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…

2013: A Great Year for FlowReader

It’s been an awesome 2013 for us here at FlowReader as we put some major milestones under our belts on the product side and made changes that helped us take big steps forward as a team. We want to give a big thanks to all our users that have supported us through 2013 and given us a chance to keep growing as a project. Our team truly values your patience…

Happy Holidays: FlowReader Gets a Redesign

Team FlowReader has a surprise for you!  (And just in time for the holidays, too.) Over the past few months, we’ve been listening to your feedback and steadily working to make improvements. So, we’re incredibly excited and proud to announce that we’ve redesigned FlowReader! First of all, a huge thank you to all of you for you continued support and enthusiasm this year from the entire FlowReader team. Without you, there…