10 less-known software tools for remote work which are also great

10 min. read

Everybody is talking about Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, G Suite, Hangouts, Skype, Asana, Trello, Jira, Basecamp. Yes, we get it, there tools fulfill basic critical communication needs but these are so many complementary uses-cases that these main tools lack. We did some research about popular tools and ask our friends what they are using during there remote times.

  1. bonus.lyEmployee recognition that brings teams together
    Bonusly makes exceptional work visible to everyone in your organization, boosting morale with a shared sense of purpose and positivity.
  2. miro.com Where distributed teams get work done
    The online collaborative whiteboarding platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere.
  3. hourstimetracking.comTrack time as you go to account for every hour
    Hours makes real-time tracking easy by keeping a running list of timers that you can switch between with one tap
  4. donut.comIntroduce team members to each other
    Donut brings people together and regularly pairs up teammembers who don’t know each other well to spread trust and collaboration across your organization.
  5. loom.comSay it with video
    Loom is the most effective way to get your message across, no matter where you work. Video conveys emotion and tone of voice that text simply can’t, empowering you to build strong relationships even when you’re across the globe.
  6. ally.ioOKR software that keeps remote teams connected
    Ally brings teams together and align them around common goals, no matter their location.
  7. Teambeo.comTrack team metrics that matter
    Teambeo is easy-to-use retrospective tool which helps modern teamleaders improve productivity & satisfaction in their teams. Get frequent reports about your team-members soft and hard KPIs. Usecases: Daily Standup, Weekly Retrospective, Weekly KPI update, Team mood & satisfaction.
  8. WorldtimeBuddy.comTime zones of your global remote team
    Effortlessly compare multiple time zones at a glance, plan conference calls, webinars, international phone calls and web meetings.
  9. Wooboard.com/Celebrating wins, every day
    Alternative to Bonus.ly, with different pricing and UI. WooBoard creates a positive culture of recognition in your workplace. Celebrate wins, reward your employees and watch them shine.
  10. Dashlane.com/Put passwords in their place
    Remote teams last weeks started to use many tools with using new passwords. Remote team collaboration often requires sharing access to the same tools. It’s no longer safe to manually store your passwords in a spreadsheet on your computer, which is where password managers like Dashlane come in. Not only do they keep you safe, but they also make it easier for team members to log into essential tools

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