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Tuesday
Jun022009

SXSWi '09 Sketchnotes Tapstack iPhone app: Demo Video

Today my friends at SixVoices sent over the final preview of my SXSW Interactive 2009 Sketchnotes Tapstack app for iPhone/iPod touch and it looks incredible!

Tomorrow the app should be submitted to the iTunes app store — hopefully it will be on sale for $0.99 in the next few days. I'll keep you guys posted.

Tapstack Demo Video


In the mean time, I've created a quick demo video of the Tapstack on my iPod touch, to show you what the app looks like and how it works:

SXSW Interactive 2009 Sketchnotes Tapstack App Demo from Mike Rohde on Vimeo.

I love how the Tapstack app displays the sketchnotes. My original sketchnote pages were created in a Moleskine sketchbook, so the card stack format works really well. Funnily enough, creating numbers for every page was the most work!

More Tapstacks?


I'm very excited to see sketchnotes available as a handy mobile reference for the iPhone and iPod touch. I'm already thinking about creating Tapstacks for SEED 1 and SEED 3, SXSW Interactive 2008 and An Event Apart 2008.

If you're interested in seeing any or all of those, let me know!

Thanks SixVoices!


Throughout the Tapstack planning and building process, the SixVoices crew (Mark Carpenter, Samuel Bowles and Jonah Bailey) were great to work with. It's so much fun working a bunch of guys so excited about building new products. Thanks guys!

Reader Comments (6)

I'm going to buy this as soon as it comes out! Great job Mike and Co.!
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanh Hoang
Wow Mike that looks cool. Makes me wish I had an iPhone or iPod Touch -- I'd get this like a flash. Tapstack itself looks excellent, though it's a shame that they don't produce an app that lets you make your own stacks. That would be like Hypercard on the iPod. I'm sure there'd be a lot of demand for something like that.
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNeal Dench
@Danh Thanks for the support dude!

@Neal I don't think it's outside of the realm of possibility that the Tapstack guys couldn't produce an app for the Mac/Windows that can format files in a stack and a Tapstack app on the iPhone/iPod touch that could manage and view them, like HyperCard.

But I do think that'd be a lot of work. I'll certainly mention this idea to the SixVoices crew!
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Any news on release date yet?
June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShaun McGill
Shaun, thanks for the comment. I'm still working out many details now. Hoping to release this in July 2009 if all goes well.
June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Good news- looking forward to it:)
July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShaun McGill

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