Flow-e 2.0 - Product Stars
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Flow-e 2.0

Turn your Gmail & Outlook into Trello-like task lists 💌

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Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
Hello everyone, Mila from Flow-e here! 6 months ago we cooked our first MVP (https:///flow-e.com), and over the course of 6 months, our product recipe has improved drastically! Today Flow-e is a well-baked product. Our new design is clean and soft like a marshmallow, and our power-ups (features) are like free-range eggs from the finest bio-farm in Bulgaria. 🚀🚀 Luckily, today, Flow-e is FREE. 🚀🚀 Flow-e deals with the chaos in your email inbox. Let’s see what’s new and explain how the coolest email productivity app with the sickest workflow works: 1) Email + Task Management Flow-e takes you to Inbox zero and beyond by turning your Gmail or Outlook mailbox into a visual task board. Personal tasks and emails are now managed from your mailbox in a visual workflow, customized for your process. 2) Visualize your calendar Your daily schedule is visualized in a timeline. Setting up meetings and reminders without leaving your mailbox is a click away. 3) Track your delegated tasks Delegate work to your team without leaving your inbox and without sacrificing accountability. 4) Never forget an important email Stay on top of what's current with due date reminders. Focus on your work, Flow-e's got your cues covered! And what’s new in this version? » First and Foremost: WE ARE FREE! Yay! » New design and improved usability » Add notes, to-dos, and due dates to emails » New functional timeline view of your calendar, AM/PM timeline » Setup automatic BCC » Assign and track emails to your Flow-e contacts » Add multiple email accounts from Gmail and Office365 » Schedule an event from email, add notes, create recurring events » File drag & drop in the email compose » Add background color/picture to your board » Super cool signature generator » Shortcuts/hotkeys » Workflow in a compact view » Send standalone card as an email, copy your existing tasks Team Flow-e is here all day to answer your questions, so if you have any recommendations and feedback to share, or to just ask “What’s the difference between Flow-e and Product X,” you are more than welcome to do so! Thank you! Mila and the Flow-e Team
Howard Keziah
@milachervenkova I’m always hesitant to allow free software to become an important part of my workflow. You can’t provide a free service forever, so what’s your plan for monetizing?
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@howard_keziah Hey Howard, we do have a paid subscription - it is $5/month/user and the different is that you can add more that 2 email accounts and you can use our Delegate feature.
Dima Moroz
The team has been absolutely amazing in these last 6 months in addressing all the feedback they received at the MVP launch. There is nothing better than hearing back from the team with news on the features you’ve suggested. What’s even better is seeing a new realease message with half of my bucket list in there ;) I’ve stopped using any other clients for my emails. Now there is also a mobile-friendly web version too. i guess a mobile app is my last wish on the bucket list. Great job!
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@dimakanbanize Thanks, Dima, much appreciated! Mobile is surely coming up further down the line!
Jitesh Dugar
Exciting times for the email market! Just when the world is starting to get bored of the regular mailboxes, there are products that help us make emails better. Slack is such a saviour at reducing email clutter and then there is this that does not let us miss important emails. Amazing stuff. Thank you for making this. Kudos!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@jitesh_dugar Thank you Jitesh! Yes, let's make email great again!
Dean Wendt Voiceover
Excellent visual email system. Highly recommend to organize your priorities in email. Only wish it updated in real time.
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@deanwendt Dean, this is one of the things we will prioritize in the coming months. Thanks for the support!
Dre Durr💡
The UI is very sexy. Definitely something that I will try out for awhile. What is in your stack? Why did you build it? dope 🚬
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@dredurr Hey Deandre, thanks for the comment. Yep, the UI is really nice, our team worked super hard to get it to where it is. The stack is dotnet core with our own open source CSS framework that you can check here: https://kanbanize.github.io/eve/ We built Flow-e, because each email is a task and we just thought we should treat it as such. Besides, having tasks and calendar all in one place is super handy and addicting :)
Ben Potter
Looks amazing! I've got to try it out :)
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@bpmct Thanks Ben, I must tell you I'm addicted to Flow-e. Be careful! :)
Ben Potter
@dimitarkaraivan It completely changes the way emails are managed! How are spammy/newsletter emails handled? For a while, I would always subscribe to newsletters in order to get as much value as possible, but now it floods my emails. I'm unsubscribing now but some I do enjoy. Does Flow-E have a way to sort these from genuine emails?
