Drafts for iPhone

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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.

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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.

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Here's that tweet:


Fancy hey?

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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.