00001012000000 · Info · (manual) · #api #manual #zettelstore (all)

The API (short for “Application Programming Interface”) is the primary way to communicate with a running Zettelstore. Most integration with other systems and services is done through the API. The web user interface is just an alternative, secondary way of interacting with a Zettelstore.


The API is HTTP-based and uses plain text and symbolic expressions as its main encoding formats for exchanging messages between a Zettelstore and its client software.

There is an overview zettel that shows the structure of the endpoints used by the API and gives an indication about its use.


If authentication is enabled, most API calls must include an access token that proves the identity of the caller.

Zettel lists

Working with zettel

Various helper methods