Top Apps For People Working At Home

Apps For People Working At Home

When working at home, you need to pay attention to a lot of factors to make sure you can make it work. From a peaceful working environment to effective communication in a team and with your clients, managing documents and files, and so on.

All aspects of working at home require structure and a good system. Thankfully, there are a lot of apps for people working at home, which makes remote work actually work. Web and mobile development agencies all around the world along with the branding agency Dubai offer their free and paid applications for people working at home. These mobile or multi-platform apps are a blessing for working at home.

Let’s take a look at some of the top apps for people working at home.

  • Apps for video conferencing

While Fleep is great for team chat or project communication, people working at home will often need to use apps for video conferencing. Talking face-to-face or having an audio call is great for making sure everyone is on the same page, and that everyone has everything they need to start working on a task. This is to ensure that no errors are made while doing the task.

For seamless audio and video communication, Fleep has the appear.in integration. Other apps that are often used for voice calling include Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp with its calling feature. You can also use the apps GoToMeeting or Join.me. The former ones offer great quality face-to-face calling.

  • Apps for schedule management

Are you worried about how to manage your schedule? It’s time you get some help from the applications available. Many apps for schedule management can help you keep track of your work schedule, remind you of task deadlines and thus help you in completing them on time. The feature of such apps include keeping track of the work progress and indicating where you lacked in the process.

Some great apps for schedule management and workflow management include BasecampHarvest and Trello (Fleep also has a Trello integration!). If you are looking for something simpler or more basic, then you can use Fleep Tasks or go for the Wunderlist or Any.do app.

  • Apps for sharing files

Whether you want to share your idea with your colleague or send the final draft of the document or image, you need a medium, right? You can always share files in your project chat in Fleep, but there are also dedicated apps for sharing files. The top apps for sharing documents, images, short videos, GIF images are designed keeping this use in mind.

Applications like OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive fulfill this purpose flawlessly. Fleep also has integrations with all of these.

  • Apps to save time and mobile space

Freelancers, remote workers or those working from home often use smartphones for much of their work. This takes a lot of phone’s space, slows down its speed and makes it difficult to work smoothly. There are different apps that can help improve the phone’s life and storage.

Apps to save time and mobile space include CCleaner and SD maid.

All the apps mentioned in this article are used for one purpose or another, and are great for those who work from their home. Start using these apps and you’ll see how quickly and smoothly you can carry out your tasks.

Junaid Ali Qureshi
Junaid Ali Qureshi
 is a digital marketing specialist whose current ventures include Elephantation, eLabelz, Smart Leads.ae, Progos Tech and eCig. 

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Voice and video calling in Fleep with appear.in

video calling in Fleep

Today, we’re launching voice and video calling in Fleep with our brand new appear.in integration!

While Fleep is great for text-based communication as your project messenger or for your team chat, sometimes you just need to talk face-to-face. That’s where the appear.in integration comes in. Use it to talk face-to-face (or voice-to-voice, if that’s your thing) to whoever you’re working with in Fleep.

How video calling in Fleep works

video calling in FleepIt couldn’t be easier to use appear.in for voice and video calling in Fleep. Simply type and send “/call” or choose Start a video call from the message box actions menu on the desktop version of Fleep.

This will create the call and launch it in a browser window for you. A system message is posted into the conversation where you start the call, saying that you have started a video call.

Everyone who wants to join can just click on the JOIN link at the end of the system message – and the call will be launched for them.

video calling in Fleep

Note that currently video calls can only be started from the desktop version of Fleep (Mac, Windows apps and web browser). However, anyone using the Fleep mobile apps can easily join the call by clicking on the JOIN link.

Why we love appear.in for video calling in Fleep

In short, appear.in is a simple product that just works! The longer version, if you’d like to read…

  • You can have group video conversations with up to 8 people at once.
  • No registration or download necessary. Simply join the call in your web browser. At most, you may have to allow popups for Fleep in your web browser, and then allow appear.in to use your camera and mic. That’s it.
  • Easy to use screensharing.
  • Join the call from any device. (App required on iOS. Get it here.)
  • Excellent video quality. Enough said!
  • Fun auto-generated URLs. https://appear.in/dynamic-shrimp. https://appear.in/delirious-chicken. We approve.
  • Stickers! A little fun never hurt nobody. Also, they’re practical. You can use them to show approval without unmuting yourself, for example.
appear.in

Find out more about appear.in on their website or browse their FAQ.

That covers it! Feel free to send us your feedback by Fleeping us at support@fleep.io or on social media – TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Fleep User Story: PlanetX

Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that highlights the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.

This time, our user story features PlanetX, a full service web agency. The PlanetX team designs and builds websites, applications, mobile solutions and other awesome digital media.

PlanetX

We spoke to Keval Kankotiya, co-founder of PlanetX, about how and why they use Fleep for their project communication. Without further ado, here’s the PlanetX Fleep user story…

Hi Keval! How did you find out about Fleep?

Hello from PlanetX! We are a creative IT agency and we were spending lot of time behind making task lists and sending it through email and project management systems.

project communication We were looking for something that can save our time and keep track of each and every small task so that we don’t miss anything.

We tried several messengers like Skype, Hipchat and Slack in the past but all of them have some limitations. Slack was promising somehow but the pricing was high for our team of 30+ members worldwide and continuously adding more day by day.

I was reading Quora and suddenly I found a question about Slack alternatives. Boom – this is how it all started! I went to the Fleep website and checked the features – surprisingly it is exactly what we were looking for.

