Software to use to increase productivity while working from home

April 20, 2020
Software to use to increase productivity while working from home

Working from home (WFH)

A majority of businesses, that are still operating, are having their employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason

However, there are some common issues many employers are facing right now, as the WFH force is increasing: lack of productivity, resources, and organization.

In this blog post, we will discuss three free software tools that you can utilize to help increase productivity and help keep your data and information in one place to help with overall organization.

By adding these tools to your organization and task management stack, you will be able to cut down on the clutter, overall email threads, and organize your content and data much more efficiently!


file sync and share tool

Dropbox is a file sync and share tool that is useful for collaborating with team members and accessing files from just about anywhere.

How Dropbox can help

Dropbox can help organize your thoughts and files all in one place; allowing you to collaborate with team members, organize your to-do list, setup due to date reminders, and access files from anywhere in the world from any device.

Things you are already doing

-Taking notes during meetings -Creating a task or to-do list -Brainstorming -Accessing files


Instant Messaging Software

Slack is an instant messaging software that can help organize conversations by topic and users involved in the project.

Things you are already doing

-messaging with your teammates/coworkers - emailing, texting, and instant messaging -Organizing content

How slack can help

-Slack can replace your text messages, emails, and instant messaging and bring it all together in one place.
-Stop losing emails -Conversation & topic organization -Real-time collaboration -Ability to upload documents, pdf's, etc. -Notifications when the name is mentioned or conversation/topic needs your attention.


Kanban organization tool

Trello is a kanban organizational tool that uses cards to organize tasks, to-dos, and projects. This tool allows you to create specific tasks, checklists, and to-dos, as well as the ability to assign cards to specific users to complete the tasks.

Things you are already doing

-Creating task lists -Creating to-do lists -Managing your calendar -Collaborating with teammates

How Trello can help

-Great for project and task management -Can manage tasks and to-dos within projects separately -Can manage tasks (cards) on the calendar -Assign tasks and to-dos as well as manage due dates -Upload content to cards

For more information on how to get your business setup to work from home, contact us today! 719-359-5995