For those of you using our business and school accounts, we’ve recently added some tweaks to improve your brand presence with your clients/students along with some reports to better monitor their goal achievement.
Firstly, you can now add your own logo to the welcome email your users receive when you add them to your account. This helps personalise Lifetick to you and your business brand. Furthermore, we now allow for customisation of the welcome message in the email itself. This means you can give more context and information relevant to your business or school in that same initial email received by your clients, staff or students. Both of these updates can be made in the settings found in “My Organisation”. Don’t forget we also have the ability to provide a custom log in page for your organisation that includes your logo along with the ability to redirect your users to a webpage of your choosing when they logout of Lifetick. Again, these are contained in the settings of “My Organisation”.
Finally, we’ve added csv reports for both individuals within your entity and your entire group of users linked to a particular coach. These provide information across all current goals and progress associated. The csv format was chosen so as to allow you to modify in whatever manner you like within MS Excel for example. To access the reports, navigate to “My clients” and when you are in the “Snapshot” screen you will see the group report option and when you are in the “1-on-1” screen you will see the individual report option.
Should you have any queries about these features, don’t hesitate to contact our support team. Until such time, keep achieving!
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Hope this finds you well. Today’s post is to announce some new features to Lifetick, the most important of which being the introduction of a Magnitude setting for goals. Presently, we have Priority, but we thought it would be beneficial to also track how challenging the goal is as well. Therefore, Magnitude can now be set with the following values: Easy, Do-able, Challenging, Daunting and Audacious. We hope this is something you will appreciate.
We’ve also added a pie chart for Magnitude on the left hand side of the Navigate screen and added both it and Priority as sortable columns in the list view of goals. Simply click the header row above the metric to sort by that. Click again for reverse order.
Don’t forget to subscribe to our Twitter feed for the latest Lifetick updates and our regular posting of 140 character inspiration! Have a great week.
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Today’s post is to announce a couple of small, but hopefully, useful tweaks we’ve added to Lifetick.
Firstly, you can now enter tasks more quickly by using the “Save + Add Another” button. This will keep the window opened after you have created a task ready for entry of the next task. This functionality has also been added to our Trackers input screen.
Secondly (and this is a personal favourite), you can now select an existing goal and move ALL the due dates (tasks and goal) forward or backward. Whilst I’m sure some people are performing well enough that they can bring their dates forward, I have to be honest, I’m not.
Already I’ve used this functionality to gently push out some, shall we say, “optimistic” time frames such that I have a much greater likelihood of success. We think it’s much better to be realistic about progress and performance than perpetuate fantastical dreams that only serve to disillusion us in our efforts to achieve more in life.
Why not log in now and see how are all your goals are tracking? It would be nice to feel back on top of things and a simple date adjustment could be the best method to achieve that.
Finally, if you haven’t already, subscribe to our Twitter feed. Lately, we’ve been posting some inspirational gems from our resident Lifetickologist. Perhaps there’ll be something in there that can inspire you!
Have a great week.
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Hope this finds you well at the midpoint of the calendar year. Despite our recent lack of blog posts, we are still tinkering away and are very keen to keep the enhancements coming. We’ve got some exciting things ahead this year, but firstly, we are happy to announce we now accept credit cards for payment.
Up until now, we have solely relied on PayPal for our payment processing. As a bootstrapped startup company, minimising risk, development cost and time to market were all critical factors to making us successful and PayPal assisted in all of those areas. Whilst they have proven to be a reliable entity, we understand that there are many customers who would prefer to use a more direct method. Fortunately, we are now in a much stronger position so to move to a fully integrated payment gateway was high on our priority list.
Initially, we are implementing this for Lifetick, but soon it will also be available for Lifetick Coach. At this stage, we are happy to continue offering PayPal so if this is your preferred method, fear not, it shall remain as a payment option.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope this addition makes it easier to do business with us.
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Merry Christmas Lifetickers wherever you are in the world!
