Top Tools for Telecommuters

Apps and other useful aids for working remotely

Here are some of the best apps, devices, and services for those who work from home.



FOR FACE TIME

GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Adobe Connect
Along with facilitating face-to-face virtual meetings, these services allow you to share documents with people remotely. Pricing depends on the number of users. gotomeeting.com; webex.com; adobeconnect.com

Skype
Lets you make free phone calls over the Internet and is a free tool for face-to-face video conversations. skype.com

Google Talk
Another great option. 
google.com/talk

FOR DOCUMENT ACCESS
LogMeIn
Access your work computer from home. Smartphone apps also let you access your desktop from your phone. Free; premium options are also available. logmein.com

Dropbox
Store your documents in the cloud and retrieve them from any of your devices. The free version includes 2G of storage; monthly fees for adding more storage start at $9.99. dropbox.com

FOR DOCUMENT COLLABORATION
Google Drive
Lets you and co-workers access and work on spreadsheets and other documents together. Free. drive.google.com

Zoho Docs
Another popular option. A basic account is free, with upgrades available for $3–$8 per month. zohodocs.com

FOR SENDING BIG FILES
YouSendIt
Useful for sending large files that might gum up your e-mail. A 14-day trial is free; monthly plans start at $9.99. yousendit.com

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