Indigo
Indigo
7.4.1

5.0

Indigo free download for Mac

Indigo7.4.1

09 May 2020

Home control server with X10 and INSTEON integration.

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 Indigo

Version 7.4.1:

Note: Indigo 7 is a paid upgrade for Indigo 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x customers (upgrade discounts are available for those versions and recent 6.x customers are eligible for a complimentary upgrade).

  • macOS Catalina Support and the end-of-life of AppleScripts targetting Indigo Server
  • New General Features and Usability Improvements
  • New and Improved Z-Wave Device Support
  • Bug Fixes, Scripting and Developer API Changes

Full list of changes available here.

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How would you rate Indigo app?

21 Reviews of Indigo

5
MacDefender
15 October 2018
Version: 7.2.0

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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.
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5
rjsef6
16 October 2018
Version: 7.2.0
Dedicated developer
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5
MacDefender
15 October 2018
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.
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5
Col123
08 December 2013
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.
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4.5
sragalev
08 October 2013
Version: 6.0.3
An amazing piece of software from committed developers. Its power and extensibility is unparalleled on the Mac.
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5
neil456
18 July 2012
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.
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4.5
Steve-Frawley
24 September 2011
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.
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2.5
Georgew
20 July 2011
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.
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5
Harveyfl
29 May 2011
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
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Dlwhite
02 February 2010
Version: 4.1.5
Seems ripe for a completely re-written iPad app. That's the future, baby.
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hmurchison
21 April 2009
Version: 4.0
When's the UI going to move away from brushed metal? It's looking pretty dated.
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Jimw
08 January 2007
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.
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Jimw
05 January 2007
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.
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Mattbendiksen
01 January 2007
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
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Jimw
01 January 2007
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.
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Dmartel
29 September 2006
Version: 2.0b5
Awesome software
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4.5
Diablo943
17 September 2006
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!
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3.5
Ynot
16 September 2006
Version: 2.0b3
Nice, but overpriced.
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Smokeonit
25 August 2005
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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3.75
Anonymous
24 May 2004
Version: 1.5
The upload to PowerLinc feature is essential to me so that in case of power outage and/or Mac crash on vacation, my X10 events would continue as programmed. Now that it is implemented, time to buy this program. Thanks!
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4.75
Tezla
13 May 2004
Version: 1.5b3
Best on Mac. Still lack some features, but very promissing.
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5
Anonymous
10 December 2003
Version: 1.3
This is the absolute best home automation software on the market. I've looked at all the alternatives (including those for windows) and Indigo wins hands down.
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