Flow links allows you to connect pieces of flows without a direct connection. Use cases are:
This is done by having a “Flow Links Send” element with a specific value for the “Channel“ property. When a job arrives in a “Flow Links Send” element, then the App will send a notification to a “Flow Links Receive” element which has the same value for the “Channel” property. The Receive element will then move the job from before the Send to the Receive element, including metadata and datasets. This way you can move jobs from one place in the flow to another, or to different flows.
Flow Links works perfectly and simplistically and without the need for a middle-man folder on my local drive.