It is Boxing Day here in Australia and we have a great release for you just in time for the year ahead. Users now have the ability to share goals with other Lifetick users. This is great for work teams, community groups, sporting clubs and of course friends, couples and families. Both new and existing goals can be converted to shared goals, simply by adding someone as a Co-owner or Collaborator.
Co-owners: have full access to add and remove other users and edit the goal itself (as well as all task functionality).
Collaborators: can only add, edit and complete tasks.
All sharers can add comments using the Activity function which also tracks the progress (down to the minute level) of the particular goal being shared. Furthermore, people you want to share a goal with don’t even need to be existing Lifetick account holders. Simply add them as a sharer and the invitation email they receive provides instructions on how to sign up for Lifetick. Sharing is extended to free and full version users alike. This means people are free to try it out for up to four goals in total (either shared, personal or both) without the necessity of having to pay for an account.
Finally, we know that sometimes a bit of moral support goes a long way toward achieving a goal. Therefore, you can now add Supporters to your goal. These are Lifetickers who will be given access to a specific goal by you. They can see all your progress and add comments to keep you accountable, focused and motivated. Again, the process is simple. Simply add your Supporters to your goal and if they aren’t already Lifetick users, they will receive instructions on how to sign up.
Good luck with these new features. We’re sure you’ll like them. Grab a friend, colleague or loved one and get busy achieving. And remember “A load shared, is a load halved”.
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We’re excited to announce we are only days away from a major release for Lifetick and Lifetick Coach! We are introducing shared goals and supporters for all Lifetick users. What does this mean?
Shared goals allow you to share a goal with any other Lifetick user. This means you can all be working toward the achievement of a common goal. Great for the workplace, social groups, friends and of course family. Furthermore, each shared goal has its own activity log so you can keep track of who di what and when.
Supporters are Lifetick users (and potential Lifetick users) you can invite to cheer you on for a goal you are working towards. They can see your progress from their own Lifetick account and lend support with comments that get inserted into your activity whilst alos coming through an email notification.
You won’t have to wait long. We know everyone gets excited about the year ahead after Christmas, so you can expect to see this great addition in the very near future!
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We are excited to announce a complete rewrite of our mobile web app. We can now offer you a consistence Lifetick experience whether you are using Lifetick on your desktop or your smart phone. For the first time we are bringing Dreams, our new Journal activity and upcoming views PLUS our Status widgets to mobile. This application brings the feel of the full Lifetick experience with the usability and layouts more suited to a smaller screen.
We have always seen our mobile web app as a complementary offering, therefore there are somethings you can’t do on the mobile app, like manage core values or edit your tracker list. Instead we have focused on adding, completing and updating information. Here’s a list of what you can do via the mobile app:
- Create, edit and complete goals
- Create, edit, delete and complete tasks (You can now create and edit recurring tasks on the mobile app [new])
- Create and edit dreams [new]
- View status widgets [new]
- View journal activity and upcoming views [new]
- Enter journal notes
- Enter trackers
- Support for coach clients to enter private goals, and journal entries [new]
We automatically detect if you are on a mobile device, so you don’t need to do anything special to access the mobile site. Simply tap the login button from http://lifetick.com or you can go direct to the log in page at https://www.lifetick.com/application/. We have tested our application for iOS and Android (2.2 and higher).
We often get questions asking why we are not in the Apple App store or Google Play store and the answer is that we have focused on developing the best HTML5 apps we can, and this allows us to write once and deploy to multiple platforms and devices. However, if you are using an iPhone, there is a neat trick you can do to run the Lifetick mobile web app as a full screen app launched from your home screen. Just follow the ‘Add to home screen’ instructions when you are on the log in screen in Mobile Safari.
We hope that our new mobile web app allows you to be more successful in achieving your goals. We would love to hear from you if you have any feedback or experience any compatibility issues with your phone.
