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5 Apps will Help You Stay Productive during WFH

By Isny Dewi R

20 September 2020

Apps that can help you stay productive and work optimally even when you're working from home.

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The re-imposition of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta since Monday (14/9) has prompted some workers to return to work from home (WFH). Even though it seems easy, it turns out that there are difficulties in working from home. One of them is the temptation to be lazy and make you less productive.
 
Calm down, because there are several apps that can help you stay productive and work optimally even when you're working from home.
 
1. Slack
Slack is a communication tool for work, including teamwork. That means, this app is an instant messaging system with many additions to other work tools. An add-in is not required to use Slack, as its main function is to talk to other people. There are two chat methods on Slack: channel (group chats), and direct messages or DMs (person-to-person chats). Not only that, it also includes features for viewing work process, sharing files, etc.

2. Trello
This app makes it easy for you to work together with colleagues in a team to do a project together. Trello will help you put together a neatly organized work plan and work it out together with a number of useful features such as Board, List, and Cards.

3. Webex
Webex can be used as an alternative if you don't really like Zoom or Meet when you want to do a video conference. This app made by Cisco is quite popular among business people for online meetings. The free version of Webex can accommodate up to 100 participants, HD video quality, equipped with screen sharing feature, and personal room.
 
4. Basecamp
Basecamp is almost like Slack, but offers more powerful features. With this app, all team members can gather in one place to facilitate coordination. In addition, Basecamp also has task sharing feature with each team member and monitoring their progress. For the free version, this app is limited for 3 projects, 20 users and 1 GB storage.
 
5. Microsoft Teams
This app is arguably Slack's rival. Microsoft Teams combines the features of sending instant messages, video conferencing, storage, and using the same file in real time. Besides available on Android and iOS, Microsoft Teams can also be used on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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