Tap Log

Tap Log

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Tap Log is optimized to help you enter data quickly. No matter what you need to track - text notes, quantities, custom hierarchical categories, gps coordinates - Tap Log probably has a way to log it with a minimal number of button presses. 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, loglife, time stamp gps, loglife apk, taplog, meal logging datestamp, ndroid exercise log no gps, text log over 500.

Recently changed in this version

1x1 Homescreen shortcuts
GPS location editing
GPS location name

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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 Craig Hunter on 06/01/2014

    I use this versatile app often.

  • (74 stars)

    by Christy Lee Ward on 08/12/2013

    I downloaded the demo version of the app, and after creating just one of my own trackers, immediately came back to the Play store and bought the full app. This is Exactly what I need to keep myself 'on track.' **Edit** Even better (if that's even possible!!) now that I have explored the graphing/charting feature. This is just absolutely super!!

  • (74 stars)

    by Paul Chavady on 26/11/2013

    I'm loving this app so far, but I feel that it could benefit from more features for a price of $4. What I would hope for would include (and I would love to be shown that this exists already): - Sync with DropBox - Automatic weather/local info logging - Sync to an SQL database - A Tasker plugin - This requires more explanation, hence it being last on the list, but I would happily pay double for th

  • (74 stars)

    by Thomas Haverkamp on 20/11/2013

    I started using this app in the last days to log my life. The versatility of how you can log anything makes it very easy to log many items in different ways. The buttons can be moved within one submenu, which makes it even easier to use. It's the app I have been looking for for quite some time. Excellent

  • (74 stars)

    by Susan Jensen on 16/09/2013

    This app is exactly what I was looking for. I use it on a tablet at work to track how many pieces of pottery I paint per hour. I use it on my phone to track health issues - symptoms I am experiencing, what Meds I took etc. I also set up a category 'smoking' using the price of a single cigarette as the value to log - and it's helping me taper way down - because I can see very quickly exactly how lo