REMOTE WORK TOOLS

Make working from home a breeze with our favorite remote work technology.

Video Meetings   |   File Sharing   |   Internal Communication   |   Project Management   |   Time Tracking   |   Everything Else

Whether or not your business is new to working from home, mastering the art of remote work is more important than ever in the midst (and wake) of COVID-19. Our team has been enjoying the WFH benefit for more than a decade, so we’re well equipped to offer our tips for remote work tools and technology. Here are our recommended solutions for the most common challenges your team may face when working from home.

Best video conferencing apps for remote work

Video Meetings

If you can’t meet in person, video conferencing is the next best thing. That means you need reliable, HD video and audio quality as well as accessibility on any device.

We’ve used and liked GoToMeeting, but in the last year, we switched to Zoom, which has awesome screen sharing, messaging, and webinar capabilities.

File sharing tools for remote work

File Sharing

Working from home requires a lot of cooperation. Our favorite collaboration tool is basically 100 tools in one: G Suite.

With G Suite by Google, your email, calendar, files, spreadsheets, and presentations are all seamlessly — and securely — integrated. Add in powerful search features, and your team will never have to ask, “Where can I find that again?”

Best apps for internal communication

Internal Communication

Sure, there are other internal communication tools — like Teams for Microsoft users — but, especially for us Mac geeks, Slack is by far the best way to chat with your coworkers.

We switched from Skype to Slack about five years ago and haven’t looked back, thanks to its simple organization, intuitive search features, quick voice and video calls, and loads of other fun features.

Best project management tools for remote work

Project Management

Remote teams have no shortage of digital project management options. We’ve heard good things about Asana and Monday, but our preference is Basecamp, which we’ve used loyally since 2009.

Basecamp has few bells and whistles, but that’s why we like it. It’s a clean, all-in-one task manager that lets us easily assign and manage to-dos and files. What more would you need?

Best apps for time tracking remote work

Time Tracking

Ah, time entry: so dreadful, yet so necessary for remote work.

Not only does time tracking keep your team on track (and your billable client hours at bay), it also ensures you aren’t overworking your staff.

We’ve used FreshBooks for years. Along with invoicing and accounting capabilities, it offers a handy timer tool for more accurate time entry.

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Other apps recommended by 9 Clouds for remote work

Everything Else

Along with the WFH staples above, here are a few other remote work tools we love:

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Get Personalized Recommendations for Your Business

Your business is unique, so the tools you use should be, too.

Along with our other technology offerings and digital marketing services, 9 Clouds is able to provide you with custom digital solutions.

Fill out the form below to request a quick consultation call with our outreach manager, Matt. He’s happy to provide you with personalized recommendations for remote work, marketing, and more!