8 Essential Apps for When You Need To Work From Home
Mar 16, 2020   •   Bianca Katipunan
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Mar 16, 2020   •   Bianca Katipunan
With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic and with 140 confirmed cases in the Philippines (as of writing), we’re all on high alert. Metro Manila, as well as other major cities, have implemented a community quarantine, and schools have been canceled to limit the spread of the disease. Many companies have started to make their employees work from home. The transition from an office setting to work from home can be tricky, which is why we made a list of tools for remote teams, or apps for people who work from home.
Spark prioritizes important emails so you’ll see them right away. The app also lets you follow up reminders, and lets you quickly reply to important emails. You don’t have to worry about not being able to read your boss or client’s emails anymore, as Spark’s user-friendly functions will help you out. Spark is available on The App Store and Google Play.
Want to easily communicate with your boss and workmates without the need of using email? Slack is basically a chat room for your entire company. The app lets you organize group discussions and also allows you to send private messages to send files and align with your co-workers. Slack is available on The App Store and Google Play.
This app is perfect for task and project management. Trello lets you create and organize boards for easy scheduling and organizing. Another plus is that Trello is not only limited for work proposes only; you can also organize your personal tasks with the app’s boards. Trello is available on The App Store and Google Play.
Microsoft Teams lets you have team conversations, meetings, organize files all in the same shared workspace. The app lets you manage your team’s project on the go, and also lets you video chat with your workmates so you can easily discuss the tasks you have for the day. Microsoft Teams is available on Google Play and The App Store.
Basecamp keeps files organized by breaking up work into separate projects where each project contains everything related to work and the people involved in the project. Projects are kept safe within the app as it’s organized and compartmentalized. Basecamp is available on Google Play and The App Store.
With this app you’ll be able to access your files all at the palm of your hand. Chrome Remote lets you open and edit files on your phone. Connect your desktop to your phone via the app and edit all your important files on the go. Chrome Remote Desktop is available on The App Store and Google Play.
Google Suite is the ultimate solution to those who need to work remotely as you can access Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Currents, and Drive on the go. Google Suite is commonly used by remote work teams because it’s convenient and easy to use. For more information about Google Suite, you can visit their website.
Conference calls are essential for remote working to align the tasks each team member has to do for the day. Zoom lets you video call your teammates without interruption for a clear and hassle-free video call. Zoom is available on The App Store and Google Play.
What other apps are essential for work from home days? Tell us below!
Between writing her articles and studying her endless readings for school, Bianca is also someone who enjoys watching different series on Netflix and hyping her favorite groups online.
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