Release Date: February 09, 2016
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
More information: https://twitter.com/flowstateapp
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/flowstate/id1051600144?mt=12
Self-ascribed as The ‘most dangerous’ writing app, Flowstate could force young people to pay attention by deleting everything if you stop typing! We are as cautious as we are sceptical, but I have read dozens of reviews by serious authors who claim it cured them of writer's block, increased their words per minute, and added a freshness and fluidity that had been lacking in their work. Furthermore many were surprised that once they got over the initial frustration and challenge with the built-in rules, they found the process of writing with Flowstate to be invigorating and fun!
Just be warned, don't write your term papers on here!
Flowstate also features a sleek, minimalist theme in the vein of other "distraction-free" editors.'
HUFFINGTON POST: “An unparalleled writing experience”
GQ: “One of the most powerful mechanisms to spur the imagination”
THE VERGE: “Among the cleanest and best designed note-taking apps I've ever used on iOS”
DIGITAL TRENDS: “May force you into producing the best writing of your life”
MASHABLE: “Kept my nose to the grindstone better than any cup of coffee ever could”
VOX: “For the first time in my life, my fingers moved continuously across the keyboard for 15 minutes”
BOSTON GLOBE: “Forces you into ‘the zone’ and keeps you there”
JUDD APATOW: “Thanks!!!”
○ “A godsend”
○ “Your best friend”
○ "Your worst nightmare"
○ “Like a drug”
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The world is a hive of distractions, multi-tasking, and cultural ADD. Many sit down to write and watch hours vanish with nothing to show but a trail of browser tabs. Flowstate is a response to the amphetaminic digital age. It frees the writer to turn on, tune in, and open up.
HOW IT WORKS
Choose how long you want to write (5, 15, 30 min), then enter a flow session. If you exit early, or stop typing for longer than five seconds, all progress is lost. The only way to save your work is by writing until the timer ends.
Flowstate is guided by a simple philosophy: flow, then react.
What does it feel like to write with pure momentum? What comes out when you hurtle deeper and deeper without pausing to tweak or edit?
For those willing to set aside their preconceptions of how to write, they may find a companion in Flowstate: a single law that silences the analytical brain and amplifies a voice of candor.
What you have to offer is you. The way out is through.
Your documents are synced across all devices
Exclusive to OS X and iOS
Built by Overman
What's New in Version 1.06:
Title bug fixed.