Everyday is the Finder 2.0 – with a design and functions based on the Finder App, Everyday can do everything that Finder can do. Only better.
Far removed from drives and folders, Everyday focuses on a file’s relationships. What project does it belong to? What contacts are linked with it? Everyday knows the answer to these questions.
What does Everyday do?
Where Everyday crosses over with Finder is with “watched folders”. These are freely definable and can be anything from individual folders through the entire drive.
Everyday watches these folders and their content. When you select a watched folder, its contents are displayed. **-> Selection of Watched Folder**
In addition, you can define standard or custom file types. Everyday will only watch enabled file types.
Now it gets interesting! Via the Inspector, additional information can be added to the chosen element (file or folder).
Here, Everyday offers the option of assigning projects to the element in question. These are then listed in the sidebar.
If I select a project in the Sidebar, all the elements linked with this project are displayed.
But that’s not all. The “Inspector” can also be used to link elements with contacts. Your Mac’s address book is used as the source for this.
Contacts are also listed in the sidebar. If I select a Contact there, all the elements linked with this Person or Company are displayed in the middle of the window.
And if the file is part of a task, a due date can be set. Everyday will not only remind you of this date, but also lets you access all due elements via the sidebar. Similar to with a to-do App, this view provides you with an overview of your due dates.
Of course, Finder tags can also be managed as standard with Everyday. And files and folders processed in the same way as you are used to with Finder.
Data remains unchanged!
The best thing about Everyday, though, is how it stores its data.
Everyday watches. It doesn’t change your files. Nothing is moved or deleted. The linked information is added to the relevant file as metadata. The interface for this already exists on your Mac, but until now has only been used rudimentarily.
These links also remain active outside of Everyday. This means that, for example, links from Everyday can be searched for in “Spotlight”.
And since Everyday only watches and doesn’t work with references, it doesn’t matter if you move your data to a different location.
But that’s not all Everyday can do. Everyday is also great for managing your e-mails. In the exact same way. It watches your inbox.
You don’t even need to log in. E-mails can be added to projects and/or contacts using the “Inspector” function.
Link an e-mail with a due date to remind yourself to reply to it. Without having to change your mail program and lose its functions.
This is my vision. This is how I want to use my Mac. And because I’m convinced that Everyday will help all Mac users, I started work on developing the App with two of my colleagues a few weeks ago.
An initial prototype proved that Everyday can be used exactly as we imagine.
To develop Everyday, however, we require financial support. So, if you like our idea, please give us your support! I plan to use the money to pay my colleagues for their invaluable work, without which it won’t be possible to develop Everyday, and to employ a designer to create the graphics for the App. To say thank you for your support...
What do I get in return?
To thank you for your support, here on Indiegogo we give you the unique opportunity to use a DRM-free version of Everyday before the official release in the Mac App Store at half the price it will be sold for later.
This version also entitles you to all future updates of Everyday and before the official release.
And you will, of course, be part of the birth of a wonderful Mac app.
Why we need your support
Everyday has already made a great deal of progress. Once we reach our financial target, we can fund the development and get Everyday to the finish line:
The July 2014 release in the Mac App Store.
What happens to my money?
Once we achieve our desired target of $20,000, we can complete the development phase of Everyday. I plan to use the money to pay my colleagues for their invaluable work, without which it simply won’t be possible to develop Everyday.
You get the version mentioned above before the release in the Mac App Store as well as guarantee availability of all future updates before their official release.
If we do not meet our target, you will of course get your money back!
The idea for Everyday originates from my love of my Mac, my personal need for an App like Everyday, and the disappointment of either not being able to find such an App or having to store my data in an external cloud.
Right now the Everyday-team consists of yours truly and two other developers: My working collegues. Since 2009, we work in the development and sale of controllers and software in the audio sector. One of our products is the revolutionary "evo multitouch keyboard", which was released in 2011.
Goto http://www.endeavour.de/evo/overview.html for more detail...
Since music and Mac are inseparable, we are fully committed to using Mac hardware and software. The idea for Everyday came about very early on during our daily work with Macs as well as in our personal lives and numerous evening discussions with my colleagues. It then began to grow very quickly and formed an actual project.
Risks and challenges /
Current Project Status
Before going public, we’d already started work on the development of Everyday. The objective was to develop a prototype of the App to show that Everyday can be used in the way we’d planned.
The project could have fallen flat at this stage. But a number of tests have proved to us that Everyday is a useable App. And just as we’d imagined it. This also means that we’re now at a point at which there’s an absolute minimum risk of failure.
However. The human factor is still a risk, as are unforeseeable circumstances. We’ve calculated the time we’ll need to develop Everyday and allowed a generous buffer. In a worst-case scenario, we may not meet the planned deadline. Whatever happens, we’ll always keep all our supporters up to date.
This means that Everyday is already in development and has made a great deal of progress. All the Images you see here and in the video show exactly what Everyday will look like in the end.
Do I need to worry about my files?
No! The great thing about Everyday is that both folders and files remain unchanged. You therefore don’t need to worry about your files. This was one of my basic requirements for the development of Everyday.
What happens if I move a file to a different location? Or delete it?
Don’t worry! Everyday doesn’t work with references. This means that you can continue to access the information you’ve linked to your file using Everyday even if you have moved the file to a different location. If you delete the file, it’ll also no longer be available in Everyday.
- What’s the difference between the Indiegogo version and the App Store version?
The scope of functions is the same. The Indiegogo version is, however, DRM free, it’ll be shipped prior to the release in the App Store, and updates (optionally also beta updates) will be available considerably earlier; it’s also half the App Store price.
What will happen if Everyday ceases to be available?
Nothing. Since Everyday only watches and adds connections to your data in the form of metadata, you’ll still be able to access these connections, but nothing will happen to your data. You’ll be able to continue to work as usual without Everyday.
What is the difference between "Early Bird" and "Standard" Version?
Just the price. For those who are very fast, we offer Everyday for just 5$.