The world is a hive of distractions, multi-tasking, and cultural ADD. Many sit down to write, only to find hours vanish with nothing to show but a trail of browser tabs. Flowstate is a response to the amphetaminic digital age, born out of ancient writing disciplines. It frees the writer to turn on, tune in, and block out.
Throughout history and across continents, philosophers and spiritualists have discussed a state of mind known as the “action of inaction,” or “doing without doing,” that closely resembles what modern psychologists call a “flow state.” It is the phenomenon known to most Westerners as “being in the zone,” felt by painters, musicians, athletes, and writers throughout time.
Flowstate is guided by a simple philosophy: flow, then react. It is the first writing tool to emphasize the distinction between writing and editing. Unlike other writing programs, Flowstate features a sacred space for initial creation, with rigid laws enlisted to unleash a person’s thoughts, feelings and ideas like water.
How It Works: first select how long you want to write, then enter a fullscreen writing session. If you exit early, or stop typing for longer than five seconds, all progress is lost. The only way to secure your work is by continuing to move until the session is complete.
Man’s great fear is that he is more powerful than he can imagine.
The way out is through. Obstruction, not options.
Flowstate is the most dangerous app.
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