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The five tools highlighted below can help you manage multiple projects, track your time, and minimize distractions. — Getty Images/Luis Alvarez

One of the biggest challenges remote entrepreneurs must conquer is learning how to focus while eliminating distractions. Fortunately, there are tools that make this easier — here are the five best productivity tools for remote entrepreneurs.


Asana helps you manage projects that have a lot of moving parts. You can create a project in a shared hub, making it easier to collaborate with team members. One of the most unique features Asana offers is the ability to switch between project views.

You can organize your project as a Kanban board, list, timeline, calendar, or Gantt chart and easily switch between different views. This functionality can be especially beneficial for teams, since everyone has different ways they prefer to organize data. You can also break down the work into milestone tasks with due dates and add collaborators to each task.

Asana integrates with dozens of third-party apps like Google Drive, Canva, and Dropbox. The software comes with three different pricing options, including a free plan. This makes it an excellent option for solopreneurs who are looking for ways to cut costs.


Monday.com lets you manage the various workflows in your business. You can use the software to get a high-level overview of how projects are progressing, streamline your business operations, and prioritize and assign tasks. You can use the company's existing templates to manage workflows or build your own.

The sales customer relationship management tool lets you track and follow up with leads, onboard customers, and keep track of all your contacts. And Monday.com integrates with dozens of third-party apps, allowing you to create a truly customized solution for your business.

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1Password is one of the best password managers on the market, and it’s available for you and your team.

Toggl Track

Toggl Track is time-tracking software for solopreneurs and teams. If you bill clients by the hour or want insight into how you're spending your time, time-tracking software can be a useful tool.

Toggl is available on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS devices, and it easily syncs across every device on which it's installed. The software is free for up to five users, and the free plan is pretty generous.

Toggl is simple to use. All you have to do is list what you're working on, press Start when you begin and Stop when you're finished. At the end of the week, you’ll receive an email letting you know how many hours you worked and where that time was spent.

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Freedom is an app and website blocker that makes it easier to rid yourself of distractions during the day. You can use it to block certain websites, social media apps, and even turn off the internet for periods of time. It’s available on Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome devices and will sync across all your devices.

When you sign up, you can create a blocklist using one of Freedom's preset lists. You can also create an unlimited number of blocklists for different situations. And you can use Freedom on an as-needed basis or schedule sessions to begin automatically.

If you anticipate being tempted to end a Freedom session early, enabling Lock Mode prevents this. To learn more, you can try the software for free for seven days.


1Password is one of the best password managers on the market, and it's available for you and your team. The software uses dual-key encryption, a trusted single sign-on device model, and passkeys to keep your data safe.

But what makes 1Password stand out is a feature called Watchtower. Watchtower checks for security problems on websites you regularly visit and alerts you to weak or duplicated passwords. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, and you can try the software for free for 14 days before signing up for a plan.

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