Today we would like to present you list of remote work tools you have to know while starting your adventure with home office.

 

If you plan or just started working remotely, here is a list of 21 easy to learn and extremely useful remote work tools. While coronavirus is spreading around the world, those apps will help you organize your work stay focused, be more productive and happy than you might have thought.

 

Why should I use them when I’m good with email and telephone?

Working from home is great but it takes planning and thoughtfulness. You have to make things run smoothly, especially when it comes to communications, because you can’t just tap your co-worker on the shoulder and ask or show what’s on your mind. Planning meetings, communicating with your team, prioritizing tasks, remembering about different time-zones, maximizing productivity, and above all working wisely not hard. For all of that and much more those apps were made. 

Remote work tools:

 

Team Chat / Collaboration

Slack
One of the most popular communication tool
Free only with basic features
Chanty
Simple AI powered team chat
Free up to 10 members
Teams
All in one collaboration platform
No free plan
Mattermost
Slack alternative
No free plan, 3.25$ per user per month
Hangouts
Messaging, Voice and Video Calls
Free
Facebook Workplace
Communication and files sharing for teams
Basic plan for up to 50 users free
Discord
Simple voice, video, and text communication
Free

Video Calls / Conferences / Meetings:

Zoom
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communication
Free with 40 minutes meeting duration limit
Pukka Team
Remote Team Communication
Free for first 60 days
Whereby
Easy video meetings with no login or downloads
Free up to 4 participants
Hangouts
Messaging, Voice and Video Calls
Free
Teams
All in one collaboration platform
No free plan
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Project Management

Trello
Flexible, easy to use, allows you to keep track of everything
Free with basic features
Hive
Powerful and easy to use project and process management software
Only free trail
Basecamp
Trusted by millions project management tool
Free up to 3 projects
Airtable
Works like a spreadsheet but gives the power of a database
Free up to 2GB, 1200 records per base
ClickUp
Keeps Tasks, Docs, Conversations, Goals, Reminders in One Place
Free up to 100MB storage
Monday
Powerful, flexible & intuitive project management software
No free plan, only trial
Asana
Well known project management tool
Free basic plan up to 15 members
Jira
The #1 software development tool used by agile teams
Free up to 10 users

Productivity

Toggl
A simple time tracker with powerful reports
Free basic plan
Todoist
Productivity to do list software
Free

Storage 

G Drive
Cloud file storage by Google
Free
Box
Manage, secure, share and govern all of the internal and external content
Free up to 10GB
Dropbox
A modern workspace and files storage
Free up to 2GB

To conclude

If you plan on working remotely check out this list of Best Remote Work Job Boards in 2020, and tips on how to get a remote work during pandemic.

If you work remotely while your family is also at home take a look at this 6 tips on remote work and family at home.

Also let us know what other tools you find helpful while working remotely! 

One Comment

  • Ivan says:

    Hi!
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