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Top 10 Tech Tools for home workers

My guest at How to Work from Home – The Inside Guide last Thursday evening was San Sharma, Community Manager of small business support company Enterprise Nation and WorkSnug, the workspace app. San is a self-confessed nerd and an astonishingly early adopter, but unusually for a nerd, he also has a lively sense of humour and a lightness of touch when talking about IT. So he was the perfect person to introduce some top tech tools to a home working audience, many of whom would probably describe themselves as technology sceptics – technology enables us to work the way we do, but we’re not very interested in it for its own sake and certainly don’t seek out new ways of doing things.

San was ably assisted by Francesca Geens of Digital Dragonfly, who describes her role as providing non-geeky IT help for one man businesses. We couldn’t have been in better hands! Francesca is kindly writing up the Top 10 Tech Tools for the unlucky home workers who couldn’t be with us at Central – I’ll add the link as soon as it’s available.

Once again the meet-up produced some immediate positive results for those who came, and we all left, not only with plenty of new tools to investigate, but more importantly with a curiosity to try them that we normally lack. Kerry Law has been transformed from IT Luddite to Hootsuite user, Richard of Desktag has been converted to Google Chrome and Evernote, and I now know how to use Instapaper to quickly save the links I find while surfing for later use on my Work from Home Wisdom Facebook page, Pinterest and Twitter.

The next meet-up of How to Work from Home – The Inside Guide is on Thursday 27 October at Central, WC1, and our guest will be Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation and StartUp Britain. Don’t miss it, it’s bound to be another corker!

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4 Comments on "Top 10 Tech Tools for home workers"

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  1. Sharon says:

    Look forward to Francesca’s write up as I was an unlucky home worker 🙂

  2. judy says:

    I wonder how many out of ten you’ll already know/use, Sharon? Will you officially qualify as a geek? If so, you are invited to help present the next tech session, whenever it may be 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    Very useful tips and articles. I’ll make sure to mention them on my blog. Thanks for sharing those with us.