Best Remote Team Management Software 2023

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Now that most of the world is well and truly out of the COVID lockdown cycle – with a few notable exceptions – it has become clear that the world of work has changed permanently. Although many companies have brought most of their employees back to the workplace, remote working has spread much further and become more acceptable and normal. For many people, going back to the office is not something they are going to experience.

Now, with the benefits of remote working comes a series of challenges. Most teams are now a mix, combining some who work at home and some who work in the office. Cohesion can be lost, as can the sense of following a set of common goals. 

For this article, we’ve decided to put together a list of the most useful remote team management software tools for 2023. This is designed to be useful for all kinds of teams in different industries working on various projects. We hope you find it useful for your team. 

Why choose remote team management software?

The benefits of using remote team management software are that they help ensure your remote team members remain motivated, productive, and on track with their targets. They should also help improve the team’s cohesion and sense of shared purpose even if the team members never meet in person. 

At the same time, any project management tools that can help your team to save time, focus on work, and be more productive, are always beneficial. With that in mind, here is our list of the best remote team management software.

Teamhood (Project management / Collaboration)

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Capterra score: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Teamhood is a visual project management tool created to help visualize and control your process. It offers a variety of features mixing the traditional and Agile project management styles. You will be able to plan using Gantt charts, track progress in Kanban boards, review the workload of your team members and collaborate on the work no matter where the team members are located.

The tool also offers integrations to Slack and MS Teams, which make task management and collaboration work hand in hand.

Fleep (Communication/collaboration)

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Capterra score: 4.7/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A next-generation messenger designed for real-time chat as well as scheduling of some light tasks. Although designed to replace email and augment email in a similar way that Slack was, Fleep actually allows you to collaborate and communicate via Fleep itself, email, and Google Drive, so you can consolidate all your digital communication in the one tool, reducing downtime caused by moving between apps. 

Slack (Real-time messaging/communication/collaboration)

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Capterra score: 4.7/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

One of the first communication apps to take off in the business world, and still one of the best. Slack is worth considering for all businesses because it is already so widely used. At the same tie, you can sync all your other with Slack, allowing you to receive all platform notifications in one place. A well-known real-time messaging app, Slack allows you to also archive and search your messages. 

PukkaTeam (Communication/collaboration)

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PukkaTeam describes itself as a virtual watercooler, and it is perhaps the closest you can get to recreating the feeling of sharing an office when your team mates all work remotely. It’s a video calling tool that takes screenshots of your team every few minutes – as frequently as you set it to. This way, team members can see when others are available, helping to create a kind of virtual connection that helps reduce interruptions and increase productivity, as well as recreating a little of that in-office vibe and connection.  

Google Meet (Communication)

Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Although overshadowed in recent years by the explosive rise of Zoom, Google Meet is a communication solution that allows users to stay in touch with clients and teams globally. What’s particularly useful is that it is free, can be used across all devices, and is integrated with all other Google applications, making it one of the most integrated video call and communication tools that everyone can access with minimal fuss or complication. It is also extremely powerful, enabling you to present, collaborate, and live stream meetings to 100,000 viewers at one time.

Zoom (Video conferencing/communication)

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Capterra score: 4.6/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Possibly the best-known video conferencing software in the world, Zoom is still easy to use, offers most of its functionality for free, offers high-quality video, and is easy to record and store. It’s also possible to carry out webinars to large audiences, and it remains extremely reliable in terms of performance. 

GoToMeeting (Video conferencing/communication)

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Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The granddaddy of online video conferencing, GoToMeeting is the software that businesses used to use before Zoom became the flavor of the month. GoToMeeting remains reliable, with great screen-sharing functionality and good call quality. It is easier to share with external users than Microsoft Teams, offers great call quality, and doesn’t have the same data-sharing issues associated with some other video conferring tools. 

Paymo (Time tracking and team management)

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Capterra score: 4.7/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paymo is a work management tool for small businesses and remote teams that combines project management, work reporting, and time billing. With the paid optio Paymo Plus, teams can automate their time tracking by downloading the desktop app and allowing it to track each members’ PC usage. The software will then categorize all time entries for the team automatically at the end of each day, and report on usage. 

Evernote Business (Collaboration)

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Capterra score: 4.4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Evernote Business take the note-taking functionality of Evernote and it makes it possible to share your ideas with a large team. It’s a team collaboration tool that acts like a virtual whiteboard where everyone with the appropriate permissions can contribute their ideas and knowledge. This is great for rapid brainstorming and idea generation, and is as close as you can get to using whiteboards and sticky notes during in-person meetings. 

Toggl (Time management/Tracking)

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Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Toggl offers a simple online timer and combines it with a timesheet calculator. You can use it to boost team performance because it allows you to measure the actual time spent at work while also assigning specific projects or individual tasks to each period being monitored. It also integrates with a host of other productivity tools. 

ClickUp (Project management/collaboration)

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Capterra score: 4.7/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Although ClickUp qualifies as a project management tool, it’s probably most effective when used as a way to boost the individual productivity of your team members. You can create lists or Kanban boards detailing your projects and tasks. As with other project management software, ClickUp also offers the ability to host, share, and collaborate on project documents in real-time. 

Trello (Project management/task management)

Trello vs Sinnaps Kanban

Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trello is one of the most visual project management software tools out there – which is only natural, given that it is based on the principles of Kanban. Using Kanban cards, Trello makes it easy to display, track, and manage projects of all kinds across your business. 

Fyle (Expense tracking)

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Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

An expense management software that makes expense reporting, corporate card reconciliations, mileage, and per diem tracking extremely easy. It provides real-time expense management on cards you already have, making it simple and convenient and very suitable for managing the expenses of remote or distributed teams. As well as seamless expenses tracking Fyle also offers automated legal compliance and integrates with popular accounting software such as Sage, NetSuite, QuickBooks, and Xero. 

Remote HQ (Collaboration)

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Capterra score: 4.9/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

RemoteHQ is a virtual workspace for remote teams that combines all of your team’s tools, content, and communications together in one place. The tool can convert all your existing web apps collaborative using cloud storage, making collaboration easy and intuitive in a similar way to Google Docs. 

Time Doctor (Time tracking/time management)

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Capterra score: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reliable time-tracking software for remote teams, those with remote customer service or support agents, software teams, and digital agencies. The company itself is fully distributed and the tool is used by several well-known organisations such as Apple and Verizon.  

Combining multiple remote team management software tools in one place

As you’ve seen from this list of remote team management software, no list can be exhaustive. At the same time, many of the tools on this list do more than one thing. It often makes sense to choose a team management software that has multiple functions and the ability to integrate with other tools, to optimize your investment and minimize interruptions during work. This need to maximize productivity and reduce interruptions is particularly crucial for remote teams. 

That said, Teamhood offers one of the most comprehensive suites of tools and uses of any project management software. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Start using Teamhood today with a no-obligation free trial and find out how it can help you manage your team more effectively and efficiently. 

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