Drafts (initially reviewed here) hit version 1.2 late last week and brought with it two significant new features: email actions and auto-delete. The former allows you to build email templates with the To: and Subject: fields already filled out. You can combine these with pre-written text in Drafts to fire out quick emails, sent out as-is, or sent as Markdown HTML.
The latter option, auto-delete, is the new feature I’m really excited about. I won’t assume to take credit for the feature, but it’s something I’ve wanted to see badly enough that I’ve actually emailed Greg at Agile Tortoise (read: the developer) to see if he could implement it. As it turns out, he can and he did.
Auto-delete is an advanced option for individual actions which allows me to keep my Drafts database sparse. I’ve set my Save to Evernote and Tweet actions to delete the current draft after the action has been successfully completed. The app is also smart enough to preserve the current draft if you have no connection to the Internet – so you can’t try and tweet something, fail, and lose your draft in the process. It’s also great that the feature is completely opt-in, so you won’t be accidentally deleting drafts left and right, simply by acting on them. It’s a conscious user-made decision, and you have to activate it on an individual basis (e.g. once for Save to Evernote, then again for Tweet, etc.).
Suffice it to say that I love, love, love this change to Drafts, and I think it makes the whole app a lot more useful. It’s now a great place to act on snippets of text while simultaneously reducing clutter. If you haven’t already bought Drafts, here are links to the iPhone and iPad versions.