Graffiti - The next generation ixbrl viewer.

Graffiti is an ixbrl viewer for accounts and other ixbrl document. It is a browser based bookmarklet/extension that highlights and shows details of tagged ixbrl items. It's features include
  • Highlighting of tagged items.
  • Details on all tagged items
  • Table view of tag
  • View hidden and other header tags as JSON
  • Export tables
  • Search across ixbl tags and values.
  • Add Graffiti/Notes to accounts.

For more details about these features click here.


With a normal set of ixbrl accounts the ixbrl data is hidden from the user. There is a wealth of information hidden below the usual black and white surface.

Graffiti exposes this information in a quick and intuitive way. Below is the same set of accounts with Graffiti enabled. The different text and numeric tags are highlighted, and you can get details about the tags by clicking on them. Why don't you give it a try, if you click on the screenshot it will open up the accounts with Graffiti.

Graffiti example
Click above to open up the accounts with Graffiti.
Getting Started

Our motto of making ixbrl accessible means that the base version is free for everyone to use.

There are two ways of installing Graffiti. If you are using Chrome you can install the Chrome extension, or you can use a the bookmarklet. A bookmarklet is just like a bookmark but rather than opening a page will open Graffiti.

If you want to try it out first click here


To install graffiti all you need to do is enable your bookmark bar drag the Graffiti bookmarklet to the bookmark bar.

🖍Graffiti (S)🖍⬅ Drag this to your bookmark bar

Then to use, simply presses the bookmarklet with a set of ixbrl accounts open. You can try it out on these accounts.

Chrome Extension
Click here to go to install the extension
Then to use just click the extension icon to use.
To use on local files you will need to enable local file access.
1. Enter "chrome://extensions" into the address bar.
2. Click on detail for the Graffiti extension.
3. Then Allow access to file URLs.

A. Open a set of iXBRL accounts with your browser. Try these accounts
B. Press the Graffiti bookmarklet/button.
C. The tagged items will be highlighted. Text and numerical items will be tagged with different colors.
D. If you hover over an item you will see the tag name.
E. Click on a tagged item to view more details about the tagged item.