The Really Big List of Tools for Building a Distributed Team

Digital Marketing

  • ScreamingFrog – Site Crawling https://www.screamingfrog.com/

COMMUNITIES

  • Werkington. A community of remote workers where you can network for opportunities, connect to talk about roadblocks or the remote lifestyle or just share your experience. (https://www.werkington.com/register/)

  • FlyerTalk. FlyerTalk features discussions and chat boards that covers the most up-to-date traveler information. (https://www.flyertalk.com/)

  • Freelancers Union. This free-to-join group is “open to freelancers of all kinds, from graphic designers to contractors to entrepreneurs to moonlighters.” Freelancers Union offers benefits such as health insurance, local freelance hubs in nearly twenty-five major cities, access to resources, and advocacy for policy change, such as the Freelance Isn’t Free campaign to pass city laws mandating timely payment of freelancer invoices. (https://www.freelancersunion.org)

  • Virtual Team Talk. “A Slack group of people talking about remote teams and experimenting with new tools and ideas together. We virtually cowork together in a virtual office, plan online conferences, and play a lot. Join us!” (Note: I am a proud member of this community.) (https://virtualteamtalk.com)

  • Agile in the Ether. A remote agile meet-up bringing together people from any location to discuss all things agile, lean, people, teams and delivery. (https://agileintheether.co.uk/)

  • Digital Nomads Portugal. “Digital Nomads Portugal is a community and social network for digital nomads, location independent freelancers and online entrepreneurs based in Portugal”. (https://digitalnomads.pt/)

  • Nomad Projects. “A platform for digital nomads who want to start a side project. Connect with other nomads so ideas don’t stay ideas, but grow into a side project with diverse expertise”. (https://nomadprojects.io/)

  • Dynamite Circle. “The Dynamite Circle is a paid membership, private community exclusively for location independent entrepreneurs with established businesses. Membership is available through application only.” (https://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/)

Collaborative Touchscreens

Decision Making

  • MeetingSphere. “Workshop tools for professionals.” MeetingSphere Pro is for subject matter experts and professional facilitators. MeetingSphere One is designed for people who want to actually get an outcome from the group during a conference call and is targeted at all types of people who need to call online meetings, but are not necessarily subject matter experts, nor professional facilitators. (https://www.meetingsphere.com)

  • Picker Wheel. “a very handy online random decision tool that can spin the wheel and pick a choice from a bunch of inputs.” (https://pickerwheel.com/)

  • The Decider. “Answer a few simple questions to explore better ways to make group decisions.” (https://thedecider.app)

  • Ideaflip. “Ideaflip makes it easy for your team to quickly turn thoughts into ideas, then share and refine them.… It’s a beautifully simple web app that’s perfect for group brainstorms and individual ideas.” (https://ideaflip.com)

  • WE THINQ. Idea management software to help companies create an open culture of feedback and innovation. (https://www.wethinq.com)

  • Yabbu. “Enables teams to make decisions, monitor progress, and discuss topics without having a face-to-face meeting.” (https://www.yabbu.com)

  • Wheel Decide. “If you can’t decide, all you need to do is touch the wheel, let go, and let the Wheel Decide.” (https://wheeldecide.com/)

  • Acceptify. “Fast and sustainable decisions can be made by finding the solution with the least resistance and the highest acceptance of the whole group.” (https://acceptify.at/en/start)

  • Cloverpop for Slack. “The way to keep track of decisions in Slack, free! Decide faster with polls, announcements and approvals.” (https://www.cloverpop.com/slack)

  • Conceptboard. “Visual online collaboration for creative and remote teams—getting projects from initial idea to final approval.” (https://conceptboard.com)

  • Conteneo. Looks at classes of problems that are collaborative in nature and then designs games to help groups collaboratively solve those problems.(https://conteneo.co)

  • Loomio. “A safe place to have considered discussions and make decisions away from social media.” (https://www.loomio.org)

Virtual Office

  • Sococo. Sococo offers a virtual office with a customizable floor plan. All logged-in workers’ avatars are visible, so everyone knows who is working. Includes options for group discussion rooms with video and screen sharing, a virtual water cooler chatting area, and a Do Not Disturb Room.

  • Tandem. Re-discover the flow of working together in‑person. See, talk to, and collaborate with your team in one click.

  • VirBELA. “The Future of Work.  One world, achieving together.  VirBELA enables next-generation, remote collaboration.” (https://www.virbela.com/)

  • Wurkr. “A video platform that replicates your physical office – online! You can communicate and work with your distributed or remote colleagues visibly and in real-time wherever they may be.! (https://wurkr.io/)

  • Bisner. “We empower coworking spaces around the globe to communicate and interact better with their community.”(https://www.bisner.com)

  • Complice. “Find people to work with. If there’s nobody else in a room, you can still go in it and invite your friends to join.” (https://complice.co/rooms)

  • CYBEROffice. “CyberHorizon’s CYBEROffice is a secure video-based office platform that serves as a virtual office for teams to collaborate seamlessly using various in-built tools.” (https://www.cyberhorizon.com/#/)

  • Knock. “Your place to collaborate and hang out with your remote teammates.” (https://knockhq.co)

  • Loop Team. “Virtual Office that brings the best parts of working in an office to distributed teams to help them communicate faster, capture and disseminate face-to-face discussions, and stay more connected than ever.” (https://loopteam.co/)

