Tap Log

Tap Log


Tap Log is optimized for data entry speed. No matter what you need to log - text notes, quantities, custom categories, gps coordinates - Tap Log probably has a way to log it in a minimal number of button taps. You can log events directly from the home screen with a single button tap. A limited set of charting options allows you to explore your data. (DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE)

WHY?
• Fast: large buttons, minimal keyboard use
• Organized: pre-categorized
• Consistent: log a broad range of data consistently
• Flexible: record quantities, ratings, text notes, gps locations
• Customizable: record exactly what you want
• Exportable: Export to well-formatted CSV, or e-mail the log

1. Decide what to log

Keep track of Weight, Exercise, Mood, Steps, Meals, Transportation, Baby Habits, or keep a simple diary or journal. Include quantities, ratings, or text notes. Create a button and start collecting information.

2. Tap buttons to create log entries

(see example screen-shots) Set buttons in advance, eliminate time wasted typing poorly formatted and categorized notes. Collect data in a consistent format. With home-screen widgets, Tap Log is probably the fastest way to log information on a handheld device.

3. Review the data.

Review log entries in a compact, well-formatted list, organized by category. Send the log as a simple e-mail message. Export CSV file to other apps (i.e. GDocs, DropBox) or to your computer to create reports, and make complex charts of your own. Tap Log has a selection Charts for users to explore their data: Histograms by time of day and day of week, Pie Charts by subcategory, and by the amount of time subcategories were the last category logged (a time-card pattern). Chart days, weeks, and months. Save favorite charts. Share charts via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

4. Fine-tune your data collection methods.

Use widgets to create log entries directly from the home screen. Easily edit buttons to make more categories (unlimited), create subcategories (limit 2), and add attributes you think would be helpful (i.e. rate each 'Restaurant' entry). Take advantage of your phone's features and log your GPS location with each entry.

5. Transfer Data to a new phone. (Instructions Below)

FEATURED USE CASES:
• Business travelers, log and organize trip expenses, send report to a coworker as a simple e-mail message.
• Categorize your professional activities, ditch the bulky log book and create a comprehensive log of your accomplished tasks, modifying as you go.
• Create a simple text note in one button press. Create multiple buttons to categorize your text notes into 'Creative Thoughts', 'To Do List', etc.
• More examples at http://loggerlife.blogspot.com/p/example.html

Transfer Database from OldPhone to NewPhone:
1. On NewPhone, open Tap Log and export the DB
2. Locate the NewPhone TapLog directory (either on phone memory or SD card)
3. On OldPhone, open Tap Log and export the DB
4. Locate the OldPhone TapLog directory and copy it
5. Paste the TapLog Directory from the OldPhone over the NewPhone TapLog directory
6. Open Tap Log on the NewPhone and import the DB
NOTE: There is a bug in Android that may prevent the exported file from being visible (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38282) There will be a workaround in the next version of Tap Log. If you experience this issue, reboot your phone after all exports, and the file will be visible.

Support:
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Help & Manual: http://loggerlife.blogspot.com/p/data-structure.html
• Twitter: @TapLogger

Recent changes:
Material design tweaks
Bugfixes. Thanks for reporting!
New time pickers
Drop buttons into sublists like folders
1x1 Homescreen shortcuts
GPS location naming
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About Tap Log
Tap Log is optimized for data entry speed. No matter what you need to log - text notes, quantities, custom categories, gps coordinates - Tap Log probably has a way to log it in a minimal number of button taps. You can log events directly from the home screen with a single button tap. A limited set of charting options allows you to explore your data. (DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE)

WHY?
• Fast: large buttons, minimal keyboard use
• Organized: pre-categorized
• Consistent: log a broad range of data consistently
• Flexible: record quantities, ratings, text notes, gps locations
• Customizable: record exactly what you want
• Exportable: Export to well-formatted CSV, or e-mail the log

1. Decide what to log

Keep track of Weight, Exercise, Mood, Steps, Meals, Transportation, Baby Habits, or keep a simple diary or journal. Include quantities, ratings, or text notes. Create a button and start collecting information.

2. Tap buttons to create log entries

(see example screen-shots) Set buttons in advance, eliminate time wasted typing poorly formatted and categorized notes. Collect data in a consistent format. With home-screen widgets, Tap Log is probably the fastest way to log information on a handheld device.

