6 Apps Every Work From Home Marketer Needs in Their Toolbox [2016 Edition]

By amanda Disilvestro on October 6, 2016

According to Forbes, one in five Americans currently work from home. This may explain why there has been a recent rise in applications that have been created to assist productivity for those who work remotely. If you are one of these people, you no longer have to struggle with organization, multi-tasking, communication, and other workplace requirements; more than likely, there’s an app available for pretty much your every need. Feeling stressed? There are a multitude of programs available for download that can help you do everything from meditate to fidget more productively.

Check out this list of 6 must-have apps for 2016 that are guaranteed to lower your stress level and increase your productivity, all from the comfort of your own home.

  1. Trello

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Trello is one of the most talked-about organization apps of 2016. Whether you’re a large or small business, Trello can work for you. It’s one of the most visual ways for teams to collaborate on projects. When using Trello, you create color-coordinated boards, lists, and cards you can then use to prioritize various projects. Any number of people can collaborate on the projects, and their work shows up instantly for the entire team to view. Trello takes a lot of the time and effort out of having to update or check on the progress of individual team members. It’s also free, so really you don’t have anything to lose.

  1. Cloud Magic

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Cloud Magic’s tagline is “Supercharged emailing with space-age features that put you on top of the world”, and they’re not far from the truth. If you’re someone who works from home and has numerous different email accounts, you definitely want to look into getting Cloud Magic. This app links together all your email accounts and messages so that you only have to go to one place to be connected to everything. It has fun features like read receipts, sender profiles, a “send later” or “undo send” option, and the ability to “snooze” emails for later. In addition, Cloud Magic links with other apps like Google Calendar, Trello, Evernote, Todoist, Zendesk, and others. Use this app to stay hyper-organized while also spending less time checking your email. Although there is a paid version, the free version has more than enough capability for the average user.

  1. Last Pass

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Last Pass is a password manager that can definitely come in handy for anyone trying to work from home. A password manager is a must if you need a secure way to log in to websites from your personal computer. With Last Pass, all you have to do is create and remember one master password; the program then creates and stores passwords for all your other accounts. You know longer have to worry about someone guessing your name and birthdate and then having access to all your personal and professional information. The program even allows you to form fill in passwords for most websites, so you don’t have to type elaborate passwords. If all you’re looking for is a password management/protection program then the free version is more than adequate.

They do, however, offer a premium version, which gives you the option to sync passwords for multiple devices, and an enterprise option that gives you access to a cloud—a handy addition for teams who work from remote locations.

  1. Pocket

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Pocket is a handy app that lets you save webpages for later. This could be great for those who work from home and find themselves easily distracted. Instead of stopping in the middle of a project when you come across an interesting website, use Pocket to store it for another time when it’s more convenient to browse. This app also has browser extensions so you can use it on a computer as well. In addition, you can share websites from Pocket with other apps and on websites, like social media. This would be an easy and convenient way to share important sites and information with colleagues.

  1. WhatsApp

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According to Popularmechanics.com, WhatsApp is the number one messaging system in the world, and it needs to be on your phone. With WhatsApp, you can easily and securely communicate with anyone, all over the world, as long as you have access to Wifi. You can use WhatsApp to message or voice call, and it can save you a ton of money on long-distance charges since it uses the Internet instead of your cell minutes. The most recent version of the app includes encryption, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else accessing your private conversations and information—not even WhatsApp themselves. In addition, WhatsApp works for both Android and Iphone as well as Mac or Windows PC and Windows phone, making it accessible to pretty much anyone. It’s not an app too many people think to use for business purposes, but when you work from home it is an excellent addition to your toolbox.

  1. Solid Explorer

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Solid Explorer is a great way to keep your files neat, organized, and ready to access at a moment’s notice. With this app you’ll no longer have to waste precious work time scrolling through a million miscellaneous files looking for a specific one. Solid Explorer lets you color coordinate your files, edit configurations, and change permissions. The app automatically groups your files into 4 categories: photos, videos, music, and apps. In addition, it works with Chromecast so that you can stream files from your PC or any cloud program to your TV.

Furthermore, Solid Explorer works with encrypted files and has the capability to both create and extract encrypted information. The app costs $2.99, but that’s a relatively low price to pay for all the features that are provided. It’s a great option for larger companies or e-commerce companies.

What needs do you have when working from home? Have you discovered any helpful apps that you can’t live without? Comment in the section below!



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