Filter by "Marked Goal" Color

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18 Jan, 2017 02:31 AM


I see it's possible to find all the goals with a marked color - when they are listed in the search results, clicking on them doesn't expand the Goalscape if the goal is several levels down. It would be great to easily filter by marked color (as in a scorecard) so that one could see all the goals that are doing well or not so well.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 02:58 AM

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    Hello Tony

    Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback.

    We recognise that selecting a goal in the search results list can leave you none the wiser as to its location in the goal map (especially in very large projects). A quick way to find a selected goal is to use the Goal Edit options Focus On This Goal or (for bottom-level goals) Focus On Parent Goal – see the attached screenshot.

    Goalscape's representation of Importance and Progress means that it provides a continuous visual 'scorecard': the goals that need attention are any big ones that are not being filled in! You can also filter by Due date (to see any urgent ones) – or, during periodic reviews, apply (and update) tags like Next and Now: then you can find the goals with those tags using the filter (tags are also searchable) – and you can filter using combinations of date and tag (and responsibility).

    Enjoy the journey!


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 03:01 AM

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    Oops – here is the screenshot omitted from my previous post.

  3. 3 Posted by tonybingham on 18 Jan, 2017 03:23 AM

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    Thanks Richard - filtering would be really nice :)

    On another note - I think I have two accounts - one under [email blocked] and
    one under [email blocked] (we changed our domain) - can you tell if there are
    two of them. I was going to purchase another license so that I could use
    Goalscape on multiple Macs (I have 4 that I use regularly).

    Thanks - love your product.

    Another really cool feature (but hard) would be to allow basic math
    functions from level to level (all of my subgoals add up to $xx
    financially) - and the ability to track financial results by goal.

    I’m really trying to change how we report our scorecard, but I do need some
    math functionality.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 03:43 AM

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    Hello Tony

    1. Account query

      Yes: you have a valid Goalscape Desktop perpetual single-user license under your email address [email blocked]. That license allows you to install and activate the software on 2 machines concurrently. It appears that you just activated an installation, so you have 1 permission remaining on that account. Your expired Online subscription has been switched to a Goalscape Free account.

      You also have a Goalscape Online Free account under your email address [email blocked] (from an old expired trial) and there is an Outlook address that may also belong to you (also Free user).

      The new Goalscape Desktop lifetime license only allows activation on 1 machine at a time, so if you want to use it on 4 computers at the same time you will need to buy 2 new licenses under different email addresses.

      A far better (and cheaper) solution would be to buy a Goalscape Online Unlimited subscription: that would allow you to create (or upload) an unlimited number of projects of unlimited size. Then you can access them on any computer, anywhere in the world – without the version control issues you would face running projects on multiple installations of Goalscape Desktop. There are more details in the attached pdf.

      You can upgrade your Online Free account to Unlimited for just $6 per month or $66 per year here.

      You can also access your online projects using the free Goalscape Mobile app (for all Android and iOS phones and tablets).

    2. Math functionality

      If you are talking about supporting the input of absolute values (rather than percentages), we are considering ways to implement the input of absolute values rather than percentages for both Importance and Progress, along with selection of relevant units (currencies, time, etc). That would allow you to use Goalscape as a budgeting tool.

      Note though that the relative importance of a goal may not be directly related to the cost of completing it, and progress will not necessarily be related to time spent. Some important goals do not cost much money; and a goal will certainly not automatically be completed when we have worked for the amount of time allocated to it.

      We do though recognise that some people would find the use of absolute values very useful and we are working on it.

      If you meant some other kind of math please post again to clarify.

    Keep achieving great goals in 2017!


  5. 5 Posted by tonybingham on 18 Jan, 2017 03:52 AM

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    Thanks again!

    With the unlimited online - what would happen if I was on a plane and not
    connected - screwed :)

    Is there any way to get 4 activations tied to my [email blocked] account - and
    delete all the other ones?


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 04:02 AM

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    Hello Tony

    Sorry, it is not possible to add more Goalscape Desktop licenses to an existing account. These days though there are very few occasions when we are offline. Most flights have in-flight WiFi – or you can use your phone as a mobile hotspot.

    Or you could even use your mandatory offline time to relax! See Marcus Baur's blog discussing the article on Burnout by ex-Googler Tomas Tunguz here:

    All the best


  7. 7 Posted by tonybingham on 18 Jan, 2017 04:13 AM

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    Ha - that’s funny.

    My air time - especially those long trips to China - are all about
    productivity - and, not always full of WiFi :)

    How about giving me a package deal for 4 total licenses - I don’t want to
    have to move them around…


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 10:49 AM

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    Hi Tony

    I thought your email address was familiar so I delved into the past. We have changed our email system and payment portal since our original conversations, so I had to go through the archive...

    You will be delighted to know that you already have an additional (old type) Goalscape Desktop license! Ghazala Majid purchased 2 licenses for you under the original transaction (our invoice #100220 dated December 12, 2010).

    I have noted your account in our customer database to reflect the exceptional allowance and added 2 more activation permissions to it. So you are good to go: you can now install and activate Goalscape Desktop on 3 more machines (4 in all) – no more licenses required and nothing to pay.

    Please note that this is only possible because (as one of our early adopters) you have the original Goalscape Desktop perpetual single-user license, which permits multiple activations. The new Goalscape Desktop license (currently on sale) does not have this facility: it allows serial transfers, not concurrent use.

    If you would like us to change your username on your active account from [email blocked] to [email blocked] please post again to confirm. Note that we will need to delete your existing Online Free account under the latter email address, so if you have any Online projects on that account that you want to keep, please sign in with the relevant credentials, then Download the projects to a local machine – you will need to do this before you ask us to flick the switch on that account.

    Enjoy the journey – and avoid Burnout!


  9. 9 Posted by tonybingham on 18 Jan, 2017 03:20 PM

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    Hi Richard,

    Wow - that’s some good research. Yes, I love your product - and have been
    using it for quite some time.

    Thanks for digging this up!

    I would like to change the username on the account to [email blocked]. No
    problem on deleting anything that’s in there - I have all those projects

    If I want to use the online service as well, what should I purchase? Would
    like to continue to support your work.


  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Richard Parslow on 18 Jan, 2017 04:39 PM

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    Hi Tony

    Thanks for the great feedback.

    OK, done: we have changed the username on your paid-up account to [email blocked]. The password is unchanged – if you lose it you can reset it by entering your new username here. You should use those credentials from now on whenever you activate Goalscape Desktop (you currently have 3 spare permissions on your account).

    Your expired Online subscription has been switched to a Free user account. You can upgrade to Unlimited by purchasing a subscription for $6 per month or $66 per year on our Plans and Pricing page. Select the product you want, then login with your Goalscape credentials and proceed as for any other online purchase.

    If there is anything else you need please post again.

    Enjoy the journey!


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