Tools Explorer

Remote teams need access to digital tools that they can use anytime, anywhere. Below, we've curated the best ones to get you started.

We can guide your organisation through the analysis, creation and adoption phases for your digital toolkit

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Digital Workplace

A digital collaboration platform is where people communicate and collaborate. It is a gateway into the other tools that support you to do your job.

Slack

Slack gives your team the alignment you need to do your best work. Teamwork, chat, files, meetings, and integrations for most of your other workplace tools.

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the all-in-one platform for communication, task management, meetings, files, and over 500+ business apps within one place.​​

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Supplementary Communication Tools

These tools will compliment your choice of Digital Collaboration Platform or provide an alternative by enriching the communication experience.

Twist

Work communication that won’t distract you all day. Twist is an async messaging app that makes collaboration easy from anywhere by using threads to organise your conversations.

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Loom

Record and share video messages of your screen, cam, or both. A great way to share asynchronously

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Threads

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Cut chat in half. Threads is a Slack replacement designed for makers.

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Descript

By using Descript's new screen capturing you can make good screen recordings. Instantly transcribed, painless to edit, easy to share

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Donut

Connect serendipitously for virtual coffee, peer learning, discussions, and more.
Slack Only

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Looping Back

In leadership communication, everyone deserves to be seen. Communicate and connect with your teams in a more meaningful way

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TASK Management

Task Management

A project management tool allows you to show the status for a piece of work. Combined with your digital collaboration platform (Slack or Teams), this should give you all the information you need to be confident that the team have visibility of the work happening.

Trello

Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organise and prioritise your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.

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Microsoft Planner

Planner integrates seamlessly with Teams through the tasks app. It provides a simple way to organise team & personal tasks.

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Asana

Asana helps teams stay focused on their goals, projects, and tasks.

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Monday

Monday is a project management tool that enables organizations to manage tasks, projects, and teamwork

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ClickUp

All your work in one place: Tasks, docs, chat, goals, & more.

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Meetings

Video Meetings

Ideally you'll be able to use the inbuilt video meeting features of your digital collaboration platform such as Teams or Slack. If not, here's a selection of other options to facilitate video meetings.

Zoom

Enterprise video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing

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Around

Quick, high-impact video calls for a new era of work.

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Whereby

Start bringing your team and clients together with flexible video meetings.

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Google Meet

Connect with your team from anywhere. With easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face without the added cost of travel.

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Butter

Butter is a tool built specifically for hosting engaging and interactive sessions as smoothly as possible.

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Supplementary Meeting Tools

These tools will enhance your virtual meeting experience.

tl;dv

Record your remote meetings & tag important moments on the fly. Help your colleagues save time and stay in the know.

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Yac

Early Access
Yac are building a meeting time machine to tackle meeting burnout

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OwlLabs

The Meeting Owl is the first 360° smart video conferencing camera.

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Krisp

Mute background noise during calls. One Button. No Noise.

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Visual Collaboration

Visual Collaboration

There are times when you want to run synchronous workshops. These tools can help you collaborate digitally in real-time using features such as whiteboards, sticky notes. You can continue to contribute and follow up asynchronously afterwards.

Mural

Remote collaboration made simple. Mural is a digital workspace for visual collaboration

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Miro

An online collaborative whiteboarding platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere.

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Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital interactive whiteboard that enables visual brainstorming and collaboration in Microsoft Teams.

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Freehand

InVision's Freehand enables you to collaborate in real time with a digital whiteboard.

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

These tools will help support your wellbeing when working remotely. Daily practices will help you reduce stress, increase focus, and improve mindfulness.

Meditation

Headspace

Headspace provides you and your kids with guided meditation practices. Using Headspace will help you reduce anxiety, burnout, and increase focus and presence.

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Calm

Calm improves wellbeing by promoting better sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, and developing more mindfulness.

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Fitness & Nutrition

Centr

Workout with world class trainers remotely. Easy, healthy meal plan, and mindfulness to calm the chaos.

