Using the Scrawl Widget

  1. Locate the widget screen on either the lock screen or in Notification Center.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the circular button marked “Edit”.
  4. On the screen that appears, locate Scrawl.
  5. If the button next to Scrawl’s icon is green, tap it to add Scrawl to your widgets. If the button next to Scrawl’s icon is red, it’s already added.

Using the Scrawl App

Type text into it. If you don’t want that text any more, delete it. That’s basically the whole app. I don’t know what more you want from me.

Contact Us

If you need help with Scrawl, want to berate me for making such a dumb app, or just need some fleeting human contact, e-mail me at Don’t go selling that e-mail to spammers, phishers, or recruiters; I won’t be very happy with you.

What’s New

iOS 1.2.5

Story time!

A long time ago in this very App Store, now lost to the mists of time, there was an app update. A very small app update to a very small app. Version 1.0.4 of Scrawl, the villagers called it. In that update, there was a feature. This feature was a pleasant feature. This feature helped the villagers, easing their neck pain by shortening the width of text on large devices.

But hidden inside that feature was something lurking: a bug. And not just any bug. A user interface bug, who liked to hide text from the villagers. Now this bug, he was a clever bug. He knew that in order to continue his tricks, he had to hide from the app developer, who benevolently ruled the village and wouldn’t stand for bugs disturbing his favorite villagers. So he hid somewhere the app developer wouldn’t find him. He hid in the devices marked Plus, which the developer never used (#SEforlife).

This bug, he likely spent time tricking a number of the villagers, hiding their text whenever they rotated their devices. But all the villagers stayed silent, not wanting to anger the bug further. But one day, the bug crossed the wrong person. A nameless hero discovered the bug’s hiding spot and promptly wrote a letter to the developer, giving up all the secrets of the bug and his tricks.

Immediately (well, three weeks later), the developer struck forth! The developer delved deep into the feature, found the evil bug, and booted him right out of the village! And then everyone lived happily ever after, probably.

macOS 1.1

This update is mainly to provide compatibility support with iOS version 1.2. It includes a newer syncing engine, which merges rather than overwrites your notes when you change them!

That’s all I have to say about that.

What’s Old

Can’t get enough of these awesome release notes? Check out our older work.


Scrawl app icon based on: “quill” by Gregor Cresnar from the Noun Project. Modifications were made. If it you don’t like it, blame me, not Gregor.