iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
No matter how you split it, setting goals (and sticking to them) can be downright difficult. What with all of the shuffling about, carrying kids to soccer practice, and generally being busy, it can be challenging to set objectives for yourself‚ and then carry them out.
If you need a bit of a boost, though, you need only to look at S.M.A.R.T. goals from Mikhail Nikonorov. The app gives you clearly defined ways in which you can elaborate on your objectives, and then create reasonable methods to achieve them. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break, as well. Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
The core idea behind S.M.A.R.T. goals centers around the acronym that defines the app’s title. Each of these letters stands for: Specific, measurable, attainable, relative, and time-bound goals. That might seem a bit hippie-friendly, but the reasoning is solid.
When setting out a new goal for yourself (or optionally your employees) the app demands that you provide information on each of these points. For instance, you need to set a specific overall goal, which matches the S.
From there, that goal needs to be attainable, relative and governed by a set time date. All of these make sense, and if you follow the instructions to the letter—no pun intended—we have no doubt that you’ll find yourself sticking to the plan.
Aside from this, though, the app does not provide much else in terms of functionality. You can email yourself reminders when your goals draw near, but this is hardly like some of the full featured life tracking applications that are floating around on the App Store. Then again, that may be just what you need!
Design and Interface
Keeping all of that in mind, S.M.A.R.T. goals can be a bit confusing at times. The interface looks well enough, but it’s not quite as fluid as we might like.For instance, we enjoyed the sample goals that are provided for us. However, we did not like how difficult it is to get from goal creation to management. It’s not hard per se, but it’s definitely not as effortless as some of the other goal-tracking applications we’ve used throughout the years.
At the end of the day, though, if you’re looking for a serious way to get serious about your goals, S.M.A.R.T. goals may just be the ticket you need.
There’s a free edition available that lets you create up to three goals, but if you want more, you can always upgrade to pro. And at that price, we can hardly knock the value that S.M.A.R.T. goals is sporting.
All in all, the app is still an easy recommendation, especially to those with a history of not meeting personal goals.
S.M.A.R.T. goals requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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