The tools are made for humans, not the other way around: they should clarify, simplify, enhance, and accelerate everything you have in mind. When that is so, they empower you to create together effortlessly.
: if you read it on mobile, click on the first row of the table below 👇 to see the full content, and simply keep swiping 👉 from there on. It’s a 1-minute read.
As it happened, I have been working remotely for about 15 years. I figured, it might be of help to share some field notes -
- as so many people out there get used to a distant work environment, restructure an online-offline mix, need to be even leaner as a company or just now prepare to launch one - and who likely doesn’t have any or extra money either.
I have prioritized my list based on the level of complexity these tools manage - and the difference of my user scenarios on mobile and desktop. I limited this list to the
we would use for early stages of a startup, a place, a project or a gig. Meaning: before hardcore coding, building, engineering, producing (debatable thouth; some things are simpler than they seem). These tools are either free or free to the point.
Set aside the utility purpose, this list is
a thank you note
to all these awesome companies. You have made life so much easier for me and the people I was and am fortunate enough to work with.
It’s a personal experience, so take it with a grain of salt. Common sense still works miracles last time I checked.
Beware, that it’s a work in progress
: I am curious on collective ideas exchange, and how that influences collaborative work, and how well various tools fit into that. Join in and share your experience right here.