A specialized platform for academic writing is gaining popularity among students. Having launched two months ago, Flowcite now has over 15% of its customers in South Africa. The platform represents an all-in-one workspace for paper creation that unites a scientific library, citation and reference storage, and some of the most popular software tools used for academic writing.
Having launched on April, 24th as a beta version, Flowcite has very quickly grown its subscriber base to hundreds of customers in 29 countries. South Africa has soon topped this list by the number of users with almost 15% of all Flowcite customers coming from there. “We are very impressed by how scrupulous South African students are about the quality of their papers and their academic performance. Apart from actively using Flowcite, they gave us a lot of valuable feedback, which helped us improve our service and gave the confidence to choose South Africa as the first market for our official launch. We are proud to have customers from top public universities, such as Cape Town, Rhodes, Pretoria, Free State, North West, and other. We hope to increase cooperation with local colleges and universities in the nearest future” – says Katya Churbanova, PR-manager of Flowcite.
The platform’s functionality consists of core and add-on services. The core features include an AI-based information search across more than 20 million articles; a browser plugin for saving web-references; a Word plugin allowing to adjust saved citations to more than 7000 citation styles and grammar check tool for on-the-fly suggestions about style, grammar, and punctuation.
Above that, the platform provides access to on-demand services such as paper proofreading by a subject expert, similarity checker, and bind-and-print service with express worldwide delivery.
With a mission to provide easy access to knowledge for everyone, Flowcite is available on a freemium basis. Its key features like Information Search and Reference Management are free. A fee is charged for the add-on services, which are priced separately on demand.