Desktop - Online link
I'm just getting to grips with Goalscape and can't decide whether to use the online or desktop version. Are Goalscapes linked, e.g can a Goalscape created on the desktop app be synced to the online system, or are they completely separate?
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 03 Feb, 2016 10:21 AM
Thanks for your inquiry.
When you sign in to Goalscape Online you can Upload any projects (.gsp files) that you have created in Goalscape Desktop using the 'up into the cloud' button at the top of the screen (see attached screenshot). If your project has attachments you will be offered the chance to upload those files for attachment to the relevant goals in the online project (and therefore available to collaborators when sharing the project).
You can also use the 'down from the cloud' button to Download your online projects as .gsp files that you can access and edit offline.
Note though that there is no automatic sync between the two products. If you re-upload an edited project it will create a new instance of the online project, so you will need to do your own version control and impact analysis (tip: include a datestamp in the main goal name to differentiate the versions in Goalscape Online; and in the filename in Goalscape Desktop). The original online version should alway sbe the Master (especially if you have shared it with other users). Many people who do any offline editing just C&P the edited goals from the new upload back into the master (and delete the original versions of those goals), then Close the uploaded version (so only the master version is open in their workspace).
Next to the Download button is a down arrow that provides access to the various report formats (including the Report Options screen – see screenshot).
Enjoy the journey!