Comparing Daylite Cloud and Daylite Self-Serve

Daylite Cloud

  • Major and minor updates are included
  • Integration with Zapier for workflow automations with popular apps
  • 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 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher
  • Daylite for iPhone & iPad: iOS 9 or higher
  • An Internet connection

Exporting Data from Daylite Cloud

You can export your data as a CSV. You can also export your full database as an SQLite database.

Daylite Cloud

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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
  • 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 9 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 wired 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

Who should consider Self-Serve

Who should consider Daylite Self-Serve?

We do not recommend Self-Serve for individuals or companies without IT/Networking knowledge as improper setup can lead to syncing and performance problems. We recommend Self-Serve for companies who must store their data on their own Mac servers and who have IT/networking knowledge or have an agreement with someone who has this knowledge, such as a Marketcircle Expert.

Exporting Data from Daylite Self-Serve

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

Setting up Daylite Self-Serve

Daylite Server should be installed on a stationary Mac running Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.11. For example a Mac Mini, Mac Pro or lightly used iMac. For remote access, you should have a firewall capable of port forwarding, a static IP address or a fully qualified domain name.

For multi-user: Setup server on stationary Mac & networking (static IP or FQDN), then access from desktop or mobile app.

For single-user: Setup on local machine, however no remote access. Manage users and licensing using Daylite Server.

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.

Daylite Self-Serve updates

Minor updates are included (for example 6.x). Some minor updates are Daylite Cloud only because of technical limitations with Daylite Server. Major updates (example 7.x) are not included and require a paid upgrade. Expect major version number changes yearly.

IPv4 vs IPv6

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

Daylite Self-Serve

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