Fleep User Story: Õpiveeb

Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that highlights the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.

Tõnis Kusmin, co-founder of Õpiveeb

Tõnis Kusmin, co-founder of Õpiveeb

Tõnis Kusmin is the co-founder of Õpiveeb – an online platform for teachers and students. “Õpiveeb is for teachers who use interactive online materials for teaching,” he shares. “It helps the teacher find great online materials and share them with students.” Their team has been working on it for a year and a half and they just recently opened the platform to 200 teachers, who are beta testing it. Here is the Fleep story of the Õpiveeb team:

How did you find out about Fleep? 

We were looking for a professional alternative to Facebook Messenger. Once we realized the Skype mobile experience is not optimal – especially in how it drains the battery – we decided to try something different. One of our developers recommended trying out Fleep, and here we are! It’s great to have one place for all work-related chats, with no distractions.

“What do I like most about Fleep? The bridge with email. For example, when I’m chatting with my co-founder and I want to include someone who is not in our team, e.g. a mentor, I can just add them to the conversation with their email address.”

“No questions asked – they don’t have to sign up to Fleep to be a part of the conversation,” he explains. “I just add them, and they’re a part of the conversation via email.”

How do you use Fleep? 

Every conversation we have in Fleep has a specific focus or topic. For example, we have several separate conversations about marketing: email marketing, media, remarketing to current users etc. In this way, we have a good overview of what has been discussed about these topics and what’s coming up next. As an executive who needs to have their fingers on the pulse of everything – marketing, finances, product development, client relations and customer satisfaction -  it’s very easy for me to find the information I need quickly.

Who would you recommend Fleep to?

We would recommend it to everyone. Seriously! In fact, as we include people in Fleep conversations via their email, we’ve noticed a lot of these people have also started migrating to Fleep!

Sneak peek of what Õpiveeb looks like on the inside!

Sneak peek of what Õpiveeb looks like on the inside!

Thanks for sharing team Õpiveeb’s Fleep Story, Tõnis! We wish you good luck with testing the platform this autumn. You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter (#fleepstories) and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

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Fleep Conversation History Export is here!


We know you have important conversations in Fleep. This is why we’d like to introduce Fleep Conversation History Export to you.

This is a useful feature if you’d like to have a backup archive of all of your Fleep conversations. The Conversation History includes all your messages from all your conversations. The Conversation History Export does not include the files that have been uploaded in the conversations, but it does include unique links to the files that have been uploaded (note that you have to be logged in to fleep.io on the browser to be able to access the files).

But it’s not just a useful feature, it’s actually simple, quick and really beautiful. (Hats off to Marko and Helmo from our team for this!)

Here’s how you can export your Fleep conversations’ history:

Exporting your Fleep Conversation History

Step 1: Find the Export button under your Account settings.

fleep conversation history

Step 2: Click on “Export”.

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Step 3: Hold on tight and count to three.

The length of the wait depends on how many conversations and messages you have in Fleep. Feel free to navigate away from the Account settings window – Fleep will send you an email notification on your primary email as soon as your conversation history export is ready.

fleep conv history

Step 4: Download the file.

html copyWhen the export has processed, you can download the file from your Account settings. The conversation history is available in two formats – HTML and JSON. Select the link of the preferred file format, and the file download will start automatically.

Step 5: Enjoy.

Open the file and browse your conversation history!

fleep export file

That’s it. Easy as pie. Now you can enjoy the security of knowing you have a backup of all of your Fleep conversations.

What’s next? We’re working on the possibility to export history per conversation. For now, go ahead and try out the general conversation history export!

If you have any further questions or ideas for new feature requests, don’t hesitate to ping us via Fleep Support or via our social channels (TwitterFacebook).

Help Center: How can I export my Fleep conversation history?

How to Create a Great Company Culture When You’re Rarely in the Same Room

How to quickly create team conversations in FleepLet’s talk about company culture. How do you cultivate a great company culture when your team is dispersed – perhaps across a country (like Team Fleep), perhaps across the globe.

But first, here’s a big picture question for you:

Why do people choose to work for your company?

Is it because they love what you’re building together and they want to help it succeed?

Because they have respect and warmth for their team mates and genuinely enjoy working alongside them?

Or, deep down, is it simply because you pay them better than other companies in your field?

Because they’re hoping the experience will help them crack into the field or role that they actually care about?

Companies that have a strong sense of shared culture know why their employees choose to work for them. They know that they hired the people specifically because they share goals, values and personality traits.

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Creating a company culture that everyone on the team buys into makes your team far more unified and productive. It makes it easier to trust people to get on with the job in hand. It reduces staff turnover and helps you to grow.

