Here are 6 Tools to Manage Work from Home without Inconvenience

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With the number of COVID-19 cases rising exponentially in almost every country of the world, authorities across the globe are recommending social distancing as a preventive measure. Public places like malls, gyms, public pools and movie theatres everything is getting shut down, along with the workplaces. 

Many private offices are following the suit by providing work from home to employees. Sadly, managing the tasks while employees working from home is not as simple as it appears to be. You need to be super organized and arm yourself with the right set of tools. However, with the technology at your disposal, work from home is no longer an inconvenience.

Here is a list of applications that will help you manage the flow of work while employees are working from due to quarantine:

For Virtual Meetings

Following are the applications that can be used to conduct virtual meetings without any obstacles:

1.     Zoom:

Zoom is an effective tool to simplify video conferencing and messaging across any device. Easy to start, join and collaborate across any device, Zoom enables quick adoption with meeting capabilities. The tool enables all-hands meetings, internal and external communication and meetings through a single platform.

Customers have reported a 92% increase in performance and engagement with the help of this video conferencing tool.

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • HD video and audio
  • Recording and transcripts
  • Streamlined calendaring
  • Built-in collaboration tools
  • Secured, easy to scale
  • Available in affordable price

Pricing:

The Basic version of the app is available free and Pro version is available at $14.99/mo/host. The tool also has Business and Enterprise pricing plans.

2.     TeamViewer:

TeamViewer is a leading all-in-one solution for remote support. TeamViewer enables you to remotely access the desktop and servers from anywhere using an internet connection. TeamViewer is completely secure and can be operated on any modern smartphone. 

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • Remote Device Control
  • Cross-platform access and VPN alternative
  • iOS screen sharing
  • Mobile Device Access
  • Flexible File Sharing
  • Remote Printing

Pricing:

The Business for Single User is available at $18.18 per month. Premium subscription of the application is available $35.69 per month and corporate subscription at $84.18 per month.

For Work Management

1.     Trello:

Trello has got boards, lists and cards, which enable you to organize and prioritize your work in a fun and flexible way. Trello makes it easy to collaborate on projects from beginning to end. You can easily dive into the details by adding attachments; due dates and more directly to Trello cards.

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • A detailed and quick overview of front/back cards
  • In-line editing and data filters
  • Automated email notification
  • Easy, drag-and-drop editing
  • Information retrieval and backup

Pricing:

The starting pricing of Trello is $5/user and the application also comes with the free trial.

2.     Asana:

Asana is again a widely popular work management platform that helps you organize your work in a way that is best for you. Asana lets you set priorities and deadlines, follow projects and tasks through every stage. With Asana, you will be in a consistent track about the status of your work and keep everyone aligned on goals.

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • It allows you to create tasks, subtasks, milestones, task assignees and sections.
  • Easily know where your work stands with reporting.
  • Permission and privacy controls
  • Allow you to tie your communications based on team, projects and tasks
  • It can be easily integrated into other tools.
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Pricing

The basic version of the application is free of cost, whereas the Premium version is available at $10.99 and the Business version is available at $24.99. For the Enterprise version, you can contact the sales team of the tool.

Document Management

1.     Quip:

Quip has completely transformed the way enterprises work together by delivering modern collaboration securely any device. Quip lets you transform processes like Mutual Close Plans, Account Planning and Case Swarms. 

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • You can Quip’s documents into offline modes, can give permissions to different users and also check the version history
  • Quip provides spreadsheets that come with collaborative editing, are mobile-ready and can be embedded into docs.
  • Slides in Quip come with real-time co-editing, connective live data and feedback polls.
  • Quip also offers 1-on-1 chat options, you are allowed to comment on anything and also have team chat rooms.

Pricing:

The Starter plan of Quip is available at $10/user/month, Enterprise plan at $25/user/month and you can request a quote for a more advanced plan.

2.     Dropbox:

Dropbox lets you organize traditional files, cloud content, web shortcuts and Dropbox Paper docs all into one place. Personalized suggestions are also provided by the application which lets you find files and folders easily and you don’t have to spend your much time searching.

Here are some of the features of the tool:

  • Enables to store and access files from anywhere
  • Cloud content and Microsoft office can be directly edited in Dropbox
  • Plan meetings with calendar integration
  • Use note-taking templates

Pricing:

The basic version of Dropbox is available at $9.99/month, whereas the Professional version is available at $16.58/month. There is also a Standard and Advanced version of the application available for teams.

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