10 Essential Work From Home Software!

For several years I have either been using my headquarters to figure remotely or as my primary place of business. So with more of you performing from home, I reached out to friends that also work from home. To collaborate on the list of the essential software we used to complete various tasks and be more productive. This article will be more informative than instructive showing both paid and free programs will help make working from home easier for you. Let's get started to know 10 Essential Work From Home Software! 

10 Essential Work From Home Software!

1. Microsoft Office:

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If you work from home having a powerful office suite is an absolute necessity. right now the top dog is Microsoft Office. with it, you get various tools including the word processor called Microsoft Word Excel for doing spreadsheets PowerPoint for presentations and their email calendar and task manager application Microsoft Outlook. office 365 personal will set you back around $70 per year for one user and the home Edition is around $100 per year for up to six users. it's available for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook. if you'd prefer a one-time purchase Office Home and Student 2019 is around one hundred and fifty dollars and limits you told me one Windows or Mac computer fewer apps and features included than office 365.

2. LibreOffice:

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If you're looking for a free office suite our favorite is LibreOffice. It has good compatibility with Microsoft Office and includes alternatives to Microsoft Word Excel and PowerPoint. but does not include a substitute for Microsoft Outlook more on that coming up. LibreOffice is available for download on Windows Mac and Linux.

Another alternative to consider is the completely free Microsoft Office online. because it's web-based you can easily use it on any device making it great for collaboration. while lacking some of the advanced features most people would never use. file compatibility is excellent with the desktop version of Microsoft Office. 

3. Thunderbird:

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Not included with the free office suites is an outlook alternative. So if you need a free cross-platform email client for Windows Mac or Linux. Thunderbird is what I recommend, it was originally developed by the Mozilla Foundation the makers of the Firefox browser. Thunderbird supports unlimited email accounts and syncs easily with most email providers like Gmail and Outlook to name a few. It also includes a ton of features including tab email, a dark theme, and support for add-ons that increase the functionality of Thunderbird.

4. ShareX:

10 Essential Work From Home Software! 2020
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When working from home having a screenshot tool. The ton of features will make your life easier share X is what I use.it's available for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. I'll have a pic for Linux and Mac coming up. share X is free and open-source and includes various methods to capture your screen along with annotation tools to mark up your image. ShareX blows away the screenshot tools built into the Windows operating system with a lot more choices when capturing your screen. In addition to the full screen, you can capture any open window with a specific monitor. There are various ways to capture a region and it even lets you record your screen. Alternatives for share X on other operating systems include a shutter for Linux and for Mac OS there Skitch from Evernote which is available in the App Store.

5. Todoist:

10 Essential Work From Home Software!
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To-do list is not only great for your home life you can help you to stay organized in your work life. - it keeps track of all your tasks projects and goals that can even be synced across all your devices. it's completely free to use with their basic service. if you plan to collaborate with others and want additional features their premium plan is $3.00 per user per month and for larger groups, their business plan is $5 per month per user. to do a Stitz available for Windows and Mac with apps for both iOS and Android. for browser extensions for Chrome Firefox and Safari.

6. Slack:

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Working remotely, communication is one of the biggest hurdles you'll have to overcome. slack is an excellent instant messaging platform that's especially useful when working with the team on a specific project. Not only is it highly customizable you can integrate it with more than 2,000 collaboration and office tools from its app directory with slack, but the free option for slack also has too many restrictions, direct men using. The standard plan is where most groups want to start its cost as 667 per active user per month. Slack is available for Windows Mac Linux iOS and Android.

7. VLC media players:

10 Essential Work From Home Software!
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VLC media players they must have a program. I recommend that everyone has installed on their computer. it's great for those times when you need to play an audio or video file type that can't be played with a media player that comes with your operating system. VLC is free and open-source with excellent file format support and unlike some of its competitors. its ad-free and does not track its users. it's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

8. Video Conferencing:

If you're looking for video conferencing software you have many choices. There is GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx Meetings, and Google Hangouts meet to name a few. My personal favorite I've been using for many years is good old Skype. It has cross-platform support for Windows Mac and Linux. While most people use it for one-on-one video calls it's also a great solution for video conferences of up to 50 people free of charge. In recent weeks zoom meetings have been gaining in popularity due to its pricing features and overall ease of use. In the days leading up to the production of this video, there have been many concerns regarding zoom's privacy and possible security flaws. So it might be best to hold off using zoom for now until they can get their act together.

9. Onedrive:

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It must have a program especially if you work from home. It's a reliable file sync and cloud storage service. Onedrive is what I use it let's see store share and sync your files across multiple devices. It's available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Onedrive with their basic plan we'll give you 5 gigabytes of storage for free and 100 gigabytes is just a dollar ninety-nine per month. If you subscribe to office 365 personal one terabyte is included and with office 365 home you get one terabyte per person for up to six people. Other services to consider include Google Drive which gives you 15 gigabytes for free. It's available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

10. Dropbox:

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Dropbox is not so generous offering 2 gigabytes of storage for free but in addition to Microsoft Mac iOS and Android, it's also available for Linux.for a fully-featured backup solution I Drive is what I use. it will back up your entire Drive settings, program files, and folders and it will even copy the operating system. the basic plan will give you 5 gigabytes for free and it's available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

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