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Stay focused, have more professional meetings, take care of yourself, and more, with these essential free apps.

You might also love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in the middle. Whatever the case, if you find yourself working from home on a regular basis, you absolutely, positively must add these four free apps to your remote-work setup.

BLOCK BACKGROUND NOISE WITH KRISP
You’re on a Zoom call with your boss. The dog is barking. The baby is crying. Your anxiety level is nearing a fever pitch. In the words of every late-night infomercial ever produced: There’s got to be a better way!

STAY ON TASK WITH FOREST
Sometimes it’s challenging to stay focused while working from home—and the combination of having your phone within arm’s reach at all times and no prying eyes to catch you slacking off can make for a precarious productivity predicament.

TAKE PERIODIC BREAKS WITH STRETCHLY
When working from home, it’s tempting to plop yourself down in your chair and power through the workday until there’s no work left to be done. No hour-long lunch. No chitchat with colleagues. No trips to the break room for coffee.

DIAL UP SOME AUDIO AMBIENCE WITH MYNOISE
I know, I know: yet another background noise generator thingy. But this one—myNoise—is free, it’s got more than 200 sound generators to choose from, and they’re categorized by need, such as “I need to focus,” “I need to calm down,” “It’s too quiet,” “I need inspiration so I can write,” and a whole bunch of other helpful options.

Read the complete Fast Company article BY DOUG AAMOTH: https://www.fastcompany.com/90701894/best-free-work-from-home-apps

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