Tools & Software for Working Remotely
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, employees of many businesses are being asked or mandated to work from home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Our-Hometown, Inc has a little experience in working from home and online collaboration, as we’ve operated remotely for the entirety of our 23-year existence. Over the years, we’ve been introduced to several tools that have helped either ourselves or our customers to increase remote productivity.
We’ve decided to piece together a list of software that you may find useful should your employees be restricted to working from home. If you’d like to suggest a tool or piece of software that you think other publishers could benefit from in these trying times, feel free to email your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to the list if appropriate.
Remote Productivity Tools
Asana – “Asana is the work management platform teams use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business.” www.asana.com
Slack – “Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward.” www.slack.com
Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop – “Securely access your computer from your phone, tablet, or another computer. It’s fast, simple, and free.” https://remotedesktop.google.com/
Adobe Creative Cloud – “Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Fresco, and design for 3D and AR. Join our global creative community — and make something better together.” https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html
GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar – “Online meeting and web conferencing tool that enables businesses to collaborate with customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.” https://www.gotomeeting.com/
Milanote – “Milanote is a tool for organizing creative projects into beautiful visual boards. By design, it feels a lot like working on the wall in a creative studio – visual, tactile and sometimes a bit messy – Milanote is a great fit for designers who work in teams remotely.
Key features include:
– Write notes & to-do lists, upload images & files and save things you find on the web
– Organize visually using the flexible drag and drop interface.
– Boards by default are a private place to think, but with a single click you can create a shared workspace for collaboration with your team
– Milanote is filled with hundreds of built-in templates to help you get started with a variety of different projects, from creating a mood board to writing that perfect creative brief.”