ImageEver since Marketcircle released their new version of Daylite and debuted Daylite Touch, we’ve had a lot of interest from folks looking to run it from our data center. The obvious draw of this is so the iPhone can reach the database anytime, from anywhere. The secondary benefits are a safe, remote location and the ability to use the Mac mini for other reason like hosting a web site or file sharing.

In this latest version of Daylite, Marketcircle offers two different applications for the client and the server. Daylite Server is now a separate install that makes it real easy to share your database for multiple users and multiple locations.

Today, I put together a quick video tutorial that walks thru the install and configuration process of Daylite Server. I setup a Mac mini in our data center, connected to it from my home office, and walked thru the whole process. It’s the exact same steps a new Macminicolo customer would use to get up and going right away.

So now, to go along with our ten reason to host Daylite with Macminicolo, here is a video showing how to install Daylite Server on a Remote Mac mini.

ImageIf you are part of the GTD (Getting Things Done) craze, therapy here is an application you might like. Tracks “is a web-based application to help you implement David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ methodology. It was built using Ruby on Rails, therapy and comes with a built-in webserver (WEBrick), so that you can run it on your own computer if you like.”

There is a little config involved, but it is free and the official site offers screenshots of the app and a manual that walks you thru the install.