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Hack Remote - the weekly remote working newsletter from Joe Taylor at Unmeeting.io | Issue #2

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Welcome to the second issue of Hack Remote. If you discovered us this week via our Product Hunt listi
 

Hack Remote

February 1 · Issue #2 · View online
Hack Remote is a weekly round up of the latest remote/distributed working trends, tips and hacks. This newsletter is curated by Joe Taylor, co-founder at Unmeeting.io, a smart video connection app for remote teams.

Welcome to the second issue of Hack Remote. If you discovered us this week via our Product Hunt listing, many thanks for upvoting and subscribing.
— Joe

Weekly shake down
  • Remote tool list sharing was popular this week. Ryan Hoover created YourStack, a community for sharing the products people use and love. Standuply has compiled Remote Stash - a mega list of 330 remote tools sourced from surveying thousands of remote workers.



Hack of the week: Work Club
Unmeeting CTO Andy Payne spent Friday morning working remotely at a Work Club. These sessions are half-day co-working meet-ups in the best coffee shops in San Francisco. Andy thoroughly enjoyed the Work Club at Johnny Doughnuts!
Designed to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, Work Club provides regular opportunities to work somewhere other than home. You meet other people in the same position and benefit from a sense of community. Work Club curates the locations and does all the heavy lifting with arranging the sessions. You just turn up and work!
Sign up for free at Work Club.

Deep dive
The topic of how to actually work remotely is explored in this insightful article by Kenneth Rosen. It was written in 2017 for the New York Times and resurfaced on LinkedIn this week. Perhaps some of the tools mentioned have changed, but the general advice offered is spot on. Well worth a read.
How to Work From Home - The New York Times How to Work From Home - The New York Times
Product of the week: Notion
Notion is already well-established as a leading all-in-one workspace tool for creating lists, documents, wikis etc. I used it for the first time this week and am hooked.
With so many disparate places to store/retrieve information – in my case: meeting notes, todos, support articles, all strewn across Google Docs, Apple Notes et al – it’s nice to have one place for everything. Even nicer is just how quick Notion makes creating/finding content.
This week, I stopped using Apple Notes and resolved to jot everything down in Notion. I installed the Notion Web Clipper tool for Chrome and started to keep track of content for Hack Remote. Anything can be shared with other team members or even published publicly.
If you haven’t tried Notion yet, give it a go.

At Unmeeting this week...
We’ve been busy demoing the beta desktop app to remote teams and refining the user experience. We’re also hearing from our users about new use cases and looking at ways to start testing those out. Unmeeting’s Slack integration is now richer, with notifications to your Slack workspace when other team members drop-in with live video on Unmeeting.
We’re always looking for new remote teams to help us refine the beta. It’s super-easy to get started by clicking the ’Join with Slack’ button on Unmeeting.io.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!
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