Midnight Inbox
Midnight Inbox
1.5.1

2.3

Midnight Inbox free download for Mac

Midnight Inbox1.5.1

14 July 2011

GTD to-do list and file manager.

Overview

Midnight Inbox helps you work smarter and with less stress, automating your inputs and organizing your tasks, files, and information so that you can always be in control. Collect emails, files, calendar and to-do items and notes automatically. Process all of your collected items into to-do items you can actually do when and where you are able. Organize those to-do items into projects you can track easily. Review your lists, projects, and collections to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Do everything on your lists with a Zen-like focus.

What's new in Midnight Inbox

Version 1.5.:
  • Now compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion.

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44 Reviews of Midnight Inbox

Bumbleb
09 March 2010
Version: 1.4.4

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In my opinion the reaqson people are switching between all these GTD apps is because... shocker... the GTD system is... Flawed. It only works for robots. I realised that after looking deep into myself and reading up on David Allens past in a cult, as a minister there. Hw knows how to preach and brainwash and create a cult. Look at GTD - it is a cult!
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Aargl
06 May 2014
Version: 1.5.1
Current version is 1.6 (and actually the one you get with the Download link here ;-) ) while otherwise only available through MAS — not on the dev's site.
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0.5
cubanpete
15 March 2013
Version: 1.5.1
While it has a gorgeous interface it tended to crash on me several times on the first day on Mac OS X 10.82. Just creating and then deleting a note caused a crash. Today on the 2nd day a crash caused the fonts not to display properly. I was not able to fix this problem even by uninstalling and reinstalling the app over and over again. I checked if the font Hoefler-Text is available to the app. It is. Still no luck. I wish I could fix this. Finally I had to uninstall this promising app because it because unusable... Please see this screenshot I made to see how the font issue looks here. http://tinypic.com/r/65zoxz/6
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0.5
Akrobat
11 February 2013
Version: 1.5.1
Forget it. This is abandonware. Bought the new iOs version last year. The website states new compatible Mac version coming. It's said that for more than a year. This is garbage!!!
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Lumac52
27 June 2012
Version: 1.5.1
Version 1.6 has been released.
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Cubitus
13 February 2012
Version: 1.5.1
I've tried version 1.5.1 for some time now. I had tried Inbox when it first came out and did not find it matched my workflow at the time and I didn't check it again until version 1.5.1. My first impression was very good. This is an application that seems to implement GTD with a method to collect from various places, like emails, folders, event from calendars, etc. Which is a good way to force you to consider all your virtual inboxes. It then tries to help you assess each item and process it the GTD way by thinking about the "actionnability" of each item, etc. The problem is in the implementation. It's a good idea poorly implemented. For instance collecting emails is a great idea, but you have to be able to configure it in a way that you don't end up with all the emails that are tagged as spam and are in the spam folder. And calendar events are a good idea, but even though you want to display calendar events for your co-workers on your calendar application, you don't want to have to process them! And again this is not configurable. Another example of the poor implementation is the process dialog cannot be resized, which makes collected items with a long description unreadable (you have to put the cursor in the small portion of the text displayed and scroll with the arrows to be able to read the whole text, the window doesn't adjust to the size of the text and cannot be resized). The new web site and the displayed screenshots of version 2.0 made me very enthusiastic about this program and I wanted to invest myself into it. I thought that version 2 would certainly fix the interface shortcomings of this 1.5.1 version and smooth everything out. I bought the mobile version for iPhone with the hope it would be able to sync with version 1.5.1. It doesn't. Trying to reach the developer for help with the sync was the first sign of a problem : it took them forever to answer my bug report. And the answer was not satisfactory. They clearly didn't read my report and answered first about the iPad version (when my report clearly stated the iPhone version). Another long delay after I replied I was talking about the iPhone version and they replied that it didn't work sometimes for the iPhone version but that version 2 should fix that. Fine I can wait a little, but I need syncing with my iPhone. Then the wait starts. After a while you try to contact them to know when to hope for 2.0. No answer. You start to look around, you find the Facebook page where they announced version 2.0 more than a year ago, you ask your question there. No answer in weeks. You post a question on the comment section of their web site and it's in "approbation by a moderator" for weeks and then it disappears without any answer. So after still some time you start looking around and find these reviews on Macupdate and you realize that you're not alone. This is nothing new. This company has a history of procrastination. I won't invest my time into vaporware. I think this could be a great implementation of the GTD system, but really get your act together Midnight Beep!
