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9 Tools For Remote Teams to Stay Connected and Productive

by Ganapathi M. CEO at Agira Technologies

In the early days, remote working was tough to manage. But now the trend is changing, remote workers are increasing faster. The technology today has the possibility of getting the job done no matter wherever you are. Keeping up with changes, companies have started to adopt tools to fill the gaps in the productivity of their remote teams. The best tools add tremendous value to the team workers as well as the progress of the goals.   

Remote workers are entitled to some benefits, but they deal with some challenges too. Such as communication issues, different times, lack of security in file transfer, confusion in task assignment and more. 

Tools are helpful in managing the tasks to seamless communication among the remote team workers. To make it easy for you, we have some best-picked tools for remote team management. 

1. Slack

Slack is one of the popular communication tools for remote teams. It helps the team members to collaborate among the fellow team members with messaging features. Slack is an online space for instant ideas, feedback, discussions, brainstorming and more.  It also allows integration with other groups, This real-time messaging tool can be integrated with Zoom, Mailchimp, Skype. You can easily connect with your colleagues, Slack makes it a lot easier to manage remote teams. 

2. Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing and screen sharing tool. If you’re working remotely, you need video conferencing apps to connect with the remote worker. Zoom provides you help in your virtual meetings where face to face meetings are not possible. The ease of use video calling application with HD video calls, audio calls and continuous screen sharing, whiteboarding, dual-stream for dual-screen and many more advanced features. It is specially designed as a reliable tool, which is secured with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. It is one of the absolute tools for remote team members. 

3. ProofHub

ProofHub is an online project management tool, which is packed with multiple useful features in a single place. It is an all in one tool which holds features such as real-time discussions, chart, @metions, proofing, announcements and interactions with fellow team members. If you’re looking for a single tool to use that brings everything in one place, ProofHub is an ideal choice.  It is highly secure and helps you manage custom reports and deliverables more efficiently. It also provides numerous third-party integrations, to enhance its capabilities as a remote project management tool.      

4. Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage platform that helps you effectively manage your business. It is important for the remote teams to have access to the files of everyone. Google Drive is a single repository to keep your files secure and to easily share among the remote team members making the files available for the member's accesses in a centralized location. You can access Google Drive in all your devices and be easily synced in no time. It is an essential tool utilized by remote workers to view and be updated regardless of geographical changes. 

5. Evernote

Evernote is an ultimate tool for keeping notes much more organized among the remote teammates. This tool allows the notes to be sync automatically across all the devices.  It is a cross-platform application that can be utilized as a notetaker, pocket notebook, daily journal, and task management tool.

6. Todoist

Todoist is a tool to organize tasks for remote workers and keep track of everything in one place. The tools serve as a productivity booster for remote teams. You can create your own to-do list even offline. It comes with some of the core features that can make you have control over the tasks. Which includes, tasks, subtasks, manage projects, upload files, notes, set reminders, and have your own productivity chart to track improvements. 

7. Trello

Trello is a project management tool, which is helpful in managing tasks through broads.  These boards can be used assigning tasks among each team or to supervise multiple people working on the ongoing projects. You can also update the upcoming to-do list and weekly tasks in the Trello broads to track the quarterly goals as well. 

8. iDone This

When you are working in a team, there is a necessity of awareness among the team members, in order to understand what the team is actually working on and it comes easy to track the progress as well as productivity of each member in the group. iDoneThis is one of the best choices to keep everything synced for effective management. You can update daily status, reports and assigned tasks for remote workers. This tool can be easily accessed via email or a browser. 

9. World Time Buddy

World Time Buddy is a meeting scheduler tool. It becomes nearly hard to talk with all the remote team members on particular hours, as the team is scattered across different time zones. World Time Buddy makes it easy to organize your calls and collaborations sessions according to the time zones without overlapping with another. This tool helps you scheduling conference calls, online meetings, and webinars convenient to the timezones. 


I hope these tools can help your team get more productive and track your progress effectively without hassles and confusion. It also helps your remote team function more organized and be timely on achieving the goals. Share the best tools in your bucket! Tell us what tools do you use to stay connected with the remote teams. 


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About Ganapathi M. Junior   CEO at Agira Technologies

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Joined APSense since, February 27th, 2017, From Chennai, India.

Created on Jan 17th 2020 02:43. Viewed 660 times.

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