Comparing Daylite Cloud and Daylite Self-Serve

Daylite Cloud

  • Major and minor updates are included
  • Integration with Zapier for workflow automations with popular apps
  • Push Notifications for appointments and tasks
  • Build custom integrations through the Daylite API
  • Your data is securely backed up for you
  • Networking is handled for you
  • Uptime is managed for you

Requirements for Cloud

  • Daylite for Mac: OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher
  • Daylite for iPhone & iPad: iOS 10 or higher
  • An Internet connection

Exporting Data from Daylite Cloud

You can export your data as a CSV. You can also export a complete copy of your database as a .CSV.

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Daylite Self-Serve

  • With Daylite Self-Serve, major upgrades are an additional cost
  • Daylite Self-Serve does not integrate with Zapier for workflow automations with popular apps
  • Daylite Self-Serve does not have Push Notifications
  • Daylite Self-Serve does not have a REST API
  • With Daylite Self-Serve, you need to manage your own backup schedule
  • With Daylite Self-Serve you have to manage your own firewall to secure Daylite Server and router to allow for access from anywhere
  • With Daylite Self-Serve you have to ensure your server’s uptime which could mean buying battery backups protecting your server from power outages

Requirements for Self-Serve

  • Daylite for Mac: OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher
  • Daylite for iPhone & iPad: iOS 10 or higher
  • A stationary Mac or Mac Mini to host the server
  • Assign a static IP address to the server (Mac or Mac Mini) within the network
  • A good Wifi or wire network
  • A good firewall and can configure port forwarding
  • A static IP address accessible from the outside with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or you have DynDNS (or equivalent) service

Exporting Data from Daylite Self-Serve

You can export your data from Daylite Self-Serve as a CSV.

Self-Serve Data Backups

You manage backups. Daylite Server has the ability to do daily backup. You then have to move those backups to an offsite location for safety. You also have to manage the drive space.

Transmission Security

Daylite Server links to Secure Transport and OpenSSL included by Apple on OS X. As such, the version of TLS and ciphers used for secure communication between the apps (including CalDAV and CardDAV clients) and Daylite Server is auto-negotiated.

IPv4 vs IPv6

Daylite Server only supports IPv4. Daylite Cloud handles connections over IPv6 or IPv4.