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Home control server with X10 and INSTEON integration.

Indigo overview

Indigo is an intelligent home automation server for Mac OS X that integrates an assortment of hardware modules to provide complex automation and control of your home in one easy to use environment. Home automation is more than just another way to directly control your environment. You can save money, conserve water, help secure your home and reduce electrical usage by automating your home with Indigo's unlimited scheduling and control logic.

Indigo provides its own internal Web server (no cloud reliance here!) that gives you remote access to control your house from anywhere via Web browser. Also available is Indigo Touch, our iOS application, for native iPhone and iPad remote control. Indigo is the complete solution for your home automation needs with unparalleled ease of use.

Indigo provides you with the tools to create, manage, automate, and control your home:

  • Incorporate motion detectors to turn on lights or other devices
  • Automatically send emails based on events, like leaving your garage door open or when motion is detected after dark
  • Automatically turn on landscape or holiday lighting at sunset and off at sunrise or some other preset time or duration
  • Create complex conditions using an easy and intuitive rule builder - no need to water the yard if it's raining outside
  • Create different lighting scenes, for example "Party," "Movie," "Sleeping," "Away," for perfect multi-room lighting at the touch of a button
  • Control your whole-house audio via iTunes or your home theater system - pause the movie if your doorbell rings
  • Save money and energy by automating your thermostat usage - change set points based on occupation
  • Incredible flexibility for thousands of other uses -- use your imagination!

What’s new in version 2022.1.1

Updated on May 28 2022

  • Added macOS Monterey 12.3 compatibility.
  • Added support for Indigo python scripts (embedded and linked files) to execute using Python 3.10.
  • Added Show Indigo Server Install Folder menu item to Help menu.
  • Added more verbose logging of script errors to report the name fo the trigger/schedule/control page that started them.
  • Added more verbose logging when trying to execute a linked script file that cannot be found.
  • Added warning logging of legacy plugins at startup explaining they need to be upgraded for future versions of Indigo.
  • Improved Plugin menu UI by adding a status yellow icon for legacy plugins that need to be updated.
  • Improved installation and startup handling of plugins that are not compatible with Indigo.
  • Improved macOS Dark Mode appearance in some windows.
  • Improved menu UI when Indigo client is not connected to a server.
  • Added actions to set default brightness, LED brightness and LED color for Zooz ZEN72 and ZEN77 dimmers.
  • Added Zooz Remote Switch (ZEN34) UI setting to hide the battery level status update commands from the Event Log.
  • Added support for HomeSeer Wall Relay Switch (HS-WX300). Previous definition for HS-WX300 wasn't being used when module was in relay mode.
  • Added support for new variant First Alert Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarm (ZCOMBO) device.
  • Added support for new variant Aeotec Door / Window Sensor 7 (ZWA011).
  • Fixed issue with Zooz Multisiren (ZSE19) and GE Smart Motion Switch (26931) device definitions that prevented syncing from finishing.
  • Fixed bug in Fibaro Shutter Controller (FGR223) device definition that caused some parameters to not be set correctly.
  • Added support for plugins to run under Python 3.10.
  • Plugin API version number has been incremented to v3.0.
  • Changed the indigo.kStateImageSel.None image selector to indigo.kStateImageSel.NoImage (None is now a reserved word in Python 3).
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

