WLP124 These are a Few of Our Favourite Tools

In this episode, Pilar and Lisette share their favourite online tools and why they work for them. Can you add any to the list?

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How important are tools? Get out your pen and paper - or your favourite note-taking app!

Lisette mentions HuddleWall (though she hasn't tried it out yet).

TRELLO
We talk about Trello!!!!! (Planner is the Microsoft 365 version.)
 

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Find out more about Trello and the company behind it in episode 68.  http://virtualnotdistant.com/trello-and-coffee/

SOCOCO

To find out more about Sococo:
#118 What Virtual Coworking can Teach Virtual Teams https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/lessons-virtual-coworking.com


Join Virtual Team Talk www.virtualteamtalk.com

IDONETHIS

For narrating the work. What do you prefer: to know about people's tasks or their thinking process?

Take diversity into account when selecting your tools. 

Spying vs Working Out Loud

Narrating the work shouldn't be linked to Performance Management, or else it becomes something else... 

Pilar mentions Work Rules by Lazlo Bock and the episode 82 Work Rules Without Pants
http://virtualnotdistant.com/work-rules-without-pants/

SLACK

Signalling status.
If you're using an online conversation system rather than email, customise your notifications. 
Pilar mentions this article by Oliver Burkman: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/14/turn-off-notifications-break-free-distraction-oliver-burkeman

Pilar has an article on Your Notifications are Your Friends
https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/blog/notifications-settings

"Under New Management" by David Burkus and the link of notifications and stress. 

ZENDESK

Lisette describes how the Happy Melly team uses ZenDesk Inbox to manage team emails. 

TOODLEDO

For prioritising and scheduling tasks. 

WUNDERLIST

For a beautiful ping when your task is complete.

KUBI

Telepresence! 
Episode 87 on Hybrid Teams https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/hybrid-teams

PERSONIFY
For presenting online in front of your slides. 

FACETIME and WHATSAPP

POCKET
For saving articles. 

You can send PDFs to the Kindle. Send it to your Kindle email address and put "convert" in the subject line. 

KUDO BOX
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