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.

10 Tips: How to Write for the Web

Be kind to readers – 10 tips to learn how to write scannable content for the web. A few posts ago, I wrote about online reading habits and how today’s readers scan for important information rather than reading word by word. That post covered the why, but today we’ll go over the how. I’ll get straight down to business – here’s 10 tips to help you write for the web…

Release Notes #1: Bug Fixes & Improvements

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 a problem with numeric category names (all displayed as 0). Fixed broken Mark all as read button, which wasn’t marking feeds as read. Fixed a small issue with the logo display in the mobile version. Fixed problem with item names.…

Are you a creature of comfort? You might be standing in the way of your productivity.  I’m writing this while sitting on my kitchen floor. If you want proof, here it is: What has brought about this strange choice of workspace today? I’m experimenting with my workflow and being uncomfortable. As you know, here at FlowReader we’re always interested in personal productivity and what techniques can improve our lives (and…

How to Evaluate a Redesign

In December, as most of you know, we launched a redesigned FlowReader. One of the things that doesn’t get talked about very often after a redesign is how the team feels about it. Change, every once in awhile, is a good thing (at least in our opinion). As we continue to find out more about our users and FlowReader, we are constantly learning. And as we learn more, it gives us the ability…

Why You’re Not Actually Reading Online

We’re not reading online – we’re skimming.  I’ve been writing since I was a kid. Before I was filling notebooks with stories, I was filling paper with large scrawling lines of indecipherable letters (and later words) and taking them home where my parents would painstakingly look them over with pride. As I got older, every piece I slaved over was read by someone. My parents, my friends, my teachers. All in…

Creative Blocks and How to Beat Them

A creative block can be frustrating and for some – career damaging. People often say to me when I tell them what I do, “That’s so nice that you get to do something creative every day!” Sure, some days are great, but coming up with fresh ideas regularly isn’t easy. It’s plain hard work. No matter what line of work you’re in, they all require a little creative thinking, and…