42 comments

  • Michael TMichael T, over 1 year ago

    It's a shame, that just like LayerVault, it doesn't work with inDesign.

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  • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, over 1 year ago

    build on git

    Does this use git large file storage then?

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  • Gen Uine, over 1 year ago

    Pretty funny how Designernews spawned from folks (LayerVault) who were trying to creating a simple version control system for Designers.

    Will this also use AES-256 for encryption?

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  • Weston Thayer, over 1 year ago

    Since it's on Git, how does it deal with large files? A 20 MB psd over 10 commits usually results in a repo > 100 MB for me.

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    • Tim Deneau, over 1 year ago

      screenshot

      It adds up quick, but it depends on your workflow I guess. For instance if you’re using Sketch to map out entire projects, then it’s not very practical. Seems to be tailored towards single page documents.

      Slick interface anyway.

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      • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

        Yeah this will happen anyway if you like to keep multiple versions of your designs separate. At least this way using Git you don't have to see them all. You can just view the history of a single file :)

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  • Christian Poschmann, over 1 year ago

    I can't get it to work! :( I can't seem to create a snapshot, the textfield isn't clickable folio

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  • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

    Hey guys!

    Super happy with your responses! If you decide to buy Folio for Mac please be sure to use the coupon code DESIGNERNEWS on checkout to get a $10 discount!

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  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

    Just tried it on a shared drive and it worked well. Would need some form of Refresh button though I could hit so I didn't have to restart the app to see another designers changes.

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  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 1 year ago

    I just downloaded the free trial and have been playing around with it for ~30 min., and my inital thoughts are "This might be even better than LayerVault". It's quick (granted I only have 2 projects in it) and it's so easy to use. I love it so far. If I still feel this way by the end of the free trial. I will be purchasing this.

    Kudos, y'all

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  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

    Anybody have any idea how this would work across multiple machines and designers? If I create a version, can the designer next to me see the update?

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    • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

      It's all on your local machine right now, but I like how your thinking :)

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      • Bob Muller, over 1 year ago (edited over 1 year ago )

        Maybe try it out on a (shared) dropbox folder?

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      • Joe BarberJoe Barber, over 1 year ago

        Will it work with dropbox? I don't so much care about visual diffing, but i've been talking with my team for a couple months now about building something that lets us each leave a commit message with our saves so we know what's been updated

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      • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

        Ahhh, you answered as I was typing my response. That answers my question in my comment. ;)

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      • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

        Theoretically, could this be connected to an existing Bitbucket/Github account?

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        • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, over 1 year ago

          We talked about this in the office. It seems Folio is purely a viewer for a Git Repo. So yeah it is basically git so you should be able to navigate to the directory, and add a git remote.

          We're tempted to use Folio and set up a remote for occasional project backups to Beanstalk.

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          • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

            It's only a viewer now, but if you want you can add a remote and push from the command line (or any other client)

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    • Jonah BitautasJonah Bitautas, over 1 year ago

      Since it's based on Git, I don't think it would work that way (I could be wrong). You would need to push (commit) your changes, I assume it would then show your update in the revision history (right panel).

      The interesting use case would be, as you mentioned multiple people working on a single file and you both commit different changes to the same file. How would the app handle that?

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      • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

        There is no way to do it just from the Folio app, but if you're comfortable with the command line (or another Git client) you could do it.

        We did some preliminary testing and it seems to work fine (you'll get everybody's commit messages in the app).

        Please report any feedback or issues you run into: support@folioformac.com

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  • Bob Muller, over 1 year ago

    Use it with some sketch files, and for now looks pretty solid! Keep up the good work!

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  • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 1 year ago

    'Buy Folio' in footer is broken.

    I miss an about section. Most of the time I want to read about the company behind a product before I commit to a purchase. Am I the only one?

    Looks good though. Best of luck. :)

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    • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

      Fixed the links!

      We're a two person team based in Amsterdam. My name is Hanno ten Hoor and I'm the designer of Folio. I'm building it with my partner Emiel van Liere, a long time friend & collaborator.

      Good point about the about page, we'll add one soon!

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      • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 1 year ago

        Thanks! It could be that I'm just odd.

        When/if I start doing more design work again, I'll definitely give Folio a shot.

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  • Juan Sarmiento, over 1 year ago

    Congrats !! Only Mac? Maybe a Windows version in the near future ?

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  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 1 year ago

    Does any one have any experience with this app? I'd be elated if this was a viable replacement for LayerVault.

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    • Hanno ten HoorHanno ten Hoor, over 1 year ago

      Hey Daniel,

      I'm one of the creators of Folio for Mac. We're a replacement for the versioning parts of Layervault (which I used, and liked a lot).

      What about LayerVault do you miss most?

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      • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 1 year ago

        Hi,Hanno. What I liked most about layervault is being able to rollback to any past version of an art file (specifically psd). That was so helpful for me, and since LV shutdown I've already run into cases when I really wished I still had it.

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