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5 Best Remote Working Tools During the Pandemic and Beyond in 2020

Shopify is giving each of its employees a $1000 stipend to buy whatever they need to ease the transition to remote work, be it a nicer chair or a new desk. We could all use a list of the best remote working tools right now.

While none of us know what the long term effects of the coronavirus and COVID-19 will be, what we do is that remote work will never be the same.

In March and April of 2020, more companies will be going remote than ever before. These are companies who may not only have never tried remote work but were vehemently against it.

Some companies will hate it and will return to the office when (hopefully) the threat of this virus is gone. Other companies will never be the same and will allow far more remote work to happen than they did before the coronavirus.

Because it takes more than tech to succeed, we're covering:

  • Top tools for remote work

Best remote working tools

Tools for remote work during the coronavirus shutdowns should not only help you collaborate and communicate, but they should also help you get work done faster.

You can't just walk over to your teammate's desk and ask for their approval on something. You need to move faster now that manual processes like that don't exist anymore.

1) Content Collaboration: StoryChief

What does it do?

StoryChief is a content marketing collaboration platform for managing all inbound marketing campaigns. This content ops tool helps you strategize, assign, manage, publish, and promote your content all in one place. You can create standard blog posts, and use blog posts as a way to distribute your podcasts or YouTube videos. There's also a social media management tool that allows you to craft, publish, and measure your social posts!

Why we love it?

The reason why it's one of the best remote working tools is, with StoryChief's dozens of integrations, you only have to click one button to send the post to your website, your email list, and all of your social media channels.

Also, it's enjoyable and smooth writing experience. When you're writing inside of WordPress, it's very messy and it doesn't instantly save. Writing with StoryChief is as enjoyable as using Medium, plus there are all of the above time-saving collaboration and promotion features.

2) Video Meetings - Vectera

What does it do?

Vectera is an easy way to meet clients online. Schedule appointments and conduct video meetings. Create a shared communication hub for each of your clients. Get creative with whiteboards, co-browsing, and document annotation. 1-click start, no downloads, no frustrations.

Why we love it?


It's an easy replacement for Zoom! Some of the really nifty features include powerful whiteboarding and document annotation. All notes, documents, and meeting recordings remain available in this virtual meeting room so you can always go back to it. It's also super easy to schedule meetings from this tool, it integrates with all major calendars.

3) Communication: Slack

What does it do?

Slack is definitely among the best remote working tools. It's a chat-style communication tool with file-sharing and calls. With Slack, you organize your chats into channels. So you could have a channel for each team or department, and also a few company-wide channels like "water cooler" and "announcements."

While Slack originally started as a way to remove email so that conversations could take place faster and with less formality, it now gets even more features to help distributed teams, including work calls.

Why we love it

This tool can help you in so many ways. If you set up channels for different projects, then it can serve as a place to easily find what you're looking for with collaborators. You can just go to that channel and find everything associated with that project that's ever been said or shared. That makes it a great way to find what you're looking for.

Cutting back on email inbox clutter is great. With Slack, you don't have to worry about perfect spelling.

4) Sales CRM - Slaes Falre

What it does

Salesflare is the perfect CRM for any small B2B business that wants to make more sales with less work.

The CRM is easy to use, visual, and keeps most of your customer data automatically, so you can focus on your customers and on closing those deals.

Why we love it

Salesflare is perfectly integrated into G Suite and Office 365. It pulls in emails, meetings, email signatures, social data, ... and runs in a nifty sidebar next to your emails, so you never have to leave your email program to manage customers.

It's also the only CRM we've heard of that packs all its functionality in the mobile app. You can even send email campaigns on the go. And of course, StoryChief closely integrates with Salesflare, so you can send your leads from the blog straight into the CRM.

5) For Brain Storming - Miro.

What it does

Miro is a whiteboard platform for building customer journey maps, brainstorms, and more. Loved by creative teams who need to share big mockups and collaborate on complicated flows, Miro can also be utilized by teams in other departments too. Sometimes you just need to get your thoughts down on.

Why we love it

We only recently discovered Miro, but it's already one of the best remote working tools in our opinion! With a lot of smart integrations, Miro is more than a whiteboard app. It helps you implement your vision. You can embed Jira issues as cards in your whiteboard so that every idea becomes an assignable task. You can also attach Google Drive files, Github issues, and more.

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