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0.5
Mindplay
08 October 2011
Version: 1.5.1
Update: in a previous comment I stated that Midnight Inbox 2.0 would be out together with Duke Nukem Forever. I was wrong. It's been some time since Duke Nukem Forever was released.
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3.5
Espiridion
14 July 2011
Version: 1.5.1
I finally did a quick test of Inbox, getting 27 tasks done with 4 tasks programmed for tomorrow. It's not easy or intuitive, but the Help is adequate. There's a reference to a document called Inbox Introduction under the Help menu, but there's no such document. Probably another outdated item, like the one about registering the product. Unlike Mindplay erroneously stated, this version of Inbox is free. There are different ways to work with actions and projects. Unfortunately the software is still not 100% reliable. For example, I had 3 similar tasks that used the context @macintosh. I was able to select the context for the first 2 with a left-click of my mouse and selecting the context from a drop down menu. This did not work for the third item. IIRC I was able to select the context with a right-click and choosing from the Set context menu. A couple of times I had to quit the application and launch it again in order to make changes. It has certainly improved since the last time I tried it, the interface is clean and modern, and it's easy to view pending tasks by context or by project. For a free application it is good. It has timer features plus the ability to preview and launch documents and URLs. I still prefer Thinking Rock as a GTD application, and there are plenty of free or cheap task management applications. Inbox is not something that I will use on a regular basis. The free Task Coach is rapidly evolving, and I love to use JIRA for some of my project management needs, but I'm more accustomed to those programs. For some people Inbox will be a better fit.
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0.5
Mindplay
23 February 2011
Version: 1.5.0
From a company developing a GTD application is plain unacceptable a level of procrastination and unattendability like this. I liked the idea once it came out, and it was promising... Now they are developing multi-color applications, which are clearly not mac-like anymore, promising again to be on the market soon...
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Espiridion
22 February 2011
Version: 1.4.4
Version 1.5 is out and it is free. I can't comment on its quality. Version 2 is coming out.
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Frankv
10 January 2011
Version: 1.4.4
Promises, promises.
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Kernelpanic
14 March 2010
Version: 1.4.4
hehe. one GTD app I haven't tried yet is the one with itunes interface :)
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Bumbleb
09 March 2010
Version: 1.4.4
In my opinion the reaqson people are switching between all these GTD apps is because... shocker... the GTD system is... Flawed. It only works for robots. I realised that after looking deep into myself and reading up on David Allens past in a cult, as a minister there. Hw knows how to preach and brainwash and create a cult. Look at GTD - it is a cult!
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Ctkmnd
09 February 2010
Version: 1.4.3
Is this still being developed? There's nothing on the homepage since June last year...
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Ratti
21 August 2009
Version: 1.4.2
I am a bit late, because version 1.4.2 is out for some time now. My previous comment was about the beta of 1.4. Now, after using it for quite some time, I can say it is working solid form me. While the was buggy in every corner, the developer made an, knowing the past of this app, astonishing progress. I also have worked with TheHitList and like the tab feature where you can add notes or pictures to an item. On the other hand I Iike the automatisms of Inbox and the organization. In my opinion nor Inbox neither TheHitList is the better progamme, because they work in too different ways to make an objective statement. It depends on you, what works best. Everybody searching for an application that helps organizing to make stuff up, should try Inbox. Of cause there are also other apps lto try, like ThinkingRock...
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Ang
16 June 2009
Version: 1.4
The hit list is by far better
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Ratti
16 March 2009
Version: 1.4b2v742
It would be a nice program if it worked. The new beta version still does not really work.
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F451
01 September 2007
Version: 1.2.2
If you have been following Midnight's blog you will learn that Version 2 is being developed. It looks pretty exciting. http://www.midnightbeep.com/blog/
