Top Tools for Remote Workers During the Pandemic

Remote workers require a suite of highly intuitive online tools and platforms to do their best work. These programs feature reduced disruptions with optimal user-friendliness and accessibility. Regardless of a person’s vocation, some tools make up the primary structure of a remote workspace. These indispensable platforms make location-agnostic arrangements a possibility. It also serves as a plus that their basic features are free-to-use with minimal set-up - no fuss, and no fees.

Calendly - Smart Scheduling

Calendly is an online platform that provides users with fuss-free scheduling. From drafting meetings to setting reminders, the platform is an effective way to keep work schedules organized. Calendly enables users to connect up to six existing work calendars for a quick cross-reference for availability. This eliminates the risks of embarrassing schedule clashes. Additionally, the platform comes with intuitive features such as daily meeting caps and time zone detection, to provide users with full ownership of their scheduling experience.

PandaDoc - All-in-One Sales Solution

PandaDoc is the perfect answer for remote workers or business owners seeking a surefire way to reach their sales quotas. The platform is equipped with a comprehensive suite of automated features, which facilitates proposal drafts, right up to payment matters. Users will be able to accelerate their sales process with an intuitive interface that provides crisp and clear templates. Premium PandaDoc accounts are conveniently integrated with widely used software from Zoho, Hubspot, and Zapier for a seamless improvement of existing sales structures.

Trello - Fuss-free Task Management

Trello is a kanban-style task management platform. Remote workers can quickly sort and prioritize their work via website panels or boards. Trello’s interface is extremely intuitive. Users can easily monitor the progress of working parties involved and organize tasks by toggling through comments, deadlines, and checklists through a pipeline of boards.

Slack - Online Chat Made Easy

Slack is an online chat/IM platform that makes it easy for remote workers to communicate. Each user is provided with a dedicated online workspace where chats are divided into channels that can be sorted into their preferred topic, i.e. #DevOps.

Slack enables users to manage their privacy settings with ease. Aside from open channels, private channels are ideal for more personal discussions that involve sensitive information. Alternatively, users may use its direct-messaging feature for one-to-one conversations to get the point swiftly across.

Zoom - Uninterrupted Video Conferences

Zoom has received bad press in recent times; however, changes have been made, and the platform remains a top video-conference platform. One of Zoom’s main draw is its focus on maintaining connections by focusing on low-resolution, which reduces disruptions during a crucial conference. Users may improve default resolutions via settings at any time.

The video conference platform has heightened its security over the last few months to offer users greater peace of mind. Its meeting room feature enables hosts to vet through each participant before providing access. Additionally, Zoom uses advanced AES 256-bit GCM encryption to protect user accessibilities.

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