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10 Tools To Support Your Remote Team

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Remote working was some kind of dream that not everyone can realize. Imagine sitting on your soft couch and having a venti of Asian Dolce Latte while working on your daily task. This was something you could dream of. 

 

Until it has finally become a reality.

 

As the pandemic hit the whole world, remote working has become nothing but a must. Everyone is basically forced to work from home to prevent virus transmission. People rely on their screens to run errands. 

 

Although it may sound exciting at first, having yourself ready for work with your jumper on, everything becomes challenging as the day goes on. You can’t immediately ask for your colleagues when you face some hurdles. Long-distance work often keeps you away from being productive as you have to contact your teammates all the time.

 

But, thanks to the internet There are many working tools to make your work flow seamlessly. It has never been much easier to communicate with your friends and make sure that all of you is on the same page.

 

You might also want to delegate works easily without checking your colleagues’ availability. After all, you can make the most of the remote working tools to help you deliver the work on time. 

 

Here are the top ten working tools to support your team.

1. Google Suite 

This user-friendly tool from Google will allow you to connect with your teammates around the world easily. Google Suite helps you collaborate with colleagues with a set of Google products, such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. These working tools enable you to create, make, and edit the data in real-time. Its auto saving features do the work easier and let you work with the team at the same time. 

 

Pricing: 

G Suite Basic $5 per user/month

G Suite Business $10 per user/month

 

Features: 

  • Google applications
  • Cloud collaboration
  • Template
  • Annotation
  • File type support
  • Autosave
  • Web interface
  • Simultaneously editing
  • Suite access

2. Microsoft Teams

Microsoft teams provide a new experience of collaboration with its complete set application. You can work on Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook to deliver the task seamlessly. It’s integrated with other Microsoft apps easily, so you don’t need to jump into different providers to connect with your teammates. Microsoft teams allow you to communicate with colleagues in real-time; remote working won’t be challenging anymore.

 

Pricing: 

Free option available

Microsoft 365 Business Basic $5 per user/month

Microsoft 365 Business Standard $12.5 per user/month

 

Features: 

  • Business instant messaging 
  • Collaboration tools 
  • Scheduling 
  • Web & mobile application

3. Asana

Asana helps you delegate works, organize, and complete tasks in a collaboration room. You can directly assign people with detailed task information seamlessly and tag it into the right organizer. This tool allows you to manage practically every given task and track it on a daily basis. You won’t worry about forgetting the deadline as it shows you when your task is about to be done. 

 

Pricing:

Asana Basic Free

Asana Premium $10.99 per member/month

Asana Business $24.99 per member/month

 

Features: 

  • Task creation
  • Organizer
  • To-do lists
  • Due dates
  • Planning
  • Calendar views
  • Scheduling
  • Dashboards

4. Trello

Trello is a collaboration tool that helps everyone from the HR department to the marketing section deliver their work effortlessly. It allows you to highlight important tasks to remind your team member when it’s due and make it urgent. With this flag, teammates understand which task should be prioritized and delivered on time. You can also set the deadline for each task when you put it on the tool and track the project to see how long it takes to finish it.

 

Pricing:

Free option available

Business-class $9.99 per user/month (paid annually)

 

Features: 

  • Dashboard
  • Due dates
  • Planning
  • Task creation
  • Organizer
  • To-do lists
  • Calendar views
  • Scheduling

5. Basecamp 

Basecamp is a project management and online collaboration tool that helps remote teams work efficiently. This one is a go-to tool for leaders, managers, and agencies for its seamless design and functionality. You can use Basecamp to manage tasks and connect with teammates in the space of a short time. Basecamp offers a wide range of features that allow you to create and delegate tasks, as well as set the deadlines for the receivers.   

 

Pricing:

Basecamp for us $29/month

Basecamp with clients $79/month

 

Features: 

  • Dashboard
  • Baselining/KPI
  • Task creation
  • Scheduling
  • Planning
  • Calendar views
  • Due dates 

6. Assembla

If you’re looking for a project management tool for web developers and software development niches, Assembla is the perfect choice for that purpose. With Assembla, you can set up a project and monitor it easily. This tool offers one of the most secured management platforms in the world, making it easier to keep the secret development in your hands.

 

Pricing:

Starter (SVN & Git) $12 per user/month

Enterprise cloud (SVN & Git) $19 per user/month

Perforce cloud $44.50 per user/month

 

Features: 

  • Bug tracking
  • Ticket tracking
  • Version control
  • Source code
  • Dashboard
  • Team collaboration

7. Monday.com

Monday.com is very similar to Asana and Trello where you can create tasks and delegate to your teammates. It allows you to track and monitor the progress you’ve set on the platform. This tool also helps your marketing team to plan any projects like an explainer video campaign and keep track of it. Eventually, you can streamline your funnel whether it goes over the budget and reach the right audience.

 

Pricing:

14-day free trial available

Basic $8 per seat/month

Standard $10 per seat/month

Pro $16 per seat/month

 

Features: 

  • Custom workflow 
  • Task ranking
  • Work capacity
  • Time tracking
  • File sharing
  • Web & mobile application
  • Integration

8. Github

When you’re a web developer, Github is a must-tool for your team. This platform allows you to code and collaborate with teammates wherever you are. Github enables you to discover and contribute to the current software and app experiment so that you’re involved in what people need. You can find various coding tools from the Github marketplace to help you deliver the work seamlessly.

 

Pricing:

Free

Team $4 per month

Enterprise $21 per month

 

Features: 

  • Integration
  • Automation
  • Marketplace
  • Process and workflow
  • Reporting
  • Deployment-ready staging

9. Zoom

Zoom allows you to communicate with your team member in real-time. This platform enables direct communication with a voice-only room and video conversation. This feature lets you prioritize your end when you’re not ready to start the meeting. You can mute your audio and close your camera immediately. With Zoom, you can conduct many events, from a short conference to a webinar.

 

Pricing:

Basic Free

Pro $14.99 per host/month

Business $19.99 per host/month

Enterprise $19.99 per host/month 

 

Features: 

  • Group live chat
  • Audio & video conference
  • Live preview
  • Switch presenter
  • Screen sharing
  • Recording
  • Password protection
  • Scheduling

10. Skype

Skype is a well-known virtual meeting platform from the past years. You can make an internet call for free with your team member. With Skype, you can also conduct a business meeting to deliver your daily task and have private communication with your colleagues. 

 

Pricing:

Unlimited World $13.99 per month

Unlimited North America $7.99 per month

Unlimited US & Canada $2.99 per month

 

Features: 

  • Screen sharing
  • Live chat
  • Presentation
  • Whiteboarding
  • Scheduling
  • Participant permission
  • Recording
  • Hand raises

Takeaway

Remote working becomes accessible day by day. Thanks to the online platforms that help employees work seamlessly. Now everyone can work from everywhere without worrying over the undeliverable task for their teammates. 

 

When you need a tool to delegate tasks to your colleagues, platforms like Trello and Asana can help you achieve the purpose. On the other hand, an online conference will substitute your day-to-day meeting effortlessly. Tools like Zoom and Skype enable you to communicate with your teammates without disturbance. 

 

There are many online platforms that you can use to deliver the work remotely. From a project management tool to a time tracking platform can be helpful to prioritize what needs to be done promptly. Simultaneously, having these tools can ease your job from remote working.

Author

Andre Oentoro is the founder of Breadnbeyond, an award-winning explainer video company. He helps businesses increase conversion rates, close more sales, and get positive ROI from explainer videos (in that order). 

Twitter: @breadnbeyond

Email: andre@breadnbeyond.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreoentoro/