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Inbox Classic

By Midnight Beep Softworks

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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.


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Customer Reviews

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.

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).

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!

Inbox Classic
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.6.1
  • Size: 8.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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