Noupe Editorial Team March 27th, 2020

Best Work From Home Tools During Covid-19

Best Work From Home Tools During Covid-19

According to the WHO, there are  416,686 confirmed cases worldwide for now. People are losing their lives. Healthcare professionals are working incredibly hard to deal with the situation, and we need to do our part, and stay in our homes.

Due to the recent epidemic of Coronavirus, the economy has also taken a huge hit. Most businesses are closed or having hard times. Some of us, the lucky ones, can work from home and use the tools that have been provided to us to get the most out of our work and minimize the damage. We need to utilize these tools and learn more about remote working communication strategies.

Here are some of the remote work tools that you can use:

Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows you to connect with your team easily. It’s a great tool to connect to your team and have meetings. It’s now free for K-12 schools.

Learning how to use Zoom is pretty easy and would be a great virtual communication tool for all businesses that are working from home nowadays.

With the new products like Zoom Scheduler, Zoom virtual backgrounds, and integrations, Zoom is now more fun and easier to use.

If Zoom is not right for you, there are many available Zoom alternatives to help you out during the pandemic.

JotForm

Data collection tool with many widgets, integrations, payment processing and ability to assign forms to your teammates. If you are fighting against the Coronavirus, you get a free, unlimited and HIPAA compliant account.

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is a great way to track employees when you’re leading remote teams. Team members can increase their productivity with this precise time tracking tool. The software monitors the time spent on your tasks and shows the site visited and the apps used to improve efficiency and evaluate productivity.

Slack

Communicate with your team easily. If you are working on coronavirus pandemic research mitigation or response, the upgrades are free. You need to send an email to this spesific email address to get this setup.

We strongly believe that it is going to be a considerably easy process to learn how to use slack for your team for them to keep up the productivity levels high even working from their homes.

Airtable

Airtable is a cloud collaboration service that is widely used. And now, the Airtable Pro plan is completely free without a time limit for any non-political humanitarian groups working on COVID-19 relief efforts.

Salesforce

Free Covid-19 Care Response solution for Healthcare systems. It’s for emergency response teams, call centers, and care management teams who are affected by Covid-19.

Calendly

Online work scheduling tool to help remote workers stay connected. Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations used to be paid, but now they are free until June 30. Also, premium plans are now free for teams working directly on Covid-19.

Wrike

Collaborative work management platform. They offer 6 months free access to Professional Edition for the new customers. Also, if you are a current customer, you can add unlimited collaborators.

Google

Advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing is free now to all G suite and G Suite Education users.

Support.com

They offer free tech support for remote students and workers.

Zoho

Remotely apps are free until July 1, 2020. There are 11 apps in total, which includes apps for storage, project management, online meetings, and presentations.

PandaDoc

Free e-sign plan with unlimited users, document uploads and payment processing.

Comcast

Free Xfinity WiFi, the hotspots are available to everyone for COVID-19, not just the Xfinity subscribers. Network name is: “xfinity wifi”. You can find a hotspot near you on their website. 

Box

Secure file-sharing and collaboration platform for 3 months. You’ll get the Business plan which has unlimited storage, advanced user and security reporting.

Dropbox

Free DropBox Business and HelloSign subscriptions for nonprofits and NGOs that are fighting COVID-19. The subscription plans are for 3 months.

Hootsuite

Free access to their professional social media management plan for small businesses and nonprofits to help them stay connected to their customers.

Discord

Enhanced Go-Live streaming service limit is upped to 50 from 10. Go Live is free to use and enables you to screen share apps from your computer or privately stream while your team can watch from any device.

Carto

Free visualization software for organizations fighting COVID-19.

Creativity 365

This is a suite that includes 6 tools that are great for classroom use and for creative teams. It includes tools for document annotation, video editing, animation, drawing, and notetaking. We also let students and teachers access for 50% off.

Document 365

This suite includes our PDF Reader that’s great for editing PDFs and annotating digital texts. We think it would be particularly helpful for classrooms.

There are many more solutions that can help you during these hard times. Make sure to check out HelpWithCovid and Deals for businesses in the time of COVID-19.

If you are trying to help fight against COVID-19 through your service or product, please fill out the form below so we can add you to the list.

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One comment

  1. Great and time-sensitive article. The adverse effect of this pandemic has been stressed in every platform. While we hope for a swift resolution, life must go on. The tips shared in this article are practical and should be put to use. Once again, great job with this article and site at large.

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