The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

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Working remotely comes with both huge benefits and big challenges. While you might love being able to work from anywhere, staying on track and keeping organized can prove difficult. These devices and apps should improve your remote workflow to help you get more done on the move.

  • How many people work remotely? According to a study by FlexJobs, around 3.9 million Americans work remotely at least half of the time.
  • What are the best tips for new remote workers? We have written many helpful blogs on this topic. Go read them!
  • What is the best tech for a remote workflow? You’ve come to the right place – keep scrolling to see our favorite apps and gadgets.

In some jobs, working in the office is almost essential. But most people say they are happier and more productive when working remotely. We certainly love working as a remote team.

If you want to embrace the remote workflow, these apps, devices and accessories will help you make a flying start.

The best apps for your remote workflow

One of the greatest challenges for remote workers is communication. Instead of simply talking over a coffee, you have to use digital means to share ideas with your colleagues and clients.

Slack - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

Slack is a great option for staying in touch

As a remote team, we use Slack to get things done at Gadget Flow. Other good options include Hipchat, Zoom, Join.me, and Hangouts.

Many remote workers do not work fixed office hours. If you freelance or just want to prove your worth, Harvest and Toggl can automatically track your time.

WiFi Map lets you find your next hotspot, and Trello can help you keep track of multiple projects. We also like using Google Drive for cloud storage, while Focus@Will offers a library of sounds that help you focus in noisy environments.

The best tech for remote workers

From reusable notebooks to distraction-free laptops, these awesome products make it easier to work from home or your favorite coffee shop.

Bento Stack Apple Accessories Organizer

Bento Stack Apple Accessories Organizer - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

Bento Stack keeps your accessories organized

This portable organizer is inspired by Japanese lunch boxes, with multiple layers for storing your chargers, cables and other accessories. It even has room for your Apple Pencil.

Price: $49.95 USD

Roost Adjustable Laptop Stand

Roost Adjustable Laptop Stand- The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

Work in comfort with Roost

There’s nothing worse for your productivity than a painful neck. Rooster is a lightweight stand that elevates your laptop to a comfortable height, meaning you don’t have to hunch.

Price: $74.95 USD

YubiKey 4 USB Authentication Key

YubiKey 4 USB Authentication Key - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

YubiKey replaces all your passwords

Security is always a concern when you’re working in a public place. This USB dongle lets you log in without constantly re-entering your passwords.

Price: $40 USD

Panasonic Wear Space Wearable Concentration Blinkers

Panasonic Wear Space Wearable Concentration Blinkers - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

Stay focused with the Wear Space blinkers

In crowded environments, it’s easy to get distracted. Wear Space is a remarkable device that blocks your peripheral vision and cancels background noise to keep you focused.

Price: $263 USD

New MacBook Air 13.3″ with Retina Display

New MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

The powerful new MacBook Air

If you’re looking for a lightweight laptop that can power through any task, look no further than Apple’s new machine. The 2018 MacBook Air comes with up to 16GB of RAM and a stunning Retina display, yet it weighs just 2.75 pounds.

Price: $1,199 USD

Traveler Distraction-Free Writing Tool

Traveler Distraction-Free Writing Tool - The best tech to streamline your remote workflow

Traveler lets you work without distractions

If your work mostly consists of writing, you might want to try the Traveler laptop. This compact device comes with an e-ink display, meaning you can work remotely all day without getting distracted.

Price: $349 USD

Be more productive

No-one said working remotely was easy. But it certainly won’t be hard with these apps and gadgets in your workflow.

Do you work from home? Maybe you’re a digital nomad? Share your remote workflow with other readers in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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