Looking to try out some new tools now that we're all working remote!
I'm not sure if it's hidden but it's really a GEM.
Coda has been a game changer for me. In short you can create any small app as a doc, with advanced formula, automations, buttons.
In 3 minutes you can set the basic ones as a Project Manager with task attributed to team member and a space for project documentation.
Or you can go crazy, my last one was a SMS machine. I didn't want to pay for an expensive SMS tool to reach in a weekly basis 100 people. So I create a doc for that (connected to Twilio).
Basically is like Notion but more on the automation/app side than the Wiki side.
If you're working remote I'd definitely suggesting checking out Yac of course. Outside of our own product, we are massive power users of Airtable. We use it for forms, bug tracking, tracking for investor calls, and so much more. Intercom is crazy important to tracking user behavior and connecting with our customers. Hubstaff is highly underrated and we used that on the agency side for time tracking and tasks. Uberconfence is by far the best conferencing I've used, especially having the Pro plan that lets you just dial into a number any time without a prescheduled call. I use this instead of listing my cell number and it just texts me when someone is waiting for me.
Not necessarily a new tool but I've become a huge fan of Office365 - the sharing and collaboration features are definitely underrated. I really like not having to 'trade' any functionality of Word/Excel/etc just to collaborate with someone on Google Docs, O365 is the best of both worlds! Plus being able to save files onto the OneDrive cloud just like you're saving them to a folder is awesome for collaborating (and making sure the world doesn't end if you break your laptop lol). G Suite has a lot of the same features but if you need Excel or are at a non-Google using company O365 has been a pleasant surprise!
Whimsical : https://whimsical.com/
Whimsical is my latest favorite. It's got four major offerings:
2) Sticky notes
It has a Great UX and just a no brainer for beginners to start producing results in minutes. I use it generally for Brainstorming and creating architectures.
EmailOctopus - email marketing tool that connects to your Amazon S3 (via Amazon SES) hosting and costs at least x10 less than a traditional tool for the same email volume. It does lack a lot of functionality of the traditional email automation tools but the pricing starts from free and goes up to $276 for 500 000 total subscribers and unlimited emails.
Designrr chops hours and possibly days from my creative pipeline. The ability to effectively turn almost any source content into a rich PDF is just awesome for my needs. Yes, I could send the content out to an agency for conversion into a whitepaper or similar but now I've got past the slightly steep learning curve I can do most things myself. With deadlines as they are content isn't finished until the last minute and so there just isn't time for the final step of "going to press". It's a tool that repays your investment in learning it