Flow-e

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

#3 Product of the DayOctober 19, 2017

Flow-e treats your emails as tasks without leaving your Gmail/Office365 inbox. Flow-e is just a visualization of your inbox; we don't store your data. The best part? Whatever you change in Flow-e, changes in your email too.

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https://flow-e.com/producthunt

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Clean UI, easy setup, super helpful if you use your inbox as a to-do list already

    Cons: 

    Needs better differentiation between read & unread messages, Needs multi account support, asks to confirm every time I delete an email

    Excited to see where they take this. Until they have an iOS/Android app (so that I can drop the Gmail app), they're missing the ability to mark emails as unread.

    Casey Fulgenzi has used this product for one day.
  • Chaston GordonCEO, Result Reach LLC
    Pros: 

    Fantastic interface, easy setup, intuitive. Flow-e is my new go-to tool for communication, tasks, time management & organization in general!

    Cons: 

    Wish there was a free plan. The option for a free account by spreading the word is a great alternative because I'm telling everyone anyway!!

    Email has become a second-tier medium for me because of the time it demands to sort, organize, respond, etc. I spend SO MUCH time cutting and pasting and even retyping info from email to various task lists etc. and it drives me crazy. I'm always behind on my emails and from time to time, I even miss opportunities due to the disorganization of my inbox and processes. As I use Flow-e, I'm amazed by the time savings and more importantly, I actually look forward to looking at my inbox! Beside the fact that it happens to be way more visually appealing now, I don't have clutter and confusion anymore - it's now the opposite, clean, organized, quick and gorgeous. GET THIS SOLUTION!!!!

