April 29, 2018

Liquid | Flow Adds Flow to Your Workflow

Liquid | Flow iconLiquid | Flow icon

Product: Liquid | Flow
App Store Link: Liquid | Flow
In-App Purchase: $4.99

Liquid | Flow is an utility which "makes your text interactive." Okay, that doesn't tell you anything. Let's try to explain this with an example: I am writing about a book by James Michener. And I want to do some research on the author. I highlight the name of the author and invoke Liquid | Flow, by the keyboard command ⌘⇧2.

Liquid | Flow WindowLiquid | Flow Window

The highlighted phrase is passed on to the Liquid | Flow window and now I can do what I want with it.

I want to conduct a Wikipedia search on James Michener, so I press R and a drop-down window from the Reference icon shows me my choices. I press W and my default browser launches with the Wikipedia page on James Michener.

Liquid | Flow ReferenceLiquid | Flow Reference

Saves me the trouble of the usual steps:

  1. Copy the name of the author.
  2. Launch the default browser.
  3. Go to the Wikipedia page.
  4. Paste the name into the Search field on Wikipedia page. Hit Enter.

The new process:

  1. Highlight the authors name.
  2. Hit ⌘⇧2. Press S and then W.

You can click on the Liquid | Flow window with your mouse. Pressing keys on the keyboard is easier.

Liquid | Flow Features

Liquid | Flow lets you conduct searches through the usual search engines:

  • Google
  • Google Images
  • Reverse Image Search
  • Google Maps
  • Google Scholar
  • Amazon
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Spotlight
  • Contacts
  • Email

An in-app upgrade lets you add your own searches.

It lets search the usual reference sites:

  • Wikipedia
  • IMDB
  • Etymonline
  • Google Definition
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • Wordnik

The in-app upgrade lets you add your own reference sites to search.

Liquid | Flow allmusic.comLiquid | Flow allmusic.com

This is search of the AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands web site.

Liquid | Flow does conversions.

You can convert:

  • Currency
  • Temperature
  • Area
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Volume
  • Weight
  • Data
  • Power

Liquid | Flow lets you do translations through the same in-app purchase. It uses Google Translate to translate between different languages and there is a wide selection of languages available.


Liquid | Flow is a great addition to the arsenal of utilities on macOS. You can do most of what Liquid | Flow does through Alfred and its powerpack purchase. But if you don't own Alfred, Liquid | Flow is the most elegant solution I have seen for searches across a whole host of sources.

Liquid | Flow has in-built connection to Author. I am going to cover that product one of these days.

Liquid | Flow is strongly recommended as an useful addition to your workflow.

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