So while things like this can have some benefit, no productivity tool can come close to touching the things that have really helped me: therapy, meditation, psychedelics, self-compassion, medication, and some books that helped me see “productivity” through a new lens and recognize the pathological relationship with myself that it was keeping me trapped in.
Books I recommend:
1. Four Thousand Weeks by Burkeman
2. Self Compassion by Neff
3. The Now Habit by Fiore
If you can only read one, read 4000 Weeks. Game changer.
I worry that overanalyzing productivity will innevitably lead people to forget the 1 rule of "do less".
- all your data will be downloadable in an easy-to-parse format in case we go bust, suddenly switch to an extortionate pricing model, or submit to the general enshittening and destroy a once-great UX after a year in the name of innovation
Modern Saas offerings just give me so much insecurity: if your app is good now, will it still be good in a year or will you change it beyond recognition?
Also the name is confusing, Flout is kind of the opposite of Focus Work.
Too much of a commitment to add this to my routine to find out you’re charging $50/mo and require an annual plan or something.
How is it with privacy, PII, and sensitive data? Is all processing done locally, or is data uploaded into the cloud?
When I click "Download macOS App" it downloads an .exe file.
I assume you use this yourself. When you have to do computer work outside of Flout, does it bother you that it’s not tracked? Manually adding data in a way that isn’t annoying and doesn’t feel like cheating is challenging; I remember old companies like RescueTime agonizing over it.
What software did you use for voice and to create this videos.
I am trying this. Thanks