What is it? πŸ€”

Actuflow is a tool for mindful device usage.(formerly Acture)

Have you ever caught yourself scrolling through social media, with a thought in your mind "Why I'm scrolling it, instead of doing my job"? If yes, then you've faced the problem that we've faced. It's easy to get distracted by social media, news, games in our time. We do not say that these goods are bad. The main challenge today is to know when certain services, tools, apps can help you, and when it is unnecessary temptation.

What is the goal? πŸ’ͺ

Actuflow goal is to prevent unconscious phone pickups, social media usage and news scrolling, when you need to focus or just chill and declutter from the huge digital world. Actuflow app helps you develop the habit of having a definitive and valuable purpose before phone pickup.

Mindful? How? 🀯

The idea behind is simple. The user should always have valuable purpose of device pickup(usage). It can sound weird , but often people don't have a reason to use phone at the moment when they use them. For instance: you are in the queue and it's so boring to just stand, when your work task is not so engaging compared to cute pets from Instagram, even when you are with friends you keep staring at your phone or when you at the vacation you just take photos.

So Actuflow app, introduces Actuflow mode in which your task is to type a reason before phone usage. By having such a task before phone usage you give your brain instruction to review your intention and decide it's importance.

You don’t have to use it on an everyday basis. It's recommended to learn your habits and turn on this mode only when you need it. For example: at work, on the weekend, while having a walk.

Why is it important? 🧐

Sometimes it's easier to scroll Instagram than go deep into work. And it's not sometimes, it's always. Your brain needs dopamine and that's ok πŸ‘Œ . But we often abuse this possibility to quickly go deep to endless feed scrolling. These abuses can lead to changes in your mental health.

Nowadays, smartphones give us big power but with this big power comes great responsibility. So let's use it responsibly.

The project πŸ’‘

Actuflow is a side project. The project concept is finished, we went through the experimental stage and we are ready for further development of a more solid product.

To support project. Become a patron https://www.patreon.com/actuflow. Thanks πŸ™.

Links

  1. ProductHunt
  2. Reddit topics

    1. r/nosurf Android
    2. r/noSurft iOS
    3. r/minimalism

Inspired by

  1. Call Newport https://www.calnewport.com (Digital Minimalism and Deep Work books)
  2. Matt D'avella https://www.youtube.com/user/blackboxfilmcompany
  3. Ryan Holiday https://ryanholiday.net/ (Stillness is the key book)

Baked in Ukraine, Lviv.