Remote Work Tools: Productivity

The top productivity tools for digital nomads and remote working professionals and teams. Check them out and improve your remote work productivity now.

Productivity Tools and Products

Sprint Boards

Sprint Boards

An online retrospective tool for Agile developers, allowing distributed teams to coordinate, discuss and collaborate together remotely.

Fingerprint for Success

Fingerprint for Success

With F4S, you get to know more your team members and gain insights on how to succeed as one unit.

Taskade

Taskade

Collaborate with team members on the same page and edit projects together in real-time.

DueFocus

DueFocus

A comprehensive time tracking software that fully analyzes your workflow and how you are focused on work in real-time.

Trello

Trello

"Visual simplicity to manage your to-do list & daily team tasks"

Slack

Slack

"The communication & collaboration platform for distributed teams"

Desklog.io

Desklog.io

A free project management software which tracks the workflow of your team to trace the real-time productivity and performance.

Milanote

Milanote

Milanote is a tool for organizing creative projects into beautiful visual boards. It's like the "Evernote" for Creatives.

Time Doctor

Time Doctor

Track time, tasks, and projects, Screenshots and mouse/keyboard activity.

Zapier

Zapier

Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps.

Todoist

Todoist

You can get tasks out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, on any device – even offline.

Collect

Collect

Collect helps you get documents and data from your clients, partners and employees.

Claro

Claro

The to-do-list app that is as simple as paper with all the benefits of being digital.

Monitask

Monitask

Monitask is an Employee Monitoring Software with screenshots, Internet, Activity and Time Tracking.

RemoteOne

RemoteOne

Time tracking, project management, invoicing & reporting for remote freelancers.

Hubstaff

Hubstaff

Hubstaff is a powerful time and activity tracking and monitoring software for team productivity.

IFTTT

IFTTT

IFTTT is the best free alternative to create and automatize connections between apps and devices.

Timely

Timely

Fully automated time tracking software powered by AI.

Airtable

Airtable

Organize anything, with anyone, from anywhere. Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, teams use Airtable to organize their work.

Focusmate

Focusmate

"Focusmate virtual coworking helps you get things done. Stop procrastinating, start producing!"

Notion

Notion

"All-in-one workspace. Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need."

Tadum

Tadum

"Tadum is the online agenda that helps teams run high-value meetings. Tadum keeps your team consistent, efficient, and accountable by streamlining the habits of high-value meetings".

Calendly

Calendly

"Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails".

RingCentral Glip

RingCentral Glip

"Glip allows users to communicate in real time through various channels, including IM, voice calling, video conferencing, email, and much more".

My Meeting Time

My Meeting Time

A visual time zone converter that makes it easy to find the best time to have meetings and calls across multiple time zones.

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

"Create a timer, share it with your team and get ready for more productive meetings."

Timezone.io

Timezone.io

"Never worry again about timezones within your team"

Evernote

Evernote

"Take & share your notes from any device and on the go."

Rescuetime

Rescuetime

"Tracks time spent on applications and websites".

Worldtimebuddy

Worldtimebuddy

"Timezone management for dummies. Never miss an International call again."

The Best Productivity Apps in 2020

We all want to be more productive and save time, and even under the best of circumstances, when a team is together in one office space and able to collaborate in person or on a big conference-room whiteboard, it isn’t always easy. That is why we turn to productivity tools, to keep us moving in the right direction and help make work from home more productive.

When a team is spread out over multiple locations and time zones, those tools become even more important. How do you keep team members on the same page when they are physically away from each other, possibly working remotely for the first time, and juggling a number of other products?

The right productivity tools and software are critical for collaboration.

  • For whiteboarding and idea-sharing, tools like Trello, Milanote, and Miro can take the place of the office whiteboard, allowing multiple team members to contribute and update it, keeping a remote team informed of project progress. Evernote’s file-sharing ability allows remote teams to share notes and documents easily.
  • File sharing tools like Dropbox make file syncing and sharing simple; built-in document collaboration means remote teams can work on the same document without numerous versions floating around.
  • For time management, tools like Time Doctor, Timely and Remote One allow workers to track their time and keep to a timeline, and for those tasked with ensuring staff productivity, employee monitoring software like Monitask allows time tracking, internet activity monitoring and more.
  • To-do lists can keep both individuals and teams on track by enabling collaborative lists. Tools like Todoist and Claro offer a simple interface for remote productivity.
  • Too many lists and collaboration projects to keep track of? Automate integration with tools like IFTTT and Zapier, which can, for example, automatically create a Todoist item from a new Trello item.

There are numerous tools and software on this page that can enable remote productivity, collaboration and keep things flowing smoothly.

Take a look and leave your own reviews or submit new tools that might not be listed above. We also invite you to read "9 Productivity Tips for Effective Remote Working".

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