LayerVault LayerVault / tool / paid

http://www.layervault.com

Version control for designers.
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submitted about 4 years ago, by lush
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weaslescout

It's cool, but kinda pricey isn't it?

Why not just use Github?

weaslescout, about 4 years ago

wsg

Yeah I can't see it providing enough value to justify those prices.

wsg, about 4 years ago

lush

It's for visual designers primarily. If you watch the video it shows a demo of uploading a PSD then using a color picker etc to track versions. This is more SVN based rather than GIT based.

lush, about 4 years ago

weaslescout

Well, it's a neat idea if it were dirt cheap or had a freemium model, but I'll suffer through pressing the "Sync" button in Github for Windows for the time being. Cool website though, nice design. Best of luck.

weaslescout, about 4 years ago

pineapple

yeah i dig that spinning background

pineapple, about 4 years ago

lush

You can sync PSD files in GitHub ?

lush, about 4 years ago

pineapple

Yep, any file. It just won't have diff obviously

pineapple, about 4 years ago

lush

Yes but you can't preview the PSD within GitHub. You can only download it. I think weaslescout has missed the point of this service. It is version control for designers not programmers. The pricing structure makes sense because this will be very CPU intensive on LayerVault's side. Every time you hit CMD + S it will create a new version in the repository.

lush, about 4 years ago

pineapple

Not disagreeing btw, but you can actually preview psd files in github osx app just like a regular image. It's not in the online version though, as you said.

pineapple, about 4 years ago

lush

Ahh didn't realise that. Thanks for pointing it out.

lush, about 4 years ago

weaslescout

Bah! Sometimes I actually wish I had a Mac.

weaslescout, about 4 years ago

pineapple

Mac is amazing for development. I can't even comprehend not having it, and I have used windows well over 10 years. Kind of funny a long time ago I just talked shit on it without even really using a mac, now that I have one ... it would be impossible to do what I do without having bash or zsh, not having a version of ruby that actually works, not having all the tools i have access to (macvim, textmate 2, many many others), proper window management, task management, alfred, etc.

pineapple, about 4 years ago

lush

Yeah I'm in the same boat as you and I'm sure a lot of developers will agree. But like I mentioned in that discussions thread, there is some double edged sworded stuff Apple do.

On a whole, it beats Windows hands down. The GUI and app design is generally more appetizing to the eye.

lush, about 4 years ago


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