Keyboard shortcuts are handy tricks to help speed up your reading and content curation. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts in general is helpful for any professional or heavy internet user. They not only help you work faster, but more efficiently. In fact, one of the first features requested by users on our feedback forum after FlowReader launched was the ability to move through items using keyboard shortcuts. So, if you’re…

Writing advice generally boils down to 3 key things: get in the habit of writing, set goals, and despite all the debate, content is king. It’s frustrating, but true. Achieving any amount of online “success” means you will need to produce awesome content. New content not only shows that you’re active in your industry, but also helps establish you as a source of current and helpful information within your community, whether it be…

Your Facebook status updates say more about your personality than you think.   According to a recent study published at PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania think they’ve found a way to make predictions about your personality based on your Facebook status updates. The scientists, headed by H. Andrew Schwartz, examined the  language used on 75,000 profiles and discovered differences varying by age, gender, and even personality, which allowed them…

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” – Jack Nicklaus  Running behind on a project (again)? Can’t remember where you stashed those brilliant stroke-of-genius-at-midnight notes you jotted down last week? Sorting through the pile on your desk and wondering how you’re going to get it all done? From time to time, we all struggle to focus at work. It can be difficult to juggle your every day tasks, the phone…

Browsing Is Key To Content Discovery

A close family friend once told me that she always reads the first and last page of any book she’s thinking of reading. This is the way she picks out a reading list. My mom calls it “tasting”. Some might call it cheating. I call it browsing. We often associate browsing with bookstores or libraries, or nowadays, even databases. We’re natural browsers. It’s a crucial component of how we discover information and…

A lot of you have requested Google Plus support be added to FlowReader in our feedback forum, and we have definitely placed adding a Google+ home stream on our roadmap. (Hey, we’d like to add a whole lot more than that!) But here’s the truth: we’re just not ready for that moment yet. So, until that day comes, we’ve got a solution to help you out. In today’s post, I’m going…

A Short History of FlowReader

The FlowReader we launched in June 2013 was very different from the initial idea we began with and like any project, it went through a series of stages and changes before we released the public version. I won’t say, the “final product” since a web application is really never finished or perfected. It is continually evolving and growing according to the demands of its users and its market environment. In…