Desktop vs online

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Richard Raines

05 Mar, 2019 10:20 PM

I'm currently using the free online version. i quickly learned that what I need is more. IF I purchase the desktop version can/will I have an opportunity to merge or copy the existing online file with the desktop version? Also with the desktop version is there the opportunity to still have the files online so that I can access them from any computer anywhere that has web access?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 05 Mar, 2019 11:03 PM

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    Hello Richard

    Thanks for your inquiry – we are glad you like Goalscape.

    Goalscape Desktop and Goalscape Online are separate products:

    • Desktop is standalone desktop software: all the software and data are on the local machine.

      The Desktop lifetime license includes our Web Bonus: a free 6-month Online Unlimited subscription for Online.

    • Online is a web application: all the software and data are on our secure servers.

      If you want to access all your projects on any computer anywhere in the world, you need to use Online. The major functionality is the same and it has additional project sharing facilities like presence and update indicators, per-project collaborator access settings and Goal Comment (per-goal IM with email notification options). There are more details in the attached pdf.

      You can also access and update your Online projects using the free Goalscape Mobile companion app (for all Android and iOS phones and tablets). It syncs with Online to display daily goals and tasks on your mobile phone or tablet, using an indented text hierarchy.

    The two products are compatible: in Online you can upload and download Desktop projects (.gsp files). There is though no automatic 'sync' between the two, so if you want to run the same project(s) in Online and Desktop you will need to do your own version control (NB we do not recommend doing this for shared projects).

    Enjoy the journey!


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