Effective remote working tools

Many of us have been thrust into a remote working regime with little time to prepare. Here’s some options for working collaboratively yet remotely:


Zoom Online Meetings is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful way to hold unlimited online meetings with up to 25 attendees. Start a meeting and share your screen with just a click.
Securely share any application on your desktop with up to 25 meeting participants. There's no limit to how long you can meet.  Use Zoom to:
  • Deliver sales presentations
  • Perform product demonstrations
  • Conduct training sessions
  • Collaborate with team members
Attendees can join from a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device, Windows, or alternatively can dial in from a telephone if there is no access to the internet.
Experience true collaboration.  Simple to use. High-quality video conferencing and meeting tools.
  • Work face to face with high-definition video conferencing. 
  • Conference in via phone or your computer's mic and speakers. Mute/unmute attendees. 
  • See who is talking with speaker identification. 
  • Share your whole screen or just a specific application. 
  • Record your meeting sessions – including all phone and microphone audio. 
  • Share keyboard and mouse control to co-operatively edit files on screen. 
  • Instantly change presenters to see each other's work. 
  • Draw and highlight on screen. Text chat with others.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork in Office 365. Keep all your team's chats, meetings, files, and apps together in one place. Microsoft is now allowing use of Teams for free.


Slack is a collaboration hub that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly. It’s designed to support the way people naturally work together, so you can collaborate with people online as efficiently as you do face-to-face.


Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a white board, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team. 
What it takes to run a great virtual meetingadvice from Harvard Business School.