  • Myworkhive. “A social enterprise for parents, carers and anyone looking for a more flexible career that fits their life. (https://www.myworkhive.com/)

  • My Digital Office. “A complete online digital workplace, with desks, rooms, and even an office phone. You get all of the benefits of having a brick-and-mortar office, without needing one.” (https://www.mydigitaloffice.io/)

  • Notion. “Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool.” (https://www.notion.so/)

  • Pragli. “View the conversations in your office. Feel connected with your teammates with live avatars, periodic photos, or both.” (https://pragli.com/)

  • PukkaTeam. “Bring your remote team together, get real team presence with automated selfie photos, and see their status throughout the day.” (https://pukkateam.com)

  • qube. “A virtual office that enables you to work remotely. See who’s chatting with coworkers, out of the office, or stepped out for lunch.” (https://seeq12.github.io/qube/)

  • TeamSatus. “Empower you and your teammates to bring work and life into harmony—to be able to stay connected and collaborative no matter where in the world you’re located.”  (https://teamstatus.net/#/)

  • Friyay. “The virtual workspace that connects your team – everyone and everything is one click away – create an action plan, take notes, start a video chat, set timeline, see progress – simple yet very powerful.” (www.friyay.io)

  • Hubs by Mozilla. Share a virtual room with friends. Watch videos, play with 3D objects, or just hang out. (https://hubs.mozilla.com/)

  • InfinCE. “InfinCE integrates the top features of all the remote working tools to one single platform. This gives the users the ease of handling technology and eliminates the struggles of switching between apps.” (https://www.infince.com)

Brainstorming and Planning

  • Planable. “A platform that allows agencies and social media marketers to collaborate with their clients.” (https://planable.io/)

  • Coggle. “Produce beautiful notes quickly and easily. Share them with friends and colleagues to work on your ideas together.” (https://coggle.it)

  • Conceptboard. “Visual online collaboration for creative and remote teams — getting projects from initial idea to final approval.” (https://conceptboard.com)

  • GroupMap. Customisable brainstorming templates for meetings and workshops that help your team think better together. Prioritise and create action items that matter. (https://www.groupmap.com)

  • Milanote. “Milanote is a tool for organizing creative projects into beautiful visual boards. By design, it feels a lot like working on the wall in a creative studio – visual, tactile and sometimes a bit messy.” (https://milanote.com/)

  • Miro. “Your company-wide normalization layer for notes, media, data, and other inputs—all from different sources and in different formats.” (https://miro.com/)

  • iObeya. “Collaborate visually anywhere in real-time from your computer, tablet, or touch display.” (http://www.iobeya.com)

  • Kumu.  “Makes it easy to organize complex data into relationship maps that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use.” (https://kumu.io/)

  • Limnu. “Sketch, share, and collaborate with your team like never before.” (https://limnu.com)

  • Lino. “Free sticky and canvas services that require nothing but a web browser.” (http://en.linoit.com)

  • Member Stream. “All-in-one live streaming membership portal. Build an online asset to engage with existing and new clients / members for the long-term.” (https://memberstream.com.au)

  • Web Whiteboard. “The simplest way to instantly draw and write together online. Nothing to install or learn. Passwords and accounts are entirely optional. Just create an online whiteboard with one click, and share it live by sending the link to people..” (https://webwhiteboard.com)

  • Ziteboard. “A zoomable online whiteboard with realtime collaboration and simple teamworking to visualize your ideas, enhance your meetings, improve your tutoring sessions and design together.” (https://ziteboard.com)

  • Stormboard. “An online sticky note whiteboard that makes meetings, brainstorms, and creative projects more productive and effective.” (https://stormboard.com)

  • Stormz. A facilitation Software for Online & In-Person Meetings Design to facilitate any kind of collaborative workshops: retrospectives, brainstorming, design thinking and many others. In-person or remotely. With small or large groups. (https://stormz.me/en)

  • TeamUp Labs. “Example Mapping is an engaging way for teams to create a shared understanding for every story. Be sure to use TeamUp Labs Example Mapping tool for every kickoff.” (https://www.teamuplabs.com)

  • Twiddla. “Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start drawing on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your students or make that remote tutoring session more productive than ever. ” (https://www.twiddla.com)

  • A Web Whiteboard. “A touch-friendly online whiteboard app that makes drawing, collaboration, and sharing easy.” (https://awwapp.com)

  • Batterii. “Instead of working across many one-dimensional tools like Pinterest, Dropbox, dscout, and Powerpoint, Batterii brings everything together in one place.” (https://batterii.com)

  • Cardboard. “Add cards and organize them into story maps. Once you’ve added some cards, you can start thinking about where you want to take your customers. Framing customer journeys through a story map helps you visualize user experiences, workflows, or test paths.” (https://cardboardit.com)

  • Creately. “Creately is an easy to use diagram and flowchart software built for team collaboration. Supports over 40+ diagram types and has 1000’s of professionally drawn templates.” (https://creately.com/)

Document Editing and Wikis

  • Project generation/proposal generation. “Create a proposal, build a project, make it legally binding, run it, sign off the deliverables, send invoices (in one workflow).” (www.6prog.com)

  • Quip. “Combines documents, spreadsheets, checklists, and team chat in one place.” (https://quip.com)

  • Slite. “A super simple app for teams to write notes, create their wiki and work on docs together.” (https://slite.com)

  • SMASHDOCs. “Create, review, and produce professional documents with other people through your own web browser.” (https://www.smashdocs.net)

