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8 Handy Programs You Should Have If You Work From Home

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If you – like thousands of people worldwide – now work at home, you are posed with a serious problem. How do you stay at the top of your game in terms of productivity, work-life balance, and sticking to your agenda? If you are new to working at home, you might want some assistance. And no, we are not talking about a personal assistant, but rather about smart and handy software that will help you excel at your home-based job.

Want to know what programs can help you with that? Then you are in luck, because we are here to tell you about a handful of software that will become your reliable assets. Curious to find out? Then let’s get going.

1. Zoom

Zoom can certainly take pride in itself. After all, this software was named the most popular conferencing app of 2020. And it’s well-deserved. Zoom is easy-to-use and free and it is a perfect means for digital age communication. Whether you want to keep in touch with your friends and family or you need to have a meeting with your colleagues, Zoom will provide you with a way to meet face to face.

2. ExpressVPN

Sadly, you can’t always be sure about your internet connection being secure when you work from home. A virtual private network (VPN) can be a great way to ensure that no security breach ever befalls you. ExpressVPN is one of the leading service providers in this field. Get it to safely surf the net and protect sensitive data that digital thieves might be after.

3. Photo Calendar Creator

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If you struggle to be productive and keep your agenda in mind, then a custom planner can do the trick. Developed by AMS Software, Photo Calendar Creator allows you to make personalized calendars and trackers with your pictures. Besides, you are free to mark whatever important events right on your DIY calendar – these can be deadlines, pitches, meetings, or non-work related activities like sport practices, birthdays, etc.

4. Toggl

Speaking of keeping track of time. Want to make sure you spend enough time on your tasks instead of procrastinating? Get yourself Toggl. This little handy program helps you track your time with utmost precision. At the end of any given period, you’ll have information on the time you spent on your projects so you can analyse it and make time management changes accordingly.

5. Evernote

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Tired of jotting down important information on paper and then losing it? Then jot everything into a digital pad instead. Evernote is a wonderful piece of software that allows you to store and organize little – or large – chunks of information you might need. It can synchronize on all your devices, so you’ll have access to any data wherever you are.

6. Freedom

Struggling with staying focused? We’ve all been there. And so have the developers of Freedom. This is why they bring you a tool to fight distractions. With Freedom, you can block time-consuming websites like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc. The software works across all the devices so even your smartphone won’t become a distraction.

7. Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the fathers of cloud storages, but it is still going strong. Coming both as software and web-based service, Dropbox allows you to store, organize, and share files of any format. Clear interface and workflow, smart synchronization across devices, and other nifty tools make Dropbox one of the finest file-hosting services available.

8.Google Workplace

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The name says it all. Google Workplace is a collection of tools that make remote work possible. The suite is comprised of GMail, Google Meets, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These tools make collaboration and communication possible. As Google itself says, this suite is the future of work.

And there you have it – 8 handy and affordable software that will make remote work a bit easier. So harness their power to be more productive, keep track of your tasks, and keep in touch with your colleagues.

Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments below.

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