By Georgia Hart.
Technology has made the world such a small place. If COVID has taught us anything in tech, it’s that work CAN be done from anywhere in the world – as long as you have the right tech tools for the job.
But with so many options to choose from, where to start?!
As a product and tech recruitment specialist I have daily conversations with tech leaders and tech professionals about their preferred tools that make remote working a breeze. So I’ve reached out to my tech and product network, and conducted some of my own research to come up with a recommended list of tech apps to make your remote work life simpler.
Here are a few favourites to check out…
Tech for everyday communication:
Slack is the obvious one but here are some other alternatives:
Glip – allows screen sharing;
Fleep – offers the ability to assign and track tasks;
Flock – offers a whole bunch of different features and my personal favourite for engineering teams;
MatterMost – great for enterprise companies;
RocketChat – has a real-time translation feature;
TandemChat – has 40+ integrations!
Tech to help recreate ‘small talk’ in the office:
Donut (Slack plug-in) – tour virtual watercooler!
Tech to help replace meeting-boards:
Miro – an online whiteboard platform for ideation, brainstorming, strategy, planning, agile workflows, as well as meetings & workshops;
Stormboard – helps teams collaborate to solve problems and ideas together;
Explain Everything – great for teaching;
Join.me – a video tool with a cool feature called ‘whiteboarding’ which allows teams to doodle ideas on a shared document during chats.
Tech to help recreate the code cross-editing process:
GitDuck – talk while you are pair programming through their video app tool;
Live Share for VS – for all your Microsoft lovers.
Tech to increase productivity and time keeping:
Toast Ninja (Slack add on) – has real-time updates;
Focusmate – for all those procrastinators out there, this will help to keep you and your colleagues accountable!;
Clockwise – will help you organise “focus time”;
Timely – booking software;
Tech to make meetings more efficient:
Macro (Zoom add-on) – makes collaboration easy;
Stand-ups – a mobile application which is great for when you’re on the move.
Tech for notes and tasks:
Notion – helps you get organised with all your tasks, keeping notes and docs in one place;
Evernote – an easy way to remember everything important from wherever you are.
What other tech platforms and apps would you recommend? Join the conversation and add your comments below.
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