17 Sep 5 tried and tested productivity tools to help you work smarter!
A Lean project management tool with an intuitive user interface, very simple to learn and use. The Kanban board is divided into columns (customizable) providing a clear overview of your workflow. You can instantly see what your team members are working on right now, what tasks they have completed, and what is coming up, kanban boards can be created exclusively for a particular project to keep track of the progress.
Kanban has various features, adding subtasks under each task, limit the number of tasks in your in-progress column to avoid bottlenecks, add due dates, colour code tasks, add recurring tasks, filter tasks on user, due date, or colour, as well as time your tasks. Kanban also has the Pomodoro timer, which helps you work in sprints so you can concentrate on one task at a time. You can also attach documents, Google Drive docs etc to the task on your Kanban board.
Slack is one of the best modes of workplace communication. It is a seamless set of collaboration tools and services for easy communication among the team.
Slack allows you to create different channels and add the concerned team members for each project/topic of discussion in one channel. You can share everything from text messages to images, and documents. This app also allows the integration of various other services like Google Drive etc on the basic Slack platform itself.
To top it off, Slack enables you to lighten work conversation also with fun stickers and emoticons!
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Google Drive allows you to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files.
It’s one of the best tools to create and share documents, as well as edit, or work on it in sync with your team members. There are comment options to leave comments within the document on your teammates work, or you can also use the internal chat option to discuss while you work on the document together. It also has a work offline option, for when you have network issues, that get synced into the document the next time you’re online.
Zoom Meetings for desktop and mobile provides the tools to for meetings. It’s a HD video and audio meeting platform, that enables group collaboration, video webinars, separate rooms can be created for meetings, meetings can be scheduled and integrated with organisation apps. The meetings can also be recorded on your system or on the cloud.
How many times have you woken up from sleep realising you have a video conference in less than 5 minutes but thanks to Zoom’s coolest features Virtual background and touch my appearance that will help you overcome that nightmare.
AnyDesk is a proprietary remote desktop tool developed by AnyDesk Software. The software program provides bidirectional remote access to personal computers running the host application, which can be installed on most common operating softwares.
For large companies or even startups, particularly for software vendors or app developers powerful remote assistance allows you to provide better customer service and fast problem-solving solutions from any location.Even for non-SAAS teams, internal communication and support becomes easier with remote assistance software like AnyDesk.