Working from home: 8 free tools to get you going

COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries and companies. Some are well prepared; some still need to get on track. Working from home is on the rise as a measure to stop the spread the COVID-19. At Go2human, remote work is the only way we work and we are well versed with all the tools that make that kind of work possible. For those who are just starting to look for tools to support their new way of working from home, we prepared a list of go-to tools for successful remote collaboration and work from home. 

There isn’t much you can’t do from home with the right tools and good internet connection. You can host meetings, sign documents, manage projects, talk to colleagues and even have a virtual coffee with your team mates. All the tools we listed offer free basic plans and all are well tested and proven to be efficient for collaborative work with teams.

#1 MEETINGS

ZOOM https://zoom.us/meetings

Host meetings with your team members and/or partners with video conferencing and screen or document sharing.
Free plan includes:

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings
  • 40 mins limit on group meetings
  • Unlimited number of meetings
  • Online support

#2 TIME TRACKING

TOGGL https://toggl.com/

Track time per project while you work in real-time or you can add time manually.

Free plan includes:

  • Up to 5 team members
  • Basic time tracking

#3 MANAGE DOCUMENTS

GOOGLE DRIVE https://www.google.com/drive/

Store and share files and folders, invite others to view, download, and collaborate.

Personal plan includes:

  • Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account

#4 SIGNING

SignRequest https://signrequest.com/

Sign any document (contract, agreement, offer, invoice, …) yourself or get documents signed by others.

Free plan includes:

  • per month / 1 user
  • 10 documents per month
  • Send and sign documents
  • Sign at any device
  • Secure audit trail

#5 COLLABORATE

Slack https://app.slack.com/

Chat with team members, send direct messages, discuss work in channels.

Free plan includes:

  • Access to 10,000 most recent messages
  • 10 integrations with other apps like Google Drive
  • 1:1 voice and video calls between teammates

#6 TASK MANAGEMENT

Asana https://asana.com/

Easily manage tasks, assign tasks to others and set deadlines.

Free plan includes:

  • Collaborate with up to 15 teammates
  • Tasks
  • List, Board & Calendar view
  • Assignees and due dates

#7 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Trello https://trello.com/

Organize project and team boards, lists, and cards.

Free plan includes:

  • Unlimited Personal Boards
  • Unlimited Cards & Lists
  • 10MB per File Attachment
  • 10 Team Boards

#8 INTERNAL WIKI PAGE

Notion https://www.notion.so/

Create internal company wiki pages, write, plan, collaborate, and get organized.

Free plan includes:

  • 1.000 blocks
  • 5MB file uploads
  • Unlimited members & guests

Remote work can be just as efficient as office work with the right tools and attitude. If you need any help with setting up your remote workplace or finding the right tools to support your business, drop us a message and we will find the best solution tailored to your needs!

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