As this global epidemic continues to surge through the whole world and spreading exponentially hence the need for desperate measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, staying at home is one of the measures being advocated by agencies in charge of managing the epidemic around the world to reduce the devastating toll on lives and communities.

Most businesses have resulted in working remotely from home for those who can, but ensuring that you stay productive while at home is another subject on its own.

In fact, any business can enable remote working with the right tools and methods. since working from home has become more and more common over the years Global business people report that over the past two years they are seeing more consultants (30%) and freelance workers (29%) and part-timers (22%) that’s a relatively good number of people already working remotely in Nigeria.

But for those who must now compulsorily work from home as a result of the coronavirus, we have these tools and apps to help stay productive while working from home

Top tools and apps for working from home

IDONTHIS

While working from home it’s necessary to always monitor you and your team progress at the end of the day, idonthis is super useful for tracking the productivity of individuals and the team as a whole. Achievements can be documented each day and then a recap pops up in your inbox every day. you can approve of task entries, assign tasks to team members or search tasks by using common social media conventions such as the @ or #. The dashboard also serves as a central place to overview ongoing tasks and discussions related to different projects.

LIMNU

There is something about valuable about physically writing something down—or drawing it on a whiteboard. In fact, a study from Indiana University indicates that writing things down can help our brains function better in a whole host of ways, including “idea composition and expression.” aside from using sticky notes at home while working you might also consider online whiteboards like Limnu Limnu does a lot more than being on an online sticky note: It also includes collaboration features that will convince you that the jump to a digital whiteboard was worthwhile. To invite others to view your board, click on the share icon and copy/paste the link. You can even limit their permissions if you want so that they can view the board without editing the content. Once they’ve joined, you can collaborate via the chatbox, or even run a video meeting using the built-in integration with a video conferencing app. and it’s available on Web, Android, and iOS.

CALM

working from home can be lonely, so this app will help you maintain a happy workforce it has soothing music and rain noises to help you drift off for your lunchtime nap, its unique audio content strengthens mental fitness. 

GOOGLE HANGOUTS

In case you need to do a video meeting with your team while working from home you might consider using google hangouts and meet. the tool is a unified communications service that enables text, voice, or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group. it is built into Gmail, YouTube, and Google Voice, plus there are Hangouts apps for iOS, Android, and the web. It’s essentially a useful and cost-effective collaboration platform for the average person as well as enterprise customers. it’s by Google so you don’t need to go far to get it, Google already stated in their latest blog post that they are strengthening all their infrastructure to Kether for users needs this covid-19 -19 period where more people are working from home

SERENE

While working from home you need to be perfectly organized, Serene prompts you to define one goal each day and then break your day down into sessions. This is proven to help you achieve undisturbed deep work and prioritize the goals that matter most to you. The chrome extension Block distracting websites & apps organized your day around one goal that matters, and focus on what matters with Serene.

As we stay home and stay safe to reduce the spread of the virus this tools will keep you and your team productive while working from home.

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