Collaborative Tools for Remote Working

After being plunged into the waters of remote working, many businesses are now tasked with keeping productivity levels to a maximum and communicating with colleagues in an entirely new way.

While it feels like collaboration is on the out right now, there are some fantastic tools out there which help create the office environment while everyone works from home. Here are some top recommendations which have free tiers available right now!

Zoom
https://zoom.us/pricing
A video conferencing facility which can be used on almost any device. A free account allows you to host up to 100 participants on one license, and offers an unlimited number of meetings capped at 40 minutes in length. Video conferencing is more important than ever right now, and you can even tap into a meeting while you’re walking the dog!

Slack
https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/pricing
Slack has been designed to replace email as your primary method of contact. You can organise your communication channels into different projects and it takes out the confusion of messy email chains. There’s also a private messaging section to share sensitive information when needed. A trial account is free for as long as you need it to be.

Basecamp
https://basecamp.com/pricing
A project management tool that helps you collaborate on projects seamlessly, no matter where you are in the world. You can split your work into individual projects, where message boards, to-do lists and file storage are just some of the tools available to help you organise your workload.

Asana
https://asana.com/create-account
A Basic account allows you to manage up to 15 team members for free. Add tasks, assign them to people and log due dates and updates all in one handy place.

Do you have any helpful apps or programs to add? Let us know!