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DayFolder for Ubuntu.

Available in the Ubuntu Software Center. You can also donate a small amount to support development of DayFolder.

Here’s what it does:

  • Use DayFolder to intelligently organize your Downloads, your cluttered Desktop, Pictures, or any other folders you have.
  • For each folder, you can choose to have all files sorted or to have DayFolder move, copy, or delete certain files based on rules you create.
  • Files are sorted by moving them all into a folder with today’s date, and you can organize these folders by day, week, or month.
  • Rules help you organize pictures, documents, ebooks, and more just the way you like by taking special action on those files.

Check out the screenshots below for examples on how to set up DayFolder to help you. Click the images to view the full DayFolder settings window shown.

DayFolder can organize all of your downloads.

Try this configuration to have DayFolder organize all of your Downloads right inside your Downloads folder. Set up rules to send different kinds of files to the places you used to send them manually. A special folder for downloaded ebooks, videos, torrent files, and more.

DayFolder will keep your desktop clean.

DayFolder will keep your desktop clean, and makes the Desktop a great place to store temporary work and can organize it wherever you like for future reference. Organize everything by day, week, or month, whichever makes it easiest for you to go back to later.

DayFolder is quick and easy to use.

DayFolder is always handy and ready when you are. Tell it to clean up your folders quickly from the panel.

Check it out in the Ubuntu Software Center!

Feel free to ask questions or give feedback by contacting me by email at zach [at] stew [dot] dk.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jerry
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 14:02:18

    The file rules only work on the monitored folders. If does not search into subfolders. Is there a why to do that?


    • thejambi
      Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:07:16

      Hm, no, unfortunately it doesn’t process rules in sub folders.


  2. Rod Palin
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 15:36:44

    Hello, I just installed in Ubuntu 14.04 and none of the buttons will turn on or off, I can not change from weekly to daily,etc,,, please respond. Thank You


    • thejambi
      Oct 20, 2015 @ 16:11:49

      Click the Add button on the left side of the window. It sounds like you have no Monitored Folders.


  3. Sylvia
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 13:54:18

    How frequently does Dayfolder auto-sort the files? I waited over a day but nothing happened until I clicked on the Clean Up option in the indicator.


    • thejambi
      Oct 24, 2015 @ 14:02:45

      Right. It does not automatically run without being told. For what I’ve used it for, I wasn’t sure how to best have it work automatically. So, it only runs when told.


      • Sylvia
        Oct 24, 2015 @ 15:48:15

        Maybe it could auto-sort at start-up / boot.

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