😇 Remote Work Productivity: Our Top 7 Tools [S03E02]

A lot of you must be working from home for the very first time in your life, and we know it ain't as easy or simple as you may have originally thought.

We are a remote-first company since our inception in 2013, and we do have a few insights to share with you.

In this particular episode, we are sharing some of the tools that we use, and we have divided them under 7 different categories, apart from also suggesting some alternatives.

We believe this stack of tools not only boosts our productivity, but they also ensure that our WFH (work from home) experience is fun, collaborative, engaging, and efficient.

So check this episode to maximize your WFH productivity!

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SHOW NOTES

  • Time Tracking: Hubstaff 
  • The best decision we made in 2012. We’ve been using it since then every single day and apart from boosting our productivity, the data it collects also helps us make better forecasts and decisions.

    Related Resource:

    How to Manage Remote Teams With HubStaff
  • Video Meetings: Zoom +Uber Conference  
  •     a. Recordings

        b. Good Connection

        c. Whiteboard tools

        d. Screenshare

    We also discuss the

    Pros & Cons of both Zoom & Uber Conference within the podcast episode.
  •  Chat/Updates: Slack.   
         a. Desired feature: Voice Note feature.
     
    It has almost entirely replaced our need to interact via email. Plus the conversations on Slack are much more structured and organized as opposed to email

  • ​Project Management: Trello.
        a. Still working on getting used to it
        b. Kanban-based

  • Collaboration: Google Suite (Google Docs, Spreadsheets, etc)​

  • ​Screencapture: Skitch / Jing
        a. Sharing URL

  • Video Screencapture: Loom
        a. Screen capture
        b. Camera capture 
        c. Sharing URL 
        d. Download >> YouTube etc

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Syed Irfan Ajmal is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and a seasoned digital marketer.
He is an international speaker, and speaks and conducts trainings at various organizations and events of Pakistan and UAE.
Moreover, he also writes about entrepreneurship and digital marketing for various large publications of the USA, UK, Canada, and Pakistan including Forbes ME, the World Bank, Huff Post, Business.com, Virgin, and others.
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