Drafts Desktop App / Web App


#1

We all know how that Drafts is God’s gift to iOS users.

A glaring hole in the canon of the Drafts religion of extensibility is the lack of unified access to drafts via a desktop app / web app.

For example, most major note-taking and productivity apps, like Evernote and OneNote, are cross-platform. As a matter of course, a user can access his or her notes on any device or via web platform.

I happen to be a Windows devotee, dare I say. I am not naive enough to ever hope for a Windows version of Drafts, so I pose this question on behalf of of Mac users.

Are there plans to develop a Drafts desktop app or web app?

I am sure this has been posed before, and likely considered.

What is the current answer to this question?


Mac version planned?
#2

Point 5 under About Drafts 5 states:

We hope to bring Drafts to the Mac. A lot of work has been done in the Drafts 5 development cycle to prepare the app to move to the Mac, but we do not have anything to announce at this time.

I’m excited about it, too - but I’ll have to be patient.

Still, it’s been acknowledged and has a better chance of happening than ever before :grinning:


#3

Thanks for the reply!!

Such a prompt response from a truly vibrant community that loves this app!

Ahh, democracy!


#4

This would really be worth a couple more dollars per month on the sub version in my opinion!


#5

I totally agree. An extra couple of dollars would get my vote.

A lot of us are iOS devotees, but have to use Windows at work. Even if it was just a question of accessing and simple editing of my Drafts it would be a big help.


#6

Note that the above is a reference to a Mac version. Not a Windows version or even a web version. If you use Windows at work (like me), your iOS devices will almost certainly continue to be the way to access your drafts for the short term.


#7

I appreciate that was referring to a Mac version. However unlikely it is to happen, I was mainly mentioning simple editing in reference to a web version.


#8

I’d love macOS version! To be honest, that’d be a total life-changer. Please, keep going!


#9

Hi all - I discovered drafts via Do By Friday - looks incredibly useful and I will be playing with it for the next month to see if it has a role in my work. I’m another windows user and would love an integration into OneNote at minimum or (date I ask) a windows version of the app. Even web UI would at least allow me to pull it into more of my life.

Great app and nice to find this productivity community!


#10

yes please! I too want a Mac app!


#11

Agreed! Glad to hear that its on the radar. With a Mac app, Drafts becomes the unstoppable capture force keeping my life together at all times. Its the single best thing thats happened to my productivity, ever. A Mac app is a supercharger.


#12

I was a Mac devotee for several years (got one in 2010 to have better sync with my shiny new iPhone, the halo effect I believe they called it in the early iPod days), but I sold my last one in 2016 to a friend and now I’m exclusively Windows for work and gaming and iOS for writing. I would definitely appreciate a web-based version of Drafts for quick new drafts and edits when I’m at my PC rather than pulling out my iPad. Then we’d have true cross-platform capability. Developing a for a single OS seems foolish from a business perspective, no?


#13

macOS ⇄ iOS cross-platform should have a good market, I think.

For personal and work-place notes, not least for EU Data Protection compliance, the problem with any web-based solution is, of course, that it is becoming painfully clear that there are, in reality, no secure ‘cloud’ services.

For those that need it, mac ⇄ iOS syncing or file transfer can at least be done locally, without passing through other people’s servers, and across international borders.


#14

Yes 1 up for Mac app ASAP, thank you.


#15

One more upvote for one of the greatest iOS apps ever made :grinning:


#16

Just to add this, i would like to see a Windows version :grin:


#17

I love Drafts. I prefer this app over any other text editor except for my long form writing, I use Scrivener for that. I’m a pro member and would completely support the use of pro subscription for macOS app to sync, like Bear and other competitors’ apps. We just need this as a macOS app.


#18

My understanding is it’s in the works. And I will eagerly use it when available.