Get access to the documents you need, right when you need them, in a new tab. Connect FYI with G Suite, Slack, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and more to search across the apps you use.
I've been using this product for a while. If you are an individual that deals w/ a lot of product documents, designs, decks etc. There is no better product than this to use. I'm excited to watch this product evolve because it's a big need in the industry as more and more objects and documents get bifurcated across multiple organizations and accounts. In the new economy, in addition to accounts, you may also have multiple jobs and that becomes even more necessary to stay on top of your workflows. Great timing for a much needed product solving some hard problems.Pros:
Perfect for keeping up to date w/ your core and personal workflow. It is the best product out there today.Cons:
I love the timeline perspective. But if small changes are made... sometimes that could be a drag.
I've been using FYI for a few weeks and I don't know how to function without it. I've gotten other teammates addicted to it as well. If you've never used it, I highly recommend it - it's such a great search for all the things that live in the cloud - and as someone who has files that are constantly sent/received via slack and gdocs, it's a lifesaver.Pros:
I can finally find everything!Cons:
I wish it wouldn't hijack my browser tab, wish there was a way to have it appear / unappear like other plugins.
I haven't used this for that long but I just love the concept and I am not longer ignoring friends telling me they have uploaded their next great idea to dropbox. I can just access it when i want in one place.Pros:
All your documents in one place. No need to keep switching between document appsCons:
Maybe have an alternative layout to the current list.
LOVE this product!!! our team makes it rain with google docs and this helps us stay more organizedPros:
helps organize an endless sea of documents across our org. i especially love the ability to search by PERSON bc that's how my mind thinksCons:
i'd love the ability to import a folder structure from google drive so it mirrors other platforms' nomenclature and format
I'm excited by this product because it solves a genuine pain point. I've spent WAY too much time down the document searching rabbit hole. It looks like FYI could save a lot of wasted energy jumping between apps 🙏Pros:
Seamless onboarding, slick UX and powerful functionality. I use Slack, Drive and Dropbox so this tool looks incredibly useful!Cons:
The lines between work, personal and education can get a bit blurred sometime - it will be interesting to see how FYI evolves over time.
Been a beta user for several weeks. It's great.
UPDATE: Turns out they've already addressed one of my "cons" (lack of tags)!Pros:
Fastest way to find the document I'm looking for. And it resurfaces docs I've recently used, so I don't have to think/search/remember 'em.Cons:
Want more organizational tools, advanced search & filters.
We've tried lots of products trying to solve the multi-platform search problem. FYI is the best solution out there. It's right where you need it in your browser tabs, looks beautiful and is fast, effective and reliable. Can't wait for a few more integrations.Pros:
The first product truly solving this problem. Beautifully designed and incredibly performant.Cons:
Need a few more integrations to cover all the places our knowledge exists
Fixing this, we'll be able to share FYI URLs, like "https://usefyi.com/app/#/workspa..." and integrate with Alfred Web Search. Overall, it's a great product!Pros:
The search feature works better than Google Drive's one.Cons:
It's not quite a con, but I've already suggested to be able to search files through URLs and integrate with Alfred Mac "Web Search".
I've been using this for over a month now, officially it's my favourite app as I basically start all my work from FYI. In every meeting I always have all the documents I need. Super slick interface, quick and frictionless.
One of the best beta products I've ever tested. Great job!Pros:
FAST, and always seems to know what document I want when I want itCons:
Searching inside documents would be useful
I've been using FYI for a few weeks now and it's just part of how I work. Using another computer that doesn't have FYI installed is weird and emphasizes how valuable it is to have instant access to every file across my most used apps. It's not just that you have access to your files, it's that you can get to them in so many intuitive ways. Just makes sense. Feels like something that should've been built into the operating system.Pros:
Love the ability to search across my most used apps for docs. Also, the recent documents (across everything) list is invaluable.Cons:
Tough to say. Super minor nit: the "lists" feature is super useful but sometimes I forget it's there
Thank you Hiten and Marie! They've done an excellent job iterating on this product through the long feedback cycles. You are amazing!Pros:
Very helpful keeping documents organized across teams, both internal and external.Cons:
Can't really complain about anything but an integration with Quip would be nice :)
Beta tested it for the last couple weeks.Pros:
Much better view of Google docs than the value they place on who created or shared the doc.Cons:
There are document repos that I currently use that it doesn't yet manage but GDocs is the lion's share for now.
Will be giving this a full trial run over the next week but can definitely see this going out to my PM team as a valuable tool in our GSuite life.Pros:
very easy on-boarding, up and running and getting value in minutesCons:
only issue so far is the defaulting to fyi with each new tab I open ... must be a setting.
Like other people who have made the same comment, it took me a little while to get used to the fact that it took over my browser tabs. Now that I am used to it I wouldn't go back.Pros:
Now I can find both mine and shared docs easily . The interface is clean and easy to use. It just works & that's all you can ask.Cons:
Non now that I have got used to it.
I already recommended it to some of my colleagues some of them use it more than I do. It all depends on the number of documents you need to open/update every day.Pros:
- Simple to use.
- Polished UI
- Easy to search across all your documents.Cons:
I've gotten used to the fact that it removed my home tab.
Super easy to install and get started. As a freelance copywriter, I'm swimming in documents across multiple clients and keeping track of where everything is can get hectic. So far, FYI has made it way easier to find things quickly when I need them.
One small suggestion for Hiten and Marie -- would love to see some of that wonderful security info from the "Protecting Your Documents" page on the FYI site incorporated into the onboarding process. Would have definitely decreased the pangs of anxiety I felt as Google reminded me the level of access I was granting!
Thanks for making FYI, and I'm excited to see where y'all take it from here!Pros:
I don't have to go through the "did I put this in G Suite or Dropbox" routine anymore!Cons:
Wish having it replace the new browser tab was optional.
Been using FYI for over a month and there's a lot to love -- chiefly, being able to access files faster than G Drive.
The UI is uncluttered and intuitive, with the cascading timeline and functional sidebars much more streamlined than Google Drive. And while I can see that the lists and tags features will make it even more efficient, I haven't set up many of those yet.
Maybe the UI here could use a few more tips/walkthroughs ... or perhaps more prominent beyond the initial install? Ultimately, I'm finding it tough to break the Google Drive open-tab habit, and without support for iCloud Drive, I'll often default to locating/creating files in those natively. Right now, I'm at about 50-50 between them and FYI.
I'd love to know what else I might be missing that would change that ratio? In the meantime, I'm sharing FYI with collaborators to get their insights and see if and how we can use it more, and better.
Kudos to the makers for working to solve this global problem.Pros:
Fast, intuitive way to find files by name, type or person/collaboratorsCons:
Haven't found any major ones