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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Flow Radio #3: Fingers in Every Pie

By Jeremy on October 16, 2014

As you read this, Episode 3 of our podcast should be finding its way to your device and, hopefully, to your heart.

This week, Tim and Jesse tell us how to use Tinder to judge strangers from the safety of our homes, and we learn how to spice up Halloween with a free fedora and a 2-6 of Smirnoff Ice! Join us as we become total human garbage on Episode 3 of Flow Radio.

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Also, as a visual aid, here’s a picture as Ian dressed up as Khal (Karl) Drogo...

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Flow Radio #2: Jake Swag™

By Jeremy on October 9, 2014

Less than 48 hours after releasing our first show, Episode 2 is out the door.

This week, we shuffled our lineup to include Jake, Flow’s vagabond lead developer, and Rose, our small-dog aficionado and talented front-end developer. Ian, Kim, Rose, and Jake tackle pushing the envelope with JavaScript, emoji-based office drama and the untapped potential of Ello. They also battle some sub-par audio, which was unwelcome, unexpected, and will hopefully be unrepeated. Have a listen:

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Flow Radio - Episode 1

By Jeremy on October 7, 2014

We're trying something new. To help you get to know the team behind Flow a bit better, we're starting a podcast.

It's relaxed, conversational, and not-too-serious. We loosely follow topics such as technology news, office culture, and what's going on with the team and its members.

In this first episode, Ian, Kim, and I dicuss office botany, Flow, and Apple news. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts.

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This is our first episode...

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