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@bpmct Hi Ben, yes. You can filter what comes into your email inbox feed. So you have to click on your Profile picture -> Settings -> Labels (assuming that you are a Gmail user?) Uncheck all the labels and folders you don't want to see in your email inbox feed. :)
Dima Moroz
@bpmct @milachervenkova another option is using columns for different kind of content. Simply mark emails you don't want to see now as "Done" and move other emails into "Reading List" column or something like that. What I've noticed, the morning ritual of briefing through emails, marking some done and moving others into different columns helped me notice which ones are consistently dismissed. Then I just unsubscribe from those.
Ben Potter
@milachervenkova @dimakanbanize Ah awesome! Thanks :)
Braunson Yager
I just signed up and it seems broken. After authorizing Flow-e for my Gmail account it takes me back to Flow-e's todo dashboard but it's empty and says "loading" -- When opening the console the call to https://api.flow-e.com/users/me/settings returns a 401. :(
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle we're on it, sorry for the trouble.
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle Can you try again? Seems to be working on our end, but tried a different config.
Braunson Yager
@dimitarkaraivan Same issue
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle Is this a gmail account? Is there anything special (shared account, behind firewall, etc.)?
Braunson Yager
@dimitarkaraivan Yes a Gmail account, nothing special, I've even tried a different connection on a different computer.
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle strage... we'll try to figure out what's going on. Thanks for your patience.
Braunson Yager
@dimitarkaraivan I tried on another computer and when logging in I get "504 Gateway Time-out"
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle Please wait like 30 minutes and try again. Not sure what's going on because I just tried getting into a new account and everything worked like charm. Sorry for the trouble!
Braunson Yager
@dimitarkaraivan Just tried again, same issues.. here's a screenshot of what's failing in the dev console (if that helps) https://goo.gl/87W6rK Hold up -- Update: I was able to login but via an incognito window. How can I "logout" (It always redirects me to the Trello like page every time) of the regular window for Flow-e when there's no cookies set?
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@braunshizzle Thanks Braunson, we'll investigate further. If you won't mind, drop a mail to info (@) flow-e.com so that we can followup with you?
Stepan Velichko
@dimitarkaraivan have the same problem. Gmail (suite) account, chrome. I'll write on your email too.
Ayush Chandra
Great job !! 😊 Will check it out !! Is it available on the marketplace
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@ayush_chandra Thank you! Flow-e is available and you can use it as a web application. You only need to login with your existing Outlook/Gmail account.
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@ayush_chandra thanks Ayush :)
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@ayush_chandra we don't yet have a mobile app, but we are planning to do this in the future!
James Dory
I am trying out this web based application. I went to also save it via the Index App as a bookmark. I used Google to sing up. When I tried to access it via the Index App, it is not allowing me to do so giving the message Error: disallowed_useragent. Can you provide some help with using your application via a bookmarking application?
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@haitianwatcher hi James, could you please make sure that your bookmarked URL has just https://flow-e.com/ as a URL? Maybe you bookmarked some of the initial URL parameters that are not valid after the initial signup process? Thanks for the support!
James Dory
I tried it as you suggested but got the same results. It is possible to create a third log in option such as email and password for example?
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@haitianwatcher The app only works with Gmail / Outlook 365 APIs, so we can't use email/password credentials. It wouldn't be secure either... Would you mind sharing the URL at info(@)flow-e.com (without the brackets) so that we investigate further? Thanks!
Jason Safaiyeh
Love the design. I would love to use this just as an email client. Hiding the TODO view would be cool. Then calendar on the bottom is great.
