Coronavirus Pandemic: Keep Moving Forward with 198 Free Tools

Coronavirus Pandemic: Keep Moving Forward with 198 Free Tools

The world’s largest economy, the United States, has witnessed a frightening number of coronavirus cases in the last few months with over 900,000 patients and more than 50,000 deaths, reported by the CDC. The pandemic is also causing the biggest disruption in the past decades to the world economies: the global stock market is being severely hit, businesses are losing customers and the unemployment rate has increased dramatically. 

As a principle of survival, we have to change our habits in order to cope with the Covid-19 crisis. For example, traditional offline classes are no longer available due to lockdown measures across the world. Video conferencing, which used to seem unfamiliar with many students, is now being used worldwide for real time online classes. Acknowledging the growing demand for this service, CEO of Zoom, a well-known videoconferencing platform, Eric Yuan has taken practical actions to obviate the interruption of Coronavirus outbreak in education. He has removed the limit for K-12 schools affected in Japan, Italy and the United States so that students can keep learning even during the disease outbreak.

The Emergence of Free Tools

Many other companies are also following his action by providing users with free access to their service. Like he once suggested before, all of us can help each other in our own ways, these companies are willing to sacrifice their usual incomes and even upgrade their tools with the latest technologies to give support to those in need at no costs at all. By this way, they not only help everyone overcome the financial burdens during these tough times but also contribute to knock down the Coronavirus as fast as possible. 

Having handpicked leading tech companies that are offering free access to their service, we would like to introduce here 198 tools which aid you in tackling different aspects for free. Take note that you should keep updated with them regularly to check their free plans’ expiry dates and contact the support teams whenever you need to make the most of these tools. We organize 198 tools into ten major categories: communication, logistics and supply chains, management, marketing, technical support and security, research and development, human resources, education, and others. Besides, we attach each tool with its website link so that you can search for related information instantly. Whenever you come across a familiar name or find one that sounds interesting, click the name for more details about what it delivers for free. 

We hope that these tools will become your great assistance to get through the Coronavirus pandemic. Let’s check them out!

1. Communication 

Communication tools are solutions for video conferencing, video recording and sharing, video messaging, etc. Using these tools, you can interact with each other face to face without having to leave your house. They work best for online classes and online meetings. However, the priority is assigned to K-12 schools, organizations impacted by Coronavirus, hospitals, health care providers, first responders, nonprofits, as well as non-political humanitarian efforts towards fighting Covid-19. Below is the list of 38 best free tools to communicate online with each other:

Zoom

RingCentral

Google

Slack

Comcast

LogMeIn

Loom

Intermedia

Vonage

Discord

Dialpad

Panopto

BlueJeans

8×8

Bloomz

EZTexting (emergency text alert service, including coronavirus message templates and one-on-one consulting)

Ribbon Communications

Panopto

Yext

Jamm

ServiceNow

Rev

Genesys

Seam Social Labs

Dashly

Cira Apps

Chatfuel

Numa

Whispli

Boardable

Otter.ai

Diligent

Breezy

BirdEye

Freshworks

Facebook

2. Logistics and Supply Chains

Logistics and supply chains have been significantly impacted by Coronavirus. Nevertheless, you can overcome any obstacles to keep your business moving forward with advanced transportation tracking and delivery optimization. They are especially helpful in streamlining the deliveries of daily essential items, such as food and medicines, as well as deliveries to hospital sites, organizations and governments needing COVID supplies. Below are 4 best free tools for logistics and supply chains:

Project44 

FarEye

Scoutbee 

Bonfire

3. Management

Management tools provide you with collaborative work management platforms for both team projects and every day work. Here are 38 free tools to keep everything organized and boost productivity while working from home:

