The world is experiencing a great shock and markets are collapsing due to coronavirus fear. Luckily, our team is 100% remote and we are able to keep providing useful content to remote workers and remote managers. This content series is serving as a radar for new tools for remote working.
If you don’t have a remote job, checking out the best remote jobs for the first week of March might help.
This is the second remote work tools review post of March 2020, previous weekly reviews can be found here:
- February 2020 – First Week’s Remote Work Tool Reviews
- February 2020 – Second Week’s Remote Work Tool Reviews
- February 2020 – Third Week’s Remote Work Tool Reviews
- February 2020 – Fourth Week’s Remote Work Tool Reviews
- March 2020 (1st of 4) – 6 New Remote Work Tools of the Week
- March 2020 (2nd of 4) – 6 New Remote Work Tools of the Week
- March 2020 (3rd of 4) – 6 New Remote Work Tools of the Week (you are here)
Remote Work Tools of the Week
As your team grows, the need for a knowledge center grows with it. Remote work get easier with a single source of truth, Gitbook is a simple document writing tool for your personal notes, team knowledge or product documentation. I personally liked their simple design.
They are charging $8/user/month for premium features and they are offering discounts for non-profit teams and open source projects.
Cosight is an interesting social task management and habit-building tool. Aiming for bringing remote team members closer using tasks and habits.
It is easy to use and designed to collect team feedback on remote work happiness. Its feature set might be confusing for some, they are explaining their product in three simple steps; collect feedback, make changes, track progress.
Cosight is free for up to three users.
Clapboard helps you add a human touch to your code reviews, customer pitches, support requests, and presentations by adding a video stream onto your screen recording. It has cloud storage and features plus a cool Google Chrome plugin to help you start recording whenever you want.
The company is charging for pro features per user but there is a great AppSumo offer which might help you save thousands of dollars if you are a frequent user of videos.
Kosmi is unusual compared to many other products I’ve reviewed in this corner. It is a remote entertainment platform designed to enjoy your time at home with your friends, play games, watch videos, share content, do all of these in a closed, private environment.
The most important aspect of fighting with a virus is keeping the morale up, enjoy your time with your loved ones, stay home, do it remotely for a couple of weeks.
The number one quality of a remote worker is self-discipline. Understanding your work behavior and optimizing it is important to keep getting done remotely. Codetime is an interesting tool working connected to your IDE and giving you valuable insights about your coding activity. Most remote workers are bragging about how good they are with deep work, are you really good at deep working?
I couldn’t find pricing information for this product but still wanted to share it with you because I’m a big fan of any product around the passive learning subject.
Jamm is a surprisingly simple video and audio communication tool aiming to bring spontaneous video calls back to remote work and help companies create a collision-rich environment and help remote workers deal with isolation.
I couldn’t find pricing information on their website, this product is currently in closed beta.
‘How to’ Remote Work Content Series
- 2 Critical Steps for Fortune 500 Managers Going Remote
- WFH: Establish Your Rules of Disengagement
- Daily Habits of a Successful Remote Manager
- How to find a full-time remote job
- How to fire a remote employee
- How to perform shrink-to-grow in a remote team
- How to hire your first remote employee
Do you know a new tool solving a problem for remote workers or remote-first companies? Contact us here for getting it reviewed in the next episodes of this blog series.