Frequently asked questions

The basics around Brill

General Questions

Brill makes digitizing and organising your notes faster and more fun. You can use your voice to quickly and easily capture notes as well as typing them. If you want, you can then send your notes as an email, or a spreadsheet, or send to #Slack, etc like magic.

We’re a team who have been making apps, websites and running workshops for longer than you can shake a stick at. We all work at a global digital services company called Tigerspike as part of a global team of future thinkers called Tigerspike Next. We have always wanted a way to digitise our notes in an easy and fast way and found nothing that can do it. So, we made a decision to do something about it and Brill was born. We’re now dedicated to making the very best digitising experience possible with technology.

We do this for you and us—the people who are swimming in sticky notes, and notes in general, and simply want a better way to capture, categorise and share. Contact us any time for a chat. We’re a friendly bunch of passionate technologists who want to hear what would make your note-life even better. Say hello.

Using Brill

Using your voice is by far faster than typing. In fact, our tests have shown that it’s 33% faster than typing out your notes on average.

Simply hold record, talk, then release the record button to rapidly capture notes. Great for a big stack of sticky notes, or a whiteboard full of rantings, or just during a meeting as you go. It’s up to you!

Once you’ve captured a note, there’s a couple of different things you can do with it. You can add a ‘Status’ and multiple ‘Tags’ to a single note. This lets you categorize notes, and also then allows you to filter your list view if you only want to see certain notes for example.

Yes! All of the voice commands you use when dictating with Siri can be used when capturing notes. You can add commas, full stops, brackets, etc. For a comprehensive list check out this Siri user guide.

Of course! We understand people already use many different types of software to get things done, so it was important for us to be able to provide simple export options.

You can export your projects as plain text into an email, a spreadsheet, and into Slack etc. if the mood takes you. We’re soon adding direct integrations into your favourite software platforms to make sharing notes even faster so stay tuned.

We take your privacy very seriously and we do not just say that. As users of digital apps and website ourselves, we get upset when we see breaches of people’s privacy and security online. So, we go to great lengths to ensure your data remains yours.

Your projects and notes are stored securely on your iPhone using Apple’s data security technology and are not accessible outside of the app, or viewable by us. The only time your projects and notes go outside of the app is if or when you decide to share your notes with someone else via email, or spreadsheet, or #Slack, etc.

Not yet, but we would love to build it! If you would like to see an Android version soon let us know at [email protected]

You can indeed. This is a handy thing to do to help categorize your notes and link them together in themes for example. There are two ways to do this. You can tap on the note itself and then add tags in the details view, or you can do it the Brill way, and use your voice (which is both efficient and super-fun).

On the top-left of the app, there’s a picture of a bubbling beaker which gives you access to our ‘Labs’. Flick the switch, and you’ll be able to use your voice to add tags to your notes as you’re capturing them! Fast and fancy.