Weekend giveaway: Treed

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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.


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!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished 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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  1. This application sounds great for adults and students alike. Would love to try it out!

  2. This app looks very helpful! I hope I win!

  3. Would love to have this app! Can’t tell you how many times I have given up on an idea or project only because of having trouble with the planning process!

  4. Mandy Cooley says:

    This app looks AWESOME! I am a career coach and can see using this as a teaching tool & referring others to it all the time. Great product :). Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This looks like a wonderful app and I’d love to get a chance to map out my goals this way!!

  6. Marci villanueva says:

    I would love this app! It maybe just what I need!

  7. Boy, could we use this.

  8. This sounds like a fantastic app! It is long over due. Best of luck to you, ladies. I hope it does very well….. MB

  9. I would love this app as I am starting my own business it will help keep me on task.

  10. I currently use OmniFocus and Evernote in conjunction with each other but I’m always looking for a good tool to track things and keep things straight – will definitely check out Treed!

  11. Lets see if it works…..

  12. This would be a great app for me! I hope I win it, and if not I’ll likely buy it! Thanks for telling me about it!

  13. Wow, this looks really cool! I could definitely benefit from this app–it would save me a lot of paper too!

  14. I live on my iPad. I’d love a chance to try this out 🙂

  15. I have so many goals and projects lined up for this year, but often lose track of the steps I need to take to get there. As an iPad user, this sounds like just the app I need! Thanks for introducing it to SimpleMom readers.

  16. OH! This sounds awesome! I use my iPad constantly and am working on some big goals now. I’d love to try out this app! Thanks for introducing me to it.

  17. would totally love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Chris Seaton says:

    Oh this looks sooo useful and cute too.

  19. I would love to win this App!! I have an iPad and this would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. Looks amazing. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  21. This would be great at finally getting me to work on my business plan.

  22. Wish to get one for my new iPad.

  23. This app looks like it will really help me with actually setting goals and keeping to them! Thanks!

  24. Anything to help me write fewer lists is a wonderful thing, and don’t we all want to accomplish more while using time the most efficiently possible?! That leaves more time with the kids, or might make it easier to get enough sleep, if that’s ever really possible 🙂

  25. This sounds great! My husband would really love it for his IPad. He has been working on being better about following through on his goals, so this might be a big help.

  26. Perfect timing for all our projects this year!

  27. Did they design this specifically for me?! Because it sure looks that way. 😉 Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  28. I am often mired in multiple lists and post-it notes!!! Treed sounds perfect! My productivity will blossom with this new app! Treed–I am eager for you to be planted on my iPad; you have already been planted in my heart!

  29. Very cool! There may be hope of my finishing projects after all. . .

  30. Fun, pretty and productive – yes, please!

  31. Would love to try this app!

  32. Read this post on my way out the door to meet with some teachers. Wish I had the app now to map out our goals for some projects we are working on for our school. I will definitely look into treed.

  33. Would love to see if this could work for me! Sounds like what I’ve been searching for…

  34. Dara Huber says:

    Sounds like such a great app! Would love to check it out. . .

  35. What a great product. I could use something like this to get me back on track with those goals I made for the new year!

  36. That sounds super cool!

  37. I love goal oriented thinking… as a mom it’s even harder to visualize how to get there! I would love to use this app!!

  38. Kc brunson! says:

    This looks great!

  39. Andrea Dunn says:

    I would love to try out Treed. Thanks for posting about it.

  40. I think this could be very helpful in getting me to complete some projects!

  41. I have a big career goal that I need planning help with and this would really help me… Thanks for sharing about it!

  42. Would love to try this out. Thanks!

  43. Thanks for the tip. Why is it so hard to find The Good Apps? 🙂 I am going to go in and purchase this to support the company. I love it when people follow through on “I can come up with a better way” !

    Carrie in Portland

  44. Oh my goodness… I am in serious need of this. I need some focus and a PLAN!

  45. This looks like a great app!

  46. Sounds great, and we recently got our first ipad!!

  47. I would love to win – it sounds great! Thanks.

  48. What an absolutely gorgeous app! I love, love, love the design. Wow. 🙂

  49. This app looks fantastic, and lovely interface!

  50. Would LOVE to win this for a multitude of projects. 🙂

  51. Jill Adrien says:

    This looks like a great app! 🙂

  52. Ooo, this looks like just the thing to get my ideas “on paper” for getting started with a business that’s still living in my head!

