Let’s face it, some of us are not early adopters and have been happily coasting by with just our note pads and Microsoft Word, but suddenly we’ve had to get quickly acquainted with the wonders of technology to make our lives easier while working from home during lockdwon. Here are some user-friendly tools to make your life easier
The Coronavirus has, overnight, transformed the way we work and study, forcing most of us to complete our tasks virtually. Home offices have become a necessity and thankfully the are tools to make the transition easy; first you’ll need is a reliable internet source and you’re halfway there.
We have put together a list of collaboration tools that will help you navigate the rest of the way. Most of the tools have free versions, but might limit users, whether it be the number of users, the amount of space, or features usuers are able to access. In no particular order, the suggestions are as follows:
- Chat Tools
You know those, ‘meetings that could have been an email’? It turns out things could be more efficient via text.
- Google Chat
- Productivity Tools
Project management is key! Creating projects, assigning tasks and keeping track of the progress has been simplified. These come with other integration tools that help with adding features that may not come with the programmes. Like everything in life, the additions do come at an extra cost.
- Video Calling Tools
Sometimes we need human interaction that goes beyond texts and emails. And an important part of making sure work gets done is by continuing to have your weekly status meetings. Yes, video calling does consume a bit of data but the nice thing here is that you can switch off the video function and continue as a voice call.
- Online Storage Tools
The ability to access your files from anywhere is top tier. While others may use the cloud for online backups, you can also use it to send files and view them online without having to download anything.
- Google Drive
Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our section, “Life under COVID-19”