Jake Crump
Jake CrumpHead of Support 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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  1. 14
    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    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;)
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    Multiple currencies/different languages super useful for clients overseas. Or expensing overseas, but getting paid USD
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    • Matt N
      Matt NIndependent Designer/Developer in LA

      I've tried every time-tracking/invoicing app there is for freelancers, but when I finally tried AND CO I was instantly sold!

      Both the web app and mobile app are a delight to use. They are fast and just work without any hiccups. The features are great and have helped me save a ton of time on admin work. Sending an invoice or a contract is a breeze. You also get a real, live human to ask for help! Need to invoice a client? Have a question about your taxes? Simply send a message to your CO and they will always have your back!

      Their dev team is also great! I requested a couple features and they were released within a few weeks. That showed me that the team at AND CO listen to their customers and give me confidence to use this app for the long-term.

      It's not often that I fall in love with an app. AND CO is the exception. Highly recommended.

    • Makes it super easy to invoice in a beautiful simple way that clients love. Offering credit card, PayPal and bank ACH payments really feels like it helps me get paid faster and looks professional. It's also a breeze to confirm that I've received payment and is helpful to get reminders of outstanding invoices. Love hearing the chime when money rolls in.

      UPDATE

      Can't believe I forgot to mention the support crew. I'm so used to banking/financial apps making service an afterthought. Whenever I have a question or issue they're on it within minutes and always eager to help.

  2. 11
    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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    • Wang Lee
      Wang LeeProduct Management Intern

      I'd like to use some feature similar to this but only to find specific word(s) for an app I am currently working on!

  3. 7
    Freelancer Stack

    Curated directory of tools used by 10,000+ 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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  4. 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!
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    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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  5. Aleksandra
    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    Have this one too! It's awesome, very durable and fits a lot of stuff.
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    Josh Spilker
    Josh SpilkerContent Strategy · Written
    Lots of pockets, sleek design.
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  6. 4
    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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  7. 5
    Flock

    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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    • RJ Lewis Digital
      RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though

  8. 3
    CloudApp Annotate

    Annotate screenshots right from your Mac's menu bar!

    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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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    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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    • We have used it for 6 month, we were looking for a tool to increase the efficacy of our time tracking and productivity, and TMetric turned out to be perfect! It's ingrained in our daily routine now. Highly recommended!

    • I am glad to share my personal opinion about TMetric - time tracker for Linux.

      TMetric helps you to be more productive and manage your tasks and time. When I started to use TMetric I have noticed that I became more productive at work as I know how much time I spend for each task and I managed to reduce the waste of time.

  10. 2
    Strime

    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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  11. 2
    Hubstaff

    Time tracking software with screenshots, activity levels...

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat · 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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  12. 2
    Recruitee

    A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

    Beth Hudson
    Beth Hudson4Social 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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    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir4maker of Qbserve time tracking app · 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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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

    • Ted Han
      Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

  14. Aleksandra
    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    I have the 10000mAh charger always in my backpack, because well the iPhone battery problem. 🙄 It's very small and light, and charges the iPhone very fast. I also have the PowerCore+ 20100mAh for charging my Macbook in trips.
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  15. Kristian Muñiz
    Kristian MuñizDeveloper & open-source 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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    appear.in

    Efficient video meetings with up to 12 people!

    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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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      I really love the software and we're using it at picksaas to do video conferencing. The best thing about is it that everybody can enter with just one link, like the simplicity!

    • Matheus Guerra Costa
      Matheus Guerra CostaGrowth Hacker @ 12min

      Best video conference tools I've ever used! Skip those first 10 minutes of meetings on Skype that people just say "Can you hear me? How about now?", and just start talking!

  17. R-HUB remote support server is the right tool for remote workers. It has a rich set of functions like easy desktop sharing, recording sessions, UAC compatible, etc. It runs on-premise with highest security and supports PC, Mac, iOS, Android, etc.
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