Flipd Blog

It’s about balance. Block distractions, stay focused.

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Flipd: Why You Have To Get Our Latest Android Update
In a busy world that seems to never turn off — from email burnout, to social media overload, to Pokemon Go mania — productivity is at the heart of the conversation. Are we really getting more done by multi-tasking? Or is technology a big part of the reason why we’re not?
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Dealing With Personal Distractions
There is no news like bad news. Turn on the TV, the Internet, or the radio and what comes out is how bad everything is at the moment. The main concern many people have is their future. If we pay too much attention to this and not enough to our own personal growth then you can very quickly find yourself in despair and not living life to your full potential.
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Digital Mindfulness Podcast
“Our problem isn’t information overload, it’s filter failure.” – Professor Clay Shirky This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Lawrence Ampofo, founder of the Digital Mindfulness firm, and a recognised thought leader in this space.  In this episode, I take listeners through our team's story 
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Why You Should Form Hobbies Over Habits
Four or so years ago, I was enticed to join a Crossfit gym. Before then, I’d had no habit of working out. While I’d played sports growing up and could comfortably run 3 miles and knew how to do a proper push-up, I’d never really spent time learning about exercising or trying 
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Why You Should Start Single-tasking If You Want To Get Ahead
I usually wake up to my phone’s alarm clock, scroll through the morning headlines, get ready for work listening to Spotify, read emails on the way to the office, and send a WhatsApp message to my mom. Sometimes I tweet something as I peruse Medium, prepare spreadsheets, 
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Thinking Of A Digital Detox This Summer? Try These Instead.
There’s a problem with the word digital detox. Much like a fad diet or week-long juicing cleanse, it implies that we should take a short break from technology in order to improve our relationship with it —like that’s all we need. As we’ve seen from the rise of digital detox camps and luxurious low-tech resort getaways, it often means 
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Your Phone Is The Reason For These Bad Habits (that You Probably Have)
Last year I lost my phone on a trip to China. I’d lost it before I’d even gotten off the plane actually, and I spent two weeks exploring the country without it. I enjoyed the concept of phone-free living so much that I didn’t bother getting a new one when I got home.
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What's The WiFi Password?
A couple was seated in my section late one Wednesday night. After giving them a moment to get comfortable I went over to perform my spiel — the Welcome, the How are you doing this evening, and the drink specials — much as I do for every other table every other night. But 
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How We Built Flipd For IOS When No One Thought We Could
“I want you to come back in a few months because I really think you’re going to have a tough time building this on Apple.” We knew that we were going to face this kind of scrutiny. We had successfully launched Flipd for Android and we knew it wouldn’t be as easy a task on Apple’s closed platform.