7 Remote Work Productivity Tools You Didn’t Know About but Should

The raging COVID 19 Pandemic has upended the way we live and work, and we are still reeling from its repercussions. One of the most important aspects of this pandemic has been the increased use of remote learning and working tools. Let us take a quick look at some of the oft-overlooked but nevertheless really important tools that should be part and parcel of every company’s remote work toolkit.

  • Asana

This remote working tool allows you to both create and delegate tasks to various team members. It is possible to organize, and remove tasks that may be combined into shared projects. You can also talk to your team members via a convenient chat window in order to make sure that each task is properly organized and remains on schedule, whether they are working from home or co-working spaces.

  • The G Suite

The good people at Alphabet Inc. have created a winner in the form of Google Suite (G Suite). This is a small, fast, and budget-friendly Google platform. One that allows employees separated by vast geographical distances to come together to collaborate on Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slide, and several other easy-to-use tools that comprise Google Drive. In fact, it is also possible to share your team calendar as well as create a series of work emails via the G Suite.

  • MS Office Teams

Microsoft Office Teams enables you to download multiple apps like Excel, Word, Outlook, and even PowerPoint on both your smart device as well as PC. This set of tools can help you to share, store, manage, and edit documents in team folders. Apart from that, MS Teams will enable you to communicate with the whole of the extended team via email and video calls. It also has an internal discussion platform where all the members of the team get together to ask questions or create posts.

  • Trello

The Trello app enables its users to create their own virtual dashboard. One that effectively highlights multiple large categories or projects as well as the tasks related to these projects. Each small task is referred to as a card that may be individually labeled with its own colored text and tag. For instance, if you want something done quickly, you may just simply create a red card, tag it as “urgent” and place it on the relevant Trello cards. The program also makes it possible to assign card deadlines to individual members of the team, irrespective of geographical distance.

  • Assembla

This tool is ideal for project management work, especially for web developers. However, it can also seamlessly work with many other remote project management-related tasks. It can make and track both tickets and time. You can also produce job reports on this tool.

  • Basecamp

This is yet another fairly simple and user-friendly project management software tool. Basecamp has the capability to help you arrange all of your job-related calendars, track assignments, set meeting schedules, and it can also store your precious documents as well. In fact, most of your core project management work can be easily organized on a centralized dashboard. This will give you a very easily digestible and understandable bird’s eye view of the entire project, at any given point in time. Additionally, VPNs and Residential Proxies are becoming vital tools of remote working since they help in data protection and security

  • File Management Tools

The ability to store files remotely is integral to the success of any organization. If it were not possible to be able to share large files safely and instantaneously in real-time, remote working would be all but impossible. Fortunately, there exist multiple file management tools that are designed to ensure that you can transfer all your files in a safe and secure manner to all the members of your extended team. Some of the more secure options include Microsoft OneDrive, eFileCabinet, and Dropbox. However, it is important to unzip and convert to PDF all of your important documents before sending them onwards, in order to avoid any tampering or editing of the same.

  • Conclusion

Remote work is possible only because of the seamlessness of online communications, coupled with a whole array of online collaboration tools. These tools can help you to increase your remote productivity to a whole new level, altogether.


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