Effortlessly Organize Your Thoughts and Ideas With Tana

The Ultimate Quickstart Guide For Getting Started With Tana

Ev Chapman
5 min readJan 7, 2024

So you’ve got access To Tana, one of the hottest new note-taking apps. You’ve bought into the hype, snagged an invite from the wait list & signed up.

You open it up eagerly and see a blank page with a date at the top & you wonder — what do I do with this?

The blank day page in Tana

Although Tana is a powerful app that can help you organise anything in your life or work it can be daunting to get started.

So I put together this easy QuickStart guide for getting started fast without needing a PHD.

1. Start With The Day Page

The page that you first land on with the date at the top — that’s your day page. And it’s where all the magic happens in Tana.

Start by capturing things into your day page

Not only is it just one page to capture all your thoughts & ideas through the day. But a little configuring of your day tag can bring in all the relevant information for your day.

Before you get all fancy with a customised day tag. Just practice capturing your thoughts & ideas into the day page. Kind of like a daily log.

Jot everything that comes up throughout the day from thoughts & ideas to journal entries, tasks & meetings. Tana isn’t like other note-taking apps where you need to be organised or put certain types of things in certain places.

You really can use the day page to capture any information that comes up. Easy.

2. Give Each Note A Tag

Once you start jotting down all sorts of things about your day you are probably going to want to have a way to organise them and find them again. We don’t want to have to scroll back through our day entries for everything.

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Ev Chapman

Founder The ✨Spark Method™ & Tana Fast Track // Turn Your Personal Knowledge Into Powerful Ideas that increase your income, opportunities & authority.