Tips for working from home

Tips for working from home


Make the transition to working from home easier

Working from home is becoming the new norm as the country continues to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus—but making the switch from the corporate cubicle to a home office can be jarring, especially if you’ve never worked remotely before. These companies have released free resources for anyone struggling to find their working-from-home groove.

Perfect the art of video calls

  • Krisp, an app that removes background noise from calls, introduced a free tier that gives all users 120 minutes of free noise cancellation per week. The company is also granting unlimited use of the app, for free, to all students, teachers, and hospital and government workers worldwide for the next six months.
  • Loom Pro, a screen recording platform, is removing the recording limit on its free plan through July 1.
  • Jamm, a video call platform, is allowing free access to its program for four months.

Stay productive

  • LinkedIn is offering free business development courses through LinkedIn Learning that are centered on remote working.
  • Humu, a company that specializes in encouraging productivity within remote workforces, is providing free nudges (short, scientifically-backed email suggestions to help you work from home) during the coronavirus outbreak.

Stay connected

  • MeeroDrop, a visual content-sharing site, is offering large file transfers for free. It’s also increasing the storage capacity to 10 GB and the length of time that files can be accessed to three months.
  • Mint Mobile is giving customers free unlimited data until April 14.