Tools to help with Remote Working

This is a list of tools that will help your remote working to be more collaborative and productive.

It is mainly aimed at Software Professionals that are working remotely.  Each tool is categorised, but in a lot of cases a tool can be placed in more than one category.

CATEGORY: Video meetings
Start bringing your team and clients together with flexible video meetings.

Enterprise video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing

With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.

Make meetings easy with video/audio/IM chat, screen sharing, whiteboard, etc.

Google hangouts
Google Hangouts is a unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group. Hangouts are built into Google+ and Gmail, and mobile Hangouts apps are available for iOS and Android devices

At Jitsi, we believe every video chat should look and sound amazing, between two people or 200. Whether you want to build your own massively multi-user video conference client, or use ours, all our tools are 100% free, open source, and WebRTC compatible.

Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

Connect with anyone, anywhere. On any device.

CATEGORY: Communication

Basecamp helps you increase accountability, communicate more efficiently, and keep everyone on the same page.

Microsoft 365
Bring together teams and resources, all in one place.
Connect with customers, co-workers, and suppliers.
Host online meetings to increase collaboration and productivity.
Work anywhere from any device.

Microsoft teams
Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective.

Bring the best out of yourself as a manager, so you can bring the best results out of your team. Everyone works better together with Officevibe.

Bring your remote team together with real team presence, automated selfie photos, simple 1 click video calls and see their status throughout the day.

Slack gives your team the power and alignment you need to do your best work.

CATEGORY: File sharing

Dropbox brings your files together, in one central place. They're easy to find and safely synced across all of your devices – so you can access them any time, anywhere. No more wasting the day tracking down work.

Google documents.
Store documents online and access them from any computer.

Sure drop.
SureDrop delivers the file-sharing convenience of popular box-style applications, but with the addition of end-to-end encryption security and 100% data location control.

Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere.

CATEGORY: Product design

InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world's best customer experiences. InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world's best customer experiences.

With an intuitive vector editor, lightning fast prototyping and powerful collaboration tools, Sketch has everything you need to turn your ideas into incredible products.

CATEGORY: Planning and project collaboration

Trello's boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.

Clubhouse is the first project management platform for software development that brings everyone on every team together to build better products.
Different teams need different things at different times, so flexibility is key. Manage any workflow or process and be ready to address any challenge from the simple to the not-so-simple with total ease.

Chat, file sharing, and task management to unlock your team’s full potential.

CATEGORY: Managing

Time tracking shouldn’t weigh you down.
Treat yourself to easy, intuitive timers that just work, wherever work takes you.

I Done THis
I Done This makes it really easy for your team to provide quick daily status updates, and really easy for you to use that data to run your team more effectively.

CATEGORY: Amenities

All the amenities your team needs to be as safe, comfortable and productive at home as in an office


Visual Studio 2019 (Live Share)
Real-time collaborative development

Visual Studio Code Remote Development
Visual Studio Code Remote Development allows you to use a container, remote machine, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a full-featured development environment.

Share Code in Real-time with Developers
An online code editor for interviews, troubleshooting, teaching & more

Great things happen when developers work together—from teaching and sharing knowledge to building better software. Teletype for Atom makes collaborating on code just as easy as it is to code alone, right from your editor.

A modern, open source text editor that understands web design.

You code for the web. You demand a fast, clean, and powerful text editor. Pixel-perfect preview. A built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And maybe a dash of SSH. Say hello, Coda.

If you have had practical experience of any other tools that make remote working easier then please let me know.

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