I’m always on the lookout for useful tools to help me get more done when working remotely. I’ve recently been looking into some more tools that I’ve come across –Trello, Redbooth and FreeAgent – and I’ve written my thoughts below.
This is an interesting way of doing project management, and I was attracted by its visual format. It allows you to create boards, and then create different cards for each board, which can contain tasks and to-do items. You have complete freedom to arrange it as you wish, and you can then move cards between boards, perhaps when a task has been completed or moved to a different stage.
You can create boards with different stages of projects and move cards around as you progress. You can also invite people to your spaces so you can collaborate with greater ease.
It seems to be a good tool for tracking numerous projects at the same time, or you could simply use it as an intuitive organisation tool.
It’s free to use, so there’s no risk in trying it out, and it is also available on Android and iOS. If you’re looking for a more visual way to keep track of tasks and projects from anywhere, you may find it a good option.
This is a free online collaboration tool that is designed around making it easier to create and manage tasks. It wants to be the only tool you need to communicate with your team and collaborate on tasks, and it seems to do quite a good job.
You can communicate via video with your team, share documents, work on them together, convert discussions to tasks, create a calendar of milestones, share screens and more. There is integration with Google Drive, Box and Dropbox, and the mobile apps seem to be very easy to use.
It also boasts multiple language support, and you can create new tasks directly from your email. It will need a bit of playing around with to get the hang of it, but if you are looking for one tool that you and your team of providers or clients can use together, it could be a good option.
FreeAgent is accounting software that is designed for freelancers and small businesses. It is web based so there is nothing to install, making it perfect for remote workers, and a mobile version is also available.
If you have trouble with your accounting, this could make it easier. It allows you to manage every aspect of your accounts, including expenses, estimates, invoices, profits, cash-flow and more. In addition, it has great customer support from a team of accountants and a 30-day free trial (after which it costs US $20 a month).
The UI is clear and simple, and you can get an overview of your business in one simple screen. It has many features, such as support for multiple tax rates in different countries, and it comes with useful guides and webinars to help you get to grips with it.
Try Them Yourself
New tools are constantly appearing that can help us remote workers to get more done with greater ease. These are just three of the most recent online tools I’ve been tinkering with lately. I’d recommend you do the same, trying out different things you come across and using the free trial versions if they have them. You never know which one will prove to be your next indispensable work-from-anywhere tool.