Three reasons to use DraftPad

My favorite note-taking iPhone apps mimic the ease and flexibility of pen and paper. I want to tap, write, close. The problem comes when I want to use the captured information. DraftPad solves the problem with clever, customizable “Assists,” while making data entry super simple. Here are three reasons to use DraftPad.

1. No frills. DraftPad dispenses with the bells and whistles and offers two things at launch: a keyboard and a field of white. To create a new note, simply begin typing. There are five font sizes to choose from, and one tap brings you to a searchable history, sorted by date. Tap, write, close. Exactly what I want.

2. Assists. DraftPad Assists are bookmarks that are opened by the app, letting you move text directly to other apps or with web services via mobile Safari. A huge library of Assists is available, including email, SMS, MMS, add to iCal and several online search options. Twitter support is extensive, including tweeting directly from the app or from a number of 3rd-party apps, like Twitterrific, TwitBird, Twittelator and more.

Best of all, you can publish a note created in DraftPad directly to Evernote, OmniFocus, Facebook and ATOK Pad app.

You can modify any existing Assist or even make your own from scratch. The benefit of Assists can’t be overstated; they send the usefulness of DraftPad through the stratosphere.

3. Universal and free. Occasionally you find an app that’s tremendously useful and completely free. DraftPad is on that list. There’s nothing to lose when giving it a shot and a whole lot to gain.