Working from home and different remote offices around the world I've learned a lot. I've also used a lot of different tools to stay connected on the road and from my home office. On this page I'm going to list the tools I use to make my remote office work.
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Drawing, Screen Capture and Video:
Camtasia – software I use to record and capture screens on my computer – screen casting. Very useful if you are also explaining how to do something in a software package. You can also use this software to make and edit videos.
Lucidchart – the one tool you need to create diagrams for your reports, presentation and online. I use it mostly to create network diagrams. But you can use it to create: flow charts, mind maps, process documents, smart phone mock ups, and many more…
Snagit – the one tool I use for screen capture on my Windows PC and Mac Book Pro. Then I can save the image and share it in documents and emails. Great if you are writing user documents and want to includes images.
Skype – my favorite voice over IP software. It has the features I need at a great price. Also, a lot of my friends and co-workers have it installed and I can connect with them for free.
Team Viewer – my favorite remote connection software, but I do like the features in LogMeIn Rescue and Pro and I'm going to give it a serious look in the future.
Join.Me – my favorite software for sharing presentations and having conference calls. I started with their version, but I upgraded when I needed the additional features.
Working Your Home Office:
Dathorn – I've been using Dathorn to host various websites for over ten years. Great support and no problems.
Freshbooks – cloud based accounting software that my wife uses to run her at home consulting business.