Free tools for remote working

We’re all getting used to a new way of working remotely. Some organisation might already have digital tools and processes in place, while others might be discovering the potential of remote work for the first time. We’re lucky enough to already be set up for remote working: we offer working from home options for our team, and we often work remotely with clients from around the globe. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of the best free digital tools out there.

 

Team Communication 

SLACK

What is it?
Desktop or browser-based messaging for teams – no matter how big or small.

Why do we love it?

  • Integrations – with GDrive, Twitter, Trello… giphy
  • Custom themes – if you’re part of multiple Slack teams and need to keep track or not confuse where you’re sending messages
  • Channels for subjects and direct messaging

Free version available.

 

ZOOM

What is it? Video conference tool available on laptop or mobile.

Why do we love it?

  • Great for video calls with multiple people.
  • Other people can join a call without having to sing up.
  • You can customise your background – perfect for internal team meetings and social calls!

Free version available, with 40 minutes limit per call.

 

GOOGLE HANGOUTS 

What is it? Video conference tool.

Why do we love it?

  • Great for video calls with multiple people.
  • You can log in with your Gmail account.

14-days free trial available.

 

Project management

TRELLO

What is it? A digital equivalent of the KanBan board – set up your to-do, doing and done lists.

Why do we love it?

  • Easy to make your to-do list
  • Collaborative – make joint/team boards
  • Integrations – with GDrive to link the documents that need to be worked on to the to-do list

Free version available.

ASANA

What is it? A web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

Why do we love it?

  • Unlimited projects and tracking
  • Integrations available

Free version available and free trial for the premium version.

 

Team Collaboration

MIRO

What is it? An online collaborative whiteboarding platform.

Why do we love it? 

  • Easy to use
  • A good alternative to post-it and sketches on a whiteboard

Free version available with limited boards.

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