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Nike Training App

Nike provide you with workouts, nutrition advice and expert help, so we can all come back stronger than ever.

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FITON

Unlimited access to the world’s best workouts from celebrity trainers.

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Supplementary Wellbeing Tools

These tools below compliment the core ones.

Woebot Health

The mental health ally that creates space for personal growth—that’s us, Woebot Health. We’re creating new ways to deliver mental health care, so people can access effective support at any moment.

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Vitrue Vida

Vitrue VIDA is an AI based tool that uses a person's webcam and a visual desk planner to assess a person's workspace setup and provide actionable, personalised recommendations to reduce injury risk and improve overall wellbeing.

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Opal

Digital Mindfulness App:
Take control of your phone. Save time, focus each day.

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Atlas

Build without burnout. We are experts dedicated to founder development, physical health, and emotional resilience.

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Able To

Virtual therapy and coaching support for when it matters most

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Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.

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Forest

Stay focused, be present. Grow your own forest. Stay focused daily and turn hard work into a land of lush forest.

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Modern Health

The first mental well-being platform for companies that helps all employees be happy and healthy.

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Document

Documentation

Write, plan, collaborate and get organised.

Notion

Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool.

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Almanac

Replace meetings and messages with docs and workflows for async collaboration.

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Slite

One combined workspace. All your team documentation. Slite helps your company get organised and aligned.

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Performance

Performance

Use these tools to elevate the performance and engagement of employees by continuously asking questions and starting the right conversations.

Lattice

Develop engaged and high-performing teams. Your workforce has changed. So have the roles of managers and HR.

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15Five

15Five makes continuous employee feedback simple to drive high performing cultures.

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People

HR & Compliance

Scale your remote teams without worrying about the legal details.

Deel

Pay your remote team with confidence. Simple payments, automated invoicing, and streamlined compliance - backed by expert support.

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Remote

International payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for businesses, big and small. Hire and pay compliantly in 60+ countries. Onboard employees or contractors in minutes.

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Design

Design & Prototype

Ideal for Product or Design teams, these tools help you create rich interactive prototypes

InVision

The digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences

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Figma

Where teams design together.Design, prototype, and collaborate all in the browser—with Figma.

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Sketch

Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design.

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Adobe XD

Design at the speed of thought. Wireframe, design, prototype, present, and share amazing experiences for web, mobile, voice, and more

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Studio

The world's most powerful screen design tool, brought to you by Invision.

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Virtual EVENTS

Events

Host interactive online events

Hopin

The virtual venue for all your events. Hopin is an online events platform where you can create engaging virtual events that connect people around the globe.

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AirMeet

Airmeet is an all-in-one platform to host immersive events and build real connections, online.

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Supplementary Digital Event Tools

These tools below compliment the core event tools.

Spatial Chat

Group video chat for in-person virtual networking and happy hours.

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Virtual office

Virtual Office

Connect with your remote teams in a virtual office setting

Tandem

Virtual office for remote teams. Re-discover the flow of working together in‑person. See, talk to, and collaborate with your team in one click.

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Tools

Digital Toolkit

Are your tools weighing you down? We’ll help you streamline for efficiency.

What is a Digital Toolkit?
Digital Toolkits, or Software Toolkits, are made up of all of the individual software tools your organisation uses, from company-wide email, messaging, video conferencing, project management and wellbeing tools, to individual team collaboration systems.

How do Digital Toolkits impact the success of a remote work model?
Software and technology advancements are the reason remote work is viable. But working remotely well requires more than providing your team with a laptop full of tools. Having a comprehensive set of tools in place to keep your team connected and working efficiently wherever they work is just the beginning. Your tools are only as good as how well your team uses them. Streamlining your software, providing custom guidelines for usage, and driving adoption through education, and iteration is key to success.

How Ready for Remote can help:
We’ll guide your organisation through the analysis, creation and adoption phases for your digital infrastructure to streamline operational efficiency. From streamlining and increasing the adoption of how your organisation uses existing tools to implementing full-scale digital transformation, we’re here for you.

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