Remote Collaboration

The trend of working from home or away from office is increasingly gaining popularity since the Coronavirus outbreak. Several companies, in an effort to maintain productivity and efficiency during this difficult period, are looking into ways of enabling their employees to work remotely. In order to achieve this goal, it is essential to develop ways of communication between employees, and this is what is commonly called remote collaboration.

What Is Remote Collaboration?

Remote collaboration can be defined as a process that can be used to eliminate limitations of geographic location and developing team-spirit between the members of the teams of a business, regardless of their location.

Tools for Remote Collaboration

Remote collaboration has become possible with the help of several remote collaboration software options developed in recent years. These remote collaboration tools can help in bringing the members of remote teams closer to each other through conversation. Some of the popular remote collaboration tools are below:

Skype http://skype.com 

This world famous remote collaboration tool keeps the member of your remote teams connected with each other through its free video call service. You can link up with up to 10 persons at a time with its video conferencing option. Skype also allows crystal clear voice calls and directly calling the phones along with sending files and documents to your team. It can be used on all types of computing devices including desktops, tablets and mobile phones.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

ezTalks Meetings https://www.eztalks.com/

It is one of the best tools for remote collaboration as it can be used on all types of devices working on various platforms including Windows, Android, iOS and Mac etc. It allows you to communicate with up to 100 people all over the world at a time free of cost for up to 40 minutes. It is a great remote team collaboration tool because its HD quality video conferencing option allows you to talk with every team member regardless of his location in the world. Along with it ezTalks Meetings also helps in audio and video conferencing, remote control, recording and playback of the proceedings of online meetings, white boarding, annotation and sharing screen with any or all team members.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

Slack https://slack.com/

Slack is one of the most widely used tools by remote teams. Remote-first companies like Zapier, Buffer, and Help Scout consider Slack their “virtual office”—a place where employees can get instant feedback and connect with their colleagues, both one-on-one and in groups.

One feature that stands out is the ability to install apps that automatically report on business activity, like new email subscribers or product reviews, and bots that help keep employees engaged.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

InVision https://www.invisionapp.com/

InVision is undoubtedly the most comprehensive suite of design software on the market. 

Real-time collaboration is an essential part of the design process. InVision Freehand is like a whiteboard that allows you to wireframe, plan, design presentations, and give and receive feedback, between designers but also in conjunction with other stakeholders.

Trello https://trello.com/

With so many project management tools to choose from, it was hard to pick just one. However, Trello stood out to us for its style, simplicity, and performance, and that is what we use for our project management needs.

By visualizing what needs to get done and aggregating feedback from the whole team, Trello helps remote teams increase their productivity. One secret to its success might be the fact that Trello doesn’t require so much information that it becomes a time waster. In other words, it’s ideal for fast-paced companies. Trello’s simplicity makes it extremely flexible, resulting in hundreds of unique ways to use the software.