Lifeticking / Feature releases

New year, new look

December 30th, 2017 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on New year, new look

Hi Lifetickers,

Yet another year has passed and hopefully we can all take a deep breath before launching into 2018. As current users will have noticed, we’ve just launched a brand new look and feel to the site. This was done for several reasons. Firstly, we wanted to get a unified front end that was completely responsive. Previously, our mobile and tablet version was different to our main desktop/latptop version, so by simplifying into one version we reduce a lot of development overhead whilst ensuring the end user experience is consistent. Secondly, we extended Lifetick to ensure users of our Business, School and Family versions (formerly known as Coach) can do everything on their mobile or tablet. This is an important addition giving users full autonomy regardless of device. Finally, we felt it was time for a freshen up. Our iconic style and layout remains largely the same, but we now have a more modern interpretation. We hope you like it.

Furthermore, we have also now released a new piece of functionality called Multi tasks. Currently, when completing a goal a user can create Single and Repeating tasks. With the addition of Multi tasks, you are able to add a lower level of granularity when creating tasks. Each Multi task allows for unlimited sub tasks to be created underneath. The reminder and due date are still linked to the overarching Multi task, however, a user can much more easily organise his/her tasks accordingly. Once particular use is for capturing specific “checklists” for trips or projects. We hope this becomes a valuable tool in the creation of your goals. (Note: Multi tasks is only available on paid accounts).

As always, we wish you all the best in your goal setting endeavours for the year ahead. Whether it’s something small or something daring and audacious, we encourage you to check in with your Lifetick account as often as you can to keep the fire of inspiration, motivation and perspiration burning brightly. Good luck and Happy New Year.

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A few enhancements for our business and school customers

September 30th, 2016 by Shane Maloney 1 Comment

Hi Lifetickers,

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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Introducing Magnitude

October 27th, 2013 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on Introducing Magnitude

Hi Lifetickers,

Magnitude on Goal windowHope 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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New productivity tweaks to Lifetick

September 9th, 2013 by Shane Maloney 2 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

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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.

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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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Lifetick now accepts credit card payments

July 20th, 2013 by Dean Nottingham Comments Off on Lifetick now accepts credit card payments

Hi Lifetickers,

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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Share the Lifetick love this Christmas!

December 26th, 2012 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on Share the Lifetick love this Christmas!

Merry Christmas Lifetickers wherever you are in the world!Tasks

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.

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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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Buddy up! Shared goals coming soon to Lifetick

December 21st, 2012 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on Buddy up! Shared goals coming soon to Lifetick

Hi Lifetickers,

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?
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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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Mini Lifetick in your pocket: New mobile web app.

November 2nd, 2012 by Tim Wilson 7 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

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:
  1. Create, edit and complete goals
  2. Create, edit, delete and complete tasks (You can now create and edit recurring tasks on the mobile app [new])
  3. Create and edit dreams [new]
  4. View status widgets [new]
  5. View journal activity and upcoming views [new]
  6. Enter journal notes
  7. Enter trackers
  8. 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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Major upgrade to Lifetick Coach

October 3rd, 2012 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on Major upgrade to Lifetick Coach

Hi Lifetickers,

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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Preview: Lifetick Coach gets serious about business

September 27th, 2012 by Shane Maloney Comments Off on Preview: Lifetick Coach gets serious about business

Hi Lifetickers,

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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