GoalEnforcer is based on the principles of human "Working Memory" and "Short Term Memory" in order to maximize the the efficiency of the user's thinking process. It has been known from extensive research that human "Working Memory/Short Term Memory" are optimal to hold around 7 items at a time. GoalEnforcer provides a graphical programming environment through the use of a designer window and a complete set of visual editing tools that can help you show tasks in groups not bigger than 7 at a time (on screen).
GoalEnforcer can be used by:
- Project managers, to design and monitor projects and tasks.
- Professors, to schedule teaching plans for students.
- Students, to help on planning for executing assignments, study plans.
- Doctors, to set up plans for patient treatment.
- Contract Workers, to schedule work schedules and report progress to customers
- Personal Use, to make strategies and planning for personal projects such as
- studying, house remodeling, garden projects, financial management, weight loss, exercising, improving organization skills
This is one very well thought out program.
I downloaded the demo and took it for a quick test drive.
It starts with an interactive tutorial that takes you step by step through using the programs features & controls. It's even motivational!
The included sample projects seem quite useful.
- Making a pizza
- Reading a book
- Building a house
- Losing weight (makes weight loss look so easy)
- Writing a report
The color bubbles make it very easy to break things down into simpler parts. It makes bigger tasks look a lot less intimidating. The numbers are easy to follow so you know what order things must be done. And each bubble can become a mini project within your main project, and they can be broken down smaller as well.
click for a walkthrough explanation:
Each task can have a starting date and a deadline, and you can add notes, and rate your progress percentage.
You can generate reports.
These reports can be exported as .html or even emailed from within the program.
The color dots serve as a progress indicator:
And there is hotkeys with a nice cheatsheet included, for all you keyboard freaks.
There is even a blog that was recently started to go along with this application and the author encourages you to submit suggestions and articles.
The only bad thing I can see so far is that it's a demo, which has some features disabled, like printing and saving.
I haven't been this excited over a program in a long time. And as broke as I usually am, I usually can't consider software that isn't freeware. This one is an exception. I am that impressed with it. I have to have the full version. I am in awe...and eager to be using this. I'm buying it.
If you give this one a try, please consider giving it a rating and a small review here:
edit: price changed