Looking forward, looking back…

June 30th, 2009 by Shane Maloney 3 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

Thanks for your continued support. We appreciate your comments, compliments and feature requests (which do uncover some gems for us). Today’s post is to announce a selection of new features we hope will add more to your Lifetick experience.

Life screen changes

Looking forward… we’ve added visibility of due dates to goals and tasks in the journal to assist with some forward planning. Furthermore, we’ve livened up the Life screen with filtering of goals by priority and due date (adding to the existing core value breakdown). We’ve also added some more icons to the journal categories for some visual stimulus.

Looking back… we’ve now allowed for normal text journal entries to be backdated. Whilst our philosophical perspective was that a journal entry should be recorded at the time it is written, we have caved in to popular demand, so please make use of this! Another request which has been raised on occasion is the ability to delete completed goals. This is also part of this release.

As a footnote, we just wanted to apologise for any inconvenience caused earlier this month when our hosting provider caused a doubling up of email reminders. The problem was quickly identified (by our team) and resolved (by their team) and we thank them for their prompt service. With a bit of luck it may have even improved your productivity? Who knows… but we are sorry just the same.

Thanks for your ongoing support and remember during the goal setting and achieving process that life is about the journey, not just the destination.

3 Responses to “Looking forward, looking back…”

  1. Andrew says:

    Hi, I am currently deciding between Lifetick and GoalsonTrack and using both. Right away, I am liking the GUI of Lifetick and of course the price is 1/3 cheaper. However, there are some features of the latter which I wish were in lifetick since it doesn’t seem that hard to implement:

    1. Subgoals
    Sometimes goals can require sub-goals. For example, my goal is to open 3 different types of restaurants in 3 years. I would like to have 3 subgoals of Open Restaurant A, Open Restaurant B and Open Restaurant C. These would entail separate Tasks. If I put them as 3 specific tasks instead, I can’t write subtasks on each.

    2. Habits
    One goal of mine is to learn a new language, which requires daily review. Yes, Lifetick can send me daily reminders but it won’t keep track of which days I was able to achieve this. Did I study today? Did I study last week? Honestly this is whats holding me back and still considering GoalsonTrack.

  2. Amy says:

    I would like the ability to start with multiple pie charts to divide into values. For example, if I divide my whole life into values, I might make those values: Career, Relationships and Health. Within career, I’d like to set the values that a successful career would encompass, such as: Relevance, Joy and Financial Gain. Under Relationships, the pie pieces might be: Friendships, Family and community ties (church, orgs, etc.). And under Health, the pieces might be: Fitness, Nutrition and Wellbeing.

    I guess that, like Andrew above, I would also ask for more levels of goals/subgoals and tasks/subtasks. I applaud the idea of working toward a pared-down approach, or eliminating “bloat,” but I think the challenge for many people in the beginning (myself included) is to figure out what those pared-down essentials are. I tend to want to use tools like yours to help me focus as much as I use them to define actions on each area of focus.

  3. Max Miko says:

    Hi,

    i also suppoert this idea for multilevel subtaks. I think it is MUST!