Due to the ongoing pandemic, almost all of us in impact countries are working from home these days. Some of us feel it is productive as they don’t have to travel to office and work as per their convenience while others find it difficult to work from home.
If you are from the later, then probably you need to review the way you work, the tools you use, the timing and more. In this post, I am here to share some of the best apps to use while you are working remotely. These apps will make your work easier, communication and collaboration better.
5 best apps to use while working remotely
#1 Outlook for Mail
Outlook is a flagship product by Microsoft which is free for individuals while paid for organizations. Outlook is one of the best email tools in the market. You can create a generic email with Outlook also like you do with Gmail while if you have business emails, you can configure that also in Outlook.
Outlook is available for Windows, Android, MAC, and others and so collaboration with any platform becomes easier.
One of the best features of Outlook is, you can use this as an email, to schedule meetings, schedule appointments as well. There are a number of extensions of Outlook which makes life easier.
For example, you can use video meeting tools’ extensions like Zoom, WebEx, and more. So, you won’t have to visit these tools to schedule meetings separately and in Outlook itself, you can manage all.
#2 Zoom for online Meetings
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For a group meeting, Zoom allows you to have a meeting for 40 minutes for free and after that it is paid. The tool is pretty smooth and multiple extensions are available as well. Zoom has seen exponential growth in these pandemic times. You can go for audio or video calls and control the participant behavior as well.
While video calls if you don’t have a good locality, you can choose a virtual background as well. There are many most popular home background for Zoom available which you can download and use.
#3 Slack for communications
The next in our list of best productivity tools are slack which is used for internal collaboration like chatting with others. You can use Slack for personal use for free while premium plans are there for enterprise. You can create a channel here and add people to join groups and communicate or can talk directly.
Slack claims, they reduce the email communications by 48.6%. This data is as per the survey done on 1629 paid users.
#4 Drive for file sharing
All of us need a platform for sharing the files for better collaboration. All the files can’t be shared over emails or chats. Google drive can be used here.
Google drive allows you to have 15 GB of free space and after that you need to subscribe for the paid plans. You can create folders and add files there for real-time collaboration. You can allow others having access either on file level or folder level.
#5 Snagit for image management
Multiple times when we are working, we might need to share the screenshot with others. And here Snagit can help you. You can take the customized screenshot, edit it, add some sketches, add some texts, and more. Here are some of the top features of the Snagit-
· Take customize screenshot
· Resize the image
· You can capture both images and videos
· Trimming and recording and more
These were some of the best apps which everyone can use during work from home. All these will help you increase the efficiency and manage the work better.