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Zoom Recommends Winter Work-From-Home Tools
February 11, 2014 by Zoom

Who doesn’t love a good snow day? Well, if you’ve got a lot of work to do and you’re unprepared to work from home, you might not be so happy. So you’re not left out in the cold, we’ve compiled a list of our must-have work-from-home tools!

Stay Connected

Document sharing is central to a successful day of working from home. You can’t rely on email, with it’s small attachment-size limits, to move your documents. Plus, you don’t want to be passing a document back and forth over email when you could just upload it to a shared file. At Zoom, we use Dropbox and Box to share our files. These tools offer easy ways to share documents, and you can also screen share Dropbox or Box documents during a Zoom meeting for real-time collaboration.

Don’t want to fill your Dropbox with a giant file? Try Transferbigfiles.com, which lets you transfer files up to 20 gigs in size (the equivalent of 10+ full-length films).

Zoom - White Noise

Better Than Ear Plugs

Are your kids enjoying their snow day? Actually, we know they are. We can tell from the ear-splitting noise in the background. Block out their angelic voices with White Noise, which creates a sanity-preserving sound buffer. This app seems to have been built for sleeping, but we think it would be nice to listen to “Beach” “Light Rain,” “Fireplace” or any of the other White Noise sound options while we get our work done.

Zoom, Of Course

With HD video conferencing, screen sharing, and mobile meetings, Zoom can help you meet face to face, even if you can’t meet in person. Best of all, our basic service is full-featured and FREE. Sign up today!

Zoom - Dark SkyPlan Ahead

Know what your future holds with the most advanced weather app out there: Dark Sky. Sounds ominous, we know, but Dark Sky is the best app for predicting precipitation and providing detailed breakdown of current conditions (wind speed, humidity, etc.). It also provides beautiful weather visualizations.

Stay Healthy

If you’re going to make a habit of working from home, you’ll want to make sure your home office is working for you! We recommend getting an ergonomic chair or, if you’re up for it, trying a standing desk.