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TEKTOK Podcast - EP009 - Medium Sized Hands/Sweet TEK Pick - Drafts 4 for iOS

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Drafts 4 for iOS

Drafts 4 has become a staple in my mobile workflow. It is the place I capture everything I need to remember. I simply open the app and am presented with a new page of digital paper with a blinking cursor. I input my thoughts either through text or voice dictation and close the app. A few times per day, I go through that list of text snippets and process them all using built-in and custom url schemes that will place that text inside other application in my advice. Here are a few examples to help explain:

Example 1:

Text: "Meet with Jenny regarding management candidate options"

Scheme: Parse in Fantastical and create appointment. 

Example 2:

Text: "Milk"

Scheme: Add to Shopping List in Clear

Example 3:

Text: "Pick up dry cleaning"

Scheme: Add to Clipboard and place text into Checkmark (location based reminders app)

Example 4:

Text: "Call Office regarding payroll"

Scheme: Add to Clipboard and place text into Due! (reminders based app with phone call and text message shortcuts) 

Those are just a few ideas, but this is an app that is made to be customized to fit your needs. The hefty price tag of $9.99 does not seem so high after you find yourself working the app into your life. It saves you time and keeps your phone in your pocket.