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Shockerspaz
11 June 2007
Version: 1.2
the app has promise, my gripe is there seem to be some bugs in the workflow that render this app completely useless. For instance, if you have it collect iCal events it does so from metadata and uses the time stamp on the metadata file for reference. The flaw there is that the date reflects any change to that file (like say Entourage parsing of it) and then every event there get "collected" into Inbox (you suddenly have hundreds of events from the last 3 years!). second there seems to be a loop in to-do processing and syncing. When you choose to have items in your Inbox sync with iCal those same items get "collected" as new to-do's. Then they sync with iCal and get "collected" again! You can see how very soon productivity is out the door and all your doing is trying to keep up with the hundreds of redundant events and to-do's Inbox has collected, anything you may actually have to do is buried the mess! Further more it seems that there is some issue with deleting collected items in Inbox and then trying to empty the apps trash. 4 out of 5 times that crashes the app.
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Georgedonnelly
08 June 2007
Version: 1.2
Don't give these people your email address. I made this mistake and now they send me spam regularly. Their emails provide no way to unsubscribe. I manually requested unsubscription once already, but they did not respect my requests and continue to spam me. I never buy from spammers and recommend you do not either.
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Dennisb1
04 May 2007
Version: 1.1.5
This is much improved since it's first release.
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Actuel
17 April 2007
Version: 1.1.4
I have been using the latest 1.1.4 and have been very pleased. the last 2 weeks i've been testing iGTD, kinkless, Actiontastic and the last few days Inbox. Maybe the recent version is more stable then prior version folks are moaning about. So far zero stability issues and no crashes on my macbook pro running 10.4.8. I have no problem recomending this software to anyone. i hope to continue to see more development. Additionally, more documentation and possible videocast covering the depth of this app would have been nice. I have managed to find my way around but it takes a minute to understand the hierarchical structure. i'd say Midnight Inbox and iGTD are clear winners in my finding so far.
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Chrisxxx
10 April 2007
Version: 1.1.3
I spent hours, days, weeks trying Inbox out over the last few months. I wanted it to work for me, looked for work-arounds for all the repeatable crashes, the bugs and inconsistencies and strange behaviour (you never know what Inbox is really meant to do, as there is not documentation - it may be a bug, it may be a feature) I was never able to put it to any serious use. Too buggy, too unpredictable. It looks very nice, and typographically it is well done; the developer may be a real artist, as a developer, he is an unexperienced amateur, to put it mildly. Beauty can be the icing on an otherwise nice cake; here it is wasted on a wrotten core. As to the price, it is simply pathetic, this is at best donation ware, no more. I have been following Inbox from the very beginning, when the developer started to blog about it, to the first release, called a beta when it was not even alpha quality, to 1.0 to 1.1 and a couple of bug fix releases within days of 1.1 which - as usual - was announced during weeks as coming in the next few days and praised as the release to end all bugs and make everybody happy. And now - again - the developer seems to be completely taken by surprise that once more so any bugs are showing up. He seems immune to learning from past experience - so expect more of the same... ... and save your time and money.
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Ndr42
10 April 2007
Version: 1.1.3
After some time of watching I bought the program. For my use it is now stable and does what I want it to. I like the workflow very much. One problem persists: syncing with iCal. But there are now frequent updates so I think it will resolved soon.
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anonymous-swordtail-5389
09 April 2007
Version: 1.1.3
Well I give up. No more star-less comments. I have TRIED REALLY HARD to use this app for last several days. But it was keeping crashing on me like hell. Simple tasks like emptying the trash, or archiving completed projects kept crashing the app with almost 100% probability. The latest update seem to fixed the archiving projects bug, but try to empty the trash and you got a crash. It tries to process items in Trash. Non-roman items come imported from iCal with broken encodings, etc etc etc etc..... plus all kinds of unexpected and unpredictable crashes anywhere you can or can not possibly imagine. I tried. I wanted to use it. I wanted to pay money. Not anymore. Goes to trash and I recommend everyone to save their time and not even try this app. It looks very promising, but it's broken to the point beyond any belief.
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5
Dennisb1
08 April 2007
Version: 1.1