100.1 MB

Downloads

38206

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
  • Registration code
  • This version is only compatible with Indigo Touch 1.7 or later
  • INSTEON, X10, or Z-Wave computer interface
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suds
suds
Apr 10 2021
7.5.0
1.0
Apr 10 2021
1.0
Version: 7.5.0
Oh forgot another crucial issue: Uses the outdated, unsupported, sun-setted Python 2.7. (the death of Python 2.7 was know about for *years*, but they ignored it and continue to.) Please take your head out of the sand and join the 21st century!
suds
suds
Apr 10 2021
7.5.0
1.0
Apr 10 2021
1.0
Version: 7.5.0
Its not 1999 anymore. This program really hasn't been updated to current times since v2. It will not run as a daemon. You have to run it from a logged in userland account. makes for a secure headless system impossible. The web interface does not support TLS, so it is all clear text. They REFUSE to add it and push you to use their closed source un-audited reflector service. (If they can't incorporate TLS into their product I have SERIOUS doubts that their reflector service is configured correctly. So ZERO trust) Removing Applescript was a dumb and unneeded move. Its overpriced with the Raspberry pi/Linux offerings. It works well, for all it's short-commings. But if you want something secure this is NOT it! I can NOT recommend this way behind the times program. Its just more of the whole ****-show of IoT crap out there. Indigo; the 'S' is for security.
rjsef6
rjsef6
Oct 16 2018
7.2.0
5.0
Oct 16 2018
5.0
Version: 7.2.0
Dedicated developer
MacDefender
MacDefender
Oct 15 2018
7.2.0
5.0
Oct 15 2018
5.0
Version: 7.2.0
Indigo is simply the best home automation software you can get. Not only does it support several protocols (I use Z-Wave) but you can also enhance it with Python in every way you wish. GUI is 'simple' but great and support for new devices is good.
Col123
Col123
Dec 8 2013
6.0.7
5.0
Dec 8 2013
5.0
Version: 6.0.7
The best home automation software just got better with Indigo 6, the team have added support for Z-Wave and python and many more features. what I love about this software is the constant development and fantastic support from the guys at Perceptive Automation. Try it, you will love it.
sragalev
sragalev
Oct 8 2013
6.0.3
4.5
Oct 8 2013
4.5
Version: 6.0.3
An amazing piece of software from committed developers. Its power and extensibility is unparalleled on the Mac.
neil456
neil456
Jul 18 2012
5.1.4
5.0
Jul 18 2012
5.0
Version: 5.1.4
It works just like the marketing material says, its a great app, and it has excellent support. It's run here 24 x 7 for the last 5 years. There are not many programs that I'll pay this much for, but this is one of them.
Steve-Frawley
Steve-Frawley
Sep 24 2011
5.0.0 b9
4.5
Sep 24 2011
4.5
Version: 5.0.0 b9
Amazing software! Online forum is great help in controlling complex systems. Adding new features regularly. Potential is phenomenal and allows integration of new Insteon modules and old X-10 modules side by side. I recently converted and am still coming up to speed, but impressed. Free iPhone app allows remote monitoring system.
Georgew
Georgew
Jul 20 2011
5.0.0 b7
2.5
Jul 20 2011
2.5
Version: 5.0.0 b7
The program is old code that also supports the PPC Macs. It will not run on the new Mac OS Lion. It also lacks iPad/iPhone/iPod support. In my view, this program has become too old and too high in cost to justify.
Harveyfl
Harveyfl
May 29 2011
5.0.0 b4
5.0
May 29 2011
5.0
Version: 5.0.0 b4
Works perfect have automated my house the watering system and HVAC.. Just need the script to automate the kids...other then that..just what i needed including wife approval
Dlwhite
Dlwhite
Feb 2 2010
4.1.5
0.0
Feb 2 2010
0.0
Version: 4.1.5
Seems ripe for a completely re-written iPad app. That's the future, baby.
hmurchison
hmurchison
Apr 21 2009
4.0
0.0
Apr 21 2009
0.0
Version: 4.0
When's the UI going to move away from brushed metal? It's looking pretty dated.
GymW
GymW
Jan 8 2007
2.0b16
0.0
Jan 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0b16
Thank you for your candid feedback about the direction of your product. I agree with you that X10 does have reliability problems and for someone just starting out it would be best to avoid it if possible. But for those of us that have hundreds of dollars invested in X10 lighting and security systems, with wall outlets and light switched wired with it, It just does not make economic sense to replace it with the more expensive Indigo system. I also suspect that Indigo is not the end to end all but rather a way-point on the path to home automation. I further suspect that in a few years their will be another more advanced and hopefully easier to configure and understand system to replace it. Additionally as far as I know, Indigo, or anyone else other than X10 does not offer an affordable wireless self monitoring security system. All the other systems I have seen are wired, have expensive hardware, and/or must have a professional monitoring service. It just does not make economic sense to me to have to pay for both the security sensors and alarm system, along with a monthly fee for professional monitoring, when there are plenty of alarm companies that will provide the hardware for free if you sign up for a monitoring contract. There seems little difference in the monitoring cost for this, and any difference saved will take a very long time to amortize the cost of a separate purchase of the equipment. With X10, so long as I can live with its quarks, I have an integrated lighting and security system, that when working properly, works very well. The only issue is that occasionally it does not work very well at all, and admittedly it can be very frustrating at times. I wish I knew of a better affordable wireless security/control system other than X10, but so far I have not found one. In any case, it sounds like you sort of agree with me regarding 1.8 in that 2.0 strong points are found in its on-line operation in an always on system. For those that would rather work with a dedicated controller running off-line, it sounds like 1.8 should be adequate and a better value for our needs. Hopefully you still plan to provide any serious bug fixes and Leopard compatibility for it.
GymW
GymW
Jan 5 2007
2.0b15
0.0
Jan 5 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0b15
