Daylite, my main organization tool
Fred ALPI | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 23, 2017

Daylite, my main organization tool

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Daylite

Daylite is probably the software I use the most, both in its desktop and mobile versions. It helps organizing my whole life should I say, both professional and personal. My multiple activities require a very tight management of tasks, contacts and schedule. Daylite allows all of this, and the ease of synchronisation with the mobile app is therefore essential. I am an independent, and use it alone, but I guess it is a good teamwork tool as well.
  • Calendar : much more powerful than the basic Apple Calendar, it allows to schedule all kind of meetings, repeated or not, and to link them with contacts, categories or documents. The sync with mobile apps, both on iPhone and iPad, is perfect.
  • Contacts : a vital part of the software, as I manage contacts in many categories, and can with Daylite both have them I select only on my iPhone, but have multiple search criteria which are very helpful for my emailing list management for example.
  • Tasks : as an independent musician, producer and manager, I have a huge number of tasks to organize and coordinate. This is vital for my activity, and I save a lot of time with Daylite, as everything is with it simple and effective in order to create tasks, link and follow them.
  • I still do not use the Project part as much as I could do, even if I tried several times. I think some improvements could be done with the interface, in order to make it more intuitive.
  • The software is intented to be used with a US/Canada logic. It would be nice to be able to organize fields in the contacts in a different way, more logical to the different countries it is used in. Each country puts zip codes in different place for example.
  • It would also be nice to have the possibility to assign a contact to several categories, and to create sub-categories.
  • As it helps organizing my time, which is the only important value there is in life, it is essential and priceless
  • Daylite is not a cheap software, but it is without a doubt the best return on investment I've had in my life with a software.
  • Well, as I am already a control freak, it probably does not help me to procrastinate ;-). But I promise I take free time without looking at it when I'm not working. It actually also helps to organize the free time periods, and keep them empty with meetings of any kind ;-).
I actually jumped to Daylite when the company managing Now Contact & Now Up to Date (which was a pretty good software) collapsed. I tried several solutions, from File Maker to others, but several of these companies are disappearing one after the other, which is a real problem with a database management. You need to trust a software on the long term for that, and Daylite is the best option I found until now.
I've been using several contact organizers in the last decades, and I must say that Daylite is the best I have used until now, despite the evolutions it would need. An important point to insist on is the very good quality of the customer support, both reactive and patient, I had some issues they spent time, in real time, to solve. Very comforting when you use this on a daily basis as I do. I actually can't find any reason not to choose it. And I really have no involvement in the company, far or close ;-).

Daylite Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
Not Rated
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
10
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
10
Email integration
10
Mobile Access
10
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated