Virtual assistants predominately work in solidarity, and the work assigned can very often be completed alone. That being said, communicating with teammates and clients plays a big part.

The good news is, there’s plenty of ways to communicate, without any issue. Below, we’ve listed the best software and tools to collaborate and communicate with your virtual assistant.

Slack. Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business.

Buffer. Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community.

Trello. Trello is a terrific tool for project management and task management. The visual Kanban boards are flexible, shareable, and let you pack a ton of detail into each card. But Trello isn’t just for work. You can use it to organize just about anything.

Asana. Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

Hubstaff. Fight inefficiency and work better with streamlined time tracking from Hubstaff. Track time through simple desktop, web, and mobile apps, then manage invoicing, reporting, and more through one dashboard. Hubstaff integrates with over 30 apps so your business can run more efficiently, including Jira, Asana, Github, and Paypal.

Doodle. Use Doodle to find the best time for any event. Suggest a number of times and invite participants to select their preferences. It’s free and a breeze to set up – people don’t even need the app or an account to participate!

Doodle is ideal for planning your next party with friends, outdoor adventures, a business meeting, reunions, BBQs, book clubs, play dates, rehearsals, you name it.

Skype. Skype is a powerful communication service, offering not only free group video calling, but also calling to standard phones, rich text chatting, live translation, and now bots.

Zoom video meetings. Stay connected wherever you go – start or join a secure meeting with flawless video and audio, instant screen sharing, and cross-platform instant messaging – for free!

Google hangouts. Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Use Hangouts to keep in touch.

Getting your virtual team collaboration right is about giving your remote workers the opportunity to build relationships with their colleagues.

Giving them the best tools will make their interactions easier. When this technology is used properly it can facilitate better decision making, foster a better virtual culture and improve productivity.