I would never argue the point that the previous released version was solid, functioned as advertised and was a decent value. What I will contest is if the added expense of 2.0 is cost effective to the majority of your users. Judging from your web site referral, I am not alone in my concerns. There are a few who feel it is worth it overall as they will use the added features; their are many who feel a particular feature that fits their niche need makes it worth it, but there are also many that feel it the added cost is not effective value for their needs. You may promoting Insteon as the next new thing, but what about users with a major investment in X10? Despite its shortcoming not everyone has the means to toss all their X10 controllers and replace them with the more costly Insteon. Then their is the issue of security systems. Some users like myself have the X10 security system integrated with their controllers. Are we supposed to just throw all that away just so we can have the latest thing - at least for this year. Why should I spend good money on a new system when my old system doesn't need fixing? True it has its quirks and limitations. But does it make good sense to toss hundreds of dollars worth of useable equipment and replace it simply to have the latest revision? I think not. My suggestion would be the have two supported versions of the product - one that provided off line automation basics but full supported all of the technology; and one that had advanced capability with on screen interfaces to support the advanced user or hobbyists. Let your customers buy only the sophistication they need and can use rather than capability they might never have a need for. That sure makes common sense to me.
Mattbendiksen
Mattbendiksen
Jan 1 2007
2.0b14
0.0
Jan 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0b14
JIMW - Indigo 2.0 does have a free trial version during the beta period. I started the beta period giving away 60 day free trial versions. The beta has ran a bit long, but I've never turned down a request for another trial registration code. Of course, it is your choice as to whether or not you want to test beta software in your home. But several folks do and not offering a beta just because you don't want to trust beta software wouldn't be reasonable to those individuals. As for the price, I welcome you and others to read this support forum thread: http://www.perceptiveautomation.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1780 In short, Indigo 2.0 has matured quite a bit compared to 1.x (it was under development for over 3 years) and I feel increasing the price to the average market value for this type of software was prudent. If you compare Indigo 2.0's price to other home automation software you will see that it is about average. Of course, if someone doesn't find the value in the new features, then they are under no obligation to purchase the upgrade. Regards, Matt
GymW
GymW
Jan 1 2007
2.0b14
0.0
Jan 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0b14
I agree with ynot. This application has become overpriced. Yes it has a lot of new features but most of the added features are targeted for the control of sophisticated automated multimillion dollar homes of the hobbyist who likes to experiment with automation. In my opinion the majority of average homeowners who just want some light control to make their home seemed 'lived in' when away, will probably never use much less understand most of the new features. The previous version is still working fine for my needs. Besides, charging $200 dollars for a beta version seems a bit arrogant to me. Essentially the developer is asking you to pay you $200 for the privilege of testing their software before they finally release it. In return they offer you a 'complementary' copy of the final version. $200 might be pocket change to mansion owners. but as a working stiff, I have better and more important things to spend my hard earned money on, especially when I a paying for features I will probably never use and the previous version is functions just fine. The new product may be sophisticated and on the cutting edge of automation technology, but who cares if you can't use or don't have the rest of the technology to use it - especially since the program hasn't been completely written and tested yet. If it was finished it would not be labeled as a beta version. Beta means it has yet to be fully tested and may have some bugs in it that need fixing. From my perspective, I certainly do not what to trust my home security system to a potentially buggy piece of software. Besides, most responsible developers release beta versions for free, with expire dates so the product gets as wide distribution and use as possible. Only when the product is finally released do they then charge for it, sometimes giving a discount to testers that report bugs back in a responsible manner for their inconvenience, trouble and efforts.
Dmartel
Dmartel
Sep 29 2006
2.0b5
0.0
Sep 29 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0b5
Awesome software
Diablo943
Diablo943
Sep 17 2006
2.0b3
4.5
Sep 17 2006
4.5
Version: 2.0b3
I have used Indigo from its earliest release and up through the current beta of version 2. I use it in my home to automate lights and devices including iTunes. Indigo supports both X10 and INSTEON devices and has allowed me to upgrade my existing X10 devices to the much better INSTEON without ANY trouble. Indigo allows for amazing customization through its excellent implementation of Actionscript support. This allows me to integrate all kinds of amazing things including a Bluetooth proximity detection system to control my house automatically. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing application and the excellent developer responsible for it. The support is first class, the product is stable, and the developer is constantly rolling out new, innovative features. The new (since version 2) client/server structure is phenomenal and I love the web-based control pages that are easy to create and implement. As new INSTEON devices are released, Indigo will grow more and more powerful. I highly recommend this application!
Ynot
Ynot
Sep 16 2006
2.0b3
3.5
Sep 16 2006
3.5
Version: 2.0b3
Nice, but overpriced.
Smokeonit
Smokeonit
Aug 25 2005
1.6.0
0.0
Aug 25 2005
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
is there anyone who has the powerlinc 1132 usb runnig on 220v in europe??? i don't want to use the CM11, since the powerlinc can run on it's own once it's setup.... please email me @ smokeonit1@mac.com if you have a dealer or link for me... thnx a lot in advance...
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