5 Free Applications to Use as a Digital Workplace Solution for Small Businesses

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the volume of businesses shifting to digital systems has been steadily increasing. Digitization of documents and paperwork is encouraged for a much more efficient and safe working environment.

To do this, a digital business solution is needed to jumpstart your digital workplace. Large companies can adapt to a digital workplace but so does small businesses. Small businesses may worry about the costs, but there are plenty of applications to help take the first steps towards a digital workforce.

Trello(Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)

Trello is a cloud-based project management app designed to help individuals and teams collaborate better and keep their projects organized. Project details are categorized as boards, each with its own lists. Tasks can be assigned as individual cards that have details on projects such as the team members involved, task checklists, discussions, and comments.

Zoom(Web, Mac, iOS, Android)

Zoom has become popular for connecting with others face-to-face virtually in most business settings. Zoom lets you set up secure virtual video and audio conferences, webinars, live chats, and more without the need for creating an account. A colleague or client will only need a meeting invite to join. Plain and simple.

Dropbox(Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

Dropbox’s basic version is a good app to use for storage, backup, sharing, and collaboration. A personal account will give you at least 2 Gb’s worth of storage which is plenty enough to store important digital documents securely.

It’s easy to share or receive files with it and it is integrated with various office applications.

Nord VPN(Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

Nord VPN is among the most popular choices ofvirtual private network services. It provides an easy to use, secure, and dedicated infrastructure. With a dedicated business VPN, your business can access resources remotely without the risk of unauthorized parties accessing sensitive information. You can try it out for 30 days and pay only for $11.95 a month.

Microsoft 365(Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)

Microsoft 365 is perhaps the best and popular digital solution for businesses. It provides you with a full suite of office, communication, and collaboration apps all the while being cloud-based. You can access it anytime and anywhere with guaranteed security.

The mobile version is free and it works well with tablet devices but the desktop version will require a monthly or yearly tax-free subscription which nets you the standard office apps and secure cloud services apps.

Get Digital

With a small business, it’s important to keep it simple and well, start small. These free options will give you the edge you need to maintain and eventually expand your business.

If you ever need other digital business solutions, Gravitas S3 is here to provide both IT support and app development. We’ll help turn your vision into reality.

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