5 Essential Apps for WFH that Makes Work More Enjoyable

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Working from home has empowered millions of workers globally, and it lowers overhead costs for businesses, increase talent pools for recruiters. For employee, working at home reduces stress, and increase satisfaction of day-to-day work. Working with useful softwares and apps not only increase personal workforce but also boost the team.

Today, we will be talking about 5 types of apps that make working from home easier for you and your team.


Things - Manage Personal Task and Achieve the Goals

(Mac & iOS)

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Things helps you organize every aspect of your life - daily routine or long-term goals.

Things gathers each and every thing that you need to accomplish in an organized way in one place. Plan your to-dos ahead, add reminders, or even a deadline to make sure to-dos come to your attention when you need them. You can also organize the to-dos in a nice and organized way by assigning them to different list. If it takes more steps to accomplish the to-dos, you can also make it as a project.

The all-new Things brought an all-new design, delightful interactions and smooth animations.

Key Feature for WFH

  • Desktop-class List Editing on iOS
  • Calendar Events
  • Quick Search
  • Timely Reminders
  • Multiple Windows

Basecamp - Project Management Tool for the Team

(Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & Web)

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In Basecamp, things work in projects.

Basecamp projects store everything related to the work: people involved, discussion, document, file, task, dates, etc. The built-in tools in project are essential for the team: message boards, to-dos, schedules, docs, file storage, etc., or integrate with third-party tools.

Basecamp also combines the company’s communication in one place. You can find notification here without get continuous disturbance, or switch between different apps.

Key Feature for WFH

  • Chat platform for real-time communication (Campfires and Pings)
  • To-do lists to create tasks and assign them
  • Reports to know who’s working on what and more

XMind - Mind Mapping and Brainstorming for Individuals and Teams

(Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android & Web)

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XMind has been mind mapping and brainstorming with the globe for over a decade.

XMind, a full-featured mind mapping and brainstorming tool, designed to generate ideas, inspire creativity, brings efficiency both in work and life. Millions and millions of WFH people love it. Making mind maps in XMind is intuitively and effortlessly, even you are a novice. You can create mind map on phone or tablet easily, while enjoying desktop experience with XMind for Mobile. XMind just released its web version XMind.works, allowing you to create mind maps online and work with cloud drive such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

XMind allows you to read mind maps smoothly on different platforms, and you can find multiple export options for different occasions.

Key Feature for WFH

  • Various Built-in Structures and Theme
  • Enhanced Image Export for More Uses
  • Multiple Import and Export Options
  • ZEN Mode - Immersive mind mapping experience
  • Work with Cloud Drive

Dropbox - Files Saving and Management Easily

(Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android , Windows Mobile, Web-based)

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Work with your content, tools, and team members right from Dropbox. Everything’s in one place and accessible from any device—making it easy to work from home.

As one of the oldest and most popular cloud storage, Dropbox lets you save and sync files to your devices. If you make changes of the files, Dropbox mirrored the updates automatically. By synchronizing your Dropbox files locally and online, you can easily access these files anywhere and share them with others more easily. You can also share files and holders with Dropbox link with others without downloading or sending large attachments.

Key Features for WFH

  • File Storage & Sharing
  • Efficient Syncing
  • Automatic Updates
  • Simple link-sharing
  • Online back-up and File Recovery

Zoom - Stable Online Meeting for Remote Teams

(Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & Web)

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Zoom, an app optimized for team meetings online for business environment.

Zoom is a great practical communication tool for remote workers. Zoom provides free service for meetings within 40 minutes, upgrading only requires one host to pay the monthly fee. A stable online meeting is the most needed for remote team communication and management. Zoom offers voice call, 1-1 calls and various chatting features that increases communication and cohesiveness for the whole team.

Key Feature for WFH

  • Join anywhere on any device
  • Built-in tools for Screen Sharing, Recording and Transcripts
  • Built-in Recording and Transcripts
  • Support for up to 1,000 video participants and 49 videos
  • Streamlined calendaring services with Outlook and Google

This is how one of the colleagues in XMind work the way out at home with these 5 amazing apps. What is your routine when working from home? What are the most needed apps for you? Don't hesitate to share with us :)

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