New to working from home? Fortunately, there are plenty of available apps to improve team workflow.
From tracking your tasks to leading virtual brainstorming, digital tools can make your remote work easier. With a little help from these digital resources, you’ll be able to find focus in your own work and seamlessly connect to coworkers and clients. However, discovering them all can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. Which ones to choose!
To help you decide the best fit for you and your team, here are three places to start. For additional resources and insights, check out Epic’s full list of the best resources and tools for staying connected.
Start a Conversation with Slack
Time to chat with colleagues is important. It builds connections and can spur ideas, which is why you should continue to encourage water-cooler talk even when working remotely.
Yet there’s nothing fun about digging through your inbox looking for a key email or the constant ding of new messages. Enter Slack. This collaboration will help you organize conversations by channel or send out quick messages to a single coworker. Plus, Slack has a free version for small teams, so you can get started on improving team workflow and communications without making an investment.
Rock the Clock with Clockify
Do you find the hours, days, weeks running together? You’re not alone. Setting a schedule is crucial when adapting to a new work-from-home schedule.
Clockify is a free time-tracking software system available for teams. This tracker and timesheet app will help you track hours across projects, helping not only set a schedule but build accountability. As a bonus, you can create reports, send invoices, and see visual breakdowns of projects. Suddenly, you’ll know where all the time goes!
Open up Channels to Customers with Tawk.To
If you’ve recently gone from a Main Street storefront to digital storefront, you probably find yourself missing your customers. Break down barriers so you can connect with them directly the next time they are “inside” your shop.
Tawk.To helps you monitor and chat with visitors on your website. With it, digital visitors will find you quickly available to answer their questions and feel closer to your business. You can bring your customer service to the next level—for free—with Tawk.To.
Want more productivity and remote work tips? You can also explore Epic’s full series on how to take your business virtual.