Weekend giveaway: Treed

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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Today’s weekend giveaway is for you iPad users! Treed is an iPad app designed for making progress on your goals. The premise is simple: envision your goal, think about how you can get there, and create a map of these tasks. They call this goal mapping.

It’s a combination of backwards planning and a tree diagram (hence the app name of Treed). Treed keeps track of your progress and dynamically updates a list of the actionable items based on your evolving map. Treed helps you keep the bigger picture in sight, while also helping you focus on what you can do now. It’s great for all kinds of projects and goals for work, home, school, or life.

The original seed for this app came from Cara Oba’s dissatisfaction with planning design projects. She was using various systems to track progress on her details, and found herself constantly rewriting lists. Creating something for the iPad was a no-brainer, since it made editing plans ridiculously simple and she could stay focused.

As stay-at-home/work-at-home parents gifted in design and programming, Treed is Kyle and Cara’s first product from their new business, Pas de Chocolat. It’s a different kind of tool that encourages thoughtful goal setting and planning.

Giveaway

Pas de Chocolat wants to give away 10 copies of their iPad app Treed (currently in the Apple store for $9.99) to Simple Mom readers! To enter, simply leave any comment on this post. (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the post to comment.)

This giveaway will end tonight. I’ll announce the winners soon!

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  1. Wow, first comment!

    This app looks great, and I just got an iPad for my birthday!

  2. I’m always looking for better productivity apps for my iPod. This looks awesome!

  3. Well the interface looks nicer than some apps I use. I think elegance counts for a lot!

  4. I would def use this…! :)

  5. Im intrigued. I’ve struggled to find decent apps for goal setting so I would love to try this!

  6. Wow! I love this app – it works the way my brain thinks. I’d love a copy!

  7. Those trees are adorable. If they can help me 1.) finish my online web design course 2.) declutter my spare room and 3.) get outdoors more with my kiddo, well, then!

  8. Looks like an awesome app! Pick me! Pick me!

  9. Sounds intriguing!

  10. Cool App! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  11. I hope it’s not too late. I would love a copy of Treed.

  12. Oh wow, looks great. What a great and neat way to manage motivation. I’d love to win this! Thanks, grace

  13. Looks like something I could definitely use!

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    Marina Bromley says:

    Yay for the app!! I can think of good uses to track already! Goodness, I’d have to set goals! ;) would love it!

  15. I would love to have this on my iPad! I’m thinking of all kinds of big and small goals and projects I’d like to track!

  16. Sounds great!

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    amber dela garza says:

    I am starting a new business as a stay at home mom and I would love to use this product.

  18. I see a lot of use coming from this app, it’s double duty. Thank you!

  19. What a timely post! I had an important meeting just yesterday and was lamenting the fact I didn’t have a software program that could easily capture the many aspects of our project. Instead I drew out diagrams with pen and paper. Not a total waste of time but a waste of real trees. I’m trying to go paperless as well become better organized in 2012. Having everything in one spot is the way to do it. Less mess, less stress. So in a nutshell, I’d loooove to try out Treed.

  20. My husband could definitely use this! He’s always trying to figure out how to make his ipad work for his business and this could help him track client projects. Love the way it looks, too!

  21. Love that! Finally, a pretty Goal Tracking app!

  22. Oh. I like pretty and goal tracking is something I’m working on this year.

  23. This sounds like a neat app. I’ve been trying reading a little more about mind-mapping, and this sounds like it would help!

  24. Super cool app! I am a new reader, love your podcasts and I live in Bend too :)

  25. Sounds really interesting- much as I love our iPad, I still plan a lot of things on paper!

  26. I hope I’m not too late! This app sounds very interesting. I’d love to win so I could try it out!

  27. This app looks awesome!

  28. Sounds like a great app! I could definitely try it out, as I have trouble focusing on dreams and how to get from A to Z with them. Thanks!

  29. avatar
    Lynne Peterson says:

    Id love this.

  30. This app looks really interesting; I’d love to try it out.

  31. Interesting app! I am good at digitalizing my planning, but I find myself using too many different platforms that it becomes a bit messy. I am still in search of THE app. Hm.

  32. I am in desperate need of an app like this…post it notes are taking over!

  33. This sounds like what I have been looking for! I have tried so many list apps and deleted most of them because they were useless.
    Would love to win!

