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Where do you type the coupon code? I don't see the box
It's at the very end right before you complete the order.
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?
It's all on your local machine right now, but I like how your thinking :)
Maybe try it out on a (shared) dropbox folder?
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
Ahhh, you answered as I was typing my response. That answers my question in my comment. ;)
Theoretically, could this be connected to an existing Bitbucket/Github account?
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.
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)
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?
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).
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'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. :)
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!
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.
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.
Thats awesome feedback! Thanks!
For the record, my trial just finished today and I do not want to have to work without it. It's been great. So great that I just bought it. There've been a few crashes here and there that I hope you guys are working through, but other than that it works as expected.
It's a shame, that just like LayerVault, it doesn't work with inDesign.
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.
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.
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 :)
Agreed, it works great for a single user. It just doesn't scale.
Use it with some sketch files, and for now looks pretty solid! Keep up the good work!
Did you just reply to your own post? Or mean to reply to somebody else :P
I replied to everyone haha
Congrats !! Only Mac? Maybe a Windows version in the near future ?
Thanks! Mac only for now. Windows is a possibility, but it won't be in the near future i'm afraid.
build on git
Does this use git large file storage then?
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?
All files are stored locally so if you want to encrypt you can use File Vault on your Mac.
I can't get it to work! :( I can't seem to create a snapshot, the textfield isn't clickable
Send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out
Same here. Also using sketch...
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.
Does any one have any experience with this app? I'd be elated if this was a viable replacement for LayerVault.
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?
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.
That's of course fully supported! Let us know what you think!