6 reasons why companies should embrace remote work

Lot’s of companies still don’t want to do the transition to remote work. Well, lets help them and tell them why remote work is better for both people and the company.

1) Not all talented people live in one place.

Not all people live in the same place and want to commute three hours a day or are willing to relocate for a job that they will do for two years. Make an internet connection a requirement, not a location. Because some people want to live in a city, some people need another climate for their health and other people want to live like a digital nomad.

So is you want to hire and work with the best people in you’re industry: embrace remote work.

2) Offices are a source of interruption

Offices these days seem to do one thing very good and that’s being a source of interruption while working. People get more work done when they’er not in the office.

3) Remote work helps you to balance work and personal life.

Being a young parent or having a partner with health problems can be though. Remote work enables people to combine this with their work.

4) People don’t like traffic jams.

Most people don’t like being stuck in traffic. So don’t torture them every day by forcing them to go to one place.

5) Customers don’t benefit from commuting

Commuting isn’t productive. People are more valuable and productive for a company and customer when they’re working compared to commuting.

6) Parents like to see their kids grow up.

Most parents like so see their kids grow up. Working remote enables them to do this which makes them happier and better functioning people.

Still not convinced? Perhaps you should read this article about why Automattic is closing its San Francisco office.

Are you can convinced but your employer, than check out our job section to land your remote job.

Header photo: Ross Skolovski

By Wim

A techie who likes to do UX and WordPress stuff. Remote worker since 2010.

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The latest apps


Bear is a note taking app build by a tiny Italian company Shiny Frog and is a new kid on the block. It seems to do everything right from looks to function to syncing. It doesn’t have the same amount of features as some competitors. Bear uses Apple’s CloudKit to do this. This means that you don’t have to create an extra account, because it uses your Apple. It also means that your data is encrypted with Apple’s private keys and that the developers at Shiny Frog don’t have access to your credentials or data


iOS, Mac.


  • Free with limited features and without syncing.
  • Premium $ 14,99 annually.


  • Clean and great user interface.
  • Export notes to HTML, DOCX, PDF and more.
  • Low price.


  • Only available on iOS and Mac.

You can read more about bear in our blog.


This is an app worth trying. Todoist does a lot of things right as a to do app. You can add notes, attachments, dates and more to a task. It lets you create multiple lists and you can share these lists with other users. The sharing with other users works pretty well in Todoist and perhaps better than with other to do apps. This makes it a bit more of a collaboration tool than competitors.

Todoist has a clear and well designed user interface, but there are some minor flaws. For instance the feature for displaying completed tasks. This is hidden in a menu. Apps like Wunderlist display this feature on the main screen, which makes it easier to use. But Todoist does syncing better and in the end it’s a great app.


IOS, Android, PC, Mac, Chrome.


  • Free.
  • $ 28.99 / year for the premium plan which adds features like labels and increases the number of people on projects.


  • Available as an app on all major platforms.
  • Syncing works fast and reliable.
  • Sharing and collaborating works very well.


  • Some features are a bit hard to find.


If you want a great app for photo editting, than you must try Pixelmator. It’s great on Mac and probably one of the best photo apps for mobile devices. You can edit photos on numerous ways with filters, color adjustments, cropping, repair tools, layers and more. The iPad, and even iPhone, app is a joy to use when your on the go and it integrates with Apples default photo app. For most people Pixelmator will be the best value for money for photo editting. You will pay a one time fee with no subscription model, making it a bargain compared to Adobe.


IOS, Mac.


  • IOS $ 4,99.
  • Mac $ 29,99.


  • For most users this app offers all they need.
  • Cheap.


  • Only available on IOS and Mac.


This app belongs to the Evernote house. Scannable is not unique, but it has a clear purpose for scanning documents and it does that job very well. You can save scanned documents to Evernote or your photo library. The team of Scannable did a great job with the design of the app which lets you use it without having to think about the how. Scannable enables you to have a paperless administration and that’s a nice thing to have.


  • IOS, Android.


  • Free.


  • Easy to use.
  • No more worries about paper receipts.



Pocket is a great app for people who are travelling, but also when you’re not travelling. It enables you to save articles found on the web for later. Even when you’re offline. You just have to click save to pocket in your browser or app and it will be saved. Pocket also lets you add tags to articles to stay organized. It can easily become your digital archive for web content.


IOS, Android, PC, Mac.


  • Free and that will do it for most people.
  • There is also a premium plan for $ 4,99/month. The premium plan has advance search permanent backup and suggested tags.


  • You can read articles on the go, even without an internet conncection.
  • Tags to organize content.
  • Easy to use.