  53. Nana Nancy says:

    Thanks for your blog! I enjoy finding tips for living more simply!

  54. Would love to try this out! Fingers crossed 🙂

  55. This sounds and looks intriguing – would love to give it a try!

  56. this looks really cool!

  57. This looks great! I love it when tools are beautiful and useful at the same time!

  58. Sarah Wood says:

    This app seems like a great addition to our desire to set and achieve our goals for this year! Looks great!

  59. I am always looking for tools that will make things easier for me. I am still trying to simplify so that I can focus on what really matters.

  60. I’d like to try this for work & for home. I definitely need some help in the project organization area & it looks pretty too!

  61. Currently working on organizing everything about my stay-at-home life. This app would be great to help me reach goals around the house & with my two small children! 🙂

  62. Sounds like a useful app! I would love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. I would be SO delighted to win this app. My ADD brain would be ever so happy for the help too. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  64. The interface looks so nice!

  65. Awesome! This app looks right up my alley!

  66. Sounds intriguing! I’m preparing to transition from the working world to being a stay-at-home mom, and this seems like a great way to add some structure to the new venture.

  67. Looks great!

  68. Erica Rawson says:

    Love the simple look.

  69. Love this idea!

  70. Sounds like an app right up my alley!!!

  71. Looks like a great app! Please enter me in the giveaway! :-)!

  72. I have several open projects this could be very helpful with.

  73. Sounds great for work and home alike.

  74. Wow, I was just thinking about how hard it is for me to achie my goals in the shower this morning (that’s where the brilliant ideas come)….please help me

  75. This app looks awesome! I could easily use it for my business or at home!

  76. What a neat idea. I’m in! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Looks cool – and I wouldn’t need to miss out ‘cos of shipping issues this time!

  78. wow…do you mean i too could stop making list after listfor the same goal?

  79. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a useful prize.

  80. Cinderellamommy says:

    I would love to try this app – you know, especially if it is free…

  81. This app would be very helpful.

  82. Great Idea- would love to try it!

  83. Sounds neat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. This app looks so cool!

  85. Congrats to Kyle and Cara! Great app, hope to win it 🙂

  86. Wow! A family blessing other families with an amazing APP. Thanks!! Loving my iPad. They are on sale in Meijer, for Valentine’s Day.

  87. As we set new goals for the year, I would be the envy of the office when I whip out my ipad with this app! No more paper planner for me.

    It would really be useful for those at-home projects too. 😀

  88. My husband and I sat on the couch last night looking for EXACTLY this type of software to help me keep my and our goals & home projects! I didn’t like the idea of being tied to my computer with a software, so thought I’d just continue with my attempt at paper planning. It never occurred to me there “might be an app for that!”. AWESOME! So much more organized than my 18 ‘pages” of notes, edits, and updates! I could spend less time reorganizing & rewriting my notes and actually get things done on-the-go. Love it!

  89. Heidi Felton says:

    My iPad would love this. I have yet to find the right app to help organize tasks and goals.. That endless list making sounds all too familiar!

  90. Last year I moved into my first house, quit my job, and had twins. My Ipad is at my side at all times, I would LOVE to try this app!

  91. I just checked out the demo….great app!!

  92. jenleahlynn says:

    this apps sounds really interesting…i wonder if it is easy enough for my students to use…

  93. Would love to try this new app out. Need to have a better way to be more task oriented and have a place to follow up on my goals.

  94. Looks like a great tool! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  95. Funny. I was just looking at this app yesterday. I liked the look of it.
    It seems to be somewhere between a to do list, a gantt chart and mind mapping software, but with a much prettier interface.
    It would make a welcome addition to my iPad arsenal. 🙂
    Thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

  96. I have been looking for just this APP! Yay! I want to win!

  97. Looks so cool!

  98. Actually, my husband has an ipad, and he would love this app.

  99. I am always looking for apps like this – it looks very intriguing! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  100. Always looking for ways to become more productive!