MicrosoftAtlassian

ZohoDropbox

Box

Wrike

Smartsheet

PandaDoc

Docusign

Lucidchart

Airtable

Calendly

Evernote

GanttPRO 

Nimbus Note

Threads

RedmineUP

Igloo Software

Relytree

GForge

Kissflow

Miro

Monday.com

ClickUp

Zapier

Wundamail

Digicoop

Avaya

JotForm

Range

Airfocus

Vyopta

Hiver

Workhuman

FeedbackFruits

Noisli

Anaplan

Wildix

4. Marketing

Marketing tools brilliantly support you manage marketing strategies such as social media, email marketing, content marketing, etc, as well as stay connected with your customers and communities. They are also applied in the coronavirus crisis with advanced technology for emergency response teams, call centers and care management teams for health systems affected by covid-19. Here is the list of 17 free tools for adapting your marketing to the coronavirus pandemic:

Hootsuite

Salesforce

Mailchimp

SurveyMonkey

Ubersuggest

Moz

Adobe

Benchmark

Hatchbuck

Chamaileon.io

GoDaddy

Keap

XANT

Wistia

TigerConnect

Unbounce

Affinity

5. Technical Support and Security

In response to the growing number of online users all over the world, many tech support and security tools have been developed and upgraded to address any problems related to user experience and identity theft. 37 below tools are worth trying to protect yourself and your business:

Cisco

Support.com

Okta

Kaspersky

Ping Identity

1Password

SecureAuth

Cloudflare

OneLogin

Bitdefender

Splashtop

SentinelLabs

Waterfall Security

OneClick

TechSmith

Clappia

Ericom Shield

Systancia

Commvault

Aventri

Creatio (formerly bpm’online)

Blackberry

Webroot

Carbonite

Dynatrace

PagerDuty

Connectify

ManageEngine

Netsparker

AdGuard

Igneous

Trustwave

DataRobot

Hyperproof

Push Technology

Espressive

Aisera

6. Research and Development

In order to better help researchers worldwide fight Covid-19, we present below 4 tools which grant free access to studies about Coronavirus. They are also used for developing products and services, and for commercial use:

Qualtrics

Nvidia

Autodesk

Carto

7. Finance and Accounting

These 8 tools below will help you automate a great number of activities related to finance and accounting, especially suitable for small and mid-sized businesses:

Bill.com

Expensify

Wave

Kabbage

TillyPay

Spendesk

RexPay

BlackLine

8. Human Resources

Below are 13 free tools to manage human resources during these hard times as well as recruit new members via online interviews:

Humu

Workable

HR Acuity

Lever

Harver

OutMatch

Lystloc

Zenefits

MeetFrank

Novoresume

Keka

ClarityWave

Aware

9. Education

Never before have we had such a large amount of fee time so that we should utilize it by learning new things. Here are 27 tools that offer free access to online courses and digital libraries of books. Some of them are also used for other purposes like communicating with students’ parents and organizing online grading:

Linkedin

Codecademy

Amazon

McGraw-Hill

Scholastic

Age of Learning

Crowdmark

Epic

ClassTag

Listenwise

Avid

JetBrains

Abundance Digital

Cengage

Kahoot!

Babbel

Coursera

Udacity

Sharetribe

Skillshare

Learn Squared

Rosetta Stone

Scribd

Ureeka

Flevy

Powtoon

10. Others

There are other aspects of life that you should pay attention to during the Coronavirus pandemic besides doing business and studying. For instance, if you feel stressed and frustrated, meditation is a great way to keep your mind calm, or if you want to keep fit and stay healthy, workouts and yoga practices are highly recommended. The best part is that everything is available within these following 12 tools: 

Shopify (e-commerce platform)

Peloton (workout exercises)

U-Haul (self-storage for college students)

TripIt (flight tracking services)

UrbanSitter (childcare)

Brit.co (DIY classes)

Zencastr (podcasts)

Headspace (meditations) 

Calm (content for supporting emotional and wellness)

Audible (Amazon) (stories on desktop, laptop, phone and tablet)

Aura (learn about mindfulness, emotional health and sleep)

Core Power Yoga (online yoga classes)

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