updated 08:45 pm EST, Tue January 27, 2009
Aspire goal planning app
Unifiq has announced a public beta of Aspire, its new life-goal planning application for Mac. The program is designed to help create, prioritize, review, and track long-term goals and plans, while enabling users to combine any created ideas into a goal map. Instead of working as a daily planner, the focus is placed on weighing major decisions and organizing items that may take a long time to accomplish. Aspire avoids using specific time-frame scheduling, but rather prioritizes the items with phrases such as now, soon or later, in an attempt to avoid nitpicking about the fine details.
The goal map consists of three different blocks that include goals, obstacles and solutions. The goals are placed in red boxes, while obstacles are organized into black and gold boxes and the solutions are located in skin-colored boxes with green interiors.
Aspire requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is currently priced at $20 during a pre-release sale, while the standard price will be set at $40. A free fully-functional 30 day demo is also available for download.