In today’s fast-paced world of virtual assistants, web-based teams, and remote workers, it’s no surprise that everyone is on the hunt for better ways to get things done online. Thanks to the advent of a select few remote collaboration apps, it’s now easier than ever to collaborate with your coworkers regardless of where they are located on the globe.
To accomplish more with less, look to apps like these five, each of which offers a unique suite of benefits for newbies and veterans alike.
#1: G Suite
‘G Suite’ is a term used to describe Google’s assortment of productivity apps. They include Google Docs (akin to Microsoft Word), Google Sheets (similar to Microsoft Excel), and Google Hangouts, which is a web-based meeting platform.
Those new to G Suite will find each of the apps a quick learn, especially if coming from the Microsoft Office world.
Trello is a fantastic organizational tool that helps manage the multiple moving parts involved in project management. When you use Trello, you’re able to see at-a-glance the status of each ‘card’, including task next steps and time to completion metrics.
Trello is great for web-based teams who need to have a single place to update their coworkers on assigned tasks.
#3: Process Street
Process Street is similar to Trello but much more beefed up in the way it allows for processes to be related to one another. Using Process Street helps keep everyone accountable, because no single process can be completed with its relevant sub-processes being completed, first.
Those who use Process Street like the way it securely keeps all process stakeholders aware of exactly what they need to do and by when.
Loom is a web-based ad-hoc video platform that allows users to record their screens for quick replaying by others. This is great for how-to videos, webinars, and instructional guides. The best part about Loom is that it’s free to use (although there is a paid level of service that offers enhanced features).
Skype is the tried and trusted chatting/video conferencing platform that has stood the test of time over and over again. A Microsoft product, Skype allows for fast communication with anyone else who has a login, and it even supports international calling with video. The only downside with Skype is that you need a Microsoft login in order to use it (although it’s free).
We hope you’ve learned something new that can help you collaborate online with your team. Now it’s time to go forth and be productive!