  • Deon. “Infinite canvas for collaboration, editing files with O365 and Enterprise level security.” (Deon.de)

  • Etherpad. “A highly customizable open-source online editor providing collaborative editing in real-time.” (http://etherpad.org)

  • Google Docs. “Create a new document and edit with others at the same time—from your computer, phone, or tablet. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Docs to edit Word files. Free from Google.” (https://www.google.com/docs/about)

  • StoryXpress Recorder. “Webcam and screen recorder extension for chrome which enables you to analyze, record, edit and share sales, demo and business videos to your customers.” (https://storyxpress.co/recorder)

  • Tettra. “A company wiki that helps Slack teams manage and share organizational knowledge.” (https://tettra.co)

  • Xtensio. “The easiest way for teams to create and share beautiful living documents.” (https://xtensio.com/)

  • ContractAwesome. “The best-in-class contract management solution for businesses of all sizes. Create, sign and store all your legal documents digitally from one, safe place.” (https://contractawesome.com)

  • Draft. “When you share your document using Draft, any changes your collaborator makes are on their own copy of the document, and you get to accept or ignore each individual change they make.” (http://docs.withdraft.com)

  • Guru. “Capture an answer [in Slack] the first time it’s asked by using an emoji reaction. Guru will prompt you to create and save that content to a card that can be reused by the whole team.” (https://www.getguru.com/solutions/slack)

  • LeadQuizzes. “Get more qualified leads with Lead Quizzes – create, promote, and analyze your quizzes & surveys with one simple tool.” (https://www.leadquizzes.com/)

  • Office Timeline. “Easy-to-use timeline software that helps professionals turn project data into clear, eye-catching visuals directly in PowerPoint and add a “wow” factor to high-level meetings.”(https://www.officetimeline.com/)

Mind Mapping

  • MindMup. “Easy to use Mind mapping tool that you can save files to google drive at no cost”. (https://www.mindmup.com/)

  • MindNode. “Visualize your ideas. Start with a central thought and then brainstorm, organize, and share your mind maps.” (https://mindnode.com)

  • Venngage. “Mind Maps make data and processes accessible and memorable. Choose from free custom-designed mind map templates on Venngage that are beginner-friendly and easy to use.” (https://venngage.com/features/mind-map-maker/)

  • Visme. A content creation platform that allows users with any level of graphic design experience to create beautiful infographics, presentations, marketing graphics, documents and more. (https://visme.co)

  • Bannersnack. “Our creative management and collaboration platform helps marketing and design teams collaborate in any design project.” (https://www.bannersnack.com)

  • Deskle. “Check this amazing and free tool for team’s visual collaboration: whiteboard, mindmap, brainstorm, research and many others, and it’s very fast!” (https://deskle.com/)

  • Edraw Max. “An all-in-one diagram software, which can simplify the creation of over 200 types of diagrams such as business presentations, building plans, mind maps, science illustration, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, wireframes, electrical diagrams, p&id diagram, directional maps, database diagrams, and more.” (https://www.edrawsoft.com/download-edrawmax.php

  • Scapple. “Ever scribbled ideas on a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts? Then you already know what Scapple does. It’s a virtual sheet of paper that lets you make notes anywhere and connect them using lines or arrows.” (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scapple/overview)

Group Chat

  • Blink. “A comprehensive employee app and portal solution designed to improve communication and increase productivity by keeping mobile employees up-to-date with relevant information.” (https://joinblink.com/)

  • Hopin. “The first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.” (https://hopin.to/)

  • Mattermost. “A flexible, open-source messaging platform that enables secure team collaboration.” (https://mattermost.com/)

  • Chanty. “A simple and fast team chat app that helps teams in all business segments communicate effectively and get the most out of collaboration.” (https://www.chanty.com/)

  • Glip. “Team messaging, file sharing, and video that you’ll fall in love with.” (https://glip.com)

  • Fleep. “A flexible messenger that integrates with email and lets you store and share files easily.” (https://fleep.io)

  • Front. “The shared in-box for teams. All your emails, apps, and teammates in one collaborative workspace.” (https://frontapp.com)

  • Holopod. “Automatic Slack status updates to supercharge your remote team.” (holopod.com)

Telepresence

  • Kubi. Beam into the Kubi and move yourself from side to side and up and down. Great for meetings where there’s only one remote attendee. You can sit at the table with others and turn yourself to see who is speaking or look at the whiteboard.

Video Conferencing

Check out the ultimate remote video cheatsheet!

  • Zoom. Enterprise video conferencing and web conferencing. (https://zoom.us)

  • Airmeet. “Online events that encourage immersive interactions and networking among attendees.” (https://www.airmeet.com/)

  • Appear.in. An easy, instant way to have a shared-screen video call.

