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Top 5 software tools for remote teams

Working remotely can be tough in the beginning. You can't just teleport to your colleague's desk to discuss something (well… with flat.social you can!) and seeing a pixel-only version of your teammates' faces' seems to be daunting at first. Yet, the benefits of a distributed team heavily outweigh the drawbacks. Fortunately, the challenges of working remotely are constantly remediated with an increasing number of tools and techniques that can make your team more productive. Below we present some of our favourite remote work software picks that will help you get more done in 2022.

1. Slack

Slack is a messaging app for business that connects people to the information they need. Once you onboard your team on Slack you will be able to create multiple channels and enable both group and one to one communication. Check them out at slack.com

2. Notion

Notion is an all-in-one workspace that allows your team to write, plan and collaborate. It allows you to take notes, add tasks, manage projects and so much more! Check them out at notion.co

3. Loom

Have a clash in the calendar? Send a quick video with an update instead. In this asynchronous mode of communication you don't need to have your timeline perfectly aligned with your colleagues. Check them out at loom.com

4. Polka

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Polka is an app that enters your Zoom meetings and acts as an actual facilitator pushing everyone to their best. While you focus on the discussion and challenges, she takes care of structure, admin and even fun.

Functionalities include: live meeting guidelines (goal, agenda, wrap-up), round-robin order management, random speaker-selection, icebreaker, trivia, knowledge game, note-taking, countdown and per-person timer.

The main benefit of using Polka regularly are visible improvements of meeting quality and outputs. Check Polka out at meetpolka.com

5. Pop

Pop is built behind the team of Screenhero which was acquired by Slack back in 2015. Their new product focuses on remote pair programming with advanced screensharing settings. Check them out at pop.com

6. Flat.social

I know... we said 5 best tools for working remotely! But where is the fun if your team focuses on productivity only? With flat.social you can build a fun virtual space where your team connects in a playful way and engage in an entire spectrum of team activities - from football games to meditation. Hit on the button below to see the demo!

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I love by how interactive flat.social is!

Rafal, organizer @ Creative Jobs