Absolutely wonderful app. The previous version (1.0.5) was buggy, but this version is much improved! It works great, but YOU MUST READ THE DIRECTIONS or it will feel buggy and you'll just trash it after a few minutes. While Mac apps really should NOT require you to read the instructions before using it, this one sticks so closely to David Allen's GTD system it's scary. The trick with this app is to let it work for you. Read Getting Things Done by David Allen and read the help doc that comes with. (Don't assume something isn't working, etc. Learn to use it.) You have to resist the tempation to just drag things around. It really does the thinking and organizing for you if you let it. I basically have three apps running all the time now. Inbox, Mail.app, a web browser, and iCal as needed. Everything else is just gravy.
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John-F-
06 April 2007
Version: 1.1
Yes, still very buggy. Crashes every so often. It is all designed very nicely to very high standards. Now if only the code was any good. I think, when the developer irons out the bugs, people will find this app a joy to use. But it's not there yet. I hope soon the app will be less crash-prone. And I will buy the app in a heartbeat.
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anonymous-swordtail-5389
06 April 2007
Version: 1.1
The software is very nicely made, and it's a pleasure to use. However, the biggest problem with Inbox is stability. Even with the new version 1.1 it only took me about 10 minutes of not even real use, but testing - to make it crash. Crash report was sent to the developer, but.. I'm not sure I want to pay the requested price for software which crashes on me on normal use, even though the feature set is great.
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Phaleron
06 April 2007
Version: 1.1
I believe Inbox had the chance of becoming the best GTD application on the Mac platform. But, development was buggy, slow, intermittent, and seemed more like hobby work than the full-fledged application it initially appeared to be. With the coming of iGTD, this chance is, unfortunately, about to be lost, because iGTD is already on many desktops, functioning, without time limits, and being continually developed, while hopes for seeing an impeccably-working Inbox is - at least for the moment - non-existent. If the developer was smart, he would have offered the app for free till all the bugs were worked out and would have retained the large following that had till now been waiting with bated breath.
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Libcrypt
10 March 2007
Version: 1.0.5
Version 1.0.5 is still incredibly unstable. I get unexplained popup errors about "wrong numbers" when Inbox decides to misnumber things. Work "contexts" don't always show up, and sometimes they show up incorrectly. And inappropriate text appears where it ought not. This product is simply worthless. Save your money and wait for Omnifocus.
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Theallseer
16 January 2007
Version: 1.0.5
Like others have said; it has potential, but is so convoluted, without any rhyme or reason to half of it's functions that it's pretty useless in it's current state. The learning curve to get started is so high that it is simply not worth the time or hassle. It takes so long just to do basic things that KinklessGTD does with 1-2 clicks. I'm eagerly awaiting Omnifocus' release, because if it is as good as it sounds, the bar will be raised and Inbox will either die or have to meet it feature for feature in order to compete.
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Highpass
18 December 2006
Version: 1.0.3
So much potential, so many problems. Sluggish and at times completely unresponsive interface on a 1.67ghz/2gb powerbook, often resulting in crashing. A damn shame because it looks great. The iTunes-like window at the top of the application doesn't update to show your current action etc, despite deleting the supplied examples and emptying trash. I'd really love to make use of this application, but as it stands it's more like a late beta than v1+ I'll be watching.
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Ahc
11 December 2006
Version: 1.0.1
A very interesting concept, but at this stage the execution is flawed. Small interface errors abound (ex. the text of items in the left-hand binder sometimes disappears when the item is selected). You cannot drag an item in a collection to a project. No contextual menus that might make it clear what you're supposed to do with items. Display of the current task is inconsistent (it sometimes shows the second item in a list of subtasks rather than the first, and then switches to the first unpredictably). Very little documentation. This is SO not ready for you to entrust your life to! Someday perhaps. I'll be checking back around version 1.5.
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Arslua
10 December 2006
Version: 1.0.1
Simply useful and complete.
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Frequency
08 December 2006
Version: 1.0.1
