AchieveIt! for Pocket PC updated

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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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Rodrigo de Salvo Braz

Where is this software? The link provided does not take to it, and Google does not help me finding a downloadable 2.0 version. Has it been abandoned?

Brad Isaac

It’s really an interesting book so far and I am looking forward to reading more, but the response to A.I. version 2 has been quite overwhelming. I don’t have time for much more right now. But I know I will give the GTD system a good look over to make sure it’s not just a trendy system.

I based A.I. on 17 years of research in the area of goal setting. Sometimes gimmicks and trends come and go. NLP anyone? ;) I wanted it to reflect fundamental strategies that have been practiced and proven. Understand, I am not saying GTD is a gimmick…nor do I have the feeling it is.. I simply don’t know enough yet.

arebelspy

Sweet, hope you become a GTD convert Brad and add in little things for us GTD users to implement.

As an aside (do I ever NOT go off topic? :P ), Googy Software has a GTD program for Tablet PCs, although it’s mainly just built off the GoBinder SDK without a lot of features yet.. decent though and hopefully they’ll keep improving it:
http://www.googgy.com/tabletgtd.htm

-arebelspy

Brad Isaac

Hi all,

First, Thank you to James for the Achieve-IT! mention.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Getting Things Done too and wound up picking up the book a little over a week ago. I am still early in on reading it so I don’t know what all of the concepts are yet. But I like the idea of the bucket for catching all of the tasks you need to do. I programmed A.I. with a similar function – goal brainstorm mode, where you sit and record everything you want to have, do and accomplish in this lifetime.

Recording both “things to do” and “things I want” are so important. There is a saying. “What gets written down gets done.” I think that is true about our day to day “getting things done” and our dreams of “retiring with $xxx in my IRA”.

scoobie

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

arebelspy

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

arebelspy

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

scoobie

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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