As we all become accustom to staying at home, it is crazy how quickly technology has become an even greater part of our lives. From zoom calls with friends and family to family work-outs with Joe Wicks through YouTube. Technology is helping us all to adjust.
Just as it is helping us in our personal lives, technology apps can also be a huge benefit as we transition into working from home. Whether it is video conferencing, sharing files, keeping track of work or collaborating with colleagues we bring you the apps that can make working from home run more smoothly.
Zoom is a video conferencing app that allows you to have face-to-face or audio calls with colleagues. You can share ideas through group messaging, record sessions for people who cannot make the call and share your screen with others. You can download a free version of the app which allows for meetings up to 40 minutes. Or you can opt for a paid version which costs around £20 per month.
Instead of using a single overstuffed inbox, the Slack app conducts conversations through dedicated spaces called channels – with each channel organised by a topic. Slack allows for easy communication through calls, chats and file sharing.
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This project management app has message boards, to-do lists, schedules, docs, file storage, real-time group chat, and automatic check-in questions. The user can also add third-party tools like time trackers depending on the project.
Create polls, invite others to participate in them and get their feedback on any particular topic or project. It is an ideal app to get quick feedback from colleagues.
5. G-Suite apps
Google’s apps are some of the most commonly used across the world. For productivity, apps like Docs, Hangout and Drive can make coordinating and sharing files easy.
Toggl is a great app for keeping track of how much time you spend on different projects. The ability to ‘toggle’ between projects means you can see at a glance how long you are spending on each, and whether it needs tweaking.
The number 1 app for Meditation and Relaxation. Calm have recently created a free resource page, with meditation, stories, music, talks and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness.
How can OfficeTeam help you to adjust to working from home?
Our team have been working hard to find the products and services you need to work at home productively. This includes technology products such as printers and webcams through to video calling and cloud services. Contact us today to find out more