Why I’ve Been Using Apple’s Notes App More
I’ve been an avid Drafts user for years. I’ve bought the app twice and have a lot of different shortcuts I use to send quick notes different places. While I love apps and productivity, callback URLs and complex workflows aren’t a strong suite of mine. Because of that, most of my actions in Drafts are simple, one to 2 step actions.
One of the actions I use the most, being a pastor, is an action that sends a draft to my sermon ideas folder in Evernote. The problem with this has always been that I often read from my paper Bible when these inspirations come. I’m a Bible notetaker, so the original idea is usually lying somewhere in my margins. Because of the way Drafts works, it’s always been a little bit of an issue getting a photo of my Bible’s notes into the note. Thanks to the share sheet and Apple notes, this is now less of a problem.
Here’s how that workflow has been looking as of late…
- Open Notes App
- Take photo of Bible
- Add some quick thoughts that are sermon worthy (maybe a title or a couple of thoughts to expound on the idea)
- Use the share sheet to send to Evernote
Since for years I’ve had a recurring task in ToDoist once a week to “Clean out Evernote Inbox,” these notes are safe there until I send them to the notebook. I’ve been using a similar workflow for anything with a photo or anything that needs my quick sketching abilities.
This has proved to be faster than opening Evernote, clearing touch ID (I have a passcode on my Evernote app), and then filling in the details.