Work at Home

Apps for Working and Staying at Home

While we all do our part as a country to combat COVID-19 some of us are discovering a new way of working!. The good news is that whether you’re now working remotely, or just staying in, there are some awesome apps that you can use to help you through this time.

Here are our top picks for apps you can use while working or staying home!

Social Media Apps

Stay connected with friends and family all over the world, or even across the street! Here’s a list of the essential social media apps.

  • Facebook (Android/iOS)
    • Run your Groups, Business Pages, or keep up with friends and family with updates and pictures!
  • Instagram (Android/iOS)
    • Stay connected with friends and family and share what has been going on in your life! Check out the Explore page to see others in the Instagram community!
  • Snapchat (Android/iOS)
    • Share pictures quickly with friends and express the real you with awesome filters, lenses, and more!
  • TikTok (Android/iOS)
    • Create your own epic short video that will be sure to keep your friends laughing!

Team Communication Apps

If you’re working from home, team communication is an essential part of keeping any business moving forward! Check out some of our favorite team communication apps.

  • Slack (Android/iOS)
    • Team communication and collaboration in one place – whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business.
  • Microsoft Teams (Android/iOS)
    • Keep all your conversations, files, meetings, and apps together in one place, on whichever device you choose! 
  • WhatsApp (Android/iOS)
    • A free, easy to use messaging app that works even with slow data connections! Call, video chat, send images, files, and more!
  • Hangouts Chat (Android/iOS)
    • Built for G Suite, Hangouts Chat is an awesome and secure communication app for your whole team!

Team Video Meeting Apps

Team communication is important but to keep your business moving at the pace it needs to, video meetings are vitally important. Stay connected with a focus on team collaboration with these awesome apps!

  • Zoom (Android/iOS)
    • Easily be connected all across the globe! Easily start or join a 100-person meeting with awesome video and easy messaging options.
  • Hangouts Meet (Android/iOS)
    • Built for G Suite, Hangouts Meet works perfectly across all Google products and seamlessly with Hangouts Chat.
  • Cisco Webex (Android/iOS)
    • Keep having your productive and interactive meetings with ease! Webex has been around for a long time and keeps getting better.
  • GoTo Meeting (Android/iOS)
    • The “GoTo” options for a lot of people and businesses for its reliability and ease of use!

Food Delivery Apps

While you’re focused on deadlines and getting that new project done, let someone else focus on the food! With so many options for delivery, it can be hard to pick just one but here are some of the best food delivery apps.

  • Skip The Dishes (Android/iOS)
    • Get what you want delivered right to your door between 6 am and 2 am! Get your early morning breakfast or late-night craving.
  • Uber Eats (Android/iOS)
    • Incredible food options for any budget by the same company you trust to get around town!
  • Hello Fresh (Android/iOS)
    • Get awesome food options with recipes delivered right to your door every week! Perfect for those who want to cook at home.
  • Instacart (Android/iOS)
    • Shop online and get your groceries delivered from stores right around you as quickly as 1 hour, or pick your delivery time!

Video Chat App

  • Facetime (iOS)
    • Connect with family and friends quickly and easily around the world from and MacOS, iPadOS, or iOS device
  • Google Duo (Android/iOS)
    • Google Duo is the highest quality video calling and is available across every mobile device!
  • House Party (Android/iOS)
    • House party is one of the newest face-to-face social networks that will keep you connected to the people you care about all in the “house” style setting.
  • Messenger (Android/iOS)
    • One of the staples in video and messaging. You can easily connect with your Facebook friends and family!

Business Connect

  • Mobile App (Android/iOS)
    • Conduct business and audio or video conferencing anywhere
  • Business Connect Meetings (Android/iOS)
    • Enjoy HD video conferences, scheduling and cloud storage
  • Desktop App
    • Easily manage all your VoIP features from your desktop
  • TELUS Business Connect for Chrome
    • Integrate Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs and Hangouts

Whether you use an iPhone or and Android device there are a ton of apps that will help you work and play from home! We encourage you to check out some of these apps we suggested and we’d love it if you would reach out to us with some of your favorite apps as well. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram!