We want to make working together better, and an important part of that is making work more visible. When teams use Flow to plan their projects and follow tasks through to completion, it all happens in a place where everyone on the team can see it.
We try to improve Flow a little bit every day. It’s not always easy, and it’s not always obvious to customers. After all, ‘better’ usually means small performance improvements that only the most scrutinizing users notice. And if we’re not busy ensuring Flow-as-you-know-it is perfect, we’re working on a huge new feature that the general public won’t lay eyes on for months.
A Field Guide to Using Workspaces to Keep Teams Organized
By Mark on April 6, 2015
Good news! The number of workspaces you can create in Flow is now 100% unlimited. This gives you an ideal way to keep different types of work separate or private.
But before we get into the goods, many of you may be thinking, “Why would I need more than one workspace?,” or perhaps, “What is a workspace? I have never used a workspace before. Teach me, please.” Gladly.
And we often hear those two questions from our customers: under the old guard of limited workspaces, most teams were using just...
We know that Flow won’t always be the be-all and end-all for most customers. After all, a time might come when you’re having a meeting that includes people not familiar with your comprehensively organized account, and in those trying times, you might need to rely on a good ol’ fashioned list of tasks presented in an easy, consumable format.
Flow has always been great at helping you track the status of the tasks your team is working on by giving you a view of what has happened on each task, from start to finish. As projects grow to include more and more tasks, though, it can be hard to get sense of what’s going on in the project as a whole.
Today, we’re excited to introduce a beautiful new way to see the big picture in your projects, called Kanban Boards. It gives you the power to visualize any project and stay on top of each task in your workflow, so you can spend less time managing work—and more time doing it.
The best way to get a feel for Kanban Boards is to see one in action, so we put together a 60-second video to show you just that:
A Slight Adjustment to Flow That Doesn’t Really Change How You’ll Use It
By Mark on January 16, 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...
We’re taking a full week off this December to celebrate the holidays. It’s a little more than what most teams take. Having this extra time made me wonder how I can make the most of it. I’m only half joking when I say I want to optimize my bliss.
Last year, some Flow users demonstrated some very interesting (and anti-holiday) tendencies: between December 27th and Sunday January 5th there was an unusual spike in completed tasks per person in Flow. This means a small group of people were sneaking...
As I’m sure many of you do, we use Google Drive here at Flow to manage and share documents and spreadsheets that we work on together. Google’s collaborative editing is best in class, and we often use Docs and Spreadsheets for “living” documents that expand and change over time, as well as in situations where inline commenting comes in handy, like in drafting our blog posts.
Before today, the only way to share something from Google Drive in Flow was to paste the link into a comment—that worked...
A couple of months back, everyone on the Flow team got together in the same room for the first time in our history. While we’re normally happy to distribute our team, we wanted everyone to get together and talk about the future of Flow. Needless to say, it was a big discussion that resulted in plenty of big ideas.
The most glaring challenge was carrying that momentum forward. We were quick to get the ideas on paper - ahem, in Flow - and spent the next couple months up ‘til now shipping features...
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