  • Discord. “All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.” (https://discordapp.com)

  • 8×8. A unified communication system, VoIP and a wealth of resources for business, big and small, to learn more about the benefits of cloud communications and how these tools can help make remote work more effective. (https://www.8×8.com/)

  • Eyes on. “Eyeson offers you perfectly crisp video calls, even during large group calls and on your mobile.” (https://www.eyeson.com/)

  • Freebird. “Quickly jump in and out of voice channels instead of scheduling calls. It’s so fast you’ll feel like you’re working side by side.” (https://heyfreebird.com/)

  • YAC. Talk with your team, no meetings or scheduling needed. Listen on your own time & stay in sync. (https://www.yac.chat/)

  • Someone creates a link to a room and sends it to others. No registration needed. (https://appear.in)

  • BlueJeans. “Video, audio, and web conferencing that works with the collaboration tools you use every day.”https://www.bluejeans.com)

  • Collabify. Online meetings made easy. No registration. No log in. No worries. Just one click. (https://collabify.app)

  • Hangouts Meet. Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers. (https://meet.google.com)

  • IPEVO Document Camera. An image capture device for live streaming the tiniest details of your teaching or presentation materials.(https://www.ipevo.com/products)

  • Jitsi Meet. “No downloads required. Jitsi Meet works directly within your browser. Simply share your conference URL with others to get started.” (https://meet.jit.si)

  • Kandao. “Kandao 360° all-in-one conferencing camera gives you a true face-to-face meeting experience by delivering 1080P HD video with crystal clear audio.” (https://www.kandaovr.com/kandao-meeting/)

  • Loom. Google Chrome extension that allows you to record and share your screen and webcam. (https://www.useloom.com)

  • Neat. “Makes it simple to collaborate with your team – in or out of the office. Try a Neat Bar in your home office for the ultimate work from home experience.” (https://neat.no/)

  • Shindig. Large-scale video chat events that allow you to present to an online audience of up to one thousand people. You can also take questions from the audience, provide audience with chat, and stream to YouTube or Facebook Live. (https://www.shindig.com)

  • StarLeaf. “StarLeaf keeps you connected and collaborating wherever you are so you can stay productive from the office, at home, or on the move.” (https://www.starleaf.com/)

  • Swivel. “Audio chat for remote teams with office-like acoustic interactions.” (https://swivel.is/)

  • Toasty. “Toasty is a video meeting platform that drives collaborations and discussions among your remote team in minutes with our ready-made templates and powerful toolbar.” (www.toasty.ai)

  • OpenSlides. “OpenSlides is the all-in-one solution for running your plenary meetings and conferences. Show the current presentation on the main screen, while you show the agenda, motions, list of speakers on others. Working on elections and documents in parallel with all participants. Web-based and always up-to-date.” (https://openslides.com/)

  • Pepxip. “Empower your organization with face-to-face collaboration, no matter the location or technology.” (https://www.pexip.com/)

  • Portal from Facebook. “Portal feels less like a video call and more like you’re in the same room — even when you’re miles apart.” (https://portal.facebook.com)

Voice Conferencing

  • Voxer. “Walkie talkie app for high-performance teams. Your team has secure, real-time communication in one powerful push-to-talk.” (https://voxer.com)

  • Discord. “All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.” (https://discordapp.com)

Standup Meetings/Status Updates

  • Standup Bot. “Standup Bot collects information from your team, organizes it, and posts it in one easy-to-find place. It keeps teams accountable, allows them to track goals, and removes roadblocks by getting your team back in sync.” (https://standupbot.com)

  • Standuply. “Run asynchronous standup meetings via text and audio/video, and track team performance.” (https://standuply.com)

  • Olaph. “A Slack bot that facilitates daily standups for your team inside of Slack.” (https://olaph.io/)

  • Weekdone. “Set structured goals to align activities throughout your organization. Track weekly progress, provide feedback, and move everyone in a unified direction.” (https://weekdone.com)

  • Geekbot. “Join thousands of teams that use Geekbot to automate standups, surveys, and daily reports.” (https://geekbot.com/)

Video Broadcasting

  • Be Live. “Engage your audience on Facebook Live with an amazing live broadcast.” (https://belive.tv)

Virtual Icebreakers

  • Icebreaker. “Start your meetings and gatherings with over 200 questions designed to build trust, connectedness, and psychological safety.” (https://icebreaker.range.co/)

  • WorkStyle. “An online tool that measures employee personality and then generates profiles for each employee, and the team as a whole.” (https://www.workstyle.io)

Access

  • Horbito. “Enables you to work with your files online from anywhere and any computer without having to sync, download or install anything.” (https://www.horbito.com)

  • InternetAdvisor. “InternetAdvisor lets you find all the internet service providers in your area with an easy search-by-zip feature. (https://www.internetadvisor.com/)

  • Allconnect.com. “Finding and comparing internet options doesn’t have to be complicated. We help you compare every internet provider at once so you can get the fastest speed for the best price.” (https://www.allconnect.com/internet)

  • Cloudbric Remote Access Solution. “Cloud-based remote access solution that allows any business or organization to gain secure access without the use of a traditional VPN.” (https://v2.cloudbric.com/remote-access)

Password Management

  • LessPass. “Remember one master password to access your passwords, anywhere, anytime.” (https://lesspass.com)

  • 1Password. “Remembers all [your passwords] for you. Save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click.” (https://1password.com)

  • Dashlane. “Never forget another password. Manage important account passwords intelligently and automatically.” (https://www.dashlane.com)

  • Bitwarden. The easiest and safest way for individuals, teams, and business organizations to store, share, and sync sensitive data. (https://bitwarden.com/)

Online Meeting Managers and Accessories

  • Vidrio. “Vidrio makes for effortlessly engaging screencasts.” (https://vidr.io/)

  • ChromaCam. “A Windows desktop application that works with a standard webcam and all leading video chat apps.” (https://www.chromacam.me)

  • Kahoot! “Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.” (https://kahoot.com/)

  • Kiryl’s Facilitation Toolkit. “An extensive set of templates for different kinds of facilitated online sessions supported with guides and examples.” (https://baranoshnik.com)

