Here are the best tools for remote teams (that I personally recommend).
- I’ve used each of these virtual team tools for at-least a year.
- I’ve navigated 100s of tools to finally settle on this stack.
- I’ve risked my reputation for them and recommended it to tons of other companies too.
XMind – Mind-mapping tool
Geckoboard – Business KPI dashboard
Woopra – User behaviour & analytics tool
Otter – For taking voice notes
Marketing channel-specific tools
ConvertKit – My preferred email marketing software
SEMrush – SEO analysis
Landingi – Landing page builder
Content upgrades – Email list building plug-in (only if your site is hosted on WordPress)
ImageOptim – reduce the size of your image without sacrificing quality. Ideal when you need high quality screenshots on a product page, but want to keep page speed fast.
Vervoe – GREAT candidate qualification tool
WeWorkRemotely – Job board where I’ve found the most remote candidates. Costs $250/job listing for 30 days (at the time of writing this)
Hubstaff – Productivity monitoring software for remote team managers. Manages billing, time tracking, payroll etc. Very cheap @ $5-10/user/month. Using for 4+ years
Notion – Process documentation (free)
The Coaching Habit (book) – Great book to coach team members effectively.
Trello – Kanban project management (my fav project management style)
Asana – Kanban project management, with more advanced project management features.
Calendly – To schedule meetings remotely.
Zoom – For video meetings
Slack – Virtual team office
Worldtimebuddy.com – For timezone sync
Moqups – Online mockup tool (using this tool for 4 years now)
Officevibe – for remote employee feedback (100% free to start)
Bonus.ly – for remote employee bonuses
15five.com – for employee feedback, personal growth
PurelyHR – for managing time-off requests etc.
Brex.com – corporate cards for remote employees