As we all know a lot of people increasingly working from home due to the Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19 pandemic. In situations like this question raise that how to manage the office work, being away from the office cabin. How to maintain productivity at work? There are lots of digital apps and tools available which would be helpful in a work from home situation. But, which one works best for you? Do you have to pay for these apps? Is it available for both mobile and laptop users? Will, it really helps to maximize your productivity?
Here, we are listing 7 useful apps that help you work from home in the Corona pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, many businesses are encouraging their employees to do work from home amid global health concerns over the coronavirus. Zoom digital app offers a range of video conferencing and communication tools between employees to discuss anything related to office work. Zoom meeting and Chat products offer easy-to-use voice and video calls in a group of multiple people up to 100 participants.
You can download and set up a Zoom account. Zoom has a camera filter function that helps to smoothen the skin tone of your face. Apart from all that you can send messages and share files in it. Well, if you are using the free version of Zoom then you can use it for 40 minutes.
Zoom is available for Windows, Mac, Ios, Android and Web versions. Also, you can enjoy the free version and paid version as well according to your requirement.
Quip boasts the power to combine chat, documents, task list, slides, and spreadsheets beat all in one app, in order that it’s all streamlined enough to form collaborations fast and straight forward. Consistent with the web site, you’ll real-time chat and message, edit documents together with your co-workers, create charts using live data and embed full-featured spreadsheets with support for over 400 functions.
Most important of the Quip app is that you can insert from Dropbox, Google Drive, and export documents to PDF and Microsoft office alongside spreadsheets to excel.
Quip is quite useful and supportive app while you are working from home or remote basis. It is available for iOS, iPad, and macOS.
Zapier is similar like other digital automation tools that connects thousands of apps together and promises to save you endless amounts of time on repetitive task. With the help of Zapier, you can connect two or more apps to automate your repetitive tasks without relying on anyone.
If you get rid of constantly switching between different apps to complete basic functions like uploading files to Google drive etc. It gives you the freedom to choose from a library or customize automation to do these tasks for you.
Zapier is easy and safe to use while you are working away from the office. It shows instant reliability metrics to its user as it allows you to spend less time switching between used apps.
For example, It sends data to you Gmail and Google Drive so email attachments are automatically uploaded for remote access.
Zapier is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Web for free and paid versions as well.
Asana is a work management platform improves project management productivity. It promotes visibility and transparency that help users or teams to focus on their business and objectives. According to the free version of Asana tools, you can add up to 15 peoples to manage add tasks, To-dos, team members, and attachment of files for absolutely free.
Long story short, the basic features of Asana tools are quite easy to use. You can manage it online or offline. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Web. Free and paid versions are available.
Slack is an instant chat platform designed for seamless collaboration between remote workers. You can create different channels where you can add team members to join the channel and remove them as well, as needed, so no one receives the notification outside of the channel.
You can create separate threads to discuss the main topic with team members. Well, Slack is also used for instant file sharing where you can simply drag and drop to share PDFs, Images, and Videos.
Slack is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Web for free and paid versions as well.
Trello is a simple, straightforward, and easy visual project management and collaboration tool that allows individuals and groups to work with any project team. People can organize their work through a system of boards, lists, and cards for project management or any works.
Trello offers a streamlined task management system that easily lets you track the flow of works from one stage to another. It gives you features to easily drag and drop, in-line editing options, easy uploads, and file attachment options.
Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Web for free.
Google drive is also a free platform from Google that allows you to store files online and gives you the freedom to access it from anywhere. It gives you access to use free web-based applications such as Google Docs, Spreadsheet, presentation file, etc. You can share the data with your office colleagues, family, friends in the form of PDF, image, docs, presentation file, etc.
Google drive is totally free and you can use up to 15 GB cloud data storage for free. If you want to increase the limit then you can go for the Gsuite product of Google.