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Revit Add-in: Backup Organizer

Backup Organizer

When installed, you will see the following button in the Addins tab of the Revit ribbon.



Revit’s backup files are great for restoring projects but they leave our project folders cluttered and difficult to navigate.  The Backup Organizer add-in for Revit simply moves all backup files to subfolder, leaving only your project files in the original directory.




There are 4 main settings.

ON / OFF Toggle

  • Turn the backup organization on or off.

Folder Name

  • Use the default folder name or create your own.  This is the name of the subfolder that will be created alongside your project files.

Maximum Number of Backups

  • This is the maximum number of backup files to keep (per project).

File Types

  • Optionally choose to organize backups of projects, templates and/or family files.







Days Since – iCloud Syncing

iCloud Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble getting your events to show up on both devices:

  • Make sure both versions of Days Since are updated to the latest version in the App Store.
  • Make sure both devices are signed into the same iCloud account
  • Syncing happens when the app is first launched so to trigger a refresh, hit the home button on your device and re-open Days Since.
  • Check your connection.  If you have multiple events with custom backgrounds it may take a few moments to sync on a poor cellular connection.
  • If you’re still having trouble syncing, follow these steps while connected to wifi:
    • Add a new event on your first device.
    • Close and re-open Days Since on your second device to see if it appears.
    • If the new event appears, try editing your existing events (change the time format or title) and relaunching the app on your second device to see if they appear.
  • If you’re still having trouble syncing contact us.

Days Since – What’s New for Version 5.0.0

What’s New in Days Since

Version 5.0.0 updates Days Since for iOS 11 compatibility along with a few notable improvements.


  • iCloud Syncing is here!
    • Your countdowns now automatically sync between devices!
    • All of your countdowns remain private and are only viewable by your iCloud account.
    • For example, once you open Days Since on your iPhone your countdowns will be sent to the cloud. Then once you open Days Since on your iPad the countdowns from your iPhone will automatically appear!
    • Syncing is triggered once the app is opened, re-open the app to refresh your list.
    • Note: Deleting events is not yet synced.  If you delete an event on your iPhone you will also have to delete it from your iPad.
    • If you’re still having trouble, check out or frequently asked questions or contact us.
  • Days Since now has a cleaner look and feel.  We’ve made a bunch of tweaks to the UI to make it easier to use.
  • Added new swipe actions in the countdown list on the iPhone.  Swiping on an event now allows you to:
    • Edit the countdown
    • Add an alert
    • View your alerts for this event
    • View your notes for this event
    • Add  or remove it from the notification center widget (if available)
  • Fixed a crash that occurred while taking a picture.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some users from editing event titles.
  • Better support for users using 24 hour time.


Days Since on the App Store

Days Since – Adding New Countdowns

Adding New Countdowns

Adding new countdowns in Days Since is easy.
  • First, open Days Since and tap the + button in the upper right corner.


  • The ‘Edit Event’ screen will appear next.  You can enter your event details by tapping on the individual items.  For instance, tap on ‘New Event’ to change the event title.  Tap on the date to change the date you’d like to countdown or count up to.

  • When you’re finished entering your event details, tap on the ‘Days Since’ back button to view your newly created countdown.  Tap on the ‘Events’ back button will return you to your event list.


Have more questions?  View our FAQ page.

Days Since – What’s New for Version 4.1.0

What’s New in Days Since

  • Days Since now includes a shiny new Apple Watch app!  All of your countdowns are now accessible through a native watch app.

Days Since Apple Watch Countdown        Days Since Apple Watch

  • The Apple Watch app also includes a custom notification view.

Apple Watch Countdown

  • Version 4.1.0 also adds support for 3D Touch (iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus)
    • Force Touching on the app icon will now allow you to jump directly into recent countdowns or create a new one.
    • Force Touch on a countdown in your event list to peek inside.

iPhone Force Touch     iPhone Force Touch Countdown


  • Fixed some minor bugs around sharing countdowns.


If you enjoy Days Since, please rate it or leave a review in the App Store!

App Store



Days Since is a 5-star rated countdown app available for your iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch.

Days Since – What’s New for Version 4.0.0

We’ve just released a new version of Countdown Days Since, Days Until!

What’s New?

New Features
  • iOS 9 ready.
  • iPad version now supports all orientations!

Best Countdown App for iPad

  • Added support for iOS 9 Split Screen mode. (iPad Air 2)
  • Updated the notification center widget!