I hate to chime in with a "me too" response but unfortunately I have to agree with the general opinion that this is a "nearly there" product rather than an outright winner. Like others I'm disappointed that Inbox doesn't work very well as it does have an excellent interface. the documentation is also lacking - I still haven't figured out how to move items from one stage to the next - from Collect to Process etc. The Collection process can be really slow and while it hasn't yet crashed on my iMac G5 it's performance leaves a lot to be desired. I hope the developer takes all of these comments as constructive and continues to develop Inbox into the "killer app" that it should be and that I for one hope that it CAN be. For now it's back to my imperfect SOHO notes GTD kludge!
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Amnesic
07 December 2006
Version: 1.0.1
With the last version 1.0.1 , now Inbox will be my GTD program. I suggest that you read the GTD concept before to critics this beautiful tools !
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Ca
07 December 2006
Version: 1.0.1
1.0.1 shows a slight improvement over its previous incarnation. I agree with what others said about the UI: it's splendid! But Midnight Inbox is not finished. Not ready for primetime, far from it. What a pity given its potential. The Number One in the future. Hopefully…
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Espiridion
07 December 2006
Version: 1.0
I'll abstain from rating this application since I just don't like it. I love the beautiful interface, but after trying a couple of versions I have decided it just does not help me to Get Things Done. Oliver, there are a few GTD applications for the Mac. Are you using Kinkless with OMNI Outliner? It seems that it will evolve into OMNIFocus. I can't remember all the GTD programs I've tried, but I'm currently using ThinkingRock with great results. I'll be happy to try Inbox again once it has matured. I do love the interface, but using it has not been a pleasant experience for me. As always, YMMV.
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Oliver-T-Canine
06 December 2006
Version: 1.0
This app is so ... almost there. It is beautiful to look at, so I keep coming back to it, and I have followed it closely for a while now. But the stability is so abysmal as to be almost comical. You can't click on anything in this app without wondering if it will crash, just like that, and take all your changes with it. Add to that the fact that if it doesn't crash, it probably still won't do what you asked it to. So many things simply don't work, this is more of a UI mockup than an alpha release, let alone a commercial 1.0 release. Again, this app is beautiful to look at, and that works in its favor. I would use this app to do all my GTD stuff, instead of OmniOutliner, if it simply worked, and I would be more consistent about it because it looks so darn good and I *want* to use it. Too bad it is close to non-functional, and crashy to boot. I *so* hope this app reaches its potential. The Mac needs a good GTD app.
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1.75
brsma
15 November 2006
Version: 0.9.7
Alas, this looked quite promising at first glance. But both the working set of features and the stability of this software defies its own purpose. Getting things done? Not. Quite in contrary. BTW: Doing alpha testing for proprietary software? Thank you, sir. There's lots of free and open source software that I can waste my time on in a more productive way.
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3.75
Wzrdjr
29 October 2006
Version: 0.9.7
This product looks amazing and I will be very, very excited when a stable version is released. That is certainly not now.
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1.5
Bumbleb
09 October 2006
Version: 0.9.6
Well, the stars reflect my rating... A blogpost: I have just published my thoughts on Midnight Inbox at it's current state + some observations on the development process applied my Midnight Beep Software (the developer of Midnight Inbox)... It's titled: Midnight Inbox, and the wolf... http://www.olivernielsen.com/journal/midnight-inbox-and-the-wolf
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anonymous-dingo-729
06 October 2006
Version: 0.9.6
what's the story with downloads ? everytime the developer announces an updated version i download but end up with the older version .. i have to wait a day or 2 before the download is the updated version
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macupdate-290
22 September 2006
Version: 0.9.1
Too early for a review I guess... If this app worked, it could be one of the most useful app to come out lately. But as of now, it just doesn't work. I'll keep an eye on it, hoping I can replace kGTD w/ a true cocoa app someday... little detail: I wish the wooden thing was optional, I personally don't think it adds anything to the GUI besides clutter and extra height...
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Mark97
06 September 2006
Version: 0.9b1
I like where this application seems to be heading. It seems like Macs may finally get a really good GTD app. Right now is really flakey on a MacBook Pro and definitely not ready for prime time. It hangs and the documentation doesn't seem to be complete. I've had to force quit it a few times. It's not ready for most users, but those who try it will be impressed.
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2.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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