The Top 5 Tech Tools to Keep Your Employees Focused during Coronavirus Closures.
What systems will you use to work while practicing social distance and working from home? Working from home can be lonely and a difficult transition to make without the ease of looking over your shoulder to chat with your colleague or walking over to the coffee stand to have a few minutes of social time.
At Bounce, we’ve researched, tried and tested many solutions for use in our business and have refined things to the top few tools that truly make remote work easier and give us more time and space to produce creative work.
As a bonus, most of these tools are free or offer very low-cost options which are a great opportunity to test them without spending a dime. The list below is our personal round-up of the tech apps and software we’ve found the most useful.
We’re not receiving any affiliate incentives for these recommendations. They are simply all of the tools that we use to work more efficiently and we hope that you find a few of them useful!SLACK: Slack is a proprietary instant messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies. Slack promises to make work-life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.
It facilitates sharing information with your team and integrates with other work tools like Google Drive, Zoom and SalesForce.com to help your team get work done.
ZOOM: Zoom promises one consistent enterprise experience: video conferencing for meetings, webinars, breakout groups, and chat.
STAY FOCUSED: Staying focused is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day. I have this installed on my studio computer and it prevents me from going on social media or any other time-wasting sites.
GRAMMARLY: Grammarly promises to be an instant writing assistant. It will instantly find and correct grammar errors, typos and common mistakes in your writing. It also integrates seamlessly with MS Word, Gmail, and Outlook.
WE TRANSFER: WeTransfer promises to be the best way to organize your ideas. You can save stuff from across your apps and bring it together to share it with your team. You can share right from Slack and it’s a great tool to send big files without jamming up and taking up space in your email.
Cheers to beautiful, healthy and productive days ahead.
Written by Ada Rosales, Founder & Chief Strategist
Bounce Marketing & Consulting