Sharpening remote working skills or making any use of them whatsoever can be extremely difficult without the right tools. As an Ubuntu user, you will likely be familiar with useability and accessibility when it comes to utilizing new software on your operating system, so why not take a look at some of the best options out there in 2021?
To prepare yourself for the future of the digital world and, quite possibly, the wealth of remote working opportunities lurking somewhere beyond the horizon, here are some pointers to set you off in the right direction.
Audio Transcription Services For Your Business
If you run virtual meetings regularly in your business and you want to increase your accessibility options for your team, online transcription services might be an ideal problem solver for you and your company.
Many of the best options do not even require download and boast some impressive features like a speaker identification video captioning service, which could be perfect for anyone who needs to rely on a method of communication other than audio to complete their day-to-day responsibilities. Working with platforms like Zoom, making the most of this captioning software can increase engagement by 80%, and so could be worthwhile using on the other video and audio content you produce for your business. When all viewers are expecting captions to be on the videos they consume, you don’t want to be the only business in your industry not doing this.
A Password Manager
At the time, it may feel like there might be nothing more infuriating in the entire galaxy than failing to remember a password or having too many passwords to ever reasonably remember in the first place.
This can have big consequences in the workplace, as you might inadvertently lock yourself out of a business network or put your company’s cybersecurity at risk by mistake. For peace of mind and ease of access, a password manager could be a great addition to your toolbelt, as well as all of your employees. There are some great options dedicated to Ubuntu, like Bitwarden and Buttercup, that might be worth your time to check out.
A Fast and Secure Browser
Trekking along the digital highway can feel treacherous without the right browser supporting your every move. Opting for speed and safety is now entirely possible through the likes of Firefox or Chromium, but since there are so many to choose from, it is all about opting for whichever fits your personal preference (and offers you the most streamlined approach to the virtual realm).
The value of a good browser is often underestimated by some remote workers, especially considering the amount of time they will likely need to spend on it every single day.
VPNs are great for adding an extra layer of anonymity to the browsing experience when working in your business, while they can also potentially unlock a world of incredible new movies and shows at the same time – perfect for your free time.
Choosing the right one is important if you aim to get your hands on the fastest and most efficient version. Electing to go for a brand that has a history of great Ubuntu support like ExpressVPN or HMA VPN is probably a good place to start.
A Great Email Client
Effective communication is key in the virtual workplace, and what better way than to make sure this is achieved than to obtain a great email client? Some great Ubuntu options include Thunderbird, Mutt, and Geary, but there are plenty to choose from, so it is probably worth shopping around before committing.