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Updated by Nandini Sharma on Feb 19, 2018
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10 powerful tools for a remote entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is a big challenge in itself. When you talk about being a Remote Entrepreneur, who has works and deals with teams remotely, the toughness of the challenge automatically increases several fold. Here is a compilation of 10 powerful tools that can make life easy for an entrepreneur running a remote team -

ProofHub

ProofHub is the one tool that brings everything together. From carrying out online discussions to assigning multiple people to a single task, to collaboration across creative works using a proofing tool, there is so much that the tool has at offer. There is Gantt chart to keep an eye on employee progress, automatic timer and timesheets to track each minute spent working, to Workflows and boards and Reports, ProofHub brings everything together under one roof.

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Box

Box

Documentation is the most critical aspect of a business. When you are running a remote team, it becomes an even bigger challenge to keep your files and documents centralized and organized.
That’s exactly what Box helps you achieve. Collaboration, content management, security, mobility and what not — you get it all with this powerful app, making it a must have for remote entrepreneurs.

HipChat

HipChat is that one tool that lets you and your remote team communicate without any interruptions. From Group chat and video chat to screen sharing and top security, HipChat has got all the features that a remote team needs to maintain seamless flow in communication.

iDoneThis

The app automatically sends an email asking the things you have completed during the day. In the same way, it also has the options to get auto-generated team reports providing you a quick view of what they have managed to accomplish during this period. You won’t have to rely on those one-on-one manual email reports that consumed quite a lot of your time.

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Pocket

Pocket

As an entrepreneur you need to keep your knowledge updated on a constant basis. The best way to do it is by reading a lot. Pocket lets you save all the important links that you might come across at one place, so that you can read them later whenever you want to. Not just for articles, but you can save the links for videos as well and watch them later whenever you have time.

FreshBooks

You can gather all your invoicing data online using this application, and prepare invoices in the minimum possible time. Features like customized invoicing, expense tracking, option to accept payments, time tracking, accounts, reports and taxation and lot more make it a must have tool especially for remote entrepreneurs.

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Skype

Skype

There’s a reason why Skype is the most loved video chat tool in the world. It’s fairly simple to use, even your school going child can use it. You can use it to chat with team members, no matter where they are located. The beautiful, animated smileys will just make your day. You can use it to video/voice call them as per your liking. So, you can always get establish that human connection by looking at your team members, and how they are doing using the video chat. Skype simplifies the way you can communicate with your remote teams, making sure there are no bottlenecks in communication at any point of time.

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Cloud9

Cloud9

Cloud9 offers developer environment right on the cloud. So if you are a developer and want to free yourself from being stuck to a workstation in order to work on the development process, Cloud9 is just what you have been looking for. All the freedom you expect as a developer, you can get it using Cloud9. Create, build, run, maintain and control development stacks in an instant. Handle thousands of files, and lines of code in one central place. You can get all that and lot more in this powerful online code editor that comes with a full Ubuntu workspace in the cloud.

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F.lux

F.lux

Remote work means freedom to work from anywhere and at any time of the day. But, isn’t it irritating to get blinded by the brightness of computer screen when you switch it on to work during midnight? That momentous blindness can set the mood off. What if you had an app that could adapt your computer screen’s tint and brightness according to the time of the day and the atmosphere of room in which you are sitting. Well, that’s exactly what F.lux does. All you need to do is feed the software with information about the lighting you have and the place where you live, and leave the rest to this smart software.

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DropBox

DropBox

A staple for not just remote teams, but for almost everyone in current time. As a cloud storage app DropBox brings all your important files, documents, images and more to one centralized place. And, you can share these files with anyone and everyone without any hassle. Being a cloud based storage app, you can access the stuff stored in it from any device from wherever you are. So the picture you clicked while being on the road trip during weekend is stored safely for you to use it for your next blog when you reach home.