COVID-19 has altered our working habits in a number of different ways, but none more than introducing us unceremoniously to remote working.
However, working from home was growing in popularity far before it became the enforced norm thanks to lock-down, but if you're new to the concept or just need a bit of help, we've come up without top 5 favourite tools to help streamline your productivity when working from home.
Zoom - Video Conferencing
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. The basic version is completely free of charge and is available on your desktop and mobile device.
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Teams - Collaboration and Chat
Microsoft is your hub for teamwork in Office 365. All your conversations, files, meetings, and apps live together in a single shared workspace, and you can take it with you on your favourite mobile device.
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Trello -Project Management
Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application which keeps all your projects on task at work, at home, or anywhere in between. Free users can add one Power-Up per board and up to 10 team boards.
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Dropbox - Cloud Storage
Dropbox lets anyone upload and transfer files to the cloud, and share them with anyone. It's great for moving large amounts of data between team membersanytime, anywhere. A basic account comes with 2GB of storage space and is always free.
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Headspace - Meditation & Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing is as important as physical wellbeing and in these testing times we've turned to Headspace to help. With hundreds of guided meditations to help with stress, anxiety, focus, relationships and more, the programmes are delivered direct to your phone every day. Headspace offers a 2 week free subscription or is currently free for unemployed for a year during the COVID crisis.
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Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. Users can choose from many professional designed templates, and edit the designs and upload their own photos through a drag and drop interface.
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Replace your desktop intranet with our award-winning employee app and watch adaption skyrocket. It enables greater engagement and gives your team access to everything they need. Blink gives every member in a highly personalized feed with a curated flow of posts. When employees open Blink they see photos, video, comments, links, gifs and more, all organised by category. The app also gives you ne place for your team to find the crucial company files they need.
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Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) is a new way to watch TV with your friends online. Teleparty synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to Netflix, Disney, Hulu and HBO.
Join over 10 million people and use Teleparty to link up with friends and host long distance movie nights and TV watch parties today!
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Break free from conversations over email - Slack is a new way to communicate with your team. It's faster, better organized, and more secure than email.
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In short, Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails. You can connect up to 6 of your personal calendars and set your availability for people to book in with you. You'll never get double booked again!
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