Drafts Beta Program

Beta Warning

The beta program provides early access to new features and bug fixes in exchange for the promise you will document and report issues and give feedback to help make Drafts better. Do not join the beta program if you are not comfortable with running software that is not well tested and may have bugs or incomplete features or put your data at risk.

Some Beta Guidelines (Please Read)

  • Signup for Community Forum Account. If you do not already have an account on the Drafts Community Forum, please sign up. Important notice will be sent through the site.
  • An active Drafts Pro subscription is required to use Drafts betas. Before downloading beta versions, ensure you have an active Drafts Pro subscription. Pro subscriptions can only be activated in App Store verions of Drafts, so if you find the beta versions have trouble recognizing Pro, revert to App Store versions on the platform (iOS or Mac) which you originally activated the subscription.
  • Submit Feedback via the methods below. These methods will automatically include information about the app version, etc., that are helpful for troubleshooting.
    • iOS: Use the Send Feedback link in Drafts Settings, or via the Send Beta Feedback option in Apple’s TestFlight app.
    • macOS: Select Help > Send Feedback in Drafts.
  • Check for Updates. When new versions are in active development, new builds come out frequently. On iOS, TestFlight should notify you of updates. On the Mac, the app will check for the availability of new versions daily (and on launch) - or you can check for updates on this page (which can be opened via Help > What's New in beta versions).
  • If using a beta on one platform, use it on all platforms. For best compatibility, if you run a beta version of Drafts on iOS, also run the current beta on Mac - or vice versa. We try to avoid conflicts, but there are cases where incompatibilities arise.
  • Backup Often! Enable Drafts periodic backup features for both drafts and actions.

Current Beta - Release 16

The active betas currently will become release 16 of Drafts. The primary focus on this release in bringing action support to the Mac version of Drafts, although other additions, fixes and performance improvements are included for both platforms. See changelogs for details on iOS and macOS betas updates.

Before testing action support on the Mac, please read the cross-platform compatibility notes!

Joining the Drafts iOS TestFlight

The iOS beta of Drafts is distributed using Apple’s TestFlight. You will need to install the TestFlight app from the App Store to download beta versions.

To request access to the Drafts’ TestFlight, use the link below on an iPhone or iPad and follow instructions:

Please read updates notes for new version as they are released in the TestFlight app, or on the iOS beta changelog page.

Only a limited number of spots are available in TestFlight! If you are unable to join, check back in a few weeks and we may have made additional slots available.

Download the Drafts Mac Beta

To install the Mac beta, download the latest build using the link below, and drag it to the Application folder, replacing your currently installed version.

Download Latest Mac Beta

  • Version 15.5.29, Posted 2019-12-02
  • Expiring 2019-12-31
  • Changelog