Seven Useful Tools To Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

Slack

Slack is important for effective effective teamwork. You can communicate with coworkers one-on-one and “pin” crucial communications. You may also rapidly collaborate with your team and other teams. You may transfer files to each other and receive instant notifications. You may use it on your computer or on a mobile device without noticing a significant difference in the user experience.

Additionally, you may download a range of Slack bots to automate chores, streamline your workflow, and raise morale. Although you must exercise caution to avoid squandering time, Slack may assist replicate some of the social components of work that you miss when working remotely.

Zoom

Working from home implies you’ll have very little face-to-face time with your colleagues. Because facial expressions, tone, and mood are important components of communication, your team should favor video conversations over phone calls whenever feasible. Zoom is an excellent tool for achieving face-to-face communication from a distance.

Please remember that if a piece of your team works remotely and a portion in-office, you will need to go above and beyond to provide a high-quality experience for those who are remote. Do not even dismiss individuals who are “not in the room” or treat them as unimportant participants in the group discussion. Pose questions to them and give them time to unmute themselves and provide feedback.

RescueTime

RescueTime is a program that analyzes your computer activity and calculates how much time you spend on each job, like how much time you spend on “productive” programs and websites vs how much time you spend on social networking. (If social media administration is part of your work, don’t worry; you can categorize different websites according to your needs.)

Using a time-monitoring software can help you self-monitor and create healthier habits to avoid the lure of time-wasting applications in the same way that you would manage a budget to avoid excessive spending.

Todoist

Many individuals require a method to arrange their priorities and what they need to do for the day in order to get anything done. Todoist is a great tool for this; it’s an easy method to prioritize chores for the day.

Todoist makes it easy to create tasks, arrange them by project (which you may manage on your own or share with collaborators), and add due date reminders. As the project progresses, you may modify the priority tags of the tasks and keep meticulous records over time. The software also works with your email and calendar apps.

Tomighty

Tomighty is a desktop timer designed for the Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro technique is a 25 minutes of intense work with 5-minute pauses — is a simple and effective approach to stay focused.  After four pomodoros, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes. The timer software displays the interval you are now in, and you may modify the length of the “work” or “break” intervals to suit your working style.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that lets you save files online and access them from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Drive may be used on your computer or mobile device to safely upload and edit files online. Drive also allows people to easily edit and contribute on files.

Grammarly

Remote work is based on written communication, and Grammarly makes sure you seem professional at all times. The program identifies spelling errors, assists with punctuation, suggests alternatives, analyzes the tone of your message, and even autocorrects as you type. After a few weeks of using Grammarly, you’ll be addicted. We really appreciate the customized, cheering letters with your writing metrics that they send to your mailbox.

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