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Stuck indoors and need to meet with your team? Or your dad wants to chat on Zoom? We can help.

As the coronavirus pandemic shuts down offices around the world and sends millions of people into isolation, video conferencing has rescued many a doomed team meeting or lonely parent. And project management software is helping some businesses to keep on track while staff are scattered around.

We’ve compared personal and professional software options that can make your life easier, more productive or both.

Compare video conferencing software

We looked at three of the top video conferencing software providers on the market – GoToMeeting, Microsoft Meetings and Zoom – to help you choose the best one for you.

Scroll down to the next table to compare project management apps.

Table: promoted deals, sorted alphabetically
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Max participants Meeting time-limit Tech Support Monthly price
GoToMeeting - Professional
GoToMeeting - Professional
150
No Time Limits
£11
GoToMeeting - Business
GoToMeeting - Business
250
No Time Limits
£15
GoToMeeting - Enterprise
GoToMeeting - Enterprise
3,000
No time limits
Contact sales
Microsoft Teams - Free
Microsoft Teams - Free
250
No Time Limits
Free
Microsoft Teams - Office 365
Microsoft Teams - Office 365
250
No Time Limits
From £3.80
Zoom - Basic
Zoom - Basic
100
40 mins
Free
Zoom - Pro
Zoom - Pro
100
24 hours
£11.99
Zoom - Business
Zoom - Business
300
24 hours
£15.99
Zoom - Enterprise
Zoom - Enterprise
500
24 hours
£15.99
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Compare project management software

Table: sorted alphabetically, promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Features Monthly price App Integration Tech support
monday.com - Basic
monday.com - Basic
Direct messaging
Project management
£8.59
No
Email
monday.com - Standard
monday.com - Standard
Direct messaging
Project management
Calendar
£10.32
Yes
Email
monday.com - Pro
monday.com - Pro
Direct messaging
Project management
Calendar
£17.19
Yes
Email
monday.com - Enterprise
monday.com - Enterprise
Direct messaging
Project management
Calendar
Contact sales
Yes
Email
Dedicated support
Asana - Basic
Asana - Basic
Project management
Calendar
Free
Yes
Email
Live chat
Asana - Premium
Asana - Premium
Project management
Calendar
£11.59
Yes
Email
Live chat
Asana - Business
Asana - Business
Project management
Calendar
£25.69
Yes
Email
Live chat
Asana - Enterprise
Asana - Enterprise
Project management
Calendar
Contact sales
Yes
Email
Live chat
Jira cloud - Free
Jira cloud - Free
Project management
Calendar
Free
Yes
Community

Jira cloud - Standard
Jira cloud - Standard
Project management
Calendar
$3.07 (£2.50)
Yes
Email
Community

Jira self-hosted - Small teams
Jira self-hosted - Small teams
Project management
Calendar
One-time fee: $10 (£8.10)
Yes
Email
Community

Jira self-hosted - Growing teams
Jira self-hosted - Growing teams
Project management
Calendar
One time fee: $2,200 (£1,773)
Yes
Email
Community

Slack - Standard
Slack - Standard
Direct messaging
Public chat channels
Video
Project management
$8 (£6.50)
Yes
Email
Slack - Plus
Slack - Plus
Direct messaging
Public chat channels
Video
Project management
$15 (£12.10)
Yes
Email
Slack - Enterprise Grid
Slack - Enterprise Grid
Direct messaging
Public chat channels
Video
Project management
Contact sales
Yes
Email
Trello - Free
Trello - Free
Project management
Calendar
Free
No
Email
Trello - Gold
Trello - Gold
Project management
Calendar
$5 (£4)
Yes
Email
Trello - Business Class
Trello - Business Class
Project management
Calendar
$12.50 (£10)
Yes
Email
Trello - Enterprise
Trello - Enterprise
Project management
Calendar
from $5.92 (£4.77)
Yes
Email
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Types of software

Software is a collection of instructions or code that allows you to use your computer, phone and other devices. The two main types are system and application. System software runs on all devices and is usually pre-installed by the manufacturers. Application software is what most people mean when they talk about software. It allows you to work, communicate, play games and watch media on your devices through different kinds of apps.

Software for your home life

The most common types of software for personal use include:

Antivirus. Protects your device from malicious attacks which can allow criminals to steal your personal details or wreck your system software.
Cloud storage. Provides easily-accessible free or premium storage space for your files and photos online.
Backup software. Keeps your photos, videos, documents and other files safe from disaster.
Budgeting software. Helps you to keep track of and manage your personal finances.
Video calling apps. Once the preserve of global businesses, the likes of Zoom and Skype are now almost commonplace on your granny’s tablet.

Business software

With many businesses becoming fully remote as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of staff are now working from home.

Both a small business and a large corporation can run more efficiently with the right business management software, whether employees are in the office or sitting at home in their PJs.

Even if your staff are far from being software geeks, you can find an easy-to-use app to increase productivity, enhance communication, cut costs and boost profits.

The most common types of business software include:

Video-conferencing software. Large companies have been using apps like GoToMeeting, Zoom and Microsoft Teams to run virtual meetings for remote workers for a long time but now everyone’s at it.
Project management software. Programmes like Trello, Asana and Jira can help you and your team keep on top of all tasks, divvy up the workload and see what everyone is working on.
Instant messaging apps. Allow your team to send instant messages to each other, both one-to-one and in dedicated channels, and share files quickly and easily. Most office workers will be familiar with Slack, though other options are also available.
HR software. This allows your employees to request days off, log sick days and access their onboarding documents and company policies. You also get an overview of your staff’s personal details and performance, particularly useful if you run a small business with no HR department.
Password management software. With this software, you can create secure passwords for all of your online accounts while remembering only one master password.
Media editing software. There are great picture and video editing software options on the market that help you to create shareable assets to use on your website or social media channels. Some allow you to add text to an image and even create a short video straight out of a web page.

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