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10 Free Tools for Remote Workers

By March 21, 2020 No Comments
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The Coronavirus outbreak is affecting every business. Companies are taking strict measures for preventing the spread of this disease. If your employees are working from home, then physical contact will be minimal. Thus, they can follow the social distancing rules. This will help companies in containing the spread of this virus. Due to this, more companies are now using remote working tools. These tools have also changed their pricing for encouraging more teams to work remotely. Thus, even small teams or startups can work remotely. In this article, we are going to talk about remote tools that have decreased their pricing.

  1. Microsoft Teams

This is one of the best collaboration tools available in the market. You can use it for chatting with your team members. According to MS, there is more than 500% increase in this app usage. There is already a free version of this app available in the market. However, now MS is even offering their premium version for free. You can use their premium version for the next six months. Most organizations are already using Office 365. Thus, you can directly use MS teams without any worries. However, if you don’t have Teams, then you can receive a free license from MS. This will ensure that your team members can communicate with each other.

  1. Hangouts

Video conferencing is very important for remote teams. Companies can use it for conducting virtual meetings. Google Hangouts is currently the best video conferencing tool in the market. Also, you can use it for live streaming your screen. Google is now offering free access to the paid version of Hangouts. If you have a G Suite, then you can access Hangouts for free. Google is also offering this tool to educational institutes and students. Thus, students can attend classes in their homes. This app will allow you to live stream your conference to 100k viewers. Also, you can record virtual meetings.

  1. Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a very popular security platform. It will protect your cloud, on-premises and SaaS solutions. Cloudflare is already seeing a spike in their traffic. Most employees are working remotely. Thus, this is affecting IT security and infrastructure. Cloudflare is now offering enterprise features to small teams and businesses. You can access these features for free till September 1, 2020.

  1. GoToMeeting

If you are looking for online meeting software, then this tool is perfect for you. This tool is developed by LogMeIn. They are offering this tool for free now. This tool is currently free for the next three months. GoToMeeting is available to all the healthcare, non-profit, educational and government institutes. If you already a customer of LogMeIn, then you can access this tool for free. You can remotely access it from any device.

  1. Cisco Webex

This is another very popular tool for online meetings, webinars and video conferencing. They are offering now more advanced features in their free version. Thus, small teams can use the free version of this tool. You can also use their business version free for the next 90 days. This tool can support more than 100 team members.

  1. Zoho Remotely

Zoho Remotely is a very popular productivity platform. Zoho has actually built this tool for dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak. They are offering this tool for free until July 1, 2020. The amazing thing about this tool is that it was created in 7 days only. There are currently more than 10 applications on this platform. You can use their communication tool for communicating with their team members. Also, you can use their tool for holding virtual meetings. There is a separate tool for holding conferences. You can use Zoho Project for managing your projects. They are also offering Office Suite to their users. If you want to manage your files, then you can use their WorkDrive. Thus, this platform is perfect for every remote worker.

  1. Zoom

Zoom is the most famous communication platform available in the market. They have removed the limit of 40-minute from their free video calls. Small companies in China can use this tool for communicating with their team members. Also, they have removed this limit for many schools and universities. Thus, these universities are now using Zoom for conducting online classes.

  1. Loom

This is a very famous video and screen recording tool. They are changing their pricing plans after the coronavirus outbreak. Thus, even small companies can use this tool now. Also, the premium version is free for teachers and students. They have removed the recording limit from their free version. The loom is giving more than 50% discount to companies now.

  1. Box

You can use Box for sharing your files with your team members. It is one of the most famous cloud content management platforms. You can use their tool for free for the next three months. They are offering unlimited storage to their users. Also, you can access your files from your mobile device.

  1. Breezy HR

This tool is very important for every HR. It will help you in tracking applications. Thus, you can use it for hiring remotely. You can now use their video interviewing feature for free. This tool is currently free for the next 60 days. Thus, you can use it for conducting online interviews.

Conclusion

The world is trying its best to beat this pandemic. Companies are giving top priority to public health. However, you don’t need to worry about the profitability of your business. Your workers can still do most jobs from their home. These remote tools will help teams to work remotely. Thus, companies can still do their work during this outbreak. The technology will help us in fighting this outbreak. Companies can use these tools for protecting their workforce from this pandemic. Also, you can manage your workforce remotely. These tools will ensure that you can run your critical processes. If you need more information regarding these tools, then you can contact Bleuwire.

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