One thing that recent years have taught us is that remote work culture is here to stay. And all we need to do is rise to the occasion and embrace remote work culture as the trend that needs to be dealt with more tactics and great tools to make the entire process super seamless.
More and more countries are drifting towards work culture. In fact, one of the reports by TECLA states that around 85% of managers consider that teams comprised of remote workers will be the standard in the future. Keeping the rising stats about the remote work culture in mind, we found it essential to develop an article that covers the best apps that you can use to increase your and your team’s productivity while working remotely.
Top 5 apps for remote working at home
This write-up focuses on remote workers and managers who want to align their life without letting communication get in between the way of it. These apps are essential for elevating your productivity and bringing you closer to work-life balance. When you have got your tasks assigned and lined up properly, you can achieve the desired balance.
Slack (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & web)
Slack is one of the best communication apps to stay connected with your remote team. In fact, it is the app that Team WoahTech also uses every day to keep on top of our schedule and work requirements. Remote working at home can be made seamless with this app. You get the functionality of an instant messenger clubbed with features like channels, file sharing, video and voice calling, screen sharing, and more.
You can create specific channels for specific work and teams. This saves everyone from receiving irrelevant messages that do not concern their department. Also, members can chat privately with any individual. You can also put status like busy, away, and more to let others know if you’re available or unavailable for a chat.
Slack is a safe space for you to collaborate and communicate freely with your team. Especially when it is comprising of remote workers, you cannot beat the effectiveness of Slack. You must note that you may need a paid subscription if you have a big team to communicate.
Zoom (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & web)
You’re kind of living under the rock if you have not heard of this one. Zoom is a video conferencing app that rose to fame among people working remotely. Zoom is the go-to video calling app for remote working at home as you can have a video call with anyone by sharing the invite link or meeting room code and jumping on to the call without sending redundant invite emails.
With Zoom, you get features like video and voice calling, hosting webinars, messaging, file sharing, and more. In addition, you can have your team meetings on this app and add up to 100 participants. But it’s worth noting that group meetings with that many people would require you to get a paid membership if it lasts more than 40 minutes.
Chrome Remote Desktop (iOS, Android, Chrome extension)
Chrome Remote Desktop enables users to access their desktop/laptop on their phone or tablet remotely. With this app, you don’t need to be sitting in front of your computer the entire day, as you can monitor your work remotely.
It offers a safe and secure way to access your computer remotely. You get access by entering the specific URL into the browser of your smartphone or tablet. You can also download the app to use it even more seamlessly.
The app also has a Chrome extension that allows users to access their desktops easily. In addition, you get many features like remote access, remote support, screen sharing, and more with this tool.
You can also connect this app with your team members to get access to their desktops or screens. It is a fantastic tool to resolve any technical issues remotely.
Weekdone (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & web)
Weekdone is a great team management app aimed at managers to monitor the performance and working of their team. This app helps managers to prioritize their tasks and supports team members in achieving their goals.
Managers get to track team and individual goals, plans, progress, and more with this tool. They can also solve any issues with teams or specific members. It also lets them give their valuable feedback to the team and offer clarity on any work issue—a great tool to keep up the clarity and avoid any work problems.
With Weekdone, Managers can also plan different types of meetings and standups with their teams. They can also conduct surveys, clarify goals and objectives for the month/week, and set a clear path for planning and reporting.
You get a free version for a team of 3 or fewer members. For more members, you would need a paid subscription starting at $99 a month.
Any.do (Android, iOS)
Any.do is yet another nifty tool for people to declutter their work life. It is aimed at people who tend to forget their daily work tasks. It comes up with features like tracking schedules, making to-do lists, setting reminders, notes, and more.
You can also share your list from Any.do with your team members. It also allows you to sync all your devices, including desktop, smartphone, tablet, and more.
We liked the voice-entry feature that enables users to add items to their list just by adding a voice note. They can also align their Google Calendar with this app to make the entire process even more effective.
Well, this brings us to the end of this list. We hope you find the list helpful and use these apps and tools to enhance your productivity. Don’t forget to let us know in the comments if you tried and tested any of these apps.