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Online goal setting application: Lifetick

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.


18 Responses

  1. Thanks for the write up Jessica. Just to let you know we’ve launched a major feature set in Lifetick – Journal Categories. In short, journal categories allow you to create custom entries in the journal that you can later report on and graph in Lifetick. Anything from gym visits, to books you’ve read, to distance run, cycled or driven, to weight loss to just about anything can now be tracked using the journal. Email me if you’d like a promo code to try out the full version. Best regards, Shane.

    • Hi Shane,

      I would be very interested in trying out the full version of lifetick.com.

      Can you email a promo code?

      My email is: design (at) rockstaridea (dot) com

      Congrats on the wonderful new start up!



    • Hi Shane, I would also like to try the full version. can you please email me the promo code. dmitrikay (at) hotmail (dot) com

    • Hi Shane, I just signed up for lifetick. any way I can get a promo code to upgrade to the full version?


  2. Shane, thank you.

  3. Hello Shane –

    I have the same issue as Jessica the with Lifetick product. I too would like to see milestone/goal with a tree of tasks underneath that are repeatable with different dates.

    It is not clear to me how the custom entries in the journal categories will overcome this obstacle. Although I would be willing to give it a shot, I am not however, interested in paying $20 only to find that the proposed solution doesn’t work for me.

    I am not interested in evaluating more goal setting applications. I like the integration of Lifetick with my new iphone and I do want to commit to one program now to take me through 2009 and beyond. I will be happy to check out the solution you propose, are you willing to email me a promo code to try out the full version?

    Thank you,

  4. I loved the free trial, but why so stingy? Only 3 goals? How can I really try this out when I maxed out in the first half an hour? Also, $20 on a brand new product (at least to me and many others) is a pretty steep commitment for something you cannot really test. Is it refundable? How do you obtain a coupon code?

    I love the interface. Easy to use, intuitive, fast, nice print outs. But I didn’t get a feel for the depth and breadth of the produc because of the free trial limits.

  5. Jessica,

    You may want to check out http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals and todo lists, and supports time tracking too. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, worth a try.

  6. Hi Jessica and fellow commenters,

    Thanks for the feedback. I apologise for not responding sooner. Unfortunately, I wasn’t tracking the follow up posts on this blog. I will contact you individually re: queries and promo codes. I will now be checking the box below so that I can be notified of follow up comments. (Should have done this last time.) Once again apologies for that.

  7. Promo code: newstart2010

    The above promo code is valid for activation until the end of this month. It will give you each 30 days on the full version of Lifetick at no charge. At the end of the period you can upgrade to the full version to maintain full access or be reverted back to the free plan with only 4 goals. Enjoy!

    • Hi Shane, Thanks for the promo code. I’ll check this out. I think it’s really savy so far. Thanks for the gift. I should really promote this on my Youtube channel.


      Chris Gen
      Youtube Partner
      Tokyo, Japan
      Twitter: ChrisGen

  8. Hi! are there any promo codes still available for lifetick? I would really love to have one 🙂

  9. I’m also curious about the money back guarantee and promo code too. I just found this over the weekend and I’ve max’d out my goals on the free version. I love the printed layout of my to do list for the upcoming week though. That’s really cool. I think this may be very helpful for me to stay on track but I’m scared to spend the money for other features which I know little about.

  10. Some really prime content on this internet site , saved to favorites .

  11. Hi, I would love to get a promo- code if someone has one – this may be a great thing to transfer the same goals that I have on paper onto a much better format, but I would like to test it out a little first…

  12. Hi, feel free to sign up to Lifetick as we give all users a free trial of the full version!

    • I was unable to try a full trial first – i would like to use lifetick but do not want to pay for the annual subscription before trying it out for a month. Is there any way to do this?

  13. If you need to achieve your financial goal.
    such as money saving let say $1000
    it should ask us in how many months you need to achieve this goal and divide the amount per month that you need to contribute.

    once you contribute let say $100 amount, should tick that,
    show your progress and say you have achieved 1/10 to your goal.

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