Difference between types and categories

In Itefy, you can group items using types and categories for easy discoverability and organization. So what’s the difference?


You can add one type to an item to help describe it generically and group it with other items that are the same.

Examples of types include:

  • Camera: DSLR
  • Vehicle: Forklift
  • AV Equipment: Projector

The naming convention 'Main type: Subtype' is a good rule of thumb to follow for types.


You can assign an item to multiple categories to enrich the item with more information.

Examples of categories include:

  • Brand: Sony
  • Color: Red
  • Size: Extra small

The naming convention 'Category group: category type' is a good rule of thumb for categories.