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Import content to Capacities

Importing content to Capacities allows you to quickly move to Capacities from another app, or add content you already have on your computer that should become part of your notes.

If you want to add images, audio, files, etc. to Capacities you can just paste them or add them like any other content. On top, Capacities support special import for the following file types:

  • Markdown, Text, LaTeX, or Word files can be imported as any entity to your space.
  • Import CSV (tabular data) as a collection to a database.
  • Import directories of markdown files and media assets or backups from other note-taking apps (coming soon).

Import single files

On every empty page and in the right sidebar you find a button to import single files to your content. All content will be appended to the first blocks property of that entity.


Capacities has a great support for copy/paste from different formats. Instead of importing whole files it's often simpler to just copy a selection in another app, in your web browser, or a document and paste it to Capacities.

We currently support imports from:

  • Markdown (.md)
  • Microsoft World (.doc and .docx)
  • LaTeX (.tex)
  • Text files (.txt)
  • HTML (.html)

Import a single file

Import a CSV to a collection

You can use the CSV import to import any tabular data to a database in Capacities. Every row will be transformed into an entity of that type and you can choose which columns should match which properties of your entity.

You can import a CSV file from the right sidebar in a collection and from the "..." menu on a database dashboard.

In the import process you can select which table columns should match which properties of your entity. You can also just ignore some or add multiple columns to a blocks property.

We currently support:

  • CSV (.csv)

💡 Good to know

If you have other tabular data, like Microsoft Excel files, you can export them into CSV in most programs and then import it to Capacities.

Import csv to collection

❗️ Use this with caution

Every row in your table will be transformed into a new entity. You can quickly spam your whole space if you import big tables. Importing large amounts of data into your note-taking does not necessarily make it better.

Data tables and content are different things, we'd recommend only importing content that you want to have as entities.

Batch imports

⏱ Coming soon

Importing whole directories of markdown and media files is not possible yet but it's on our near-term road map. We'll plan to include custom imports for common apps like Obsidian, Notion, or Roam.

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