By Berbie Software
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BigHaryGoal is a mindmapping, brainstorming and progress tracking tool for creatives and software developers. It's 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 mindmap, 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 minimizing 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 visualized with flowcharts, UML or organizational 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 BigHairyGoal 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 lightboxes 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 visualized in clear colors, 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.
What's New in Version 1.3
Better: added menu command and keyboard shortcut to stage progress to next level.
Better: pressing any arrow key with no current selection selects a first card.
Better: added workspace panning by click dragging into an empty area.
Fixed: broken scrolling when find panel is open.
Better: lines are now drawn behind cards.
Better: hilited cards from find panel are being drawn with a yellow background gradient.
Better: in small magnification mode, hovering over a card displays the contents in the original size.
Better: nodes with empty text are automatically deleted.
Fixed: odd scrolling behaviors after moving cards.
Better: added automatic horizontal/vertical snapping when one card connected to other cards is being moved.
Better: improved display of pasted text.
Fixed: general stability issues