New Feature: Goal Templates
We have launched a new feature called “Goal Templates” in GoalsOnTrack. This feature allows you to create your own goal templates from your accomplished goals, and then later re-use these templates when you need to set and work on similar goals.
A goal template will help you automatically create the main goal, subgoals, tasks, and even habits. This is a great way to reuse any short term and recurring goals that you may find yourself work on weekly or monthly. Here is a few instructions on how to make use of this new feature.
1. Create a Goal Template
Go to “Goals” page. For each goal, there is a new button now called “Create Template”. Click on it and you will see the template creation form. Remember that every template must be based on a goal, so if you delete that goal, the template linked to it will also be deleted. Once you have created some templates, they will be displayed on “Goal Templates” page, which can be accessed from the “Templates” button on the top title bar of the “Goals” page.
2. Use a Goal Template
To create goals from a goal template, simply click on “Use Template” button for that template. You can specify the new start and end dates for the goal you want to create. Please note that once a goal is created from a template, it then becomes a separate and independent goal and will have nothing to do with the template anymore. Changes to either the template or the created goal will not affect neither of two.
When creating goals from templates, the task and subgoal dates will be automatically adjusted according to the main goal, based on its original goal structure. You may change them anyway you like, or change the original goal so that these changes will be seen from future goals created from the template.
Hope you enjoy and find this new feature useful. As always, please let us know if you have any feedback or find any bugs. Also we’ll be adding some sample goal templates to help you set certain goals or create action plans more easily. Stay tuned.