Flow is designed to help teams effectively manage their work flow. Users can create tasks that include due dates. Tasks can be added under specific projects for greater organization. File upload features are included as well as the Flow real time comment system that gives all team members a centralize place to discuss projects. The application is web based so users can access their data from anywhere with internet access. iPhone features are also available so users can update tasks and collaborate with their team while on the go. Users can also choose to follow tasks to receive notifications of new comments and updates. Flow provides information in real time so users are always viewing the most recent live comments and activity feed data. The application offers an efficient solution for businesses but also contains enough flexibility to work for personal purposes, such as travel plans, daily chores and more.Show more screenshots »
Flow was created by Meta Labs. The company was founded in 2006 by Andrew Wilkinson. The current Meta Labs team includes CEO Wilkinson, Project Manager Mark Nichols, Creative Director Sara White, Product Director Luke Seeley, Rails Developers Jake Paul and Billy He, Front End Developer Ali Bosworth, Interface Designer William Wilkinson, Software Designer Kyle Van Essen, Office Manager Tim Wilkinson, Creative Assistant Liam Sarsfield, Interface Designer Brandon Velestuk and Lead Develop Jason Webster.
Flow provides a flexible service that can work for many purposes. While some work flow and task management applications are geared specifically to a professional user, Flow gives users versatile tools that can be used to organized personal as well as business related tasks. By simply changing the name of projects, the user can implement Flow as a way to handle all kinds of tasks, whether they are at the office, on the road or at home.
The Flow website utilizes a blue and white color scheme highlighted by hints of vibrant orange. The overall design is very well organized, giving the application a professional appeal. The actual tools are clean, with small avatar icons to go along with user comments. Each feature has a rather basic design that works very well to keep Flow as user friendly as possible, regardless of where the application is being implemented.
A new user can sign up for Flow by clicking the orange and white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the website. A pop up box will appear asking the user to provide a full name, email address and password. The user is given a 14 day free trial period to give Flow a try. The user is given access to all current features during their two week trial.
After the two week free trial period is over, the user is required to begin paying for the service. Accounts are available for approximately $10 each. Users who purchase three or more accounts can receive a 30% discount while those who purchase 10 or more will pay 50% less. Single accounts that are purchased annually cost around $100.
Flow is a helpful tool for teams who want a simple, effective way to collaborate. The price is relatively economical, depending on how many users need accounts. Overall the application provides user with a list of valuable features to help them complete and manage their projects as well as individual tasks.