If you follow the Geek Chicago blog, you know we’re writing on tech, apps, and digital marketing all the time. And our talented team loves to write - but sometimes, even for skilled wordsmiths, it can be tough to find that little bit of inspiration it takes to actually get typing.
We’re not alone, right? All of you writers out there know that sometimes, creativity can be hard to grasp. Fortunately, the Flowstate app can help writers truly write, by allowing us all to get over any form of writer’s block we might experience.
How does it do it? According to the app's description:
“Flowstate is a response to the amphetaminic digital age. It frees the writer to turn on, tune in, and open up.”
Basically, Flowstate is all about forcing you to write without inhibitions, second thoughts, or judgment - because the moment you stop writing, you start to lose any progress you may have made.
In this way, the app is significantly different than your typical note-taking or word processing app. But for the right kind of writer, it can be even more helpful and effective.
Here’s how it works. Once you’ve downloaded the app to your Mac, iPad, or iPhone, you’ll be able to choose a font for your text and a timetable for you to enter the promised “flowstate” (users can select windows of 5, 15, or 30 minutes).
If you choose to exit the “flow” early, the text you’ve created fades away. If you stop for longer than five seconds, your work begins to get erased. While this may seem extreme, when you’re tasked with finishing an important piece of writing, distractions from the digital world can quickly take over your writing process. Flowstate’s solution is truly effective, and may just help give you the incentive it takes to keep writing in the moment.
Ready to see if typing with Flowstate will be the right fit for you? Apple users can try out the program for for $9.99
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