Deep thought 💭 on Missing something with Drafts and Scratch

Shawn Blanc wrote about his use of Scratch as a follow on to Simplenote. Many others have written about using Drafts in their capture work flow, but I am confused and I feel like I am missing something.

I like the apps, they are each customizable and I get buried in the multitude of options for configuring the different “actions” available. There are so many different options, that it can be dizzying.

So here is the thing that doesn’t compute for me:

If I am going to write email, I’m going draft an email. Same is said for an SMS or any other writing. Everything that I am wanting to look into is a task. Everything that I need to revisit is a task.

So, why have an intermediary app?

All apps that I have should create tasks in OmniFocus. That is part of why I am so enamored with the OmniGroup’s Mail Drop, as email appears to be the only ubiquitous action.

Published: Jan 30, 2013 @jeredb →