Tools for remote work


The use of digital tools is essential for teleworking. These give us the ability to organize our work, to work with other people, to sell products and services and invoice them, etc. Working in a delocalized way requires knowledge and use, so in this article we collect some of the most used tools, both by digital nomads and by companies that offer telework to their employees.

Communication tools

  • WhatsApp/Telegram: as instant messaging tools, they allow immediacy in communication. They are especially useful for dealing with emergencies, although it is recommended to regulate their use, either by disconnecting the phone at the end of the workday, or by using different phone numbers so that personal and professional life do not overlap.
  • Slack: an instant communication tool that allows two-way communication between two people, but also enables group communication through the creation of channels. Slack allows documents and links to be exchanged while chatting.
  • Skype, Zoom or Google Meet: these are some of the most widely used video calling tools. They are mainly used for meetings, but can also be used for webinars, among other things.
  • Microsoft Teams: a unified communication and collaboration platform. It brings together many of the solutions mentioned in this article, such as messaging channels, file sharing, documentation archives, a video calling system, etc. 

Tools for collaborative work

  • Miro: an online collaborative whiteboard for teamwork. It enables meetings and workshops with different dynamics, like the ability to include information in real time, images, post-it notes, etc. This is coupled with real-time video calls so that the team can see each other during the session.
  • Trello: a tool used to organize work with checklists, assigning tasks to team members and using a due date system. It is also a file archive.
  • Asana: allows you to set tasks and assign them to each team member, indicating priorities and deadlines. 
  • Google Drive: file hosting service in the cloud. It allows you to store documentation, but also to generate work documents that can be edited in real time by different people, allowing for teamwork.
  • Dropbox: file hosting service in the cloud. It is an online repository with restricted access that allows for the storage and exchange of documents between the team.
  • Canva: this is a design tool for which no knowledge of graphic design is required. It is very useful for creating posters, banners, publications for social networks, etc., with a multitude of templates and options.

Management tools

  • Harvest or Toggl: tools to control the time spent on a task, project or client. This type of solution is useful both for freelancers to calculate the profitability of a project and for team management to measure work efficiency and profitability. 
  • Calendly: offers the possibility to manage a calendar. The owner enters his availability and the people who access it can book a time slot. It is very useful for professionals who provide services because it automates the booking system.
  • Sumup: accounting tool for independent professionals. It allows someone to prepare budgets and invoices and record the expenses associated with the activity.
  • Paypal or Stripe: both are payment platforms, ideal for charging for services rendered. The security of transactions is guaranteed by their technology and the cost of its use through commissions favors its use without prior investment.