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).
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!!!!!
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.
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!
Free great app to try
under the learning and trialing. Upated would follow after. Seems very good UI and interface. Cloud syncing between all iDevice is the key for such kind of apps. Unfortunately, it's not supported this edition. Follow up closely to the next version. Four start for free and good design. 1star reserves for the following performance.