6 Online Tools to Increase Productivity When Working Remotely
Whether you are a freelancer, or you are remotely working for a larger company, working from home can have its unique struggles. However, there are plenty of online tools and apps that can help you find success and be productive while working remotely.
If you’re looking for a to-do list app that helps you keep track of every area of your life, Todoist might what you’ve been looking for! Todoist lets you create different folders and projects to organize different areas of your life. You can also easily prioritize your tasks so that you can focus on what’s most important and set due dates so that you don’t miss a thing!
Taking to-do lists to another level, Asana lets you manage big projects with ease. With Asana, you can break down big projects into smaller action steps. Track your progress and visualize your work with multiple views including calendar, list and timeline. You can also connect Asana to all the tools you use with over 100 integrations.
Getting rid of distractions while working from home can be one of the biggest challenges. Thanks to Cold Turkey, you can block particularly distracting websites such as Facebook, YouTube or Instagram, during your work hours. Their schedule feature can completely customize the program to block certain websites during certain times of day. You can also block the entire Internet on your device if you are really trying to focus on offline work.
No matter where you are, Focus Booster can help you maintain focus with their desktop and mobile app. Using the pomodoro technique, Focus Booster is a timer that can help you manage your time better so that you get more things done! The pomodoro technique says that we are most productive when we have 25 minutes of interrupted work with 5 minutes of break time in between. Focus Booster makes it super easy to follow the pomodoro technique with built in timers for breaks and work time. You can even track your progress and create time sheets!
Store and share files securely.
If you are emailing files to clients or coworkers, Google Drive might be an easier alternative to all those back-and-forth emails. You can store and access your files anywhere, as well as send files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. With 15 GB of free storage in Google Drive, you can send large files that normally would be too big to send via email, such as large PowerPoints, spreadsheets, photos or videos.
Instead of lugging around a notebook or your computer, use Evernote to make sure that your notes and documents are always accessible. Evernote can sync to all your devices, whether it be an iPad, smart phone or computer. Organize all your documents using virtual notebooks and tags and even turn your phone into a scanner with their document scanning feature.
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