20 Remote Working Tools That You Didn’t Know You Needed

The concept of remote working has moved from being a luxury to a necessity for many employees around the world. This movement towards remote working is an opportunity to explore new online tools that will hopefully will still be useful when we return to normal working environments (whenever that will be!). You only have to look at the share price of Zoom to see how tools that support remote working are currently fairing (spoiler alert: share price is sky rocketing).

To support employees that are now working from home, below are a list of tools that you never knew you needed.

READER BEWARE: Use these tools wisely because remote working tools can end up ruining your productivity.

Collaboration

Mural

An online brainstorming tool that lets teams collaborate and share their brilliant ideas in real-time through virtual sticky notes, images, text, shapes and so much more.

Figma

Collaboratively design in real time, in one place, and share designs with one link.

Harvest Forecast

Find out when team members are working, how much time they will be spending on specific projects and when they’re taking time off.

Loomio

Make team decisions together via a transparent voting system.

Tandem

A virtual office for remote teams. Re-discover the flow of working together in‑person. See, talk to, and collaborate with your team in one click.

Witeboard

Witeboard is the fastest way to collaborate real-time with your team anywhere.

Videoask

The business tool that lets you build instant trust, put a face on your brand, and have more personal interactions at scale.

Productivity

Toggl

Break your day into smaller, more digestible tasks and keep track of time spent on each task.

Cuckoo

A time tracker designed for remote teams, with similar functions described on Pomodoro Technique.

Noisli

Dive into your favourite environment with these atmospheric sounds.

F.lux

An automated screen dimmer that adjusts your computer display according to the time of the day.

Calendly

Let people book virtual meetings with you with meeting times automatically showing in the time zone they’re in.

Krisp

A noise cancelling app for calls that makes remote professionals and teams more productive. It removes background noise from both ends of the call in real time.

Noiz

An app that will drown out the noise of the street and allow you to concentrate on the work at hand, increasing your productivity.

RescueTime

RescueTime helps you understand where your time goes each day. Optimize your energy. And take back control of your day.

Focus Booster

Work from home with confidence. Shield yourself from distractions. Eliminate procrastination. Finish your day feeling accomplished.

Culture

CoachBot

Software that coaches managers to have continuous performance development conversations remotely, leading the whole team to create effective operating habits that stick.

Learn Anything

A platform for knowledge discovery that helps you understand any topic through the most efficient paths, as voted by the community.

Taskade

Taskade helps teams stay competitive in this modern environment by cutting down the friction in planning, decision making, so teams can focus on doing.

Donut

Get paired with a different team member each week for a casual catch up.

If I’m missing any other useful tools that can help support remote working, please do share them!

Customer Experience + Design Thinking + Innovation + Dad

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store