Best iOS Countdown Widget

  • Added support for multiple events.
  • Updated the widget text so it’s easier to read.
  • Revised the countdown edit screen so it’s easier to use.
  • Added the ability to set a default background image.
  • Added the ability to zoom and crop your background photos before you set them.
  • Included more event icons.
  • You can now swipe left across an event to reset the time, delete it or add it to the widget.

Best iOS Countdown App

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent users from posting to Facebook.
  • Other minor bug fixes & improvements.


We’re continuing to work hard on additional features – device syncing and an Apple Watch app are coming soon!


Download the latest version on the App Store.

App Store

Days Since – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


iCloud Syncing

Version 5.0.0 of Days Since adds iCloud syncing.  All of your countdowns automatically sync between devices.

If you’re having trouble getting your events to show up on both devices, check out our troubleshooting guide.

I don’t see the widget in Notification Center, how do I show it?
  • Swipe down from the top of your device’s screen to display Notification Center.
    • Tap ‘Today’ at the top of the screen.
    • Scroll the the bottom and tap ‘Edit’
    • Tap the + next to Countdown Day Since
    • Tap ‘Done’
iPhone Countdown Widget   iOS Countdown Widget
How can I delete a countdown?

You can delete countdowns by swiping to the left in your event list or by editing the event and tapping the trash can.

How can I add multiple events to my widget?

Version 4.0 adds support for multiple countdowns in the Notification Center widget.  If you haven’t updated yet, you can get the latest version on the App Store.

iOS Countdown Widget

App Store


How can I backup my countdowns?

Your countdown data is automatically included in your device backups.  If you’re backing up your device using iCloud or iTunes, then you won’t need to do anything else to backup your events.

If you’re not backing up your phone, you can learn more about automatic backups here.


Days Since – What’s New for Version 3.3.0

We’ve just released a new version of Countdown Days Since, Days Until!


What’s New?

  • Now fully optimized for the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus.



  • New icon.
Days Since_Dark Blue
Days Since Icon


  • Updated widget with better fonts.
      • If you can’t read the widget text see the bottom of this post.


  • Fixed a bug where the months since may display incorrectly in your event list.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.


You can download the current version from the App Store.

Download on the App Store



Sharing Countdowns – Days Since

There are now 7 ways to share your countdowns!  A detailed description of each method can be found below.

Sharing Countdowns on iPhone

Post to Facebook

You must download the Facebook app to use this option & customize your post.  Options include:

  • Previewing your post
  • Tag friends
  • Add a custom message
  • Choose a location

When finished tap ‘Post’ to add this to your timeline.

Facebook Countdown
Post Preview

Note: If the Facebook app is not installed on your device you will be unable to preview your post, add a message, tag friends or choose a location.  Once you tap Share a post similar to this one will appear in your activity log.  It will also appear in the news feed for your friends to view but it won’t show up on your timeline.


Post Screenshot

Sharing countdowns using this method uses the built-in iOS Facebook support to post photos.  If you’re not already logged in, you’ll need to enter your username and password under iOS Settings > Facebook.  With this option you can:

  • Customize the message
  • Choose an Album
  • Choose Set a Location
  • Adjust the Audience

Facebook Countdown with Screenshot

Tweet & Tweet Screenshot

Sharing countdowns by Twitter uses the built-in iOS Twitter support. If you’re not already logged in, you’ll need to enter your username and password under iOS Settings > Twitter.

If ‘Tweet Screenshot’ was selected, a screenshot will be attached to your tweet.

Days Since Wedding

E-mail Screenshot

Sharing countdowns by e-mail will attach a screenshot to a new e-mail.  You’ll have the ability to adjust the message and add recipients as you would with any e-mail.


Text & Text Screenshot

Sharing countdowns by text message will create a new text message containing the time since (or time until) your event.  If you choose Text Screenshot, your message will also contain your photo.  All you’ll have to do is enter a To: recipient and tap Send!


You can download the current version of Days Since on the App Store.

Download on the App Store


Countdown Days Since – New Version for iOS 8

We’ve just released a new version of Countdown Days Since, Days Until!

What’s New?

  • Added support for iOS 8, the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus!
  • We’ve added 25 new icons!
  • We’ve added a Widget!
    • iOS 8 users who have purchased the ad-free upgrade have access to the Notification Center Widget!
    • To access the widget, swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal Notification Center. (iOS 8 only)
  • We’ve rearranged the settings view, moving the Facebook settings into a ‘Social’ category.
Countdown Widget
Countdown Widget



Countdown for iOS 8
Countdown for iOS 8 Screenshot



Please contact us with any questions & feedback.


You can download the current version from the App Store.

Download on the App Store