10 essential apps for the lockdown remote work

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With more areas locking down for quarantine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of knowledge workers would have to contend working from home for the time being until the curve is flattened. Here are 10 apps I'm using, or have used in the past to help you work remotely.



Trello

For those in the know, Trello is in essence an online corkboard which organises your projects and tasks into boards, pretty much like how you pin notes on a physical corkboard. Trello boards lets you see what's being worked on, who's assigned to a project, who's working on the project, and the current status. You can share a board to a colleague, or have a board to yourself to track your daily progress.


Jira

For software devs, Jira is a tool used for tracking bugs, issues, as well as project management. As Jira is inclined towards software development, it lets you track any issues and bugs related to whatever app you're developing - could be a mobile app, a web app, anything.


Microsoft Teams

Teams is a teamwork hub that's bundled with Office 365, but can also be downloaded separately. It serves as a singular hub for team chats, meetings, shared files, apps, and calendars.

Slack

Slack is also pretty much like Teams, with instant messaging and remote office communication capabilities for remote teams. You can also assign people to individual teams and whatever project they're working on.

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace is Facebook's enterprise flavour, giving organisations the familiar Facebook social media experience, with the security of using enterprise-grade tools, allowing remote teams to connect to each other into the same network.

Zoom

The eponymous app is primarily used for video conferencing and meetings, and often used as an alternative to Skype and Google Hangouts when you need lots of people to attend to your meeting at once.

OneNote

OneNote is Microsoft's digital notebook, bundled with Office 365 and lets you create a team notebook which you can share with everyone in your team, or create a personal notebook to jot down personal meeting notes.

GitHub

We all know what GitHub is for - it's basically a repository and version control system used mainly by software developers and programmers to keep track of any modifications in a central repository, readily accessible when needed.

LastPass

LastPass is a universal password manager that's compatible with pretty much every device you own - Chromebook, MacBook, Linux, iPhone, Windows.

What about you? What tools are you using for work? Chime in.
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  • We've also been using TinyTake more often for quick screencaps and screenrecording. Great tool for sharing information with remote team mates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roshan Lal bhatia
    Hello,

    We all are doing work from home and these apps (you mentioned) are really helpful in this lockdown period to communicate with our colleagues. I am currently using Zoom, Trello, Git hub.
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  • Profile picture of the author LOTUSContainers4
    Nice Useful & information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanu S
    Hi. Thanks for sharing the list of different essential apps that one can use for remote work during lockdown. While researching and going through the various studies of the essential work from app, i have come across Hubstaff. The software keeps track of the employees and does staff monitoring work via time tracking software. Also, currently I am using the same and surely can say that it is one of the good productivity monitoring app.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luca Pfeifer
    R-HUB web video conferencing servers is another very good app which is widely used by businesses globally for conducting online web conferences, video conferences etc. It provides 6 real time collaboration applications in one box.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyMayson
    Hello, thanks for the list.
    My company actually uses a lot of this, probably Trello and Zoom the most. If you bill per hour as we do, you might want to install the timetracking app as well. For example, we use Worktime to ensure that everyone works 8 hours a day at home.
    And instead of OneNote, we 're using Google Docs as everyone's got a google account these days. It's very easy to create and edit common documents or make comments when needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyMayson
    Hello, thanks for the list. My company actually uses a lot of this, probably Trello and Zoom the most. If you bill per hour as we do, you might want to install the timetracking app as well. For example, we use Worktime to ensure that everyone works 8 hours a day at home. And instead of OneNote, we 're using Google Docs as everyone's got a google account these days. It's very easy to create and edit common documents or make comments when needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author hadi4234
    Helpful post for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author hadi4234
    helpful apps for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JenaEdgar
    Useful information, I'm using the zoom app now also will try other apps
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  • Profile picture of the author davidwitt
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    Great information! It would really helpful nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author dominicwhittaker
    Non IM related but good for your health and sanity - headspace and sleep cycle. We all need to separate work from rest and look after our mind and body
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