I love apps. I love free apps the most, but every so often I come across and app that I feel is worth paying for. When I looked at Treed for the iPad, I had to have it. It’s more than I usually spend on an app, but the interface was so beautiful that I splurged. It didn’t hurt that it was a goal planning app, which I may have a slight obsession with.
Each project is its own “tree” which I find really cute. The trees are animated and they’re all different shapes and colors to keep it visually interesting as well as visually organized. Click the plus sign by projects to add new projects. You can change the name of the projects at any time. Select a project and you can see actionable steps that you’ve already added. To edit a project, click “to the tree”.
This is a screen shot of my project to update my cookbook to include all of 2012’s recipes to be released in January. (You don’t have my free cookbook? Sign up here!) You can see that I’ve broken down the project into small bites to make the task more manageable. There are different “limbs” on the tree for sequential tasks – I’m using one arm for each month’s recipes to be checked off as they’re completed, another for technical things that I have to do, like create a Table of Contents for each format that the book is released in (PDF, iBooks, etc). I love the clean design and the calm colors that don’t fight with each other, giving you the ability to really focus on your content. Still, it’s beautiful.
Export your project to any of these installed apps, even print it if you like.
Intuitive helps screens give graphical instructions for using the app as well as ideas for using it.
A look at the credit screen features an animation of all of the graphics falling out of the sky. Not really necessary of course, but further proof of the care that went into the creation of Treed.
When you’ve completed a project, there’s a capitalized “DONE”, which I just loved. And the completed tree is moved to the background, or the “forest” as I like to call it.
At $11.99 this is one of the pricier apps, but if you like a beautifully designed user interface as well as a flexible brainstorming and goal planning environment, I highly recommend this app.