In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are doing their bit to ease remote work. Thanks to such moves, your work does not need to suffer because you can get temporary perks from remote work services and FREE apps like:

  1. Microsoft Teams;

This is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, Voice calls, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. This tools is available on Web and Mobile devices

This service integrates with the company’s Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products.

Microsoft teams can be downloaded https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app

To learn how to use this tool https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/enduser-training

Microsoft teams is also offering a six-month free trial of its premium version. So what are you waiting for

On your mobile you can download it via the Google play store or Apple Store

 

  1. Zoom:

Zoom is designed to help more tons of businesses/organization around the world bring their teams closer together with innovative communication and collaboration services. They’re recognized as being one of the best options on the market in terms of ease of use, stability, and video and audio quality.

Zoom allows you to enjoy;

  • Conduct live video chat.
  • Access meeting analytics, such as top users by meeting minutes.
  • Easily screen-share during a call.
  • Use the recording feature to save and document your sessions.
  • Hold brainstorming sessions with Zoom’s on-screen whiteboard feature.
  • Access in-depth support, such as live help, online chat, phone support, FAQs, help articles, and video tutorials.
  • Hook up integrations such as Slack and Zapier
  • 40mins free meeting time
  • Its mobile friendly

Zoom  can be downloaded https://zoom.us/download  and google playstore and App store for mobile

And you learn how to use zoom https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

 

  1. Skype;

This tool allows you host a video or an audio conference with up to 50 people, record your calls, enable live captions & subtitles or just simply talk over our smart chat. Skype can help you also;

  • Use IM, hold video chats, and make local, domestic, and international calls.
  • Conduct both screen and document sharing that supports large files.
  • White-board, post a poll, and hold a
  • Q&A session

  • Start with the free version, which works well for smaller teams.
  • Make calls to any location at low rate

Download Skype https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Learn to use skype; https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA11098/how-do-i-get-started-with-skype

 

 

4. Google Hangouts Meet:  This tool helps connect with your team from anywhere. With easy-to-join video calls, you can connect face-to-face with team members around the world. Hangouts Meet is included with G Suite . GHS helps you;

  • To create and share documents, access stored files instantly,
  • manage users, devices and it has a high data security capability,
  • use a shared calendar to see when team members are available and schedule meetings with automatic email invited
  • With one click, turn your meeting into a video conference from any camera-enabled computer, phone, or tablet.
  • Share your screen to review your work as a team, and make decisions on the spot

You can get started with Google Hangout Meet https://gsuite.google.com/signup/basic/welcome

Google hangout meet premium version is free and you can download on your mobile it via the Google play store or Apple Store

5. Slack;

Slack offers you real time communication via text, audio and video. The best part about Slack is its collection of bots, which let you create tasks, automate events, set reminders, and do a lot more in a few keystrokes and without leaving Slack.

These bots can even replace some of the apps on this list. Take a closer look at how Slack bots can boost your productivity https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/slack-bots-productivity/ .

And remember, Slack’s app integrations allow you to bring in data from various apps scattered across the web or mobile https://slack.com/apps .

You can download slack via web https://slack.com/intl/en-ng/downloads/windows

On your mobile you can download it via the Google play store or Apple Store.

6.Trello:

This is a project management tool for organizations currently working on projects. Trello helps you keep with the track of your projects and collaborate with your project team on one interactive window

Trello makes a great choice for many teams, especially if they already use the Kanban method for productivity. Trello is easy to use and capable of handling whatever you throw at it. You can map your team’s strategies, set goals, discuss ideas, assign tasks, follow up on them, and do much, much more.

To get started with this versatile tool https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/guide-trello-life-project-management/

On your mobile you can download it via the Google play store or Apple Store

Visit http://trello.com/ for free, premium versions

7. Doodle:

This tool is a decision making tool. To keep decision-making streamlined, a voting app of sorts is much better. We recommend Doodle, a web-based polling app that adds clarity to the decision-making process.

With Doodle, you can start a proposal, add a few choices, and invite your teammates to take a vote on them. You can also use Doodle to pinpoint meeting times that are convenient for all team members. The poll is accessible to anyone with a link to it. If you want to remove ads, set a deadline for voting, create private invites and automatic reminders, or collect contact information

Visit https://doodle.com/create for free plans

Learn to use this application https://bit.ly/39wWwNe

 On your mobile you can download it via the Google play store or Apple Store

 

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