Action Directory

The Drafts Action Directory is a resource for finding and sharing Drafts actions. The Directory includes actions created by Agile Tortoise, and contributed by the community. The directory also offers integration guides for a growing list of popular apps & services.

Installing from the Action Directory

To install actions or action groups from the Directory, visit the site and find something you are interested in. Tap the “Install” link on a device with Drafts installed, Drafts will be opened, and you will be prompted to confirm the installation and choose an action group for the imported action.

After installing an action, it can be modified to suit your needs.

Sharing to the Action Directory PRO

If you have created an action, or group of related actions, which might be useful to others, the best way to share is via the Action Directory. When you share to the directory, the action will be uploaded and it will be assigned a unique URL which can be used to send out to others or post on the web.

Even if you are only wanting to share it privately with friends, actions and action groups can be posted as “Unlisted” and only those with the unique URL for the action will be able to find it.

To share and action, or action group:

  • Open the Edit view for the action or action group.
  • Scroll to the bottom, and select “Share to Action Directory”.
  • Enter a useful description which explains its purpose.
  • Optional, enter a “Posted by” attribution. This can be a twitter handle, or other identifier to use for attribution on the directory site. Do not use an email address or other personal information as it will be displayed on the site.
  • Select whether to make the post “Unlisted”. Unlisted posts will not appear in lists and searches on the site, but can only be accessed via the unique URL assigned.
  • Tap “Share” and the action (or action group) will be uploaded to the Directory.
  • When done, you will be prompted to place the unique URL in your clipboard, or open it in Safari.

After posting, Drafts will keep a secret reference, and the same action can be updated to fix issues or update the description - or it can be removed from the Directory. Only the user who originally posted the action can update or remove it – though the identifier and secret will be synced through iCloud.