How do you use Fleep?

team chat

We are a team of 30 people spread worldwide – India, USA, Australia and Germany. We use Fleep as our general internal team communications tool for our remote team.

What do you like about Fleep?

I am more than happy with Fleep, it is the perfect messenger especially for IT agencies. It is super flexible and easy to use.

Fleep has everything that we need – like functionality to create tasks, pin important notes, multiple and fast file attachment, easy and smart commands, unlimited history and nice shortcuts.

What could be improved in Fleep?

When I first found out Fleep does not have a Linux app, that was a bummer. We are an IT company and some of our team members use Linux…

team chatSo I asked Fleep Support about it (P.S. their support is excellent and they respond very quickly!) and I got the response that they are building a Linux app, to be launched soon!

Fleep works on any web browser though, so currently our Linux team members are using it on the web browser. But we are looking forward to seeing the Linux app ASAP. :)

Anything else?

In the end I will say BIG GO for Fleep if you want to save time and to have efficient messaging. Happy Fleeping! :)

Woohoo, thanks Keval for sharing the PlanetX Fleep User Story! You can find all featured user stories under the Fleep User Stories category. Make sure you also follow Fleep on Twitter and Facebook to keep an eye on our news and updates!

Chat for teams

Working at home boosts productivity

working at home

In America, around 45% of employees work from home and 53 million are freelancers. This contributes $715 billion to the U.S. economy each year.

Despite these figures, there’s still divided opinion of the effectiveness of working at home. Can a team be productive with workers split across different locations? The answer is simple. Yes.

Technology is Key

Thanks to technology, employees can now enjoy the benefits of a virtual office at home. They no longer need to work in the same place or even at the same time. There are now a huge variety of apps for people working outside the office, including team chat applications like Fleep that help make sure everyone’s on the same page. Online document management, chat for teams, wireless internet, video conference calls and VPN networks means we can always stay connected.

Working at Home Means More Productivity

Working at home allows workers to have less distractions and spend more time focused on working. Inevitably this means companies will benefit as their employees are delivering better quality work and faster.

From 2005 to 2012, the number of Americans in work fell. But despite this, America’s telecommuting workforce rose by around 80%. In fact, in 2013, Stanford University carried out a study which determined that employees working at home outperformed office employees. The study also discovered that workers took less breaks and had less time off sick than their office colleagues.

Hiring the Best Talent

By allowing employees to work remotely, organizations can hire the best workforce, while not being limited by where they are based. Employers can attract very talented and skilled workers who prefer more of a freelance, freestyle way of working, but don’t want to source work themselves.

The benefits also extend to the bottom line. After all, by having employees working from home, companies do not have to pay for their computer, electricity and other related costs.

The Future of Working at Home

Companies have finally started to catch up on the working at home trend. Many offer employees the flexibility to work from home, for at least some of the time, if not full-time. This is completely changing the face of working.

Many remote teams have shown that it can work, and shared their tips on how to work in a remote team. However, it may not be for everyone and it does take a certain amount of organization and discipline, not to mention trust from the employer.

But it can save a huge amount of money for companies and be a big boost to a workers’ productivity. There’s no denying too that for employees there are bonuses. It allows them to be able to achieve more of a work life balance and provide more of an enjoyable working life. Working at home is a winner for everyone.


Contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt. Jenny’s previous experience in business has allowed her to specialize in the sector, although she also enjoys writing about entrepreneurship, leadership and new technology.

Chat for teams

Introducing the Trello integration in Fleep

Trello Fleep integration

You asked for it, and we listened: the Trello integration is here! You can use it to see updates to Trello cards and lists in Fleep. The updates are sent through as notifications to your Fleep conversations.

For the uninitiated – Trello is a collaboration tool that is great for project management. Since Fleep is perfect for project communication, the integration with Trello helps everyone who needs a more advanced task management system than our own Fleep Tasks.

How it works

The Trello integration sends updates from any one board to the Fleep conversation where you set it up. The updates include any changes to the lists and cards on your board, and are sent as notifications to Fleep. You can configure one Trello board per integration, and you can use a different Trello account in different Fleep conversations, if you wish.

The Trello integration in Fleep will send notifications for the following events:

  • Board – updates to the name, background, settings; board closed or re-opened; members added or removed; power-ups enabled or disabled; added to or removed from organization
  • Label – created, updated, deleted
  • List – created, renamed, moved, archived or unarchived
  • Card – created, renamed, description changed, moved, deleted, due date set or removed, marked completed or uncompleted, archived or unarchived, card cover added or removed, copied, comment added/edited/copied/removed, attachment added or removed, members added or removed, labels added or removed, vote added or removed
  • Checklist – create, remove, items added/renamed/removed, items marked as completed or uncompleted, checklist item converted into a card
Getting started with the Trello integration

It could not be easier to set up the Trello integration. First, choose a conversation (or create a new one) that will have the feed of Trello updates flowing in. Find Integrations in the Conversation Settings, and click on “Add” below the Trello integration:

trello-1

A popup will appear – here, choose Connect with Trello to proceed:

Trello integrationNext, you will need to let Fleep use your Trello account (if you’re not logged in to your Trello account, you will be prompted to do that first). Click on “Allow” to continue:

Fleep TrelloNow, you can choose which Trello board you wish to receive notifications from. Then click “Create”:

Trello FleepAnd you’re done! You and all other members of the conversation will now be able to see the updates in the conversation:

Fleep TrelloDo you have any feedback or questions for us? Let us know at support@fleep.io. Let’s also stay in touch through social media – TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.