Would you like to update your home office? Here are some of the best apps for Windows 10 that you can get for free.
Having a home office has advantages. There is no commuting, no formal dress code, or fixed hours. And it could get better if you have the right tools with you. Below is a list of apps that can help you improve your job performance and productivity.
PeaZip is a free, open source program for compressing, managing, and encrypting files. The app currently supports more than 180 formats.
This is a great app to incorporate into your home office tools as it has an impressive number of features. Use this option to convert multiple archives at once, share files, create self-extracting archives, find duplicate files, or email archives.
If you haven't used it before, online tutorials and PDFs are available for download on the website to help you get used to PeaZip. A Help The tab appears when you open the app. You may not need the tutorials as the user interface is well designed and the default settings will work for most users.
If you want to archive a file, all you have to do is drag it over the PeaZip icon and you can extract an archive using the same method. Create a two-step verification process with a key file and password to make your archive more secure. In addition, PeaZip comes with a paper shredder that permanently deletes all information that is no longer required.
Download: PeaZip (free)
If you have the same password for multiple accounts or have many sticky notes with passwords written down, consider using a password manager.
Bitwarden is an open source password manager that keeps your data in an encrypted vault protected by a single master password. The vault is secured with military grade AES-256 encryption, and your master password is stored as a hash form on the Bitwarden servers.
Setting up Bitwarden is pretty easy. If you want to use the desktop app, all you need is your email address and the master password. The web app might be a better choice as it has two-factor authentication and provides access to reports.
If you're working on a team and need to share a large number of accounts, Bitwarden will help you share the credentials carefully. For complex passwords, you can use Bitwarden's auto-fill features when logging in so you don't waste time trying to figure out whether the password contains the letter O or the number 0.
Download: Bitwarden (free, subscription available)
A dual monitor setup is good for your productivity because you don't have to constantly switch between program windows or struggle to fit multiple windows on a single monitor. The special thing about it is that DMT is a package of individual tools that you can mix and match according to your needs.
For example, DMT Swap Screen allows you to manage windows in a multi-monitor setup. You can move the current window to the next or previous screen, minimize or maximize the active window, and much more.
DMT cursor controls the behavior of the cursor. You can lock the cursor on a single screen, add resistance to moving between screens, or let it move freely. The DMT site has detailed support for each of the tools so it is easy for you to learn how to use them.
Download: Dual Monitor Tools (free)
4. Switch track
Toggl keeps time recording simple. All you have to do is click Beginning To track your time on a project, click Stop when you are done with work. There is also the option of defining keyboard shortcuts.
Toggl allows you to remove unwanted entries so you don't have to report time when you are not working. You can also manually add time for tasks that you don't need your computer to do.
This app gives you a detailed insight into your work habits and how you spend your time. If you don't want Toggl to keep track of how much time you spend on unrelated tasks on the internet, that's how you can set it up. All you have to do is select the triggers. As soon as you activate the trigger, Toggl will start tracking your activity.
With Toggl you can break a project down into smaller tasks and see how much time each one takes. This will show you how to manage future projects and if you have enough time to complete them yourself.
Another useful feature is the pomodoro timer. When doing a challenging job you might get lost in work and forget to take a break. While this is good for your job, it may not be good for your health. Toggl reminds you to take a break at a set time interval. It also gives you the opportunity to take a breather if you've been stuck with a problem for some time.
Download: Toggl Track (Free, subscription available)
5. A calendar
One Calendar is a stylish tool for Windows 10 that allows you to keep track of meetings, appointments, or social events by combining all of your calendars into one. It supports the calendars of Office 365, Google, Webcal, Live, Hotmail, Outlook and Facebook.
When you add a new event, One Calendar displays a new window where you can add the name, location of the event and, if it's a recurring event, among other things. You can set multiple criteria to filter the events and even set the most important ones at the top so you don't forget about them.
You can also send invitations to this event, sync it between multiple devices, and use the calendar while offline. Do not forget. Time is money and how you spend your time is critical to your success in the home office.
Download: A calendar (Free in-app purchases available)
6. Bill ninja
Invoice Ninja is an open source platform that facilitates payments to individual employees or smaller businesses for their products and services. You can use this tool to create polished and professional looking invoices. You can include the client's name, project details, and branding elements like your company logo.
Customers can view the invoice online or download and print it for their records. Customers do not have to leave the system to complete the payment for it to be processed immediately. Plus, Invoice Ninja is integrated with 40+ payment gateways, so you shouldn't have any problems processing payments.
Don't worry if you haven't used a billing app before. The website offers a user guide, videos and tutorials, and much more. Other useful resources are also available, such as: B. Business ledger reviews or a guide for freelancers.
Download: Bill Ninja (Free, Subscription Available)
Update your home office
The apps listed in this article make your life easier when you work from the comfort of your home. You can face the challenges of a home office with these apps, which range from the right file format tool to tracking your work habits.
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