  • Lean Coffee Table. “Lean Coffee Table helps distributed teams to run effective ‘agenda-less’ Lean Coffee meetings. Lean Coffee is a wonderfully simple idea developed by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith.” (http://leancoffeetable.com)

  • Lucid Meetings. “Smart software for great meetings.” Helps you schedule times, send calendar reminders, agree on an agenda, log action items, gather user feedback, and use or create your own meeting templates. (https://www.lucidmeetings.com)

  • descript. “From meeting notes to multitrack editing, Descript is the powerful, flexible, and easy to use home for your audio and video.”  (https://www.descript.com/use-cases)

  • DroidCam. “DroidCam turns your Android device into a wireless webcam,

  • room.sh. “Create a free online meeting room with powerful collaboration tools.” (https://room.sh/)

  • Roti.express. “Get instant feedback from your meetings, workshops, and conferences.” (https://roti.express)

  • Scriby. “A meeting notes platform that augments your calendar and makes your meetings *systematically* productive.” (https://scriby.ai)

  • Slido. “Live Q&A, polls, and slides for your meetings and events.” (https://www.sli.do)

  • MultiTaction. “Where the ultimate touch technology meets the complete visualization and collaboration solution.” (https://www.multitaction.com/)

  • Nureva. “Advanced audio conferencing systems and real-time visual collaboration tools bring your team together for better results.” (https://www.nureva.com/)

Video Conferences & Events

  • Remo. “Create powerful webinars, summits, live q&a’s, or conferences, scale attendee engagement, and sell sponsorship!” (https://remo.co/)

  • VFairs. “Host Online Conferences, Virtual Career Fairs, Online Trade Shows & more. Connect audiences globally using chat tools, live webinars & digital content, backed by unbeatable 24/7 customer support.” (https://www.vfairs.com/)

Task and Project Management

  • Trello. “Keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.” (https://trello.com)

  • Jira. “Plan, track, and manage your Agile and software development projects in Jira. Customize your workflow, collaborate, and release great software.” (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira)

  • InVision. “Create context around your projects with Boards—flexible spaces to store, share, and talk about design ideas. Built-in layout options allow you to create visual hierarchy for your ideas.” (https://www.invisionapp.com)

  • Workplace by Facebook. “Make space for teams to share ideas, brainstorm, and achieve more together. More than just a collaboration tool, Workplace by Facebook connects everyone to familiar features and their favorite business tools.” (https://www.facebook.com/workplace)

  • Yammer. “Connect with people across your organization to make better decisions, faster.” (https://www.yammer.com)

  • Basecamp. “Basecamp puts everything you need to get work done in one place. It’s the calm, organized way to manage projects, work with clients, and communicate company-wide.” (https://basecamp.com)

  • Cage. “Project management and collaborative software tool for designers, agencies, and teams to share their creative work.” (https://cageapp.com/)

  • CLARO. “No distractions, just your workweek with things to do at a glance.” (http://claro.today/)

  • Clio. “All you need to run a law practice from intake to invoice, with powerful tools to manage cases, clients, documents, bills, calendars, time tracking, reporting, and accounting.” (https://www.clio.com)

  • Delibr. “Worlds first tool that helps product teams create structure, promote collaboration and save time.” (https://www.delibr.com)

  • Eylean. “Scrum and Kanban desktop software that integrates well into the Office tools and TFS [Team Foundation Server] from the Microsoft product family.” (http://www.eylean.com)

  • Freeter. Freeter helps you to “gather all the things you need for work in one place and have quick access to them.” (https://freeter.io)

  • GanttPRO. “A project management and team collaboration tool with a robust and very intuitive Gantt chart.” (https://ganttpro.com/)

  • Aha! “Roadmap software to manage your products [and] connect strategy to execution.” (https://www.aha.io)

  • Instagantt. “Gantt charts for Asana. Manage your schedules, tasks, timelines, and workload like a pro.” (https://instagantt.com)

  • Pivotal Tracker. “The Agile project management tool of choice for developers around the world for real-time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog.” (https://www.pivotaltracker.com)

  • Proggio. “A collaborative project management solution for teams” (https://www.proggio.com/)
  • Planable. “Planable is the command center of social media campaigns, bringing all of your people and content in the same place.” (https://planable.io/)

  • Podio. “With content, conversations, and processes structured and together on one tool, Podio creates the focus and clarity your people need to get their best work done.” (https://podio.com)

  • Smartsheet. “The best way to plan, track, automate, and report on work, enabling you to move from idea to impact—fast.” (https://www.smartsheet.com)

  • Redbooth. “Easy-to-use online project management software for high-performing teams.” (https://redbooth.com)

  • Redmine. “A flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.” (https://www.redmine.org)

  • talkspirit. “Your own branded enterprise social network solution to share information, encourage modern collaboration, and strengthen company culture.” (https://www.talkspirit.com)

  • Scrumie. “Keep your team in the loop no matter where your teammates are working. Teamwork overview, virtual stand-ups, time zones, integrations, and more!” (https://www.scrumie.com)

  • Teamweek. “Stay on top of what each team member is doing and where they are with regards to deadlines.” (https://teamweek.com/)

  • Teamwork. “Online project management, help desk, and team messaging software designed to maximize your team’s productivity, communication, and overall customer happiness.” (https://www.teamwork.com)

