- With remote work a long-term reality for many companies, tools to help employees work productively from home are critical.
- StackShare shared which tools are most popular on its platform, while execs from companies like Facebook, GitHub, Gitlab, and Atlassian also dished on their go-to products.
- It’s not just about the specific tools, though, it’s about how they’re used — including to keep company culture alive.
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Because of the pandemic, remote work has become the new normal for many tech companies.
Firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian are allowing employees to work remotely permanently, if they wish — a practice already adopted by startups like GitLab — and adapting to new productivity products in the process. It’s not just about the tools a company uses though, but also how they use them.
StackShare, a website for companies to share what apps they use, has seen more traffic during the pandemic on its pages for remote work tools like Zoom and Google Meet.
“The most popular tools that we’ve seen on StackShare throughout this whole pandemic have been the ones that help keep culture — help you keep that alive,” Yonas Beshawred, founder and CEO of StackShare, told Business Insider.
Execs from GitLab, Facebook, GitHub, and more shared the tools that they’ve been using to help employees make remote work work:
Companies are turning to video conferencing tools like Zoom and even Discord
StackShare users often look up comparisons between Google Meet and Zoom, says Yonas Beshawred, founder and CEO of StackShare.
“Zoom is really popular of course, but people have all sorts of issues with it, whether it’s security or costs,” Beshawred told Business Insider. “The fact that it’s still being compared to alternatives means there’s still demand for better video chats or video