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Big Hairy Goal is a mind-mapping, brainstorming and progress tracking tool for creatives and software developers. It is build to be simple and effective to use, so you can just let go your flow of creativity.

** What is Big Hairy Goal?
Big Hairy Goal is an easy-to-use tool for getting your ideas down and to arrange them in a way that gives you more insight. The approach is much like a mind-map, but connections between cards can be non linear. It's more like a brainstorming whiteboard you attach note cards to and connect them with lines or reorder them. Big Hairy Goal automatically moves cards aside if you insert a new one somewhere. So when your paper notes ever required a total rewrite because things have gotten too crowded and no space is left to add new notes, you can imagine what Big Hairy Goal does.

** Creative Thinking
Big Hairy Goal does not require you to connect notes, you can easily just add them to the board, move them, group them and later connect them in any sequence that leads towards your goal. Big Hairy Goal is also about to pin ideas down fast. It's loaded with interaction minimising gestures and shortcuts to support your flow of creativity.

** Visual Investigation
If you are a researcher or programmer, you may often need a picture on what is going on, how things stand to each other or things flow and interact. That's normally done using drawing apps and visualised with flowcharts, UML or organisational diagrams. But many of them are cumbersome to use and stand in your way to achieve the most important goal of the task: that you get the idea of what a system is about and to achieve the insight over a hidden cause or solution. And therefore don't bother with complex drawing tools but use Big Hairy Goal to create a rough sketch on what's going on.

** Visual Thinking
Big Hairy Goal supports three different types of cards: text, image and url. Drag resources from any location like Finder and Safari or paste a screenshot into your workspace.

Create mood boards, inspiration boards or light-boxes on the fly. Move lesser attractive candidates aside and create groups. Zoom into images by selecting any and pressing the space key, just like what you are accustomed to in Finder.

** Getting things done
Big Hairy Goal is a very small progress tracking board. To design your approach and to measure your progress, cards have attributes like status, size, importance, dependencies, relations and grouping. To keep you focused, all attributes are visualised in clear colours, without distracting visual styles.

Big Hairy Goal supports your creative thinking process on what to do, what natural approaches may exist and finally getting things done.

** Pricing and Billing Details
You can try out Big Hairy Goal with all its features for free.
Download and usage of the trial is without obligations. After the trial period is over, you need to purchase a yearly subscription.

Prices may vary by location and are displayed within the app prior making a purchase. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited after the subscription is purchased.

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What's New

Version 2.2.3462

Better: cards containing images can now be resized
Better: cards with attached notes now have a mark
Better: added show/hide attachments context menu item
Better: improved managing subscriptions
Fixed: stability issues

Customer Reviews

Loving it!

Simplicity Aligned

Just started using this program and already it’s having a great impact on my life in visually seeing my thoughts on a “canvas, organizing them, and getting things accomplished. It’s interface is minimal, which adds to the pleasure of using it. Add items, build relationships between them, add status levels on the items is so helpful. I’ve used to many different types of apps from big money ones, to online task oriented ones and this one has its power in its simplicity. Simplicity doesn’t mean “limited”, minimal doesn’t mean limited, it means, no excess, no overwhelem. Like geting into your car, it allows you to just get on with driving, compared to if we had to sit in a space shuttle-like cockpit for our car, I’m sure we’d be staring at the interface for too long when all we want to do is drive.

To allow one to do what you want to when you want to without getting in the way, this is the way things shoud always work. Support has also been wonderful for this program as well.

4 stars at the moment as I’m in the beginning stages of using it. I’m sure this will increase to a 5 in no time.

Best project tracking app


If you deal with cerative project which required feed back orinted action ( not fixed plan ) this is the best app can handel it whic leat you monitor waht you did and waht you want to do base on your past me , we developmed couple of high end drug ( medicine ) on this app/project mangement.


Wolfgang Berberich
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English, French, German, Italian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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