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…

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…

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…