10 tools for more productive telecommuting

Keep in touch with co-workers, track your time, and block distractions with these apps and services.
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Home office helpers

Congratulations -- you're working from home! Now you just have to actually get to work. In the home office environment that isn't always easy. While your employer has probably set you up with a phone and laptop, VPN access, and whatever software you need to actually get your job done, they might not have thought through how exactly you're supposed to keep in touch with co-workers, collaborate on projects, and steer clear of distractions. Here are 10 apps, programs, and Web services that can help to fill in the gaps.

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