Work Smarter with 7 Cloud Tools

In today’s times, you have to work with teams, multiple projects simultaneously.  There are innumerable emails, chats sent and received. Also video calls and data exchange are always going on. Communication consumes precious time. At times, you might simply miss out the most important message.It is therefore necessary to find a way to exchange mails,  provide feedback, share information in a way that it is seamless, smooth, glitch free and user friendly too. Here are 7 Cloud Tools that provide such solution:

  1. Workplace by Facebook: Workplace combines next-generation technology and easy-to-use features to transform communications, culture and workflows inside organisations of all shapes, sizes and industries.  It enables seamless top-down communication and knowledge sharing. It gets real-time feedback via likes, comments and reactions.You can use live video for more immediate, direct and authentic sharing. Also it is a  global communicator with auto-translate. Workplace promotes openness, feedback and diversity to engage employees and drive cultural change. You can run polls in Groups to get a quick pulse on company issues. an use Workplace Chat bots to make payroll, benefits or onboarding processes quicker and easier. It is easy to deploy  with one-click provisioning and single sign on.
  2. Microsoft Teams:  It is a unified communications platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. The service integrates with the company’s Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products. Microsoft Teams is a competitor to services such as Slack.
  3. Trello: It has a variety of work and personal uses including real estate management, software project management, school bulletin boards, lesson planning, accounting, web design, gaming and law office case management. A rich API as well as email-in capability enables integration with enterprise systems, or with cloud-based integration services like IFTTT and Zapier.
  4. Wrike: The Wrike project management software is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product that enables its users to manage and track projects, deadlines, schedules, and other workflow processes. It also allows users to collaborate with one another. The application is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Russian. The primary goal of the software is to help streamline workflow and allow companies to focus on core tasks. As of 2016, it was used by over 12,000 companies.
  5. Slack: Slack is an American cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services. It offers many IRC-like features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups and direct messaging.All content inside Slack is searchable, including files, conversations, and people. On the free plan, only the 10,000 most recent messages can be viewed and searched. Users can add emoji buttons to their messages, which other users can then click on to express their reactions to messages.
  6. PBWorks: A number of businesses and corporations use PBworks to create private wikis for employees. PBworks is hosted on an all-Linux cluster and uses its own proprietary software. It has WYSIWYG editing and  limited HTML source editing. Users can create free basic wiki workspaces or upgrade to a premium plan to access additional features, such as enhanced security features, customization through CSS, and more storage space. Workspaces can be configured as either public or private (only viewable by those who have been invited to join the workspace).
  7. Airtable:  Airtable is a cloud collaboration service. It is a spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet. The fields in an Airtable table are similar to cells in a spreadsheet, but have types such as ‘checkbox’, ‘phone number’, and ‘drop-down list’, and can reference file attachments like images. Users can create a database, set up column types, add records, link tables to one another, collaborate, sort records and publish views to external websites.

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