How to

/tap is a massively powerful and totally customizable note-taking system. Like a blank notebook, its strength comes from its simplicity. With a few special tools, you can build any note-taking system you can imagine, complete with methods to track, organize, and visualize your ideas.

/tap can even be programmed to interact with you. Send prompts or reminders (i.e. What did you do today? or Remember to take your vitamins) or email yourself a periodic digest of your notes.

This guide is where you will find everything you need to unlock your inner wizard.

Getting Started

  1. Getting Started
  2. What is a /Tap record?
  3. A brief introduction to your /tap system
  4. Searching your records

Tap Elements

  1. Organize! Where to put things and how to find them
  2. Attachments: Collect images and other files
  3. Todos: Getting things done
  4. Bookmarking: quickly capture what you find interesting
  5. Tracking Events: understand the patterns of your life
  6. Bean counting: budgeting and bookkeeping can be so simple
  7. Formulas are for calculating numbers
  8. Changing the dates
  9. Pinning Notes to the top


  1. Magic Spells: remembering to write and remembering what you wrote
  2. API Documentation: create your own integrations


  1. Importing Notes into Tap

For more ideas on how to use /tap, check out the Blog.