    Chaston Gordon has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Yousif Aldujaili@seffa121 · Growth @ Dribble | Angel investor
Used the free trial of this - was super helpful. Got me to inbox 0 pretty quick. Definitely easier as a Trello user, felt like Trello for emails.
Mila Chervenkova💪Maker@milachervenkova · Test More Than I Consume 🔥🔥🔥
@seffa121 Thank you, Yousif!
Karim Maassen@karimmaassen · Founder / CEO nwzer.com
Impressive. Good idea, good execution. Also: cat.
Dimitar KaraivanovMaker@dimitarkaraivan
@karimmaassen Thanks Karim, great feedback! Let us know if you have any ideas for future enhancements, we'd be happy to hear!
Arleys Resco@fearlex · Sr. Software Engineer at Fearlex Group
I can't tell you how happy i'm to have found a tool like this !! I normally reach Inbox Zero every day, i have no problem with that as i developed my own workflow inside gmail where i get everything pretty organized and up to date. But, i keep in my inbox all the task/projects which are still either pending or in my backlog, i even created 2 gmail labels TODO and PENDING, so i could visually see where is the email in the "handling it" process. I tried doing this with Trello, but i had to recreate the emails as cards, or use the Trello for Gmail extension that you can create a card directly from Gmail which is a pain. All this talk is to show you the struggle i faced with having email as my main channel of organization and discussion center without a proper reliable way of using my own inbox to organize my daily work life. Flow-e comes as a nice surprise and pretty much everything i need, can't thank you enough for building a tool like this, and pricing is perfectly fair. I will keep using the trial, but count me as one of Flow-e paid customers. Thank you guys, good luck !!
Dimitar KaraivanovMaker@dimitarkaraivan
@fearlex Wow thanks so much for the feedback, mate. We really appreciate your support! We're just starting! I can promise a lot of cool stuff coming out soon ;)
Anton Kharboush@kharboush · Product Designer
@fearlex That's a really awesome comment, Arleys! It's good to know you appreciate the product so much.
Arleys Resco@fearlex · Sr. Software Engineer at Fearlex Group
@dimitarkaraivan @kharboush My pleasure!, Kudos for an amazing tool. Now, it would just be a complete heaven if it can be integrated into Station (https://getstation.com/ - https://www.producthunt.com/post...)
Dimitar KaraivanovMaker@dimitarkaraivan
@kharboush @fearlex Great idea! We'll definitely explore it as soon as this campaign is over :)
Semira Amiralai@semiraamiralai · Recruiter & Writer
@fearlex I did the same with Gmail; created a workflow process with separate labels & frustrated myself further due to the clutter. Still on the “hunt” & will explore this tool :)
Mila Chervenkova💪Maker@milachervenkova · Test More Than I Consume 🔥🔥🔥
Hi guys! Mila on behalf of the FLOW-e team here. I was hoping to get some feedback on this new tool we’ve been working on at Kanbanize HQ called FLOW-e. FLOW-e’s mission is to hack the traditional inbox format in order to make sure that people overwhelmed by hundreds of incoming emails a day don’t.... drown in them. With the know-how we have from building Kanbanize, a Lean tool for visual project management, we are developing a standalone web app for visual email workflow that makes conversations actionable. Inbox + To Do, with all the tried and tested tricks we’ve learned from email superusers built right in. Recently, we’ve been thinking about the role of email in our day-to-day. Most of the people around us consider their inbox to be a main channel for tasks, professional conversations and setting up meetings. Everyone we’ve talked to so far has also spent loads of time constructing a unique and meticulous system of structuring their inbox to make it work for them, but it’s a square peg, round hole scenario. The traditional list format inbox just won’t bend to modern needs. We wanted to give you the option to get the visual inbox of your dreams without the hassle of having to build it on your own, the frustration of an old-fashioned format and the desperate search for add-ons and skins that might make it more organized. FLOW-e is a web app that transforms any Gmail or Office 365 inbox into a visual email workflow. We make it possible to map emails as tasks in a workflow, add events to a timeline in the same view, assign tasks to your team by forwarding, tag To Dos for yourself right onto an email conversation and much more….So, what has your inbox been missing? Looking forward to hearing from you all! Ask us anything!
Scott Williams@scottwwilliams · President, Emisare, Inc.
@milachervenkova I've messed around w/ Sortd (https://www.sortd.com) on several occasions but there were issues that have kept me from using it full-time. How is Flow-e different?
Mila Chervenkova💪Maker@milachervenkova · Test More Than I Consume 🔥🔥🔥
@scottwwilliams Hi, Scot, I know what you are talking about. I had the same experience with many tools, which tended to be only "inbox maintaining" tools. With Flow-e we are trying to 'relief the pain' while all the busy people are trying to achieve the so-called "inbox zero" dream. (for me, receiving 50+ emails per day was a painful email management activity that I used to skip, but things have changed since we have our Flow-e) Differences between Sortd and Flow-e: 1. Flow-e works with both Gmail and Outlook, while Sortd works with Gmail only. 2. We integrate your calendar as a timeline where you can easily create meetings. 3. With Flow-e you can delegate/assign cards to others and get notified when they complete the task. 4. We are backed up by a big company that specializes in Kanban software (Kanbanize) which guarantees that we won't disappear due to the lack of funding. Differences with Trello: - We live inside your email, there is no need to use an external task management system and calendar. Hope this makes sense. But I guess you should try Flow-e for at least 2 weeks and see if it fits your needs (I am pretty sure that it will).
Scott Williams@scottwwilliams · President, Emisare, Inc.
@milachervenkova - Thanks for the quick reply. You've laid it out very nicely and I plan to give it a try.
Mila Chervenkova💪Maker@milachervenkova · Test More Than I Consume 🔥🔥🔥
@scottwwilliams You are most welcome!
João de Almeida@jalmeida · Software Engineer
@milachervenkova I sent a reply to the 'free version' mail and got an automated answer instead. It talks about your meta tags @ linked in and why I didn't share. You might want to take a look.
Susanne Anders@skankinpenguin · musicologist
Oh wow! Looks pretty awesome. Any chance to get Flow-e to Mac Mail – preferably as an add-on? I would love to use it. 💙
Yordana DekovaMaker@dani_d · Geeks team lead @ FLOW-e
@skankinpenguin Thanks Susanne! Flow-e is only web-based for now but we are just starting. Stay tuned! ;)
Susanne Anders@skankinpenguin · musicologist
@dani_d I definitely will! For now I'm going to give it a go on my university account which is google based. ;)