In these difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been forced to start working from home. It is a fact that working from home isn’t for everyone, however with the right equipment and following the advice of those who have been doing it for years, it can be as productive or more than from the office.
Our team is not exempted but we are adapting to this new normal they called teleworking. Here are the top 5 applications that will help you with your teleworking, from well-known applications to applications you may not have known you needed.
These applications will help you manage your work from home more easily and be more productive
#1 Zoom (For Meetings)
Zoom is one of the best applications to make meetings either with your team or with your customers and besides standard features for video meetings and presentations, it offers real-time chat, video recording, screen sharing, calendar integrations, and even virtual background and “touch-ups”.
It's a classic that couldn't be missing from this list.
#2 Google Drive (For document creation, cloud storage, file sharing, and collaboration)
Google Drive makes the creation and sharing of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files an easy and effective way to collaborate with others remotely. It also gives you fine-tuned control over who can see your files and what they can do with them.
The no-frills cloud storage encompasses a suite of online office apps that are comparable with Microsoft Office. Google Docs (the word processor), Google Sheets (the spreadsheet app), and Google Slides (the presentation app) can import, export, or natively edit Microsoft Office files, and you can use them to work together with colleagues on a document, spreadsheet or presentation, in real-time if you wish.
#3 Google Calendar (To get organized with all your tasks)
You don't need any complicated calendar application when you have one with everything you need from Google. Google Calendar is a great time management tool for keeping your schedule straight and coordinating with teams and customers for meetings, work sessions, vacations, etc.
#4 Slack (To communicate with your team)
It’s one of the most popular team communication tools nowadays, and it also has video calling, file sharing, and integrations with other remote working tools like Google Calendar and Jira.
#5 Trello (Collaborative Task Manager)
Trello is a visual collaboration tool that creates a shared perspective on any project. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your tasks and projects and share them with all the members of your team.
We know it can be a challenge when you're not used to it but in the end, it's all about productivity, once you start being productive in a place outside your office, everything starts to fall into place and you start realizing the benefits of working remotely.
All the applications on the list have free versions, which means you won't need to pay anything!
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