Work from home becomes the new norm around the globe in 2020. Many companies decided to allow some of their employees to work from home permanently. But work from home also has many challenges. We curate some practical tools that help to improve the work from home productivity.
Tools for improving home office space
Noise-canceling App- Krisp
One household may have more than one person to work from home. Noise-canceling can help with the concentration in a shared space.
The app can help the user do video call speak without noise, and listen without background noise. It supports microphones, headphones, and speakers, and it is perfect for remote teams, online teachers, podcasters and even call centers.
Video Conference Call Lighting
For people who have many video conferences every day, the LED light sets can improve the room lighting. It can facilitate the video call experience with colleagues and clients. You can easily find various light sets online that fits your need.
Many people complain that it is not easy to focus on their work when a big comfy bed is close. For people who want an excellent background or creates a separate space, room divider comes in handy. There are many types of room dividers in the market.
Tools for Document Collaboration and Management
Except for Google doc, Microsoft One note and Evernote here are some new document collaboration tools for you to explore.
Bit.ai Interactive Document
Some key features:
“Create professional-looking docs quickly with Bit’s pre-made and professional-looking templates.
Content Library that automatically saves the images, files, and digital content you add to your documents so that you can access and reuse them easily.
Smart search allows anyone to search and find any files, images, documents, etc quickly and easily across all of their workspaces.
Smart workspaces are created around projects, teams, departments, and clients to keep your documents organized.
The ability to tag and comment on a shared document allows team members to collaborate and work together effectively.” (From bit.ai.com)
Similar to Google doc, Zoho Docs also provide tools to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, right in the cloud. Free for individual user.
Advanced search & page tree
Organize and find pages easily with advanced search, labels, and an intuitive page hierarchy.
Co-edit together in real time and publish updates that highlight changes, tracked with version history.
Make it a team effort with in-line and page comments, likes, and visual elements such as images, GIFs, and emojis.
Alert your teammates when you tag them or assign a task so everyone stays on top of progress.
Announcements and blogs
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