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8 Remote Working Tools That Will Save You Time & Money


Remember when we all thought working remotely was reserved for Silicon Valley hipsters with unpronounceable names? Well, times have changed. Online collaboration has become increasingly important — and in some, it’s an absolute necessity. This shift towards remote working is happening everywhere from the enterprise level to small business.

If you’re like me, there’s nothing more motivating than real-life stories of others who have found success by using remote working tools. That’s why I want to shine a spotlight on some of the best tools that can equip you to work remotely and save a lot of time and money (not to mention, aggravation!)

List of Best Remote Working Tools That Will Make You Even More Productive

ProofHub for Project Management

ProofHub is a cloud-based project management solution that lets you effectively manage projects, teams, and clients with ease. It keeps all the important features of project management in different modules, which makes it easy for users to follow the project workflow and collaborate with their team members remotely. It also has a proofing tool through which you can get feedback on designs from your clients and team members remotely.

It enables teams to plan, organize, collaborate, and deliver projects on time. It comes with features like Gantt charts, notes, file sharing, proofing tools, Kanban boards, calendars, custom roles, and many more.

Available on: Web, Android, iOS

Harvest for Time Management

Harvest is time tracking, billing, and reporting software. Track time on the web or your iOS, and Android apps. The product itself speaks quickly to a different kind of audience than most business professionals (it’s skewing younger) but it’s extremely easy to use and will make you money if you bill hourly. You can also see where your team is spending their time over a day or a week, so you know exactly how much time gets spent on each task.

Available on: Web, Android, iOS

Zoom for Video Conferencing

Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing apps out there right now, allowing users to have video chats with up to 100 people at once. It’s free but you do need to create an account first, with [paid plans] also available if you want additional features like recording calls. The app works on desktop computers as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.

Available on: Web, Android, iOS

Slack for Communication

Slack is a hugely popular messaging app that lets you create channels for different teams or topics, letting you send messages as well as files and images back and forth. Slack helps to centralize communications for remote teams that are used to emailing and messaging each other through different applications. It’s a simple solution that keeps everyone in the loop on important topics and conversations in real-time.

Available on: Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

NordVPN for Privacy & Security 


NordVPN lets you choose from more than 1,500 servers worldwide to find the best connection. Its CyberSec feature blocks annoying ads and protects you against malware online. You can also connect up to six devices at once with a single subscription.

NordVPN is a great choice for remote workers who need to connect to public Wi-Fi frequently. In addition to protecting your data online, it’s designed to bypass censorship and firewalls so you can access the entire internet without restrictions.

Available on: Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

Evernote for Note Taking

Evernote is a cloud-based note-taking app that lets you create notes, clip web pages, snap photos, create to-dos, and record voice reminders. Then you can organize your notes into notebooks and access them from just about any device. 

It is the ultimate productivity tool for remote workers. You can use it to save ideas, plans, and recently you can even use it to scan documents.

Available on: for Document Management is a new way to create, collaborate and share content – remotely! With you can create beautiful docs, wikis, and knowledge bases … all in one place. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and takes collaboration to the next level by allowing you to work on a doc with your teammates in real-time.

Available on: Web 

Dropbox for Cloud Storage

Dropbox makes it easy to share files with people across the globe. You don’t have to send emails with attachments, which can get lost or end up in spam folders. Instead, you can share a link to a file in Dropbox and the recipient can download it. Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, sync, and file-sharing capabilities.

Available on: Web | Windows | MacOS | iOS | Android

Final Thoughts

Remote working offers so many benefits and doesn’t have to be expensive. By combining free services with reliable paid ones you will have a powerful remote-working toolset that can get the job done. 

Whether you’re looking for a time tracking tool or expense management software, the list above should be able to point you in the right direction

When choosing your remote-working tools, think about how you will use them, how important they are, their reliability, and the cost in time and money (and even how much driving you’d do without remote working). Don’t be afraid to try out other services and apps either; there are many more out there that can get the job done.

Good Luck! 

Author Bio:

Vartika Kashyap is the Chief Marketing Officer of ProofHub — a project management software loved by thousands of teams and businesses across the globe. A noteworthy personality in the global marketing community, Vartika writes to create awareness about new trends in marketing and business management. She has been a regular contributor to platforms like Business2community, DZone, and An undeniable ideal figure, Vartika has also been one of the most influential LinkedIn Top Voices for 3 years in a row. Her inspiring stories have generated a considerable following on these platforms. When she is not keeping busy with managing a talented marketing team, she likes to draft spirited write-ups that focus on building a winning team and using the team’s talents to run a successful business.   


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