I’ve long been a fan of Getting Things Done. It’s a simple but elegant principle, yet I have only been able to really stick to it for a week at a time, and then I fall back into my old sloppy habits.
As an avid Mac user, I’ve tried many different things. Using dozens of folders and thousands of notecards doesn’t work for me, so I’ve tried a number of software solutions. I’ve tried the online Tracks, but found it cumbersome and didn’t like the browser interface. I’ve tried just using Backpack, but that’s not really what it’s for, and it feels like a kludge. I’ve even tried a system that integrates with my favorite text editor, but couldn’t even get the hang of that one.
So it was with much excitement that I downloaded the beta version of Midnight Beep Softworks’ Mac-only Midnight Inbox. Wow. This combines the elegance of iTunes and everything possible using Mac OS X with the simple concepts of Getting Things Done. With the little time I’ve had to play around with it, I really feel this is one that could work for me.