Announcing a More Mobile FlowReader

Flow wherever you are, whenever you want.  We’re excited to announce the day has finally come: the release of our mobile website. After all, spring is the perfect time to improve the old and bring in the new! It’s important to us that everyone is able to easily access FlowReader – no matter where you are or what device you’re using. That’s why we’ve been working so hard to get…

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:   Added favicons for RSS feeds (in list view). Autoscroll for moving feeds between categories in Settings. Improved the overall design of the Settings page. Improved highlighting and colors for new items posted to streams. Hovering over an article time now displays…

How to Remember What You Read Online

Most of us read a considerable amount of information online on a daily basis, whether it’s for pleasure or for work. Organizing and reading all the content you come across every day, in itself, can be an overwhelming task. But what about the being able to remember what we read?  We recently explored why scanning is replacing word-by-word reading, so I thought it would be cool to investigate how well you remember…

We talk RSS with social media journalist, content curator, & blogger Cendrine Marrouat.  I met Cendrine Marrouat on Twitter when I asked her to check out FlowReader. After chatting with her, she invited us to share some of our experiences about being a startup on her blog, Social Media Slant. We also thought it would be great to get Cendrine’s perspective on RSS and social media, especially as someone who is very…

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:    We’ve processed over 100,000,000 articles and over 500,000 feeds in our database! Improved feed downloading and processing algorithm. Now, feeds that have the highest volume of articles (e.g. BBC, Mashable, Buzzfeed) will be updated every 2+ minutes, depending on…

Meditation helps more than just your mind and body – it can also help improve your writing.   Confession: I have a hard time focusing. It’s not a huge surprise. My job as a blogger and community manager at FlowReader requires me to be able to switch between tasks and different content quickly. It’s really more stimulation than any brain needs. I am in a constant state of processing information, brainstorming…

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:   Fixed sign out issue in our mobile version. “Remove account” has been improved. “Unavailable on mobile devices” has been removed from our homepage. Implemented automatic reconnect if account token expires. Resolved problem with fetching certain feeds. Database optimization due to…

9 Tips For Working From Home

Great tips for staying productive and motivated when working from home.  As part of the FlowReader team, we’re lucky to have the option to work remotely part of the time. Working from home is an awesome perk on so many levels and something that I believe makes us happier as a team. But it’s not without its challenges. How do you stay focused and get things done when you’re surrounded…

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:   Resolved issue with Google log-in (used to expire). Fixed problem with fetching RSS feeds. Fixed problem with fetching similar posts for Facebook. Fixed broken Ajax for Unread first. Issue with Twitter data fixed. Fixed problem that caused cache not to…

A Couple Thoughts on Social Reading

This is a post by FlowReader’s Product Owner, Zee Kulsariyeva.  When people use the term “social reading”, I have one very clear memory that comes to mind.