Goalscape ConnectMac & PC
Visual Goal Setting in a Collaborative Environment
Platforms: All platforms, all major browsers
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Functional goal setting isn't as easy as it sounds. In fact, you've probably tried dozens of techniques to achieve that utopian balance of organization and success. You've tried list methods, graphical methods, hierarchical methods, GTD, and yet you still haven't found a system that is truly effective.
Or perhaps you are a member of a multi-disciplinary team and need to accurately communicate your goals, project information, and completion status with others immediately - in a secure, controlled environment.
In either case, Goalscape Connect is the solution you've been seeking.
I like pie. You like pie. Who doesn't like pie? And now, pie is the name of the game when it comes to managing your projects, because Goalscape Connect organizes all of your goals into a dynamic, intuitive, multi-level pie chart. It's beauty lies in it's simplicity -- just take a look at a screenshot to see what I mean.
Getting started is easy. First, enter your goal categories (like "Business travel") then break those categories down into smaller to-do items (like "Book tickets", "Arrange hire car" and "Essential items for every trip"). Each of your categories appears on your Goalscape Connect pie chart -- just click on any one of them to expand it and see your goals and tasks in that category. Simple. Effective. Easy... Pie!
What makes Goalscape Connect superior to other goal management apps is that each of your tasks has a visual context, and you can control this visual context using simple, intuitive on-screen controls. Slide the importance of a goal higher, or drag and drop the corner of its slice: that goal gets larger in proportion to the others. Want to focus more on Web Sales than Direct Calls? Your Goalscape Connect pie chart slice for "New Customers" will reflect that. The goal map itself immediately displays the relative importance of any goal to any other goal.
As well as the Importance slider, Goalscape Connect has a progress slider, which shades in your goals to show how complete they are. Progress entered in bottom-level goals (maybe individual actions) reflects upwards into their parents in proportion to their importance. With Goalscape Connect, you can see your progress in all of your tasks and overall in a single powerful image.
Need more than just text? Goalscape Connect also provides the ability to include additional detailed information as file attachments, including documents, spreadsheets, images, or even video.
Perhaps the best part about Goalscape Connect is the fact that everything is online, allowing instant, full collaboration between team members, regardless of where they are physically located. Just click Share, enter your contacts' Connect usernames and specify their access levels, and voilà! Everyone can see where everyone else is on the goal map - and what they are doing. You can even show your goalscape to the rest of the world by making it 'public' and emailing the URL to whomever you please. Then anyone can view it (read only) even if they do not have a Goalscape Connect account.
And because all the processing and data are online, you can access your projects from any computer, anywhere in the world. Shared projects allow individual access level settings (View, Edit, Admin).
New Features! Goalscape Connect now includes a powerful Goal Chat instant messaging system. It is accessible on individual goals and includes 'in line' attachments and email notification options! And Goalscape Connect feature increased security with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for all server communications.
You can download your projects as DOCX or PDF reports or XLSX or CSV files. There is also a Report Preview screen where you can pre-edit PDF reports (and images) and download to MS Project XML or MindManager MMAP. You can also upload MS Project XML and MindManager MMAP files to see, edit and share them as Connect projects online.
Goalscape Connect is completely compatible with Goalscape Desktop. You can upload goalscapes (with attachments) from Desktop to Connect and download snapshots of your Connect projects and open them in Desktop - or just as backup. (Please note that changes to projects in Desktop apply only to the local .gsp files for those projects, not to the central online version.)
You can get Goalscape Connect with the following license types:
Goalscape Connect Subscription for 12 months ($117.60)
Goalscape Connect Subscription for 6 months ($64.70)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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