That’s where apps that allow you to continue you work outside the office become useful.
These 10 picks help members of YEC sync documents from anywhere, instantly chat with employees, track daily projects, minimize online distractions and more. You’ll still feel in control over your company next time you travel.
I absolutely love Basecamp. It gives me a high-level view of everything my team is doing project-by-project and person-by-person on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I couldn’t manage as many projects at the level I do without it. – Lindsay Mullen, Prosper Strategies
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I don’t know how I would stay on top of everything without Evernote. It helps me stay organized and keep track of my goals all on the same platform, which is ideal for me. – Samira Far, Bellacures Franchising LLC
Conventional social media tends to stifle employee productivity. By putting a ban on SM, productivity and professionalism goes up, but unfortunately communication amongst colleagues comes down. Yammer is intuitive and has a low learning curve. It allows employees to communicate across all company departments. – Cody McLain, SupportNinja
4. Project Bubble
We use Project Bubble to manage all of our projects and clients. Their mobile app has all of the features as the desktop version, so I can keep track of everything regardless of my location. Employee comments, client feedback and real-time project statuses are literally in my pocket 24/7, even when traveling or away from the office. – Jonathan Long, Market Domination Media
We have a Clover POS system at the brewery’s taproom, which I am able to access online. I can get reports on each item we sell as well as our employees’ hours, so it really helps me stay up-to-date on our retail performance. – Bailey Spaulding, Jackalope Brewing Company
Asana has a great app that allows me to organize tasks based on projects and assign them to my team members with due dates. I can quickly and easily check on my phone or laptop in order to see how the team is progressing on their individual and group projects. I use the mobile app to stay up-to-date on tasks, and I can comment briefly to become more involved when needed, even while on vacation. – Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile Swim School
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We have been hardcore Slack-users since we started using the app for our 25-person team. Unlike other software, Slack doesn’t require a tutorial. Everybody started chatting, collaborating and passing files back and forth immediately. It’s helped our team stay productive, especially because we do so much work from home and on the road. – Dusty Wunderlich, Bristlecone Holdings
My favorite app for keeping up on my local SEO startup while traveling is called TeamWork. It provides a suite of project management and communication tools that I quite honestly can’t live without. In fact, I sleep better because the tool allows me to ensure that my team is able to easily track well-defined client deliverables and keep everyone accountable for results. – Kristopher Jones, LSEO.com
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I love Teamviewer’s smartphone app. The fact that I essentially have a remote to control my office computer from anywhere is a great perk. It has saved me more than once when I needed a document or file from my desktop that I do not have at home or when I am traveling. – Stanley Meytin, True Film Production
Domo lets me sync every single app, software and spreadsheet I use on a daily basis in one place, and it visualizes all of our key data metrics for each. – Kenneth Cucchia, Deals4Meals.com