In her App Showdown post featuring the quick note-taking apps Drafts, Pop for iOS, and Scratch, my colleague Christine declared Drafts as the winner. But the other contenders are apparently not giving up without a fight. Or at least Scratch isn’t.
Scratch has just been updated with a significant new feature along with the obligatory bug fixes and tweaks.
The significant new feature is email export, which, I should note, is an old feature of Drafts. It was added to Drafts through the app’s major update in October last year.
Now, it’s also available in Scratch. And it lets you configure an unlimited number of email export presets.
To create an email export preset, just swipe the app’s toolbar to access the app’s settings section. Then select “Manage Export Options” and tap the gear icon in the “Email” option.
You’re then ready to assign a title and a subject for your preset. Note that Scratch supports using the first line of your note in the subject line, in which case you also have the option to strip the first line from the body of your email.
You can also specify the “To” and “Cc” recipients for your custom email export.
Additionally, you can check the “Send Instantly?” option to have your emails sent in the background instantly.
Scratch also lets you choose whether you want to convert Markdown to HTML in your email export.
As mentioned, Scratch has also been updated with some bug fixes and tweaks, which are as follows:
- Fixed a text encoding bug that would fail to export text with certain characters
- Markdown lists using “+” will now auto-continue
- Fixed a bug where dates could be wrong at the end or beginning of a year
- Much better caching of fetched export options
- Added a 2 minute grace period before returning to app forces the note view to activate
To learn more about the app, you can read Christine’s QuickAdvice review of Scratch, posted shortly after its launch in July last year, by clicking here.