Working remotely can be challenging, as many distractions can disrupt the workflow and cost you time and money. But how can you help your team perform better when they are dispersed all over the world?
Fortunately, there are apps for that.
Whether you’re trying remote work for the first time or you’re looking to improve your distributed team’s performance, you need to set proper tools in place. Some tools provide support and training, others enable real-time collaboration, while some let you track time and productivity.
With the following solutions in your toolbox, your remote team will work like a charm.
1. ProProfs Virtual Classroom Software
ProProfs Virtual Classroom Software enables you to train your team remotely with the help of online courses, tests, quizzes, manuals, FAQs, and more. It’s a cloud-based LMS that you can use to create and administer virtual courses as well as deliver engaging learning experiences.
You can set learning paths and share course bundles, track your trainees’ performance and engagement, and collaborate with them on the platform in real-time.
This virtual classroom software has more than 100 customizable courses. It also supports multiple devices and 70+ languages and integrates with more than 50 tools.
ProofHub is one of the best project management tools, especially for remote teams. It has all you need to organize, manage, and deliver projects on time.
It comes with several features, helping you manage your team and projects in one centralized place.
You can customize workflows, visualize projects, assign tasks to multiple teammates, organize files, collaborate with your team, review activities, generate reports, and much more.
Supercharging your team’s productivity has never been easier.
Like many others, you must be dealing with lots of emails daily, from your remote team members and business partners to customers. All that email correspondence can easily kill your productivity.
With Mailbird, your productivity will spike.
Mailbird is an email client for Windows that lets you unify all your email accounts and manage them in one place. It’s very intuitive, has a search option for attachments, and supports many third-party integrations. It even has a snooze button so that you can go on with your work without distractions.
Ucraft is a building tool for websites, blogs, online stores, landing pages, and logos.
Building a website from scratch may seem impossible for someone who’s never written a single line of code. But you don’t have to code or design anything yourself if you use Ucraft, as it comes with a bunch of pre-designed templates.
It’s incredibly simple and intuitive, as you’ll immediately notice if you give it a try. It’s a drag-and-drop builder, so everything’s very straightforward.
Venngage is an infographic maker, but you can also use it to create presentations, brochures, flyers, newsletters, coupons, graphs, whitepapers, logs, business plans, and more.
It’s a perfect tool for making all your business and marketing materials. And it’s very easy to do so.
Each feature comes with a set of professional templates. All you need to do is select one, add your visuals and charts, and finish by customizing your creations any way you want.
6. Dameware Remote Everywhere
What if your teammates experience IT issues at their end? With Dameware Remote Everywhere, you can resolve their issues remotely in no time.
This cloud-based solution supports all devices and operating systems, and can even access computers while they’re turned off or in sleep mode. There’s also a ticketing system, so end users can easily request help.
The software also allows video conference calls and live chat, so you can work with your team to fix any issue they may encounter. There are advanced encryption protocols and multilevel permissions for keeping data perfectly safe.
TeamViewer is a desktop tool for remote support, collaborating, file sharing, and controlling computers remotely. It allows you to monitor and manage devices remotely, and provide support to your team whenever they need it.
You can connect to any device or server and control the device as if it was right in front of you. It was designed for remote teams, to prevent business disruptions by helping you resolve a potential problem.
Working from home doesn’t always go hand in hand with productivity. But you can boost your team’s productivity with a simple tool that helps them make the most of their time.
DeskTime is a time-tracking app that lets you remotely track and manage your team in real-time, making sure they stay organized and finish all tasks and projects on time.
You can activate automatic screenshots to see how efficient your team members are and automatically calculate their productivity. You can also see what apps they use to complete their work, what websites they visit, what documents they’re working on, how much time they spend away from their computers, and more.
There’s a Private Time feature, too, so your teammates can feel safe when they need to handle a personal matter without you tracking them.
9. Google Drive
Google Drive probably doesn’t need an introduction. It’s the most popular cloud storage and collaboration tool – ideal for remote teams.
You can create documents, sheets, and slides directly on the platform. You can also upload, edit, download, and share files. Most importantly, you can collaborate with your teammates on files in real-time.
Best of all? The first 15GBs that you get when you sign up with a Google account are completely free.
Managing your remote team may seem difficult, but these tools will prove you otherwise. If you utilize all of them, you and your team will complete all your projects without a hitch. But even if you choose only one, you’ll boost your team’s productivity, no matter where they are in the world.
Are there any other remote team management tools that deserve to be on this list? Feel free to share your opinion and experience with the community!
Author Bio: Kamy Anderson is an ed-tech enthusiast with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of corporate training and education. He is an expert in learning management system & eLearning authoring tools – currently associated with ProProfs Training Maker .