From Pages to Drafts: Why I Opted for Simplicity in My Writing App

Transitioning from feature-rich apps like Pages to the minimalist elegance of Drafts

Dominic DiFrancesco
Tech For Everyone

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Drafts PRO (Image by Author)

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, I have a bad habit of looking for the next best writing tool. This not only wastes valuable time, but it prevents me from writing as frequently as I should.

Sure, it’s nice to work with great writing tools, these tools are subjective of course, and we each have our favorite go to apps for this. These tools run the gamut from Apple’s own Pages, to Ulysses, Scrivener, IAWriter, Bear, to a simple text editor like TextEdit on macOS.

There is nothing wrong with any of these. What many lose site of, me included is that in the end, you can write with almost anything on the market that’s available for that purpose. None of these products will make you a better writer, only practice can do that.

The simple yet complex tool that I’ve been using lately

My preference for writing would be a simple app, one that isn’t flashy or overwhelming with layers of toolbars, or fancy formatting options. Having more advanced options hidden away until needed is fine, but they shouldn’t be front-and-center during normal use.

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Dominic DiFrancesco
Tech For Everyone

I’m a life-long writer & tech nerd. I love blogging, writing poetry, and short stories. My website https://domdifrancesco.com