3. Review the data.

Review log entries in a compact, well-formatted list, organized by category. Send the log as a simple e-mail message. Export CSV file to other apps (i.e. GDocs, DropBox) or to your computer to create reports, and make complex charts of your own. Tap Log has a selection Charts for users to explore their data: Histograms by time of day and day of week, Pie Charts by subcategory, and by the amount of time subcategories were the last category logged (a time-card pattern). Chart days, weeks, and months. Save favorite charts. Share charts via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

4. Fine-tune your data collection methods.

Use widgets to create log entries directly from the home screen. Easily edit buttons to make more categories (unlimited), create subcategories (limit 2), and add attributes you think would be helpful (i.e. rate each 'Restaurant' entry). Take advantage of your phone's features and log your GPS location with each entry.

5. Transfer Data to a new phone. (Instructions Below)

FEATURED USE CASES:
• Business travelers, log and organize trip expenses, send report to a coworker as a simple e-mail message.
• Categorize your professional activities, ditch the bulky log book and create a comprehensive log of your accomplished tasks, modifying as you go.
• Create a simple text note in one button press. Create multiple buttons to categorize your text notes into 'Creative Thoughts', 'To Do List', etc.
• More examples at http://loggerlife.blogspot.com/p/example.html

Transfer Database from OldPhone to NewPhone:
1. On NewPhone, open Tap Log and export the DB
2. Locate the NewPhone TapLog directory (either on phone memory or SD card)
3. On OldPhone, open Tap Log and export the DB
4. Locate the OldPhone TapLog directory and copy it
5. Paste the TapLog Directory from the OldPhone over the NewPhone TapLog directory
6. Open Tap Log on the NewPhone and import the DB
NOTE: There is a bug in Android that may prevent the exported file from being visible (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38282) There will be a workaround in the next version of Tap Log. If you experience this issue, reboot your phone after all exports, and the file will be visible.

Support:
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Help & Manual: http://loggerlife.blogspot.com/p/data-structure.html
• Twitter: @TapLogger

Recent changes:
Material design tweaks
Bugfixes. Thanks for reporting!
New time pickers
Drop buttons into sublists like folders
1x1 Homescreen shortcuts
GPS location naming

User reviews of Tap Log
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A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Life Trend Analysis I almost wrote something like myself. Then I found this. Use it to track medical issues for allergies, and pain management. Easy to track events and add a note when needed. Only things I would add are: button color management, or let user select an icon. Allow for multiple tap logs on same device. Work, personal... event specific... and, a way to lock and save the configuration because deleting a button is a little too easy. For $4.00 I am getting a focused functional, intuitive app for short money
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
One of the most efficient way of logging anything.
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Great log I use this to log all sorts of data. Started using it for workouts as well, easy to track progress without all the bells and whistles of exercise apps. Can customize everything, simple to use, easy to see data on specific categories and subcategories. One problem I've come across, however, is that my back up logs failed to import. I get an error that the directory and file doesn't exist. I've lost a LOT of data due to this when I had to get a warrant replacement phone.
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Does EXACTLY what I need - 2, small updates please update: 2014.11.05 Wednesday: took a little bit to figure it out but the 1x1 "shortcuts" (not widgets) are wonderful (and can be tucked in folders!) - took this from 4 to 5 stars - again, if only I could export reversed email lists! Awesome: 2 feature requests and I'll be OVER THE MOON with this app: 1. smaller widget option (the buttons are great, but I have small enough hands that 1x1 widgets means I could just have a desktop view dedicated to TapLog!) 2. Be able to reverse the list of log entries so when using the "Email Log" feature (I use it to upload directly to Evernote) the entries will be from most recent to oldest - like a blog - I can do this now with the CSV export to Dropbox, but it adds an extra step for my daily step for my daily notes that i want to keep in Evernote) As far as the charting - I don't know. I'm a spreadsheet and phython/php/javascript person - and I'm using TL for some fairly non-standard tracking, for the most part the integrated google charts are a nice touch - but they don't offer the views I need for many of my logs - I rely on the csv output with D3 and Raphael js libraries to get the custom visuals I want for my data.
A Google User
Nov 4, 2014
Good app, but with Achilles heel The app is good, or rather, promising. I bought it a year ago but have never been able to use it, why? Because every time you log something it takes you to the log view screen. It's so so frustrating, for this is meant to be an app for quick logging. This behaviour also happens on widgets. So you cannot just log, log, log... you have to wait for log viewer screen to appear, hide it, then continue. If it wasn't for this, it would probably be best logging app.