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Improve Remote Work Productivity With These 9 Apps

by | Jan 12, 2021 | Productivity, Features, Career

Working remotely can be challenging. Fortunately, there are plenty of apps that can enhance your remote work experience. Let’s explore 9 remote work productivity apps that can streamline your workflow.

1. Loom

If you are like most employees, you spend approximately 3 hours a day responding to work emails. With Loom, you can create and share videos through the app or your email platform. What’s more, the Loom app offers screen-sharing capabilities.


  • Instant sharing
  • Password-protected videos
  • Quick and easy editing
  • Fast recording

Plans: Starter (Free), Business ($10/creator/month), Enterprise (Pricing varies)

2. Remotion

Want a quick way to chat with your team members? Remotion is a video workspace. It allows you to instantly connect with members of your team directly from your desktop.


  • Privacy protections
  • Unlimited users
  • User-friendly design
  • Status emojis show availability
  • Camera only accessible during calls
  • Requires permission to start calls

Plans: Free (Beta Mode); Paid plans will be available soon

3. Keynote

Need to create a presentation quickly from your Apple device? Keynote makes it easy to customize your presentation with a stunning design, slides and cinematic effects.


  • Integrates with YouTube and Vimeo
  • Converts handwritten notes to text
  • Presentations are accessible from your Mac, iPad or iPhone

Plans: Free (Download from Apple App Store)

4. BusyCal

Your digital work calendar should be reliable and flexible. That’s exactly what you get from the BusyCal app for iOS. BusyCal easily integrates with iCloud, Exchange and Google Calendar.


  • Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and list views
  • Modern, clean interface
  • Integrated task lists
  • Calculates travel time and displays on the calendar
  • Menu bar app
  • Quick entry
  • Smart filters
  • Weather
  • Alarm

Plans: Single-User or Multi-User ($49.99); One-time purchase; Includes free updates (up to 18 months)

5. LastPass

Get immediate access to your digital files on the LastPass secure platform. Collaborate with your team members. Manage employee access to important files.


  • Generate strong passwords
  • Share digital files on a secure platform
  • Available across multiple devices
  • Professional and personal solutions
  • Flexible sharing options
  • Enhanced multi-factor authentication
  • Emergency access

Plans: MFA ($3 per user per month), Teams ($4 per user per month), Enterprise ($6 per user per month), Identity ($8 per user per month)

6. Slack

Slack offers a way for your team to work together on a single messaging platform. Create dedicated Slack channels to communicate with team members and external organizations. With Slack, you can say goodbye to endless email chains.


  • Message history
  • Up to 20 GB of file storage per member
  • Custom sidebar sections
  • Workflow builder
  • Two-factor security authentication
  • Real-time active delivery
  • Video and voice calls
  • Customer support

7. Soapbox

The Soapbox app is designed to power collaborative meetings that are efficient and effective. Integrates with Slack, Gmail, iOS, Android, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Google Meet, Google Calendar, Zapier and more.


  • One-on-one meetings
  • Team meetings
  • Meeting feedback
  • Online agendas
  • Meeting notes
  • Private notes
  • Conversation prompts

Plans: Basic (Free), Pro ($5.60 per person per month), Business ($8.80 per person per month)

8. PukkaTeam

Managing a remote team from different locations is easy with PukkaTeam. This app lets you communicate with team members within seconds through integrated video calls. PukkaTeam is supported by Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers.


  • Instant notifications
  • Real-time status updates
  • Compatible with Apple products and Windows

Plans: Group Package ($7 per user per month), Party Package ($9 per user per month) and Crowd Package ($12 per user per month)

9. ProofHub

This work management system provides the tools to keep track of your projects in one place. ProofHub helps you to stay on top of deadlines, communicate with team members and improve remote work productivity.


  • Instant chat
  • Custom roles
  • Track billable hours
  • Project reports
  • Notes
  • Email integration

Plans: Essential ($45 – $50 per month), Ultimate Control ($89 – $99 per month)

It’s never been a better time to create a remote work system that boosts productivity and manages your daily tasks. Try out these apps and see which ones work for you.

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