Time Tracking with Harvest

By Mark on November 25, 2014

Harvest logo

Lately, lots of you have been asking whether or not we plan to add time tracking to Flow. It’s an excellent idea, since many people already use Flow to manage client work.

Here’s the thing: someone else is already doing time tracking unbelievably well, and their service is tailor-made to integrate beautifully into other apps (not to mention that they also offer invoicing, advanced reporting, and plenty more).

That’s why we’re proud to announce that Flow now integrates with Harvest, the best...

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Mention and Attach in Android Comments

By Derek on November 21, 2014

Leaving a quick comment helps you communicate with your team. Getting specific by mentioning someone or attaching an image helps you get your point across. We're pleased to announce that you can now do both while on the go with Flow™ in the Flow Android app.

Cleaner Comments

We’ve built a new comment form! It’s cleaner, easier to use, and more functional than before. When you open it, the blue Action Bar disappears and the form controls expand so that you can focus on your writing, with less...

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Flow Radio #6: Secret Identities

By Jeremy on November 20, 2014

You asked, and we delivered: this episode is packed to the gills with super boring video games and inside stories of life at Microsoft.

But seriously: Sean joins us today to talk about his past life at Microsoft, and his transformation into a Mac-using, project-managing Head of Ops at MetaLab. Also, Jeremy reveals how he and his friends have raised almost two million dollars for sick kids by driving a virtual bus.

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Smart Links

By Cyrus on November 17, 2014

When discussing a task, sometimes it helps to make a reference. You might want to mention a task you’re waiting on, a project that’s in the works, a change that’s being made, or a relevant discussion.

You can do this in a Flow comment by pasting in the URL of what you’re referencing.

What you might not know is that for certain types of links, we’ll clean up that messy http-colon-slash-slash business, and turn it into something readable.

  • Flow tasks get renamed as their title. This also...
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Why We Encourage Remote Work

By Cyrus on November 13, 2014

We had to listen to our own observation:

35% less work gets done on Friday than on Monday.

We had seen it while digging through the aggregated productivity data for all the teams that use Flow. It’s standard for teams to get less done on Friday.

But is there anything we can do about it?

We wanted to try answering this, so we thought about how we might shake up Fridays. Laying down rules, targets, or structure were off the table–that’s just not how we work. Instead, we wanted to try something...

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Flow Radio #5: Name Game

By Jeremy on November 7, 2014

This week, Cyrus joins us to chat about marketing—but not before revealing that we’ve been mispronouncing his name for months. Also: we discuss what we’ve been watching to curb our seasonal affective disorder, and how the Canadian media does things right.

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Got a question for us? Want to hear our thoughts on something? Leave a comment below and we might talk about it in a future episode.

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A Smarter Autocomplete

By Rose on November 5, 2014

As of right now, assigning and mentioning in Flow is a whole lot smoother and easier.

A Smarter Autocomplete

There are lots of people out there named Michael, Jane, and John, and soon, they will be replaced by fleets of Jonahs, Olivias, and Kourtneys. The names will change, but the problem will remain: lots of people with the same name, leaving you with lots of irrelevant autocomplete results when you’re assigning tasks.

Now the people to whom you most frequently assign tasks will trump everyone and appear at the...

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Bench: How We Stay Productive as a Team

By Cyrus on October 29, 2014

Two members of the Bench team

From time-to-time, we catch up with our friends over at Bench to talk about what’s going on with our teams. We share what’s been working, what we’ve learned–anything that could help each other out. Today, they’ll share some of these productivity tips with you. This is a guest post by Cameron at Bench.


When your business suddenly enters a period of rapid growth, how do you maintain a high level of productivity across all teams?

This is a challenge we’ve been addressing at Bench. As a scaleable...

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Flow Radio #4: Travel Crush

By Jeremy on October 25, 2014

Have you checked your podcast library yet? The fourth episode of Flow Radio is out and it may already be with you!

In this episode, Ian returns from Europe, scared away by the tales of phantasmal pickpockets. He takes us on a magical journey to the the legendary Touch ID Utopia. It's like the NeverEnding Story, but done in 20 minutes.

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We haven’t had much feedback, and would love to know what you think of our podcast-y experiment. Leave a comment...

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Instantly Assign Tasks to People You Invite

By Jeremy on October 22, 2014

Up to now, when you invited somebody to Flow, you had to wait for them to sign up before you could assign them tasks. This meant that tasks needed to be held somewhere else in the interim, which meant that they would probably be missed and never completed.

This was a big annoyance, and we’ve changed it.

Assigning a task to someone you invited

Now, you can assign tasks to somebody immediately after inviting them. As soon as they sign up, their work will be waiting. This should make getting up and running with Flow a lot easier: create...

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