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. A good way to prepare for work remotely is to rely on applications that make it easier to work from home.
No matter if you've been teleworking for years or if you've been forced to start working from home in these difficult times of COVID-19, here are 6 applications that will help you with your teleworking, from well-known applications to applications you may not have known you needed.
All the applications on the list have free versions, which means you won't need to pay anything!
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.
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.
Bclok is a time tracking tool that increases your team's productivity, reduces costs, and stays on budget. Employees can manage their work hours and vacations on the same platform, providing a quality work follow-up to your company.
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.
Grammarly is an online “writing assistant” that will take your writing to the next level. From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.
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.
If you are looking for more tips about how to be productive at work in these difficult times here is a Linkedin post with tips and recommendations to increase your productivity while working from home.
Take care and stay safe!