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Go app that allows you to access your reMarkable tablet files through the Cloud API


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Note: rMAPI is effectiviely unmaintaied at this point, and this repo will be archived in the next few weeks. Please see this discussion for more info.

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rMAPI is a Go app that allows you to access the ReMarkable Cloud API programmatically.

You can interact with the different API end-points through a shell. However, you can also run commands non-interactively. This may come in handy to script certain workflows such as taking automatic backups or uploading documents programmatically.

Console Capture

Some examples of use

Tutorial on how to directly print to your reMarkable on Mac with rMAPI

Warning: experimental support for the new sync protocol

If rmapi stopped working for you in a such way that gets were working fine but puts didn't seem to work, this is relevant for you.

A few months ago, the Remarkable folks introduced a new sync protocol. This new protocol is being rolling out incrementally. Some users are being forced to use it, and some other users are still using the old protocol that rmapi has supported well for a few years now.

Unfortunately, the rmapi contributors are still on the old protocol and this makes it more difficult to test the new protocol's implementation. However, as we know that there are many users who would like to use rmapi with the new protocol, we have added experimental support for it. The always awesome @ddvk did all the work here!

Although rmapi will warn you if it needs to use the new protocol, we'd like to take this opportunity again to reiterate that the support for the new protocol is experimental, and you should make sure you have a back-up of your files in case something goes wrong.


From sources

Install and build the project:

git clone
cd rmapi
go install


You can download an already built version for either Linux or OSX from releases.


First clone this repository, then build a local container like

docker build -t rmapi .

create the .config/rmapi config folder

mkdir -p $HOME/.config/rmapi

and run by mounting the .config/rmapi folder

docker run -v $HOME/.config/rmapi/:/home/app/.config/rmapi/ -it rmapi

Issue non-interactive commands by appending to the docker run command:

docker run -v $HOME/.config/rmapi/:/home/app/.config/rmapi/ rmapi help

API support

  • list files and directories
  • move around directories
  • download a specific file
  • download a directory and all its files and subdiretores recursively
  • create a directory
  • delete a file or a directory
  • move/rename a file or a directory
  • upload a specific file
  • live syncs


  • Initial support to generate a PDF with annotations.

Shell ergonomics

  • autocomplete
  • globbing
  • upload a directory and all its files and subdirectories recursively


Start the shell by running rmapi

List current directory

Use ls to list the contents of the current directory. Entries are listed with [d] if they are directories, and [f] if they are files.

Change current directory

Use cd to change the current directory to any other directory in the hierarchy.

Find a file

The command find takes one or two arguments.

If only the first argument is passed, all entries from that point are printed recursively.

When the second argument is also passed, a regexp is expected, and only those entries that match the regexp are printed.

Golang standard regexps are used. For instance, to make the regexp case insensitve you can do:

find . (?i)foo

Upload a file

Use put path_to_local_file to upload a file to the current directory.

You can also specify the destination directory:

put book.pdf /books

Recursively upload directories and files

Use mput path_to_dir to recursively upload all the local files to that directory.

E.g: upload all the files

mput /Papers

Console Capture

Download a file

Use get path_to_file to download a file from the cloud to your local computer.

Recursively download directories and files

Use mget path_to_dir to recursively download all the files in that directory.

E.g: download all the files

mget .

Download a file and generate a PDF with its annoations

Use geta to download a file and generate a PDF document with its annotations.

Please note that its support is very basic for now and only supports one type of pen for now, but there's work in progress to improve it.

Create a directoy

Use mkdir path_to_new_dir to create a new directory

Remove a directory or a file

Use rm directory_or_file to remove. If it's directory, it needs to be empty in order to be deleted.

You can remove multiple entries at the same time.

Move/rename a directory or a file

Use mv source destination to move or rename a file or directory.

Stat a directory or file

Use stat entry to dump its metadata as reported by the Cloud API.

Run command non-interactively

Add the commands you want to execute to the arguments of the binary.

E.g: simple script to download all files from the cloud to your local machine

$ rmapi mget .

rMAPI will set the exit code to 0 if the command succeedes, or 1 if it fails.

Environment variables

  • RMAPI_CONFIG: filepath used to store authentication tokens. When not set, rmapi uses the file .rmapi in the home directory of the current user.
  • RMAPI_TRACE=1: enable trace logging.
  • RMAPI_USE_HIDDEN_FILES=1: use and traverse hidden files/directories (they are ignored by default).
  • RMAPI_THUMBNAILS: generate a thumbnail of the first page of a pdf document
  • RMAPI_AUTH: override the default authorization url
  • RMAPI_DOC: override the default document storage url
  • RMAPI_HOST: override all urls
  • RMAPI_CONCURRENT: sync15: maximum number of goroutines/http requests to use (default: 20)


Go app that allows you to access your reMarkable tablet files through the Cloud API








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