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4 Apps That Will Keep You Productive While Working Remotely

During this time of uncertainty around the world. Organizations are looking at ways to keep their workforce productive, while at the same time keeping them safe and healthy. Remote working, though certainly not a new concept, has been thrust into the foreground as an effective solution. We want to help get you up to speed with 4 great apps that your organization can use to keep up with a project without having to be in the same office.


Zoom is a feature-rich remote meeting platform that enables your team to hold meetings from any location and across all popular devices. Zoom is easy to set up and they have plugins for Chrome and Outlook that make scheduling meetings a snap. You can even change your video background to your office to maintain a professional look during meetings with your clients. My favorite feature is the screen recording feature that allows you to share your screen with everyone else in the meeting. It really makes presentations seamless.

Main Features:

  • Video conferencing
  • Web Conferencing
  • Group Collaboration
  • Security

Pricing: Free-$19.99/mo/host


Microsft teams combines the enterprise features that we expect from a juggernaut like Microsoft into a simple and easy to navigate Windows App. Chat, calendars, calls and file sharing are all key features that combine with unmatched reliability give your team the ability to get projects done remotely.

Main Features:

  • Chat and collaboration
  • Meetings and calling
  • Productivity apps and services
  • Security and compliance

Pricing: Free-$20.00 user/month


GoToMeeting is the veteran app that has the benefit of years of experience in virtual meetings. They make it super easy to create, share and connect to meetings and its a name that I am sure we have all heard of before. Great, high-quality videos and screen sharing make it the reliable choice for ensuring a seamless remote meeting.

Main Features:

  • HD Video
  • Screen Sharing
  • Web Audio
  • Dial-in Conference Line

Pricing: $14.00-$19.00 organizer/month

Slack is a project collaboration tool that enables your team to stay in touch from anywhere in the world. It allows the management of multiple projects via “channels” and consists primarily of a chat log but also includes audio conferencing, file sharing and link integration. It is a fantastic way to manage a whole organization while still including all the small features that make it a must-have.

Main Features:

  • Access to 10,000 of your team’s most recent messages
  • 10 integrations with other apps like Google Drive, Office 365 and many more
  • 1:1 voice and video calls between teammates
  • Secure collaboration with outside organizations or guests from within slack

Pricing: Free-$15.00 active user/month

No matter which app or combination of apps your organizations choose, they will all allow for greater flexibility to remain productive while away from the office. For more information regarding resources available to your Pasco business during the COVID-19 outbreak visit our resource page at www.PascoEDC.com/covid-19.

This list is not a complete list of all available software and we recommend that you do your own research when making a purchasing decision. This article does not constitute an endorsement by WorkforceCONNECT nor the Pasco Economic Development Council and neither organizations were compensated in any way for the inclusions of certain products or services in this article.