  • Taskade. “a new way to brainstorm, outline, and get things done. It’s like a digital bullet journal for tasks, with real-time checklists, notes, and chat.” (https://www.taskade.com)

  • Taskeo. “Productivity and project management tool for teams.” (https://taskeo.co)

Virtual Reality

  • Second Life. “The pioneering virtual world that’s been enjoyed by millions of people and seen billions of dollars transacted among users in its economy.” (http://secondlife.com)

  • VirBELA. “VirBELA was designed to enable companies to grow and scale in the cloud and hire the best talent no matter where they may be located” (https://www.virbela.com)

  • 3D Immersive Collaboration. “Your virtual place for real training, education, collaboration, and more.” (https://www.3dicc.com)

  • MeetinVR.  “MeetinVR enables your company to have powerful meetings in interactive VR spaces.”(https://meetinvr.net/)

  • Qube. “An innovative virtual world from Pentacle The Virtual Business School.” (http://qube.cc)

Time Tracking

  • Time Doctor. “Employee time-tracking software that helps you and your team get a lot more done each day.” (https://www.timedoctor.com)

  • Timeero. “Timeero is an employee management tool that lets you track time, mileage and location all in one place.” (https://timeero.com)

  • Toggl. “Simple time tracking. Powerful reporting.” (www.toggl.com)

  • Pendulums. “A free time tracking tool which helps you to manage your time in a better manner with an easy to use interface and useful statistics.” (https://pendulums.io/)

  • DueFocus. “A comprehensive time tracking software that fully analyzes your workflow and how you are focused on work in real-time.” (https://duefocus.com/)

  • Clockify.  “Clockify is the only truly free time tracking software. It’s a simple time tracker and timesheet app that lets you and your team track work hours across projects. Unlimited users, free forever.” (https://clockify.me/)

Virtual Assistants

  • Wishup.co. “One of the top virtual assistant providers for entrepreneurs. Featured in many sites such as Hubspot, Startup.com etc, It will be an honor to be in this list.” (https://www.wishup.co/)

  • Time etc. “Gives you a U.S-based Virtual Assistant who’ll take care of your to-do list for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive assistant.” (https://web.timeetc.com)

  • VirtualEmployee. “From simple tasks like updating your database to complex ones like VBA Coding, our VAs [Virtual Assistants] can cover every task.” (https://www.virtualemployee.com)

  • 20four7VA. “Save up to 77% on staffing costs with our customizable and scalable solution to hiring virtual staff.” (https://20four7va.com/)

Time Zones

  • Happy Tools. “Happy Tools makes it possible for your office to run smoothly, no matter what it looks like or who makes it go.” (https://happy.tools/)

Workflow and Process Automation

  • WebProof. “Workflow software & proofing tools. You upload and share – your clients comment and approve. Its easy to save time.” (http://www.webproof.com)

  • FloWave. “A workflow tool and business process automation workflow management software to automate your workflow process.” (https://par3software.com)

  • KiSSFLOW. “A workflow tool and business process workflow management software to automate your workflow process.” (https://kissflow.com)

  • Skore. “A cross-team knowledge platform that ties into your workflow and boosts results fast.” (http://skore.io)

  • Sprintbase. “Helps remote teams confidently apply design thinking, embed innovation skills, and get results.” (https://sprintbase.io/)

  • Nintex. “Compete more effectively in today’s digital world with workflows and automated document generation. Use real-time workflow analytics for operational visibility and improve business results.” (https://www.nintex.com/workflow-automation)

  • Pipefy. “We help teams to create and run efficient processes in our fast, intuitive and powerful platform.” (https://www.pipefy.com)

  • iAuditor by SafetyCulture. “An environmental, health, safety, and quality inspection and corrective/preventive action solution anyone can learn in minutes so you can manage your team from wherever you are.” (https://safetyculture.com/iauditor/)

  • ProcessMaker. “An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for business analysts to model approval-based workflows.” (https://www.processmaker.com)

Feedback

  • Beekast. “A dynamic presentation software integrating a space for real discussions and activities, generating ideas and facilitating decision-making.” (https://www.beekast.com/)

  • Perflo. “A better way to measure performance and increase productivity in teams.” (https://www.perflo.co/)

  • Selleo Merit Money Service. “A 360-degree peer-to-peer feedback management responsive web application that enables employees to reward their coworkers with kudos (reward points that may convert to bonuses) as a token of appreciation for their colleagues’ efforts, performance, demeanor, and other aspects they deem worth rewarding.” (https://selleo.com/portfolios/merit-money-service/?pnt=6067)

  • Elin. “Elin finds development areas for the team and proposes action steps for the employees and managers to improve.” (https://elin.ai/about/)

  • 15Five. “Makes continuous employee feedback simple to drive high performing cultures.” (https://www.15five.com)

  • Lessonly. “Onboarding and training a remote workforce isn’t easy. Frontline teams use Lessonly to enable reps, practice skills, and receive effective feedback so they can do better work.” (https://www.lessonly.com/remote-work/)

  • TeamMood. “Tool aiming to help managers to get a better understanding of what’s going on in their team, and to gauge the team morale on a daily basis.” (https://www.teammood.com/)

  • Officevibe. “Equips you with honest feedback from your team to help you proactively turn issues into conversations, and conversations into solutions before problems can form.” (https://www.officevibe.com)

Retrospectives

  • Retro Rabbit. “One of the only tools that solves ALL the common retrospective issues, unlocking the ability for your team to reach its true potential.” (https://retrorabbit.io/)

