GridIron Flow (Finally!) Ships

Followers of this site may recall a recent Martini Hour in which Colleen and I interview Karen Gauthier, product manager of a promising new application called GridIron Flow. Karen and I go way back to her days with Adobe, and as she’s fond of reminding me, I talked her into joining GridIron. So it is with some pride I announce that Flow begins shipping today. (Coincidentally, Flow ships within a few days of the anniversary of dekeOnline, a project that Karen talked me into. So we’re even, ha!)

Flow has been in development for the better part of the last two years, and it looks to me like time well spent. In fact, I regard Flow as essential software for any creative professional. For complete info, check out the Martini Hour episode (it’s fairly entertaining, actually) or this ancient blog post.

The software is normally $299. But you can get Flow for just $199 at That’s $100 off, but only until July 3 at midnight Pacific. (If you start hearing fireworks here in the U.S., it’s over.) After that, will get you $50 off. Either way, it’s a great deal. Though, obviously, this week is better than next.

And if you’re in the mood for a blockbuster summer movie-style trailer, check out this ultra-wide-screen (942 x 305-pixel) 9MB QuickTime movie. (Yes, it’s a trailer for a piece of software. Clearly, these are the end times grin No, I’m serious. grin

And definitely let me know what you think. I haven’t been this bullish about a new piece of graphics and design software in . . . well, gosh, it’s been a while.

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  • from chaos to bravos

    Great stuff. And it didn’t came out of Adobe’s garage - can you believe it?! This should be integrated in Bridge.

  • Flow Rocks

    I agree completely. There’s a lot to be bullish about, even for a laid back sophisticate such as your good self.

    In the roughly 8 months of beta testing Flow evolved from a brilliant idea to a phenomenal realization. The development team was amazing in the way they accepted and responded to some really challenging feature requests. In a couple of cases they made serious architectural changes to accommodate needed features, which must have been a real midnight-oil burner.

    Adobe’s excited about Flow, too. John Nack and several other folks there worked on getting Flow integrated with the CS4 apps via Flash panels, according to his blog.

    Flow’s changed the way I work, and I think it will change the whole industry over the next few years.

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