (great for phone numbers and web links)
  • selectable intervals for when to create new drafts upon opening the app
  • and even more actions for manipulating your text

But today isn’t just a day to download Drafts 2.0 – it’s also a day to excitedly purchase Drafts for iPad. The iPad versions features all the stuff I already love about Drafts, but adapts it for the iPad’s larger screen. The layouts are a little different, but make a lot of sense on the tablet. Truth be told, I wasn’t really sold on the idea of having Drafts on my iPad (iA Writer + Byword work well for me right now), but I was set on buying the app simply to show support for Agile Tortoise. Then I learned about the added Simperium sync during a Twitter conversation and I was sold.

Simperium isn’t iCloud or Dropbox. It’s actually a service run by the people who made Simplenote (an app I used the heck out of years ago), and it’s proving to be terrifically fast at throwing text back and forth between the iPad and iPhone. Simperium syncing means that the little scribbles I make on my iPhone are instantly accessible on my iPad, and I think this feature alone makes Drafts for iPad worth its $3 purchase price.

[Update: I totally mis-spelled Simperium in the screenshot. My apologies to the fast syncing service. I do know your name.]

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