  • FunRetro. “Collaborate with your remote team and get better in what you do with a simple, intuitive and beautiful tool.” (https://funretro.io/)

  • Fingerprint. “Helps you improve your team dynamics and create an awesome team environment.It’s the ultimate tool to reveal the hidden talents and blind spots inside yourself and your team.” (https://www.fingerprintforsuccess.com/)

  • Metro Retro. “A real-time collaborative retrospective whiteboard, with innovative templates you can fully customise. Probably the most fun my team had in a retro.” (metroretro.io)

  • Mindful Team. “Run health checks and Retrospectives that help your team measure, track, and take action on their productivity and morale.”  (https://mindful.team)

  • Online Scrums. “Systemized daily Scrums & sprint Retrospectives integrated with powerful sprint and team reporting.” (https://www.onlinescrums.com)

  • Sprint Boards. “Create an online retrospective board in seconds and start collaborating with your team, no matter where they are.” (https://sprintboards.io/)

  • TeamRetro. “Safe, simple, engaging and action focussed retrospectives with customisable templates.” (https://www.teamretro.com)

  • Remoteretro. “Elevate your remote team members to first-class citizens and hold better, more productive Agile Retrospective meetings … remotely!” (https://remoteretro.io

Appreciation

  • VidHug. “Our purpose is to help people connect in a meaningful way over long distances and that’s why remote teams have gravitated towards us.” (https://vidhug.com/)

  • Kazoo. “Real-time, meaningful recognition. Personalized, powerful rewards. Insights and analytics.” (https://www.kazoohr.com/)

  • Bonusly.  “The easiest way to recognize and reward employees.” (https://bonus.ly)

  • Cobudget. “Makes it easy for organizations and groups to allocate funds collaboratively and transparently.” (https://cobudget.co)

  • Copper Cow Coffee Remote Office Program. “We mail out pour-over coffee kits to employees to help with the feeling of isolation caused by working remotely, and show the team that their wellbeing is still a huge priority to you. Each kit contains 5 coffee pouches packed in their own biodegradable filter, 5 creamers (dairy or non-dairy), and a special note from the employer can be included as well!” (https://coppercowcoffee.com/)

  • Fond. “Field recotnition and rewards programs, gain access to the best corporate discounts and measure changes in engagement over time.” (https://fond.co)

  • HeyTaco! “HeyTaco! sparks conversations and builds stronger relationships with its fun and unique kindness currency … tacos!” (https://www.heytaco.chat)

  • GroupGreeting. “Create group eCards in sixty seconds, add photos, and invite others to sign. Then watch as you make someone’s day!” (http://www.groupgreeting.com)

  • Mo. “A fresh approach to employee recognition that improves employee engagement with a focus on social and peer-to-peer activity.” (https://mo.work/)

Retreats

  • Remote-how. “Introduces the digital nomad trend to corporate life by organizing the remote work programs for employees. Remote-how is a remote work & travel incentive program, to attract and retain your top talents.” ( https://www.remote-how.com)

  • Surf Office. “Let Surf Office be your next off­site team building experience. Whether it’s for the whole office, or simply a meetup with your remote team, our unique combination of work and play is sure to bring you and your employees closer together.” (https://www.thesurfoffice.com/)

  • Coworkation. “Coworkations are inspirational coworking retreats, set in stunning locations around the world.”  (https://coworkation.com)

MISCELLANEOUS HANDY GADGETS

  • EverBlock. “EverBlock Systems offers a modular building system of oversized plastic blocks that facilitates the construction of all types of objects. It’s quick and easy to build nearly anything, by stacking and organizing the universal blocks in nearly any shape, pattern, or size.” (http://www.everblocksystems.com)

  • Jabra Speak. “The entry-level portable USB conference speakerphone.”

General Resources

  • The Freelancers Union is a free-to-join group is “open to freelancers of all kinds, from graphic designers to contractors to entrepreneurs to moonlighters.” Freelancers Union offers benefits such as health insurance, local freelance hubs in nearly twenty-five major cities, access to resources, and advocacy for policy change, such as the Freelance Isn’t Free campaign to pass city laws mandating timely payment of freelancer invoices. (https://www.freelancersunion.org)

  • Having a profile on Voices.com is critical to the success of any freelance voice over professional, and puts them on the grid for voice casting. Voices.com provides educational resources designed to educate, equip and empower. (https://www.voices.com/)

On Working with Other Cultures

  • Cultural Intelligence: A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures by Brooks Peterson. (Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Intelligence-Working-People-Cultures/dp/1931930007)

  • Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process by Andy Molinsky. The author’s site offers a free eBook “Cheat Sheet to 10 Cultural Codes from Around the World,” namely: Asia (China, India, Japan, Korea), Europe (France, Germany, Great Britain), and the Americas (Brazil, Mexico, USA). (www.andymolinsky.com)

  • MyLifeElsewhere. “A collaborative site that allows you to compare and contrast the country you live in with other countries around the world, [offering] various statistics that differentiate your country from others, including cost of living, geographic size, and more. If you had been born in another country, what would your life have been like?” (http://www.mylifeelsewhere.com)

  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway. (Simon & Schuster / http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Kiss-Bow-Or-Shake-Hands/Terri-Morrison/Kiss-Bow-or-Shake-Hands/9781593373689)

  • Working Across Cultures by John Hooker. (Stanford University Press/ https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=4505)

