Gone are the days where the only software we need were email and Paint. With technology advancing by leaps and bounds every day, every modern office should embrace and take advantage of technology to increase productivity.

Here are some apps and software that we strongly recommend!

  1. Skype

This technology is definitely not new but truth is, many offices still do not embrace it enough. Singapore might be a small place and Grab might make traveling easy but video conference is still much easier as it cuts down unnecessary travel time, waiting for meetings to start, and the unfortunate awkward small talk before and after meetings.

  1. Slack

When it comes to communicating company-wide about projects in the works, Slack seems to be a go-to for keeping everyone on the same page through shared communication. Slack not only helps us group and categorise conversations and information which allows us to cut down on emails, it also helps to build up a knowledge base within the team as well as with different clients.

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a simple yet sophisticated cloud service. It has been around for ages and you can’t say your office is complete without a cloud service as such. It offers seamless ease of use, a full feature set and countless integrations with other services and apps. Whether you're using the desktop app or web interface, Dropbox provides instant access to your most important files, no matter where you are. You will never have to worry that you left your thumb drive stuck onto your computer at home anymore.

  1. Zapier

Zapier is the ultimate office software, because what it does is to allow you to connect all of the other apps you use and automate workflow and communication between them. Zapier integrates with more than 500 apps and is constantly adding more all the time.

  1. Trello

Trello is one of the leading project management apps currently available on the market. Trello utilises the concept of boards (which correspond to projects) and within boards, there are cards (which represent tasks). The cards contain lists which can be used to track the progress of a project or to simply categorise things.Trello also enables members to discuss a project or a task in real-time. It keeps everybody informed through task assignments, activity log, and email notifications. Members can easily be added to a board where they are free to vote on ideas contained in the cards. You can use this app both on your computer and your phone for on-the-go effective project management.

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