One of the many positive effects of today’s digitally connected world is that it’s much easier to work remotely than ever before. Now you can work from home, from a café, or from the top of a mountain—as long as you have an internet connection and the right tools, that is.
There are dozens of tools for remote workers which help with everything from communicating with your home office to keeping you organized. Picking the right combination of tools makes you more productive and helps you keep on top of all of your obligations even while working remotely.
So whether you need to collaborate with team members from afar, manage a project from home, or organize your own tasks, here are the best remote work tools that will keep you as productive and successful as you’d be in the office.
It can be hard enough to keep track of roles and assigned tasks when everyone is in the same office. When you’re working remotely on a multi-person project, a project management tool is non-negotiable.
Monday has quickly earned the reputation as being one of the best remote work tools available, and for good reason. Despite its exceptionally simple, visually based interface, it boasts loads of features and capabilities. With Monday, you can create, assign, and track tasks, manage your projects through multiple viewing options such as kanban views or timelines, and communicate with team members through comments, file sharing, and tagging. Though Monday is at the higher end of the price spectrum, its popularity attests to the fact that when it comes to managing teams and projects, few can compare with its ease and functionality.
Asana and Trello are both free for the basic versions – Asana is free for up to 15 users and Trello for unlimited users, but the companies both put limits on the extra features that are included.
Wrike offers a centralized hub for teams to create, organize, and communicate on project management tasks from project creation to completion. Using customizable folders as the main classification mode, Wrike lets you organize projects and campaigns for easy viewing and interaction. The platform features Gantt charts for planning, file-sharing, and real-time reporting.