In these times of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, being productive and efficient often boils down to clear communication, a streamlined workflow, and shareable tools.
This guide is meant to advise your work routine and process as the human race unites to defeat the faceless nuisance, COVID-19.
Ever had a bunch of tabs open and wanted to save them all? Well now you can! Toby is a free Google Chrome browser extension that allows you to easily save and organize web pages you may be interested in.
- Google Docs
Essentially, an online version of MS Word. Google Docs is a free word processing app that makes sharing documents easy and quick.
- Google Sheets
If Docs is MS Word then Google Sheets is the online, free version to MS Excel. Create and share worksheets that can be worked on by multiple people simultaneously.
One more resource that mimics MS Office, this one is a repository of Google Slides templates which work similarly to MS Powerpoint.
- Google Hangouts and Zoom
Video calling tools that allow participants on the call to share their screens. This tool is particularly powerful for group work.
A file-transfer service that may just replace your USB stick. You can easily upload and download files for free and with no registration.
A great to-do checklist app that can clarify the roadmap to a project. Trello is an organizational tool that is shareable and includes comments and the ability to add due dates.
- Slack and Whatsapp
Originally a text chat app, both Slack and Whatsapp have evolved to be able to do many other things including sending attachments and audio messages.