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Brad Isaac is the mastermind behind a great program for the Pocket PC that helps the user focus on all of the next actions needed to accomplish all of life’s goals.  AchieveIt! has just been updated to version 2.0 and is a solid performer in the […]

Achieveit_1Brad Isaac is the mastermind behind a great program for the Pocket PC that helps the user focus on all of the next actions needed to accomplish all of life’s goals.  AchieveIt! has just been updated to version 2.0 and is a solid performer in the productivity sector.  What is AchieveIt!?  Here’s a good explanation from Brad’s web page:

Achieve-IT! Is a goal-setting program for Pocket PC that takes you step by step through goal setting right in the palm of your hand! It explains the ins and outs of brainstorming, goal refinement and planning that put you on the fast track to achieving your BIGGEST desires in the SHORTEST period of time.

With this new version Brad has listened to his users and the list of additions to this version is impressive:

  • Motivate Me option to keep you on track and focused on your primary goal beyond today, tomorrow and next week. This option is so revolutionary – so powerful – it is like having your own personal goal coach prodding you along, gently coaxing you toward achieving your goal.
  • Code optimized for smaller memory use and faster performance
  • Two modes for vision entry
  • WM 2003 compatible supports Portrait and Landscape views
  • Goal database scalable for 200+ goals and 200+ Action steps
  • Customize your Achieve-IT! experience with your own screen and font colors
  • Goal completion and count screen
  • Sound option has been stabilized and improved
  • Improved interface appearance
  • Added 5 more categories
  • Expanded framework allows for easy feature additions and enhancements

Brad is not forgetting his loyal customers by providing a good upgrade path for existing users:

Customers who purchased version 1 can upgrade for $14.95 which is half the retail price. Hey, one user notified me Wednesday that A.I. version 1.0 had helped him increase his sales 200%. What is the modest registration cost of $29.95 if you can get results like that?

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  2. Is there a program like this for Windows XP?

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  3. or alternatively is their an emulator that will allow me to run this on my U? I discarded pocket PCs some time back. My U does it all nowdays

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  4. Life Balance for palm mac and PC seems to take an interesting perspective on this topic

    http://www.llamagraphics.com

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  5. I’m currently working on the Getting Things Done method of organization, which works nicely with Life Balance (there’s some articles on Getting Things Done with Life Balance) – I plan on trying it out once I’m through GTD. :D

    -arebelspy

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  6. Arebelspy
    - can you put the links up for the articles you mention on GTD and its use in lifebalance? thanks

    by the way this podcast is a good comparison of the practicalities of franklin covey, gtd and lifebalance

    http://audio39.archive.org/1/audio/IntheTrenches-2005-01/ITT-TC-20050128.mp3

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  7. Ahh, I hate podcasts (shhh don’t tell jk) – is there a blog or site anywhere with the info? ;)

    Here is an older article that’s more general on the subject (adds in a bit of FC as well as GTD):
    http://www.writingonyourpalm.net/column040202.htm

    Here are two PDFs which (one simpler and one more advanced I believe – I’m avoiding looking at them until I get familiar with GTD, THEN I’ll add in Life Balance). Get the top two downloads here:
    http://www.actionable.org/files/

    -arebelspy

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  8. Tracy
    Brad tells me Achieve It! is being converted to the PC. No ETA as yet

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  9. Life Balance (and GTD, etc) discussion moved here: http://forum.jkontherun.com/viewtopic.php?pid=639

    Achieve-It discussion can remin in this comments thread. :)

    -arebelspy

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