  34. Interesting app. It sounds very valuable and I’d love to give it a try.

  35. Would love to try out this app! It looks like a great tool!

  36. So cool! As a PhD student I have a lot of projects going on! This app looks like its beautifully designed both aesthetically and functionally! I’d love to try it. :)

  37. I plan a lot of projects and even teach a PM class–I’d love to try this new app!

  38. Sounds like a useful tool. I love my iPad and I would live to try this app!

  39. This is exactly the kind of planning tool I’ve been looking for! So handy that it’s for my iPad :)

  40. Looks interesting!

  41. This app sounds like it would be very useful. I do goal mapping on paper and it’s always frustrating to me to have to translate it into some king of electronic list.

  42. Wow, I would love to try it. Looks great!

  43. Sounds Awesome!

  44. Very cool

  45. I love the look of the app and so useful too!

  46. Looks like an app I would really enjoy!

  47. Wow, this looks great! I’m sitting here now with ten different lists!

  48. Sounds fun! Thank you!

  49. I have too many apps on my iPad that do not live up to their hype. Treed looks great and I would love a copy.

    • I agree with you, Kate! Too many apps, not enough substance. I’m betting this Treed app will fit the bill. Woo Hoo!!

  50. What a great idea! I’d love to give that app a try.

  51. The app looks awesome!!! Id love to try it!

  52. As a former Project Manager and now SAHM, this sounds very interesting and useful to me. I always approach things as projects, but full project management tools are overkill, but current things on the market just haven’t fit the bill either. This looks like a really useful tool. What a great idea!

  53. Looks like a helpful app.

  54. avatar
    mary kathryn says:

    I have been looking for something like this. Thanks, Tsh

  55. Sounds great! We could definitely use this app.

  56. Looks cool, thanks for the chance!

  57. Looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  58. This app looks and sounds great! As a homeschooling mama of 3 soon to be four littles I could definitely use this!!

  59. That looks like a great app!

  60. Oh I need this for sure. Thanks

  61. This would be perfect for me to try. I am a teacher and I would love to be able to lay out the standards for each academic area and place the appropriate activities in it for a project.

  62. long-term mapping is so difficult to track with other applications as you constantly have to go through and manually adjust dates and milestones. this sounds like it has some serious potential. would love a stab at a copy for the house’s iPad that we could all share.

  63. This looks so cool! I love when my ad can help me with everyday goals.

  64. I would love to try this app. Really keeping track of progress to achieve goals has been a struggle for me. I’m hoping Treed will help me stay focused and appreciate how small steps can add up to big wins. Thanks for sharing!

  65. interesting app. Would like to try it!

  66. This sounds great…maybe just the thing I need to start being more organized about my goals.

  67. This app looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  68. looks cool! would love to try it, thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Sounds like a great app!

  70. Cute! I love things that keep me accountable! Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. I can always use help getting my brain organized! :)

  72. Looks like an awesome ap! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  73. This looks soooooo helpful. I’m always trying to find better ways of managing my time and tasks.. =]

  74. this sounds awesome! i am a homeschooling mom in the process of writing my first novel…on my ipad. this sounds like it would be an amazing tool to help drive several of my current projects!! thanks for offering this.

  75. I would love to win this!

  76. Count me in. Sounds good

  77. This would be cool to give my husband as a surprise. He’s starting a freelance graphic design business and could use this to outline business goals.

  78. I have been looking for something just like this!!!

  79. What a great organization tool!

  80. avatar
    kelly ringle says:

    This looks wonderful!

  81. Sounds like a fantastic app! Thanks!

  82. Love the design layout!

  83. My husband would love this for his iPad! What a cool app.

  84. Sounds fantastic! I would love to try it!

  85. avatar
    Rizzy Vasallo says:

    I NEED this! How ingenious! Especially for ADD type moms like me. So long endless to-do lists that don’t take me anywhere..hello organized goal planning & future accomplishments! Thanks for making this available, Simple Mom! :)

  86. I’m intrigued … would love to give it a try :)

  87. Ahhh, this is the very thing I need. I have switched to writing almost entirely on my iPad and I could really use some organizational help with all these projects!

  88. This looks so cool. I would love to try it.

  89. This would be such a great replacement for all of my paper lists!

  90. Sounds like loads of fun (love organizing things…)- what a time saver this would be. now that I feed my baby every 3 hours i could do double duty with organizing while feeding!

  91. avatar
    Erika Russell says:

    Love it!! It would help me plan our next year!! What a great idea.

  92. As someone who loves planning and lists, I would love to win this!

  93. avatar
    Teri Kinnison says:

    Sounds like something I would use alot

  94. This sounds so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. I have a few events coming up for which this app looks like a perfect fit!

  96. Maybe this is what I need?? Hmmmmmmm…can’t wait to check it out…and get on whither my goals!

  97. This app looks great. Just what I need!

  98. Need. Organization. Thanks much!!

  99. I love my iPad, and I have goals! This app looks great!

  100. What a great app!