I can’t emphasize enough how much potential I believe this application has. It’s simple, but the philosophy behind it is incredibly effective so far. For good reason, we’ve seemed to develop sensors at some point throughout evolution. While I won’t deny the importance (at times) for this egoic sensor, I will argue for the importance in learning to move past it when not only writing, but living in general. This application does just that, it simulates death— the death of ideas, the death of stories, the death of one's identity so to speak. From my experience, it seems when the death of these things are threatened, one is forced to consequently “live” with the unfiltered compassion, intelligence, and charisma that is so often hidden out of fear. When the ego is eliminated from your writing, the absence of it bleeds into your life— and from my use, this elimination seems to promote a more honest, immediate, and fresh experience. I don’t believe this is only for writers, either. I think this is for procrastinator’s in the most general sense who feel paralyzed by fear and consequently disconnected from their day-to-day, moment-to-moment potential. If nothing else, Flowstate has been an important reminder every morning of death, our own impermanence, and the limited amount of time we all have to communicate with honesty, love passionately, and ultimately die empty to each and every moment.
If you’re looking to "die before you die," seriously consider. Flow seems to be a muscle, and this is the best practice I’ve encountered to discover and strengthen it on and off the page.
Also, no technical issues so far with the app itself. Interface is simple and sexy.