Remote working was unheard of years ago but with the growth in cloud technology, it’s never been easier to be productive wherever you happen to have an internet connection.
In SEO, tools such as Google Analytics and Search Console can be accessed online from anywhere, as everything is stored in the cloud. However, we need other software to ensure we take what we see in Google’s tools and create work that puts it into action.
In this blog, we review the five best tools for remote working you need to keep your teams productive when away from the office.
To get work completed outside of the office, you need a suite of tools that can handle everything no matter where you are in the world. Google’s G-Suite has the software you need.
Google Drive uses the cloud to store all files, giving you access anywhere with your own login. Documents you can create come from Google’s Office suite that includes Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings and more. All users can jump in and out of documents, allowing for collaboration between teams to ensure work is completed to a high standard. It’s also easy to share documents with colleagues and clients, and folders will keep your MANY documents organised with ease.
When you need to send clients your finished work, easily send it to them through Google Drive, or attach documents to emails in GMail which is fully integrated throughout G-Suite.
Slack is the ultimate team communication software, making it easy for colleagues to communicate with each other in real time from anywhere in the world. Keep colleagues updated with announcements in team channels, direct message individuals you need to communicate with personally, or even share funny cat GIFs to lighten the mood.
If text chat isn’t enough, Slack also comes with excellent conferencing capabilities, allowing you to have voice or video chats with colleagues and whole teams. Start a private call with another colleague or start a call in a team channel to get communicating. You can even share screens if you need support with a project or need to deliver training.
Put simply, Slack keeps your teams communicating and working together whether they’re in the office or not, and is a must for any remote working team.
If you’re looking for a tool that keeps everyone on top of workflows for projects, Monday.com is an excellent choice. Create boards for your clients and list tasks for every month in a clear and concise display.
Users can assign colleagues to tasks they are expected to complete, with deadlines and time limits set for them – you can even track task times on the boards. Status tabs allows everyone to see where tasks are currently and users can add comments and upload files to tasks on Monday.com.
The “My Week” tab is available for all users, giving them a complete list of tasks that have a deadline set for the current week, allowing colleagues to keep on top of their workload.
Monday.com can integrate with 100s of applications that you’re likely already using, allowing you to get information from various sources with ease. Everything you do on Monday.com is saved in the cloud, with updates completed in real-time for all users to see, no matter where they are.
If you’re looking for more options in selecting a great project planning software, ProofHub is a great choice. Boasting huge customers such as Netflix, Nike, Nasa and Google, there’s a lot to like with ProofHub.
ProofHub makes it easy for teams to oversee the management of projects. With a host of tools available for planning, collaborating, organising and then delivering, nothing is left untouched as teams work together to complete the latest big projects.
Users are assigned tasks at each stage of the process, with the home screen giving them a complete overview of their day. Users can also add announcements for everyone to see, to ensure everyone is completely updated. Yes, it’s all in the cloud, so all information is live.
Throw in integration with Google Drive, Outlook, QuickBooks and more, to make ProofHub a superb remote working tool.
Keep on top of your time management with Clockify, and easily monitor the time it takes to complete tasks. Users simply give a title to their tasks, select the project they’re working on and keep a real-time clock going during the completion of the task. You can even add timestamps in later, if you didn’t track your time live during the task.
With dashboards that give you daily, monthly and even yearly reports on hours spent on tasks, Clockify is the must-have time management tool.
With these awesome tools, we guarantee that you and your teams will stay productive no matter where they’re based.