Getting into remote work is rather popular right now. But, entering the remote workplace is overwhelming at first. Especially when you consider how many apps you have to use. 

Also, there are a bunch of lists showing 50+ apps to use. You could perform amazingly with just 10. Let’s review them. 


FOCOS is an app that helps the remote teams organize better, reduce clutter, and achieve higher individual performance. Its main feature is the function of arranging the whole workplace from a single app, with the ability to share documents. 

The best thing about the app is that it allows you to beat the greatest struggle of remote work – productivity. You can be more productive when you reduce the digital clutter.

Now that you can focus on the task, you want an app to track how you are doing. The next you need is an app to organize the project you are working on. 


As an individual employee, you won’t edit Asana tasks. However, you are going to use Asana to track your progress, update tasks, and follow how projects are progressing. It’s a great solution when you have to manage whole teams that are working remotely. 

The best thing about the Asana is that’s easy to use, edit, create boards for tasks, and communicate inside the app. There are a lot of project management apps you can use, but Asana is beginner-friendly and easy to use. 

While you can focus on projects and tasks, you need to be able to communicate in real-time. And, there’s a bunch of apps just for that purpose. 


Slack is an amazing communication app. It allows you to send messages in real-time, create special chats for teams and other purposes, and share documents with team members. Slack is easy to use, and you can connect on it with just an invite to your email address. 

The best thing about Slack is that you can log on to it from any device as long as you have the invite. Also, you can set notifications and use other features to show availability to team members, or cancel it. 

However, a lot of apps have a chat integration. But, not all chat integrations are made equal. Sometimes you need just a little more to get by. 

G Suite  

G Suite changes the remote work forever. It’s probably one of the most amazing apps ever created. The main benefit of G Suite is that’s a set of apps to help you work, organize, and share documents and data. 

The best thing about G Suite is that it has cloud storage called Google Disk, email or Gmail, Calendar, as well as other apps. With G Suite alone, you could organize whole remote work teams. 

Of course, not a single app can fulfill what different apps combined can do. Especially when it comes to tracking the individual productivity of workers. 


Toggl is a time-tracking app, which you can use to track how employees are spending their time during work hours. It has integration for various devices, as well as for analytics so managers can track how well their employees are performing. 

The best thing about Toggl is that reduces the notion of decreased productivity of remote workers. Maybe you can’t have all the employees in a single room, but you can see what and how they are performing. 

It may seem like you have all bases covered. But, you are going to share a lot of data, documents, and files. They have to be safe and secure somewhere with enough storage.


Dropbox is another amazing app that changed the idea of remote work and works in general. It’s an app that offers cloud storage and sharing options for the whole team. 

The best thing about the app is the fact you have free and premium versions. You get around 10GB of storage with the free version. But if you have to share and store relatively large files, you can use DropBox to its fullest potential. 

Yet, even if you can share the files, and use them on your own accord, remote works still need a human touch. 


Zoom saw increased popularity during the COVID epidemic. It’s an app that allows you to schedule and do video calls with an almost unlimited number of users at the same time. So, it’s great for holding conferences, having one-on-one meetings, as well as brainstorming sessions. 

The best thing about it is the specific keys for users to enter a specific meeting. Also, there’s an integration with the Google Calendar apps, so you can remember and track your important meetings. 

And, let’s say you just got a job. But, your employee is currently vacating in Thailand, and you are sitting somewhere in Ohio. If there was only a way to sign a contract while your future boss is away. 


DocuSign is an app that allows you to scan documents, and put an electronic signature on them. It’s great for all industries since you can sign contracts, requests, or any other form of document from your computer or smartphone. 

The best thing about Docusign is the ease of use and its availability. When you use DocuSign you can easily delegate and perform tasks that would previously require to meet in person with the party you are doing business with. 

The only thing left is to be able to access all types of data, and save them for future use. You can do even that.


Evernote is another app that changed the way remote workers operate. It’s an app to store and write any information. It comes with storage, and you can use it in both online and offline mode. 

The best thing about is how handy it is. The thing about remote work is that it comes with amazing apps. But, they are always created for a specific task. 

Evernote is used to help you hold vital information for which you don’t have the immediate capacity to store. However, remote work has another issue. The remote workers don’t share the same clock. is an app to help you track the time. But, does it a bit differently than Toggl. Instead of reporting how productive you are, it shows what the current time is in a certain timezone, compared to yours. 

The best thing about it is that it allows you to organize better. For example, if you are in North America, and your colleagues are in Europe, then you can check their timezone, and organize communication or other tasks with them. 

Now, you have everything you need for fantastic remote work experience. If you are a beginner, or you aren’t in the position to manage others, you can do with fewer apps. 

But, the more you have the more you can do. And, that’s not something you want to miss on. 

By Linda

Linda Green: Linda, a tech educator, offers resources for learning coding, app development, and other tech skills.