Lifetick application screenshot of goal list. The left place where the promised charts would go would appear if one spends $20, I suppose. Click to enlarge.
I signed up for the free account on Lifetick. I liked the visual representation of the goals and tasks but didn’t like how things were connected. For example, if I want to lose 15 pounds, it’d be nice to break that down into 5 pound increments. But have the overall goal be 15 pounds. To do this with Lifetick, I have to enter in 3 different “5 pound” goals with timelines for each and the tasks required for each. That’s a lot of typing!
I’d rather just have a “Lose 15 pounds” milestone/goal with a tree of tasks underneath that are repeatable with different dates. One of the ways to lose 15 pounds is to lose 5 pounds 3 times. The way to lose 5 pounds 3 times is to do what you did for the first 5 pounds for the next 5 pounds and so on. Maybe a clone tasks feature would be good.
For goal setting, they had a check list to make sure the goal was SMART. And one’s life is broken up into values that we set like Health, Career, Family, etc. I chose Health, Career, and Growth since those are the major areas of my life right now. I figured my schoolwork would fall under Growth as well as any art classes that I take when all this crazy Master’s degree stuff is done.
All in all, Lifetick was pretty but I don’t see it helping me get to my goals. Even if I spent the extra $20 a year to get the status charts and journal, I don’t think it would be worth it. Feel free and check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.