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We are happy to announce Lifetick Coach has just been given a whole new set of features :
- A serious business upgrade enables multiple coaches per Lifetick Coach account
- Coaches can create and edit goals and tasks for clients
- Coaches can add notes and comments on client tasks
- Coaches get full access to the client Reporting module which includes goals, tasks, logins, trackers and journal notes
- Coaches can reassign clients to other coaches within their account (whilst maintaining full privacy on previous communications between coach and client)
- Lifetick Coach administrators have an audit history to track account activities
Also Lifetick Coach now joins Lifetick for individuals in being an HTML5 application! This completes the job of re-coding both our products into a more future-proof technology whilst bringing several other benefits:
- Faster loading times for the application
- Ability to use on a greater number of devices including the iPad
- Ability to roll out new features and changes more easily (less complexity required) and therefore faster
For personal users of Lifetick, we have released a single daily reminder capability. All your reminders will now appear in one email each day instead of separately.
We hope you enjoy the improved performance and capability of Lifetick Coach. In the meantime, we are already focusing on the next set fo features which we think you’ll be very excited about.
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We are excited to announce a major upgrade to Lifetick Coach. In the next few days we will be releasing Lifetick Coach in HTML5 to finish our entire conversation of all of Lifetick away from Flash. This means both applications can now run fully on devices like the iPad that don’t support Flash. Furthermore, we’ve included some significant enhancements.
Firstly, coaches, managers, professors, therapists and any other type of coach user can now create accounts for their entire organisation. This means a single account can now hold multiple coaches managing multiple clients. On top of that, as often requested, coaches will now have the ability to create and edit goals and tasks on behalf of their clients. Here’s a short list of what you can expect in the new Lifetick Coach:
- Fully converted to HTML5
- Allows for multiple coaches within the one account
- Coaches can create and edit goals and tasks for clients (only clients can complete their own goals and tasks though)
- Coaches can add notes on client tasks
- Upgrade to reporting for coaches to measure all client activity across goals, tasks, logins, trackers and journal notes
- Ability to move clients amongst coaches (whilst maintaining 100% privacy of communications between a coach and their specific client)
- Audit history for account administrators
We hope you enjoy the upgrade and rest assured we will be announcing the release in the very near future so stay tuned.
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Today we officially launch the new version of Lifetick. Some of you may have already tried it out, and others using an iPad would have already seen it.
Access to the new version
- From today, all new users will default straight in to the new version, and existing users will receive a prompt after logging in as to which version they wish to use.
- The Flash version will still be around for the short term, but we will not be adding any new features to it. Therefore we recommend that you move to the new version straight away. Once you are comfortable with the new version, simply click the link at the of the application to bypass the selection screen the next time you log in.
What has changed
Apart from a refinement across the entire application, here are the most significant changes to functionality:
- The options to switch between Goals and Dreams has moved to the top right of the screen
- Completed goals is now in the new reports section
- Journal categories have been renamed ‘Trackers’
- Trackers now have a ‘cumulative’ or ‘static’ reporting option – so you don’t have to select this each time you run a report. You will be prompted to set this value the first time you run a report on these trackers.
- The add task entry has moved to a new popover panel accessible by clicking the ‘Add task’ button on the top left of the goals window.
- A new way of entering recurring tasks, hopefully making it easier and faster to creating recurring tasks.
- Redesigned widgets
- New reports view – goal and task reporting along with Journal and Tracker reporting for paid users. Also includes CSV output. This replaces the journal category reporting functionality.
- New widgets – including ‘Notes’, ‘Recently missed tasks’ and additional counters
- New Tracker type of Yes/No
- Journal ‘activity’ view. See all your journal entries in one view, much more exciting than the week to week view!
- Journal ‘upcoming’ view. See all the due goals and tasks coming up next.
- You can now print your journal (You can still print reports, goals and your navigate view by either using the print buttons provided or simply hitting print in your browser window)
- An option to stop overdue task email reminders (Click on your account link on the top right of the application, and select preferences on the left).
There are many more changes and new features, but the best way to find them is to simply explore the application. If you have any questions or problems with the new application, simply click the ‘feedback’ button in the bottom right of the application.
We hope you enjoy the new Lifetick.
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