Why I use it: in general I am extremely impatient. On top of that, I can easily lose thoughts and ideas in the short term as I am working or doing something else. Therefore:
- drafts is a wonderful GTD type of inbox for me. What’s more, is that it allows me a space, a context for input, to input information and text which seems to not have the negative side effects of context switching. More simply, I pull up Drafts, write it down, and send it off through automation. I don’t have to find the app, I don’t have to choose new document or Destiination, very few choices need to be made to just get the text out.
- in addition, with its programmatic capabilities, I can put everything down in markdown, and when I send it off to the Destiination app, that markdown is transformed into the appropriate formatting in its new context. Again without context switching.
- I did not originally use it as a Notes app, but once the introduction of the workspaces feature emerged and came more real to me, I was able to utilize that organizational feature to provide a little bit more clarity to a variety of different workflows.
To be honest, I am not particularly in love with the UI. But it is fast, it is simple, and it is very satisfying. It truly is a Swiss Army knife for a text.
Truly, it’s two main significant features is: first, open it up and get a blinking cursor; second, automation. Other than that, it really is just another flavor of text editors.