Hello all… bit of a silly query, but nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Years and years ago – I was an avid follower of Federico Viticci and the like, when I was still using my iPad in a far more “advanced” fashion than what I am am currently. And Drafts was very much serving as a part gateway into automation on the iPad for me – this then along with the forerunner of Shortcuts (was it Workflow?), and Launcher Pro and those other scriptable apps, that were the flavour of the day back then.
Long story short – my usage changed, and I went far deeper into using my MBP for the automation side of things. My 12.9" iPad Pro played a massive role in helping me finish up my PHD – but this was more in the sense of annotating all the PDFs I was reading at the time, and extending Scrivener, Bookends and Devonthink over onto a device that I could use almost as productively to work on my thesis, when I was away from my MBP.
Somewhere between all of this, Drafts went subscription (with a very fair and reasonable approach, I must be quick to add) – but at the time, I opted not to jump in to Drafts Pro, since I simply wasn’t using it for anything other than a very good, and quick, place to capture thoughts, or snippets, that were going somewhere else, in the very next step.
So, in short, virtually none of the workflows and actions etc. that I had created before, were still being used. To be clear, this is not a criticism of Drafts, but rather the simple fact that my use of the iPad had changed.
Fast forward to the present. And several weeks(?) back, I thought I would give things another go, with that amazing 10 year Anniversary special pricing that was on offer. Figured it was reasonable enough for me to give all the Pro features a go, despite there being a good chance that I never actually get round to doing anything further – and if so, then not much money spent on the experiment.
Which brings me to this post:
It has been so long since I really delved into the world of Drafts, that I honestly cannot really remember what the key differences were between the standard version, and the Pro version.
And when I look at the comprehensive version notes (there was a recent update – it is incredible how Greg keeps knocking them out!), and the new features that are being tweaked, added etc., it might as well have been written in greek – since I am so far behind what has been changed over the years, that I cannot even begin to comprehend what the “low-hanging fruit” are, anymore.
And same then for their discourse forum (again, no criticism!) – there is just so much going on there, and inside the app, that I’m actually struggling to isolate a few simple uses that I could even begin to dabble with, to check if the Pro version is something worth keeping after the end of my years’ subscription…
So, I guess what I am asking is this: If you (as a Drafts Pro user) were to have a few pointers for someone, who was curious about examples of actions/macros/workflows that could be set-up inside of an iPad/iOS app – and you wanted to show/point them in a direction with a few examples from Drafts.app – what would those be?
Anything fairly “simple”, that is nonetheless using the Pro functions, that you care to share? This will hopefully give me some inspiration and ideas, to tinker with, over the course of the next few months.
Or, maybe a good YT channel – or what to even search for somewhere in the forums? That all would be much appreciated!
Oh – and I fully acknowledge this possibly being a case of me trying to think up solutions for problems I clearly don’t have – but as mentioned, more a case of my wanting to see what I might be missing, that could very well provide solutions to problems I never realised I had!!