Tap Log

Tap Log

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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: r.george.e.b@gmail.com
• Help & Manual: http://loggerlife.blogspot.com/p/data-structure.html
• Twitter: @TapLogger

Tags: gps timestamp, tap log, log life, time stamp gps, loglife apk, taplog, loglife, how to create a sample productivity log paper, gps example in with screenshot, timestamp journal budget.

Recently changed in this version

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


Comments and ratings for Tap Log
  • (74 stars)

    by rainerkaufhold on 08/02/2011

    After a long search in the market I finally found the great LIFE LOG, thanks!
    Good program idea, very expandable and versatile.
    A wish: variable language use (German ä, ü, ö etc.) and complete deletion of the log.

  • (74 stars)

    by michael.e.jordan on 06/02/2011

    It does what it is supposed to -- timestamp events and allow for storage of additional information. Being able to download the data in a csv file and do what you want with it is cool.

  • (74 stars)

    by Caspar Addyman on 23/09/2014

    Best quantified self tool on Android

  • (74 stars)

    by JMeLu Nez on 19/09/2014

    Tried others (always looking for better, fancier, etc.) but always end up staying with this one because it's simple and it does the job. Two things I have always wanted though is the ability to change the button colors & the ability to search through past log entries. Hope you consider those someday. P.S. like the changes to mm NC'277

  • (74 stars)

    by Joey C on 24/08/2014

    Why can't I add a location after the fact? And why does the app default to the log entries rather than the buttons? You should call it "double tap log" in that case. See what I did there? I emailed the developer. Many months later am still yet to get a response. I think four stars is pretty generous. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

  • (74 stars)

    by J. Perry on 26/06/2014

    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.

  • (74 stars)

    by Nicolas Perrault on 11/05/2014

    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, y