Tap Log

Tap Log


A digital logbook from button taps. Create a well-formatted log entry in literally two seconds. A limited set of charting options allows you to explore your data. (DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE)

1. 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 with timestamps

(see example screen-caps) Set buttons in advance, eliminate time wasted typing and deciphering poorly formatted notes, the data is collected in a consistent manner. With home-screen widgets Tap Log is probably the fastest way to collect data 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)

WHY?
• Fast: Ditch the tiny keyboard!
• Organized: Avoid sifting through disorganized notes
• Consistent: Log a broad range of data consistently
• Flexible: record quantities, ratings, text notes
• Customizable: record exactly what you want to
• Exportable: Export to well-formatted CSV, or e-mail the log

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.
• Tap Log as a Punch Card. Set up a category that contains a mutually exclusive set of subcategories covering all time (At Home, At Work, Driving, Misc.), and create a log entry when you embark on something new. When you chart the main category, you can find a pie-chart breakdown of how many hours each of your categories was the last category pressed! (great for tracking hours or projects at work, and a nice starting point for Quantified Self beginners)
• Log sporting events in real time (speed logging), reach logging rates upwards of 30 entries per minute.
• 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:
0. Requested NFC permission, but not using it yet, sorry for any confusion.
1. Fixed Bug for charting over long time ranges
2. Fixed a gps bug
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About Tap Log
A digital logbook from button taps. Create a well-formatted log entry in literally two seconds. A limited set of charting options allows you to explore your data. (DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE)

1. 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 with timestamps

(see example screen-caps) Set buttons in advance, eliminate time wasted typing and deciphering poorly formatted notes, the data is collected in a consistent manner. With home-screen widgets Tap Log is probably the fastest way to collect data 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)

WHY?
• Fast: Ditch the tiny keyboard!
• Organized: Avoid sifting through disorganized notes
• Consistent: Log a broad range of data consistently
• Flexible: record quantities, ratings, text notes
• Customizable: record exactly what you want to
• Exportable: Export to well-formatted CSV, or e-mail the log

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.
• Tap Log as a Punch Card. Set up a category that contains a mutually exclusive set of subcategories covering all time (At Home, At Work, Driving, Misc.), and create a log entry when you embark on something new. When you chart the main category, you can find a pie-chart breakdown of how many hours each of your categories was the last category pressed! (great for tracking hours or projects at work, and a nice starting point for Quantified Self beginners)
• Log sporting events in real time (speed logging), reach logging rates upwards of 30 entries per minute.
• 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:
0. Requested NFC permission, but not using it yet, sorry for any confusion.
1. Fixed Bug for charting over long time ranges
2. Fixed a gps bug

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A Google User
Jun 26, 2014
There is a way... To tap the log widget and NOT open up the app. It does too much at that point. Maybe a small popup saying that it has been updated... That would make the app AND widget so much more valuable.
A Google User
May 11, 2014
Good Something that this app really needs is the option to log more than one quantity per log. I have to create two logs to record my typing speed and my error rate, and it is a pain to figure out what error rate relates to which speed. Also, I'd be able to log things in short sequence much faster if the screen didn't switch to the list of logs after each entry. To log several similar things at once, you have to go back to the app home screen, and find back your button in the hierarchy.
A Google User
May 3, 2014
Loving it, and would like to see some changes/tweaks. This is very simple to set up, and simpler to use. That said, there is room for improvement: 1. Sync to the Cloud for use across multiple devices. 2. Use newer time selection widget for edits. Perhaps a UI refresh to newer design paradigms? 3. 'Tap Log 2: The Sequel' with some simple AI/ML to identify/suggest correlation between seemingly unrelated entries. Still, this app earns five stars. It really is a gem!
A Google User
Apr 9, 2014
Good app, flexible and pretty stable This app is really practical because it allows you to customize the way you log your data (will you automatically enter a quantity or specify it, include a text or not, etc.). The only customization which would be beneficial to include, but currently isn't would be to choose whether you want to log a coordinate/location for a specific type of entry, as opposed to having all entries either log a coordinate or not - this would speed up entry for certain types of data (was using it to collect data on passenger volumes and on-time reliability of a moving transit vehicle, so speed of entry was very important). The app has worked 95% of the time, only one brief period where it failed to get a lock on GPS coordinates and I had to restart my phone 3 times to get it to work. I have a second GPS logging app installed though and the two may have been trying to control the phone at the same time. Didn't use the on-board graphing because exporting to CSV is easy and allows me to play with the data on my laptop. The instruction video posted here is REALLY helpful too! Good product, worth the money if you need to log and want a hassle free way of doing it that combines time and GPS.
A Google User
Feb 21, 2014
Meh. Buttons can't be changed after you use them. Some features stopped working.Uninstall.