Hey, I’m thinking of writing an article on the most useful tools for working remotely during COVID19. At Geckoboard we’re using all the usual suspects:
Zoom. For morning ‘standup’ catchups, weekly one-to-ones with managers, screen-sharing, and Friday all-hands meetings where people from each team share what they’ve been up to.
Slack. For day-to-day chats, saying when we’re signing on/off or taking lunch, and for sharing dashboard screenshots from Geckoboard (of course!).
Monday. For managing our ongoing projects and assigning people to different tasks.
Miro. We use the virtual post-its for team brainstorming sessions, and for mapping out user journeys.
Figma. For sharing design prototypes on all kinds of projects.
1password. To help us maintain security even if we’re working on a personal device at home.
Are there any lesser-known tools that you’ve found helpful whilst working from home?
Have you come up with methods for using your usual tools more effectively i.e. communication tips/ emoji systems for Slack?
Are there any particular challenges that you’d like to find a tool to help you with?
I’d love to discover some new tools that other teams may not have considered yet.