Inbox Classic

Developer: Midnight Beep Softworks

Current Version: 1.6.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 8.9 MB - Download


This is the original version of Midnight Inbox that brings Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity to the desktop in true delicious style, now updated for the latest versions of Mac OS X with native support for 10.6 and 10.7! And now available for free!

We have new versions of Inbox for the iPhone and iPad for you to check out, and are working on a whole new desktop version of Midnight Inbox. See what's new with Inbox on our website:

The workflow.
Top to bottom, Inbox provides an automated workflow of simple input, intuitive organizing, and contextual outputs. Just jump right to the part that best fits your situation: from collecting your thoughts, to concentrating on your work.

Automatic zero.
Getting to the bottom of your inbox is what this app is all about. As things pile up you need to get them sorted and acted upon; Inbox makes this quick and easy by giving you shortcuts to the places where things need to be, and the assistance to get them done.

GTD complete.
Midnight Inbox is inspired by the Getting Things Done methodologies created by David Allen. If you've never heard of GTD, just let Inbox be your guide. It will help you be stress-free, following the GTD workflow for you, so you can concentrate on what really matters.

• Inbox Classic is -not- compatible with current iOS versions (Inbox Mobile for iPhone, Inbox Touch for iPad) for data or syncing. The forthcoming version "Midnight Inbox 2" will bring full feature parity and iCloud-based syncing to the desktop version of Inbox, and import of Classic version's data.
• Support for Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 and PowerPC-based Macs is available in version 1.5.1 of Inbox Classic from our Web site.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6.1
Review by llwstudio

so far this seems very good - I will not be upgrading to Lion so I hope this continues to be supported; just got it a few days ago and am working with it now. From what I have seen I would gladly pay for this version... It's elegant and has a lot of useful integrated features. This app is complex but, I think, very well thought out. It seems to be more user-centric than programmer-centric--which is usually my downfall with these kinds of apps. I absolutely need a planner but for every one I have tried I get tired of the learning curve and clunky input after a while and just stop using them. I really like the context referencing, seems to be a great way to keep stuff from cluttering up the day. The overall design is very comfortable (I am a graphic designer so as idiotic as it seems this is one of my major concerns with an app). If I can ever get the iPad away from my husband I will probably buy that version as long as it can sync with this one.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.6.1
Review by Jamaica Blue

Interesting, Fairly well-designed, Needs work - Overall, pretty good for free, though there is solid competition. It has potential & has an attractive interface. It looks pretty good aesthetically, though this is an OLD version. Knowing when the new version hits the streets is uncertain. This is kind of a test drive, imo, thus it can’t rate more than 3 stars yet, until there is communication from desktop to mobile or iPad clients. Inbox Classic desktop version doesn’t sync with Midnight Inbox (mobile client, appstore visible only from applicable devices) which means “free” here is buying while not knowing your cost basis & personal investment to learn this methodology. There is no timeline for the new desktop client availability. Not being a GTD cultist, the GTD system is not the holy grail to me & its dicey to to incorporate into my rigorous to do / chaotic note-tracking system. The mobile client DOES show promise & that makes the desktop version a consideration. I would not rely on this [in flux] desktop client alone & the mobile client seems not to register reviews of IT in the App Store. Upon learning the categories - works well: You COLLECT notes in ‘flavored' InBoxes. You PROCESS Folders, You ORGANIZE lists. You REVIEW Calendars & you DO Actions. There are multiple ways to work, lacking is an ideal way to a one-click HOME screen, thus it feels [to me] like you are managing notes more than writing them first & foremost, sometimes it can be a couple extra clicks to get to a “home." Knowing what level you are editing [folder/container vs note] is a puzzle for the first day or two, from my experience: it gets easier. fwiw, I use Reminders for things that are short term & need to be shared among devices & users - and this for longer timeline task tracking in my test. I’d like more sync options than the cloud: some businesses may not allow proprietary data to sync via an external cloud they do not control. I don’t like emailing my notes in plain text! The syncing methods are limited (judging from the Mobile client) & I’d prefer to use Bonjour, or local wifi. I find the categories & metaphors a little indistinct as to what constitutes Single Actions vs Parallel or stepped actions & differentiating tasks, task groups, etc, though not insurmountable, as every system struggles with these. (Viewing the mobile client, I am led to believe methods are improving). If they ever get the rest up & running, could be quite handy. The price is right for this [now] & the mobile client is affordable. Looks like the iPad client is a separate cost. I need to see pricing & interface of the new desktop version before settling on this as my go-to client. (I use 2 others as well).

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by SBCpp

not bad, but .. - This app has a LOT of potential, but does not sync with other Macs or the iOS devices. I have been waiting for version 2.0 which is supposed to sync with the iPhone and iPad versions via iCloud for almost a year and still no evidence it will be released any time soon. I read the recent posting on the developer support page, and I am glad they finally came out and explained the issues they are facing (kind of similar to those with Yojimbo). Can't wait for version 2.0 with whatever reliable sync method they chooses!!!!!

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by cspoetzs

Best App for GTD by Far - While the set up may seem intimidating. It's worth it. Take the time to set up collections, process them and define your projects.. this app will greatly help your workflow. With the way it "Collects" it reinforces David Allens ideas of collecting everything and actually made me clean out my downloads folder and all the random stuff on my desktop. It handles the ideas of processing, organizing and reviewing extremely well without taking away focus on the actual work that needs to be done. Many apps you spend hours setting up and then never really check anything off. I've tried about every productivity and project management app that exists and was extremely impressed not only with the usability but also the interface and the organization of the app. I'd definitely recommend this app to anyone who seriously wants to implement GTD digitally as it guides you through the GTD systematic approach outlined in the books BEAUTIFULLY. The more familar you are with GTD, the easier this app is to use. Curious to see how much data this app will be able to manage, as I'm a designer and have hundreds of digital files folders that will become "to do" or "reference" items as well as a large number of projects, but thus far I have had no problem.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by Snickers in Fl

Great App! Like the GTD connection. - This is really a great app. It took me a little while to figure out how to properly use it (and I'm still learning more as I go). I like that it is developed to fit the Getting Things Done methology.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by smills47

OMG! Where have you been all my life? - Thank you for making this application. I would have paid for it, just sayin! It's wonderful!

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people