Drafts 12 (macOS) Released

Drafts 12 (macOS) is now available in the Mac App Store, details below.

What’s New

  • New: MULTIPLE WINDOWS! Double click a draft in the draft list to open it in a separate window.
  • New: Badge notification settings now allow badge count to be based on a selected workspace’s inbox only. This allow greater control over which drafts should be considered unprocessed for purposes of the badge count. If a workspace is selected, other filtering options are disabled.
  • New: Add “Maps” button to created/modified locations in draft detail to allow opening the location in Maps.
  • New: Display device along with created, modified dates in draft detail allow referencing whether the draft was created or last modified on Mac, iPhone or iPad.
  • New: Moved navigation function from toolbar to within editor. Now responds to CMD-\ to popup anywhere in draft as well.

Other Changes and Fixes

  • Fix: Hide find panel with window that opened it.
  • Change: Change tag token field behavior to avoid all existing tags being selected when entering the field.
  • Fix: Better handling of sync changes which trash/delete drafts which are loaded in the editor.
  • Fix: Deselecting a draft from a range of drafts would not remove it from a subsequent merge operation.
  • Change: Be more aggressive about trying to sync any pending changes on application quit.
  • Fix: Improve tint color selector in icon selection popover in Workspace editor.
  • Change: Empty state in drafts list and capture window draft list.
  • Fix: Don’t open main window when activating app if capture window is already visible.
  • Change: Misc. UI tweaks.

For a complete history of updates, visit the changelog


I can see the update in App Store on my computer, but Drafts is still version 11. No Update button in App Store, just Open. Shall I just wait and see?

This may be a matter of time. I have noticed similar issues from Sweden earlier but after a day or so everything was working just fine.

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I’ll just have to wait and see, then. Tack!

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Now it’s updated and fine.

First of all, I’d like to say that it’s fantastic to finally have support for multiple windows! :heart_eyes:

However, I did notice that Drafts doesn’t appear to preserve my open windows when it is re-launched. Is there a preference to enable this behavior, or is it on the roadmap for future versions?


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