Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers are here to stay. The rise of remote
workers will continue to increase even after the pandemic.
Once the pandemic is over, companies are planning to be more flexible for
employees to work from home because of productivity and time.
Here are some of my top 5 tools I use while managing a small startup technology
business. All of these tools are free of charge!
Trello is a free project
management dashboard that allows you to easily collaborate with your team and
manage daily tasks. This is personally
my favorite tool to use because of its drag and drop user interface. It is very
easy to use and straight forward. Learning how to use trello takes no effort!
This tool allows managers and leads assign tasks to their teams and keep track of
the progress of each task assigned. You can also integrate 3rd party tools such
to notify managers when each task is being updated. There's also a due date
field where you can check and see your progress.
Slack is a great chat
communication platform to talk to your colleagues at free of costs!
It is known as one of the most popular tools for startups these days. It has
integrations with google calendar, jira, file sharing, and etc. You can also
create bots for weekly annoucements and meetings.
You can create channels and groups and talk to people in real time without
setting up much anything.
Zoom is the best free video
conferencing software and my favorite meeting
There's video chats, messaging, scheduling, video recording, and screen
sharing. I love using zoom especially for my client calls, it is so easy to
use and it helps when you want to
demo a product or just want to collaborate. It has streamlined our business
processes and meetings.
Docs is a free file sharing collaboration tool to edit files
together in real time.
Changes and updates made in real time are automatically saved.
Notion is a free
note taking app that allows you to manage your content and wiki
I usually use this for note taking, engineering wiki pages, and
favorite links. I use notion
when I want to organize my thoughts and create content.
I hope you found this article helpful to some of your work from
home needs and stay safe!