When 2020 started who would have ever thought that finding a blog post over an “Ever Growing Remote Work Tools, Apps, plus Homeschool Resources” would have been as important as it is? Who would have thought that even this combination of information would have been needed like it is today? Well, welcome to 2020, the year of surprises.
If you are new to this working remotely, you may be asking yourself, how to do this and not lose all of your productivity? What tools are there or do I need to make this a productive reality?
Of course, being 100% virtual and productive isn’t always a walk in the park, even for the most experienced! Especially if you’re now trying to work from home with roommates, a spouse, or kids trying to stay productive with their school work in the same space. Finding the best technology for helping you work remotely and finding the right resources to help you help your kids do well in school can make all the difference.
I created this place to provide you an “Ever growing remote work tools, apps, plus homeschool resources” spot that you can keep learning from in one place.
Let us begin. First, let me say this will never be an exhaustive resource, but more of a resource that I can personally vouch for as I will have used these resources myself with some to very moderate success myself.
Tools for Team Communication
- My first pick is Slack.
Some of the reasons I enjoy Slack would be: Slack calls itself a “collaboration hub”, but it’s basically a chat platform for teams and individuals. 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. But, at its core, it’s a simple way to talk in groups or one-on-one in real-time.
- Here would be another one under Team Communication called Marco Polo.
Marco Polo combines the best of texting, social media, and video chats – all in one private, easy to use app. It is free, which is the version I have been using for the past year or more. It does provide an upgrade if you want or need it.
Tools for Team Meetings and Presentations
- Zoom hands down is the tool in this category I must start with. Zoom is a remote work tool for teleconferencing that’s powerful but quick to get started with. We’re fans of Zoom! Besides the standard feature items for video meetings and presentations, it offers more. Real-time chat, video recording, screen sharing, calendar integrations, and even virtual background and “touch-ups”.
Tools for Project Management
- Trello is the first one I started with years ago and just have not found a reason to try anything else in this category.
- Work with any team. Whether it’s for work, a side project or even the next family vacation, Trello helps your team stay organized.
Information at a glance. Dive into the details by adding comments, attachments, due dates, and more directly to Trello cards. Collaborate on projects from beginning to end.
- Built-in workflow with Butler.Let the robots do the work! Boost productivity by unleashing the power of automation across your entire team. Try this with Butler, and remove tedious tasks from your to-do lists with:
- Rule-Based Triggers
- Custom Card & Board Buttons
- Calendar Commands
- Due Date Commands…and so much more.
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What are some that you would like to see me add to this ever-growing list?