Dimitar Karaivanov
Maker
@safaiyeh Hey Jason, thanks for the comment. If you go to the powerups panel (button is in the upper right corner) you can switch off the todos if you don't need them. Feel free to send us your feedback as you gain more experience with the tool :)
Jason Safaiyeh
@dimitarkaraivan Perfect! Thanks. Will be using it through out the day.
Scott Bowler
Who made your demo video? Would love to hire them to do one for us!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@scotty_bowler Hi Scott, we will take this as a compliment! :))) :D
Scott Bowler
@milachervenkova you should!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@scotty_bowler Thanks, being serious, the video is made by our very talented designer - @khatib (but pls, don't steal him from us:) )
Michael G
This is an incredibly useful, and interesting product that I’m definitely going to be using!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@mgvdev Thank you Michael! Send us a message if you need any tip :)))
Scott Bowler
Doesn't seem to be working with my Office email :(
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@scotty_bowler Hey Scott, we are checking this.
Samuel
Very easy and straightforward to use, and eye-pleasing. Minor issue at the moment, it doesn't show all my contacts when typing a contact in an email (about 5700 in my Gmail address book). Anyway, congrats !!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@degrems Hi Samuel, thank you for leaving your feedback! Wow 5700 contacts, we never thought that there could be such a contact-like-machine like you! :) Let me discuss it with the dev team and see if we can pull more contacts than what we thought would be enough! Cheers, Mila
Samuel
@milachervenkova thanks Mila. 5700 on a business gmail account should'nt be unheard off, I'm afraid !
Samuel
suggestion : would like to have a stronger contrast between read / unread messages, to help w/ faster email processing. A darker shade of blue for unread, or even black, would suit me.
shimomuu
I love the way of showing 'timeline' ;) But I use Inbox by Gmail on my iPhone, and I cannot reflect the operation each other: done(read), not read(Inbox) etc, maybe?
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@shimomuu Hey, Flow-e is build with the Kanban method in mind. Here is how you can take advantage of Flow-e, creating your own personal Kanban board - https://flow-e.com/personal-kanban/
shimomuu
@milachervenkova thanks, so baed on that should I create my own one? Ok :)
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@shimomuu Yes, here are 6 example Kanban boards - https://flow-e.com/personal-kanban/examples/
shimomuu
@milachervenkova thanks for the helpful link :) Btw, I found that there might be a timelag to see my emails on different way(1. flow-e, 2. Gmail) that is the reason why I thought it didnt reflect on the operation on Gmail.
shimomuu
@milachervenkova Sorry, I just checked that again. And there is no timelag, thanks for your quickly update ;)
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@shimomuu Sure, no problem! May the Flow be with you ;)
Vaibhav Mehta
Flow-e is a godsent for the dying inbox. Thank you so much for making this incredible product. :)
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@vaibhav_mehta We got your back! :) Thank you Vaibhav!
Muamer Avdic
Great product. Our team is currently using it so I will keep you updated as time goes on.
Malian
It is amazing! This product has really won me over. @milachervenkova Can I join files to a task card? For example, when I need to send an invoice or read a contract, it could be great to add this file to the task card? In Inbox from Google, I like the ability to postpone a mail at a specific day. I use this to clean my inbox and to remember me something important at the right time. As an example, I receive a mail from my dentist to do the annual checkup. I want to receive the same mail, 3 months later. I don't like the idea to put it in an "Follow-up" column. Is something like that planned? Anyway, the team has been doing an amazing job!
Mila Chervenkova💪
Maker
@malianderon Hi Malian, thank you for reaching out. So attaching files to standalone cards is a feature coming soon. Regarding the Snooze email option. This is tricky because behind Flow-e is the Kanban/GTD/Inbox Zero productivity methods, where you are urged to act on each email/task. For example, in your case, the place for your dentist annual checkup is not even in the email inbox, it should be put on your event calendar. :) In Flow-e, from that email, you can create an event, and you will be reminded when the time comes. Fun fact: I like going to the dentist. :)
Malian
@milachervenkova Thank you for the answer. Good luck for the future of Flow-e! I will stay tuned.
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