If you haven’t used Zoom like the rest of the world, then you’re a bit behind. But don’t worry — we’ll fill you in.

In some parts of the world, employees are still working remotely to avoid any physical contact due to the pandemic. Given that we live in a digital era, there is a multitude of apps available for us to use on our laptops and smartphones — and they are all free. If you’re anything like us, these apps have become a part of home office workers’ everyday lives. From simplifying professional communication among colleagues to running video meetings, here are all the apps you need to start using.

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Slack

If it wasn’t already part of one’s set-up, this software became a must-have for many during the lockdowns taking place at the beginning of the year and is now a staple for home office workers. This collaborative application allows users to keep in contact with every employee from one’s company and works as both instant messaging application (direct messages or in group) and a tool for sharing documents. Also note that Slack is compatible with a slew of other applications (Google Calendar, Zoom…) which can be integrated into the app.

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Google Drive

With Drive, Google offers a handy tool, for private individuals and professionals alike to stock and share files and documents with the contacts of your choice. In a company ecosystem, it allows several people to work on the same documents simultaneously, to modify them and validate them from one’s computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Zoom

Destined to be known in history as 2020’s star application, thanks to Zoom video-conferencing has become mainstream. It allows anyone to organise conferences from home and up to 100 participants can take part. Making it an easy go-to for everyone is the fact that you don’t need to have the application installed to use it, nor do you need an account, a connection link will simply suffice.

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Microsoft To Do

To organise your days, especially when working alone from home, it is always better to have a set of to-do lists. Microsoft To Do (ex-Wunderlist) focuses on managing these tasks. Thanks to this application, you can create, modify and follow the evolution of several thematic task lists. You can also program reminders.
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Evernote

Evernote is a leading application in notetaking. From simple texts to videos, vocal memos, photos or Web pages, every type of document can be recorded online for future reference. The application allows you to sort your notes with labels and to share documents with your contacts.
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This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.

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