‘Lists’ Are Now ‘Projects’: A Slight Adjustment to Flow That Doesn’t Really Change How You’ll Use ItMark NicholsLast Updated: January 15, 2015
We’re making a nice little change to Flow that we think is going to make it better for everyone: we’re changing ‘lists’ to ‘projects’.
Here’s why: first of all, we realized that lists is a confusing term for what is much more commonly known as a project — especially to people who are brand new to Flow. The name ‘list’ came about since what it represented was a group of tasks (i.e. a list of tasks), but at the end of the day, our definition of a list was always a project to anyone else in the world. So, this change will hopefully make Flow a little bit more accessible and recognizable to your future team.
Our thinking is a little bit bigger than that, though. We’re all about getting things done, and helping you wrangle massive projects that feel impossible. Something about the word ‘lists’ has an infinite feel: something neverending, that could have continual additions. A good project, on the other hand, has a firm beginning and end, not to mention the undertones of accountability and purpose — whereas a list is really just a list. This puts a little more emphasis on managers to create projects with a clear end goal — but that’s never a bad thing.
Lastly, this sets the stage for several very nice new features to come, the first of which is right around the corner (hint: it starts with K, and ends with anban). Follow us on Twitter to get the latest info about those features, which will be live on your screens before too long.
Top 7 tips to run effective virtual meetingsDecember 21, 2022
Program manager vs project manager: what makes them different?December 16, 2022
KPI vs OKR: what makes them different?December 13, 2022
Project management calendar: why it’s important for effective project managementDecember 8, 2022
10 project management courses to upgrade your skillsDecember 6, 2022
Slack time in project management: all you need to knowDecember 2, 2022
33 remote work statistics in 2022 that prove that it’s here to stayNovember 29, 2022
Top project management conferences to attend in 2023November 25, 2022
A detailed guide on project management metricsNovember 24, 2022
5 remote work challenges and how to overcome themNovember 23, 2022
What’s Flow?Try it for free
Capture to-dos, notes, files, and dates in seconds. Never forget a detail again.
Organize tasks into projects to visualize your work as a board, list, or timeline.
Calendars & Timelines
See your tasks, teammates tasks, and project timelines on a calendar.
Comments, file sharing, channels, and direct messaging come built into Flow.
Powerful & Flexible
Assign tasks a priority or due time, add sub-tasks, tags, and so much more.
Tired of dull and dreary productivity apps? Flow is simple, beautiful, and delightful.
Start working smarter.
See why over 300,000 teams in more than 140 countries around the world use Flow. Try it free for 30 days. No credit card required.Get Started – It’s Free to Try