You can now export your FlowReader feeds to an OPML file with a single click!    This is just a quick post to announce we have added an OPML export for your FlowReader subscriptions! Since our launch last year, a few people have requested a way to download the RSS feeds they follow in FlowReader. At the time, we had our hands full finishing bigger tasks, like our redesign and resolving…

FlowReader’s birthday is today!  FlowReader turns 1 today and we’re so excited to celebrate! Over the last year, we’ve come a long way and learned a lot. It’s been a truly amazing experience and we couldn’t have done it without your support. To celebrate this milestone, we put together an infographic filled with some fun stats and facts about FlowReader and our team: Once again, a big thank you to…

Some of the FlowReader team and other members of Wikidi projects will be speaking at  the Devel.cz ’14 Developers Conference on June 21st, so the office has been buzzing with preparations. With presentations about FlowReader’s development on the brain and our first birthday coming up next week as well, it’s been a great opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come since our launch. The last year has been filled ups, downs,…

How to Optimize Your Daily Routine

I recently came across a great post on Brain Pickings about the creative routine of Henry Miller, which started out with the following quote: It got me thinking about daily routines and how important they are to our overall health, happiness, and productivity. One of the coolest things about working in the FlowReader office is that we have flexible schedules and the option for partial home office, so we’re always…

Each week on our blog, we share our latest updates, bug fixes, and improvements to FlowReader with you in our Release Notes. Here’s a detailed change log for our last release: OPML export with categories is ready for release. New URL feature ready for release. Made improvements to the buttons in Settings to keep design more consistent. If you would like to participate in the future development of our roadmap, please don’t be shy! Join…

Awhile ago, I shared some tips for writing online and mentioned the importance of a strong headline. The long and short of it is that headlines are extremely hard to craft, even for those who have to do it regularly. And there’s a lot riding on them: they’re what pull in browsers and hopefully (if all goes well) turn them into readers. I’m always looking for a way to improve…

Feeling overwhelmed by your RSS feeds?  If you’re a fan of news readers, chances are you’ve been there. A morning coffee (not yet finished) in one hand and an overstuffed reader with too many folders, hundreds of feeds, and a scary stream of new items waiting to be read. You’re not alone. RSS overload is a common problem. It’s nice to get all those updates in one place, but let’s…

Each week on our blog, we share our latest updates, bug fixes, and improvements to FlowReader with you in our Release Notes.   Here’s a detailed change log for our last release: Optimization of feed deletion. Proofing and improvement of notification messages. Selenium tests on public version. Twitter connection tests. Set up of mailing lists. If you would like to participate in the future development of our roadmap, please don’t be shy!…

It’s been over a month since Twitter began rolling out its new design for its profile pages to all users. By now, you’ve probably made the switch, or at least checked out the preview. And if not, you’ll be required to make the leap soon – it will be mandatory on May 28th. If you haven’t given any thought to the new Twitter profile yet, now might be a good time…

Earlier this week, fellow RSS service The Old Reader wrote an awesome post on their blog about how RSS is alive and kicking. In fact, they argued, it’s more than just alive: RSS is one of the most undercover and pervasive technologies on the Internet. It was a great testament to the resilience and durability of RSS, and one that got our whole team thinking. So, I wanted to take the opportunity…