Goalscape Web Application – Current and Future Features

This page is about the Goalscape Web Application released in late 2021 (available here: https://goalscape.app). For information about the Legacy versions please see this page.

If you are new to Goalscape you can Register for a Free Trial of the web app.

If you are already a Goalscaper you can login with your existing credentials. (If you cannot remember your old password, please use the old Password Reset page – after you have successfully logged in once, you can use the new 'Lost Password?' link).

You can upload any goalscapes you created in previous versions, using the 'up into the cloud' button at the top of the Home screen (see this blog article).

Known Issues:

  • Cannot Paste Goal in Firefox. Message: 'Access to clipboard denied - please update your browser Preferences' – yet there is no such Setting in Firefox. We have contacted Mozilla about this and are awaiting their response; we are also investigating a possible workaround.

    In the meantime please use another browser: we recommend Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge – both work well under either Windows or macOS.

  • Slowed response after working for a while: you can resolve this by refreshing the browser page. We are working on a fix for this. In general, since this is a web application, simply refreshing the browser page will usually resolve any anomalies or oddities in the display. This loads the latest copy of your goalscape data from the server, including any changes made by your collaborators.

  • Although the web app can be accessed on tablets and phones, it is not yet optimized for mobile devices and smaller screens, so not all the touchscreen functions will work properly on all devices. Full support for tablets and screen optimization for phones are both pending.

  • On rare occasions the main goal name may be displaced slightly. We are investigating this urgently; in the meantime you can always restore the correct display by refreshing the browser page.

  • You can share your goalscapes with anyone who has a Goalscape account, giving subscribers and trialists View, Edit or Admin access. Users with expired subscriptions can still View their goalscapes and any shared with them.

  • We are working on a facility to invite new users to Goalscape by sharing goalscapes with them. Until that is implemented, you need to ask your contacts to register for a Free Trial (that link is also on our website and on the web app Login screen itself). As soon as they do so, you will be able to share your goalscapes with them.

  • If you do not see the Share button at top right of the screen (as shown below), please turn off your Ad Blocker.

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  • Comments and email notifications are pending.

  • To embed images and videos in the Notes field click the 'image' or 'video' button at the foot of the field and paste the URL.

    We are working on a facility to upload images and other file formats. Until that is implemented, we recommend you upload your files to a filesharing service like Google Drive or Dropbox, share them with the relevant goalscape collaborators, then use a hyperlink in Notes.

  • Localization (language selection): most browsers support locale settings that will automatically translate Goalscape; or you can use the browser's translate facility: right-click anywhere on the Goalscape screen except over the goal map and select the Translate option; or right-click in the Notes field and select Language settings.

  • Editing goal names is only possible in the panel header. The facility to rename the goals in the goal map itself is pending.

  • Goal Marks (Red/Amber/Green 'traffic lights') are pending. You can use Goal Colors though – and note that the RAG Goal Colors are the first three options in all the Color Themes. Or use the Tags 'Now' and 'Next', then filter your goals using the Focus sidebar. You can also see your selections in a Goal List, and export or print your list (for details see the video in Best Practice Tips).

  • Public (view only) goalscapes are pending.

  • In the Focus sidebar, Tags and Responsible Persons can be deleted globally: renaming them globally is pending (this includes the default Tags and Persons in new goalscapes).

  • Export/Download goalscapes (gsp file), Reports (pdf, docx, xlsx, csv, etc) and Goal Map (bitmap or vector image) are pending.

  • Import other file formats (eg csv) – pending.

  • Locking Importance may cause rendering errors when dragging a Locked goal or one of its Neighbors, or Adding another Neighbor, or Undoing such a change. If anything looks odd after doing such a Move, Copy or Add (or Undoing an operation), refresh the browser page to load the latest saved version of your goalscape from the server.

  • Very fast consecutive actions can affect synchronization between the client and server – to resolve any issues, simply refresh the browser page.

Feedback

Please let us know what you think of the Goalscape web application! Start a new discussion here on the Customer Forum or email support@goalscape.com. We are particularly interested to know which feature(s) you want to see included next – especially if you have used Online and there is something that you really miss in the new web application.

If you hit an issue that is not covered here, please let us know and we'll jump right on it. For any technical issues please include your Operating System and browser, and ideally screenshots (especially if you are seeing an error message).

Enjoy the journey... more than ever!