But for companies whose teams are geographically dispersed or work remotely, the big question is: how do we stay on the same page when we’re not even in the same room?

A decade ago, this would have been a hard one to answer.

International corporations used to spend hundreds of thousands to fly their staff from country to country for meetings, workshops, conferences and team-building sessions designed to crack this very nut.

But these large-scale events and meetings are hugely expensive – and there’s little evidence that they have much of an impact on how teams in different locations collaborate with one another.

Disconnect, hostility and buck-passing between separate teams in different countries is something that you need to tackle in your day-to-day work practices, not in big gestures once a year.

But the exciting thing is that, with the technology we now have at our disposal, you can bridge the gaps – and you can do it with even the most modest of budgets.

Leading a team that shares the same vision is all about regular contact in the present. It means keeping up the conversation, and making sure that everyone is involved, engaged and on track.

It means adopting project management methods that give your team the space to create – to be autonomous, self-motivated and productive.

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In many ways, working remotely makes this easier, not harder.

By taking your business communication online, using app-based systems like Fleep, you send out the message that you trust team members to produce great work… and that they’re ultimately responsible for getting stuff done.

You foster a culture of accountability. Of transparency. Of hard work.

But at the same time, by developing a system that keeps everyone in the loop and is accessible from any device, you’re also saying: Hey, I’ve got your back.

You’re telling employees that they’re not stuck out there on their own. You’re telling them, let us know what’s going on and we’ll tackle it together.

You’re creating the kind of working environment that people aren’t only drawn to working in, but one that they’ll want to stay working in for years to come.

So next time someone asks you why people come and work for you, you’ll know just what to tell them.

Marek Sanders, copywriter


This is a guest blog post written by Marek Sanders, who is a copywriter, productivity enthusiast and a Fleep evangelist.


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Top 7 Characteristics of Influential People


What do Richard Branson, Jaan Tallinn and the Dalai Lama have in common? They’re all thought-leaders, influential people. People want to listen to them – and follow what they say.

What’s more, they’ve gained influence through the force of their personalities, overcoming barriers along the way.

For example, Richard Branson skipped the usual university-to-work course and launched a string of disruptive models that many wrote off as nuts. The Dalai Lama has spent decades in exile, condemned by the Chinese authorities – yet he’s a household name that celebrated his 80th birthday on stage at Glastonbury music festival alongside rock legend Patti Smith.

So just how do they do it?

The most influential leaders all share the same traits. Qualities that win people over and establish them as respected and much-loved figures in the eyes of their colleagues, collaborators and the wider world.

Want to be more influential as a person? Take a look at these 7 top characteristics of influential people.

4b3e431d-8a3d-4bde-9509-a6b5ff57af401. They have vision

Influential people aren’t just trying to get the job done in the short-term. They have big dreams and ideas of how the world could or should be. Everything they do is a step towards making this vision a reality.

2. They’re clear and consistent

Not only do influential people have a vision, they know how to communicate it. They make sure that their beliefs and aims are reflected in every interaction – and they take pains to avoid contradiction or hypocrisy. Not only does this demonstrate integrity, it helps make sure that their message is reiterated and absorbed, over and over again.

3. They listen

“Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours,” wrote Dale Carnegie in his bestselling book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Counter-intuitive as it might sound, the best way to get someone on your side is to ask questions about them and really listen to what they say. Try it, it works.

8cbe2d52-c827-47ee-b995-5b7b76f7da914. They keep their cool

Losing your temper is never a good look. While it’s great to be passionate, calmly outlining your argument will always make you look stronger. This impacts positively on how people perceive you and whether they listen to what you say.

5. They adapt

Influential people understand that while their message is constant, the medium is evolving. They get that you need to adopt new technologies and approaches in order to cope with a changing world and stay relevant and effective.

6. They put people at ease

Anyone can cajole others into doing what they want. While it might make you powerful in the short term, it doesn’t make you influential, it makes you a bully – and the thing about bullies is, everyone wants them to fail. By inviting contributions from your team and making colleagues feel happy, inspired and excited, you foster a culture of trust and loyalty that drives the business forward. If anything goes wrong, your team has your back.

de1a3c50-6568-4584-9eec-670f78b9f4757. They keep the conversation going

Influential people understand that to make a project a success, it needs to stay on track. They’re expert communicators that excel at cutting through the noise and communicating the most vital messages, maintaining regular contact to ensure everyone’s supported and on target. This is what truly makes them a leader.

Marek Sanders, copywriter


This is a guest blog post written by Marek Sanders, who is a copywriter, productivity enthusiast and a Fleep evangelist.


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