July 22, 2024

New Version Control Tool for Designers

Web developers and programmers have been using version control for years. Git and Subversion are two major projects with the former leading to its own community GitHub.com.

But what about designers? People who craft pixel-perfect mockups would love to have some version control as well.

This is technically possible via Git but it’s rather convoluted. Thankfully a new OS X app named Folio offers the perfect solution.

Folio App for Mac OS X

Folio offers a GUI-based method of version control for design files. These can be anything from PSDs, AIs, or even Sketch files.

The app is built on top of Git with full version control features, but it’s geared more visually towards designers. It keeps a full history of all saved versions and allows you to revert back(or forward) as you please.

Each version also has a small visual preview which can help pinpoint the exact one you’re looking for.

The Folio waterfall display is also a unique part of the GUI. It’s meant to be simpler from a visual standpoint where all directories, including sub-directories, are visual from the same hierarchy.

If you’re interested download the free trial and give it a spin. If you like Folio you can always purchase the full version which runs on Mac OS X Yosemite(10.10) or later.


Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.

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