Flowstate - Write and do not stop!

In distraction free writing I told about distraction in general and introduced you to distraction free writing. Today I’ll show you a tool for the later. A special one as it forces you to write or you will lose your work.

The tool is called Flowstate and is available for Mac and iOS.


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.

It is a minimalist application for writing. It tunes out any visual distraction on the screen and also enforces one rigid law: Write or lose your work.

Yes, you read right. If you stop typing, your text will vanish slowly until it is gone. And you can not revive it! Write or die :-)

You set the time or your writing session, can choose a font and start right away with writing. When the time is over your text is save. If you stopped writing for too long, your work is gone. Forever.

If you get easily distracted, I’d recommend to try it out and see if it can help you. Start with short timers, though.