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Best Software for Remote Work

by Emily Jennings

We’ve assembled this list of great software to help make remote work efficient and effective, making the complicated business of working a lil easier!

Sometimes, a global pandemic comes along and makes the simple things at work much, much harder. Now we all need to be able to sign documents online, send electronic signature requests, merge, split, and compress documents—as well as keep them all organized. This is something we at Smallpdf can help you out with, by the way. 😉 Anyway, this all goes on while dealing with breakfast, lunch, dinner, children, relatives, the post, parcels, grocery deliveries, cantankerous pets, and difficult neighbours (as a best case scenario).

But, now that many countries are rolling out vaccine programmes on a massive scale, it is beginning to look as if some aspect of remote work is here to stay. Juggling the at-home office with LIFE needs to get easier. And part of that is making remote communication and coordination with the rest of your team smoother, easier, and stress-free so that you can go kick the dishwasher when it starts beeping without worrying about what you're already behind on. 😉

Here we’ve gathered the best software options for remote working to share with you.

Best Software Solutions for Remote Working




What self-promotion? But no, seriously, we have a lot of helpful PDF tools that will ease the burden of managing all your documents, compressing them for sending and sharing, as well as editing, signing, and merging documents. Just check out our list of PDF tools. And all free to use!


Getting together with your team is harder than ever now, but is stepping into the breach! Lead makes it easy to keep in touch, help team members and employees get in touch, and help re-create the chemistry of the workplace. It’s specifically designed to help you take all the old team building into the virtual space, whether you want to have a virtual coffee, virtual mentor, or virtual team building— is the way forward.



CallHippo, a leading virtual phone number service provider, is the top-most choice for companies transitioning towards remote work. It enables businesses to get virtual phone numbers that allow team members to work from anywhere in the world—all they require is a working Internet connection to log in from any device.

With CallHippo’s advanced business phone number, your employees can collaborate on projects through conferences, audio, and video calls. It has innovative features such as call recording, forwarding, voicemail, speech analytics, and interactive voice response to increase operational efficiency. Investing in CallHippo is an excellent decision for remote organizations—it will bind your employees together and boost productivity through seamless business communication.

Google Suite


Google suite is everywhere, and for good reason! This collection of apps and tools covers virtually all your traditional business needs for spreadsheets, documents, organization, sharing, email, and so on. Thing is: it gets kind of expensive. So, wallets beware! Currently, pricing starts at 6 USD per user per month, and then it goes up in multiples from there. 💸 💸 💸



Yes, Siri. So, the reason Siri is in here is because you can use Siri to dictate. This is a little used aspect of the service, since most of the time it's "Siri, add a reminder to buy milk" or "Siri, add a reminder to lose all my money in crypto". At best, do we ever ask Siri for more than the weather usually? But you can actually use Siri to take enormous, long-form notes. Granted, they won't be punctuated and will be riddled with errors, but if you can speak clearly and lay things out in bullet points, Siri will help you with composing emails, plans, questions, and anything else you can think of on the go as you handle other emerging issues around the house (like the beeping dishwasher).

Emily Jennings of Smallpdf
Emily Jennings
Acquisition Manager