  • IfItWereMyHome.com. Similar to the above entry, this site notes it is a “gateway to understanding life outside your home,” and offers statistical comparisons between your country and others. You can also use their visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. Each week they feature a different country. (http://www.ifitweremyhome.com)

Academic Life Coaching

  • Gretchen Wegner is an internationally recognized academic life coach who inspires students to uncover their true identities as capable, clever, and creative learners in school and life. She does this with her Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying, her unique system for time management, organization, and studying. (https://gretchenwegner.com)

  • Veronica Kirin is a a savvy and enthusiastic coach to audacious entrepreneurs who want to change the world. (https://veronicakirin.com/)

Consultancy Search

  • UdyamGyan. “The website systematically lists consultants across activities and sectors through proper bifurcation in various categories. Users can reach out to consultants as per their requirements.” (https://www.udyamgyan.com/)

 Podcasting

  • Nick Jaworski shares: “My eclectic background as a trained musician, licensed teacher, military band member, nonprofit leader, and audio producer means that I offer unique expertise to help you communicate your ideas to the public.” (http://www.podcastmonster.com)

Personal Development/Reputation

  • Stephan Dohrn helps high-performing entrepreneurs unlock the full potential of remote work and lead a free and self-determined life. With his support, clients become emotionally fit, learn to organize their lives, and experience greater well-being—while keeping their professional edge. (www.sdohrn.com)

  • Per Frykman is reputation advisor at Your Professional Reputation in Stockholm, Sweden. He helps people discover their potential so they can find jobs they love. (https://perfrykman.com)

Taxes

Transitioning

  • Work Well Wherever. “Work Well Wherever provides one-on-one coaching, training and customized tools to help you succeed while working remotely.” (https://www.workwellwherever.com/)

  • Virtual not Distant. “At Virtual not Distant, we help managers and leaders of colocated teams make the transition to a remote set-up, so that team members can work from where they work best. We also help organizations introduce ‘Agile working.’” (https://www.virtualnotdistant.com)

  • Telecommuters Talk. “Boutique consulting firm on a mission to enable remote work and create inclusive workplaces for working parents and individuals with caring commitments.” (https://telecommuterstalk.com/)

Remote Working Policies

  • Basecamp Employee Handbook. “This is where we’ll try to share what’s worth knowing about Basecamp the company, our culture, our process, and our history.” (https://github.com/basecamp/handbook)

Payroll and Insurance (Health, Disability, Life, etc) for Remote Teams

  • Shield GEO. “We’ll handle all the local requirements for payroll, tax and compliance, and leave you to do what you do best – manage your remote employees.” (https://shieldgeo.com/)

  • Zenefits. “Efficiently manage your HR solutions from anywhere in the world, wherever work takes you.” (https://www.zenefits.com)

  • Benify. “Our cloud-based portal visualizes your total employee offer worldwide, illustrates your values and culture, and inspires active participation in all aspects of work life—all while helping you manage administration, costs, and risks.” (https://www.benify.com)

  • Boundless. “We make it easy to grow your remote team: handle multi-country payroll, and comply with local tax and employment laws.” (https://www.boundlesshq.com)

  • Safety Wing. “Insurance for nomads. We cover people from all over the world, while outside their home country.” (https://safetywing.com/)

Freelancer Resources

  • FeeBee. “Helps business freelancers and consultants find out what their peers charged for similar projects, and guides companies on how to budget for projects in a specific skill area.”
  • (https://www.flexingit.com/feebee)

  • Payoneer. “Payoneer empowers you to scale your business globally and domestically with a payments and working capital platform designed for today’s entrepreneur.” (https://www.payoneer.com/)

  • Spectroomz. “Hire Exceptional Autistic Freelancers. Work with innovative, productive and reliable freelancers who master their trade, and help solve the autistic unemployment gap.” (https://www.spectroomz.com/)

  • PairPro. “PairPro lets interviewers evaluate problem-solving, coding, and communication skills of developers with remote real-time pair programming interviews.” (https://www.adaface.com/pair-pro)

COWORKING

  • Desk Surfing. “Desksurfing is coworking—at any given place. Find your favorite workspot. And change it whenever the surf feels right. Offer a desk at your office. And share your spot with creative professionals.” (http://www.desksurfing.net)

  • FocusMate. “Distraction-free productivity. Focusmate virtual coworking helps you get things done.” (https://www.focusmate.com)

  • Breather. “Breather creates modern workspaces you can keep for hours, days or months — all to yourself.” (https://breather.com)

  • CoWorking.Coffee. “The best workplaces with coffee and Wi-Fi, curated by the community, all around the world.” (https://www.coworking.coffee)

  • Upflex. “Our global network of workspaces allows your employees to cut the commute, have a place to work between meetings or while traveling, be inspired & connect to innovation.” (https://upflex.com)

  • Workfrom. “The world’s largest recommendations community for trusted spaces [for working] remotely. Use Workfrom to find and share local places to work, meet, and study in every city. Get hard-to-find insights about coffee shops, cafés, coworking spaces, and other non-traditional workspaces.” (https://workfrom.co)

  • Croissant. “Croissant is a platform that helps connects entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote teams to over 700 coworking spaces worldwide with one monthly pass.” (https://www.getcroissant.com/)

  • ShareDesk. “On-demand workspace, when you need it. Book a coworking space, business center, or shared office space nearby. Discover spaces to rent by the hour, day, or month.” (https://www.sharedesk.net)

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