Last week we told you all about how G Suite could help you work from home and this week we’re sharing a few other tools we love that are perfect for remote working.
- Splashtop – Need to access a server or computer that’s at the office while you’re working from home? Let’s talk about migrating you to the cloud. But until then, you can use Splashtop. Splashtop is a remote desktop software that, when installed on your computer and the computer/server that you need to access, will allow you to access the office computer remotely.
- Loom – Loom, a screen recording app, is one of my favorite favorite favorite tools. With Loom, you can record your screen and/or record yourself. I love using Loom to record my screen so I can share instructional videos showing my clients/employees how to perform a task or function. I also use it to send proposals to clients so I can present it as if I were in person.
- Harvest – Our business runs on Harvest. Harvest is a project management tool that helps you keep track of your projects, tasks, time, and money. We use Harvest to manage our projects, enter our time (both billable/non-billable), and send our invoices. It makes seeing what everyone is working on, keeping track of budgets and times, a breeze. Plus, the new Google Calendar feature allows you to pull time entries in directly from your calendar.
- Trello – Trello is another project management tool we couldn’t live without. While Harvest keeps track of the high level project pieces, Trello allows us to break the project down into manageable tasks. This kan-ban style app is great for keeping track of those granular tasks and for sharing with clients so they always know what part of the project phase we’re in.
- Insight Timer – This meditation app is perfect for when you need to step away and take a deep breath. Between a new working environment (possibly with new, fussy coworkers) and all of the uncertainty in the world right now, a little meditation goes a long way. Select a guided meditation or simply use the timer to take a little reflection time during your day.
- Books – If you find yourself with a little more time on your hands, why not spend it in your favorite chair with a good book that’s also going to improve your business? I’m sure you have a reading list a mile long, but a few of my recent favorites have been ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, and both Profit First and Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz.
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