Jake Crump
Jake CrumpHead of Product Ops at Product Hunt

What are the best tools for remote workers?

As a remote worker myself, I'm always curious to see what others use to improve the experience of working from home or on the move. This can include furniture, software, hardware, backpacks, etc. Whatever makes being remote easier for you.
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    Taskade 3.0

    All-in-one collaboration. Chat, organize, get things done!

    Evan Kimbrell
    Evan KimbrellFounder, Sprintkick · Written
    For remote workers taskade is perfect. It has free mobile and desktop apps, and it lets you organize and manage anything and everything in one single tool.
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    Invoicing, Expenses, Time Tracking, Contracts & Payments

    If you're a freelancer working from home or remote, this app is a great resource to help you run your business. You can manage all your expenses, income and invoices in any currency, AND CO automatically converts everything with real-time and historical conversion rate data. It's all built with a smart workflow so you can have some piece of mind while working remote, knowing that your business is taken care of;)
    Mario 🦊
    Mario 🦊Building at generalist.com · Written
    Multiple currencies/different languages super useful for clients overseas. Or expensing overseas, but getting paid USD
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    The e-signature solution for your business

    In my opinion, one app that's a must-have is DottedSign (an e-signature app). First of all, you're able to send out and sign all kinds of contracts digitally and with a high degree of security, you're able to monitor the progress and know what state of signing your documents are in and this basically saves a ton of time when you're working remotely. So, security, reliability and efficiency are the three top reasons for using such an app, and DottedSign will provide you with all three.
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    Atlas Recall

    A searchable photographic memory for your digital life

    R A I Z A
    R A I Z A🍝 Product Manager | Spaghetti Aficionado · Written
    R A I Z A made this product
    This might not be what you exactly meant - but I have multiple computers + an iPhone that I use for work. The reason for this is I have a designated "work" computer and a "home" computer, and occasionally I end up doing work on both of them. Atlas gives me the ability to search my stuff (both computers) using any of my devices, and will give me the files / URLs / for my stuff and take me back faster through a smarter search platform. Whenever I work from home or remotely during any period of time, this is super useful for looking through and across all of the different silos my work is living in.
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    Café Wifi Search 🔍

    Find great cafés to work from, worldwide.

    Ben Guild made this product
    Café Wifi is by far the easiest and most powerful way to quickly share information about the best places to get work done, worldwide.
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    Contracts, invoices, and expenses for digital freelancers

    Eddie Kollar
    Eddie KollarI like the technology things. · Written
    They've created various categories of tools and listed them out. Good for an overview to start exploring.
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    Best coffee shops and cafés for working

    Sarah Chambers
    Sarah Chamberskayako, customer support evangelist · Written
    Not only is the app fantastic for finding great spots to work (even in towns you wouldn't expect it!), the Slack community is supportive and friendly. Definitely recommend!
    Kristi E. DePaul
    Kristi E. DePaulCEO, Founders Marketing · Written
    Kristi E. DePaul made this product
    Our app's community-scouted + vetted locations in over 150 countries = happy remote workers just about anywhere. If you're a global wanderer or are traveling for work and need a spot with reliable WiFi and the right ambiance, Workfrom helps you to find it. There's also a virtual community you can join with a Pro membership so you never have to work alone. :) (Before I joined the team, I was an enthusiastic user.)
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    Hubstaff Tasks

    Agile project management to boost your team’s collaboration

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin MitchellBuilding products @SoFriendly · Written
    If you're managing a remote team, Hubstaff is amazing for accountability and time tracking. FYI, there's 30% off Paid Plans over at https://www.getsyrup.com/deal/hu...
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    Project management platform for video producers

    Romain Biard made this product
    If you're collaborating on videos remotely, Strime may be really useful. It has a very sleek interface, is free to use, and is available in english, french and spanish.
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    Real-time team messenger tool

    The real-time chat features, video calls, screen-sharing help you seamlessly stay in touch with the team onsite. Also, there's an inbuilt task management tool that helps manage tasks within the team. It also allows integrations in a unique sort of way, so all your internal tools once integrated can be accessible within Flock. Essentially, even while you're working remotely, you can have access to all information in one single place. The app is free to use and is available across devices.
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    Great screenshot sharing tool

    Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike CoutermarshEngineer @ PlanetScale · Written
    I love using this to annotate screenshots. Makes communicating easier. Can take a screenshot, write on it & then paste it into Slack.
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    Time Off Calendar

    Accurate and simple PTO calendar

    Katya Sklyarova
    Katya SklyarovaMarketing Manager · Written
    TMetric is the best time-tracker for freelancers, it can help you to track your activity and also you can get flexible reports with the detailed information about your working progress.
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    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth HudsonSocial Media Marketer, Recruitee · Written
    Beth Hudson made this product
    If you're hiring remotely or have remote recruiters or team members that want to get in on the hiring process, Recruitee is a great collaborative hiring tool. It streamlines the hiring process, allows for unlimited users, and has things like a mobile app with notifications, team notes, and a careers site editor.
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    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mirindie app developer · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) tracks project time automatically and generates invoices from collected data. It also gives real-time feedback on your productivity – an important feature for a person who works from home.
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    Timely 4.0
    Kristian Muñiz
    Kristian Muñiz🇵🇷Developer • OSS enthusiast · Written
    I use it to keep track of how I spend my time and to generate reports for billing. Of course, this is assuming you a charge on a variable/flexible per-hour basis (e.g. freelance work).
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    Freedom to work from anywhere.

    Daniel Ferreira
    Daniel FerreiraFounder, Self-Titled · Written
    Slack video calls are great-but appear.in has been a daily tool for me since I can communicate with anyone regardless of if they are on slack, Skype, hangouts...etc. Also-screensharing. Did I mention it's free?
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    ProProfs Help Desk 2.0

    Help Desk Software for Creating Better Support Experiences

    Jared Cornell
    Jared CornellCustomer Support Expert! ProProfs · Written
    You can try the ProProfs Help Desk (https://www.proprofs.com/helpdesk/) for your remote customer service team. Their tool is hosted on the leading cloud platform- IBM, so your agents will be able to offer 24x7 service from any part of the world as long as they have an internet connection. You can assist your customers over email, live chat, or simply by creating a knowledge base.
    Jared Cornell
    Jared CornellCustomer Support Expert! ProProfs · Written
    You can try ProProfs Help Desk for your remote customer service team. Their tool is hosted on the leading cloud platform- IBM, so your agents will be able to offer 24x7 service from any part of the world as long as they have an internet connection. You can assist your customers over email, live chat, or simply by creating a knowledge base.
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    Free online diagramming tool for developers

    Vladimír Seman
    Vladimír SemanI work at e-commerce · Written
    Vladimír Seman made this product
    If you need to create diagrams, you can try Gleek. It is a free text-to-diagram tool that you can use to create UML diagrams, flowcharts, but also mind maps and other types of diagrams. 👉 Try to type "Shape1-->Shape2" to get an idea