App of the Week - Flipd

App of the Week - Flipd

If you're a helpless "glued-to-the-phone" type, this app is designed to give you a digital detox. Flipd is the latest productivity tool designed to help ward off those sedentary times of procrastination, while still allowing your phone to function normally.

How does it work? Users start by selecting a pre-determined amount of away from the phone time, hit the "Flip Off" button, and then you're locked out of your phone. You can still access certain contacts during that time if need be, but otherwise you're pretty disconnected, except for a 60-second emergency freedom button in each lock screen (just in case.)

Flipd also has the capability to allow friends and family to lock out other phones. (Parents everywhere rejoice at the thought of a smartphone-free dinnertime.)

If you're the type that needs some uninterrupted work time but don't want others to think you're ignoring them, you can set up Flipd to sent out automated messages to let others know what's going on.

All in all, this free productivity app is sure to help you regain control over your smartphone usage. Thanks, Flipd!

Click here or on the image to learn more about Flipd


Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).