15+ Remote Tools for Designers & Startups

These are lockdown days, and unlike other jobs, we are required to work from home. It’s not a new concept for IT jobs, but it is not widely used by mainstream companies. But now they are forced to allow work from home for their employees.

For a startup or company that’s not tried WFH before, they might get confused over how to get it done right. No more, here we introduce 15+ remote tools to help designers, developers and other startups create an office like atmosphere from the comfort of their home.

Without futher ados, let’s start the list

1. Slack

When it comes to communication, Slack is everything for a modern workfow. Slack brings all your communication together. It replaces your email or chat client by seamlessly merging it all with an awesome user experience.

Go to Slack

2. Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud file hosting service. Dropbox store, share, and securely access all your files. You can access your files anywhere on the world and on any devices. Its one of the must have apps if you or your team are working remotely.

Go to Dropbox

3. Figma

Figma is a collaborative interface design tool. Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma. Apart from Native Apps, What figma makes it standout is its ability to run on your browser without any installation or setup.

Go to Figma

4. Zoom

Zoom is a modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems.

Go to Zoom

5. And.co

And.co helps you to send proposals, invoice, get paid and manage your time and tasks. It is one of the must have tools for a freelancer.

Go to And.co

6. Notion

Notion is the all-in-one workspace. From notes, tasks, wikis, to database, Notion is all you need. Works great for teams and individuals. Available in the browser, iOS, Mac, and Windows.

Go to Notion

7. Taskade

Taskade is a beautiful organization and collaboration tool for getting things done. Create task lists, write notes, and video chat together, all on the same page. Taskade is the unified workspace for distributed teams. It is simple, flexible, and fun!

Go to Taskade

8. HubStaff

Hubstaff is a simple yet powerful employee work tracker with screenshots, timesheets, billing, in-depth reports, and more. Understand productivity issues and act on them.

Go to HubStaff

9. BaseCamp

Basecamp is more than just a project management tool — it’s a better way to work. Teams that switch to Basecamp are more productive and better organized. They communicate better and require fewer meetings. And they’re far more efficient than before. And they built the entire company Remotely. How coool!!!

Go to Basecamp

10. Standuply

Standuply is a productivity App for Slack. Automate your standup and other meeting via Slack-based surveys. 1 minute install. Flexible scheduling. Run Multiple Reports On A Schedule, Use Predefined Templates.

Go to Standuply

11. G Suite

It is one of the All in One tool you must have. G Suite helps you Create and share documents, spreadsheets, slides and forms with your team. Make edits in real-time and leave comments for others.

Go to G Suite

12. Skype

Skype is one of the oldest communication tool from Microsoft. It enables chat, voice & video calls for individuals, startups & companies. It also allows you to call mobiles and landlines.

Go to Skype

13. Trello

Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application. Its is a visual tool for organizing your work and life. Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.

Go to Trello

14. Toggl

Toggl is a simple time tracker with powerful reports and it works across all your devices. Toggl makes time tracking so simple you’ll actually use it. But even if you forget, their tracking reminders and idle detection have your back.

Go to Toggl

15. Harvest

Simple time tracking, fast online invoicing, and powerful reporting software. Simplify employee timesheets and billing. 

Go to Harvest

16. Asana

Work anytime, anywhere with Asana. Keep remote and distributed teams, and your entire organization, focused on their goals, projects, and tasks with Asana. Whether you’re between meetings or in line for a latte, use Asana to quickly capture tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas. Get updates from teammates, organize tasks and projects for work, or manage your to-do list for the day. 

Go to Asana

17. 1Password

A password manager, digital vault, form filler and secure digital wallet. 1Password remembers all your passwords for you to help keep account information safe. Log in to sites with a single click. It’s that simple.

Go to 1Password

18. Calm

Its important to keep calm and focused while working from home. Calm is a leading app for sleep, relaxation and meditation. Experience lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with guided meditations.

Go to Calm

That’s all folks. I hope these tools will help you work better remotely. If you know a different remote tool, let me know in the comments.

Freelance Web & UX Designer from Incredible India. I design and develop creative websites, landing pages, and applications for startups and enterprises.

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