You ever have one of those moments where you think, “ah, this would be a great idea!” Then you go online and there’s an app for that? Meet Workfrom, the app that helps remote workers find places to work.
Recently, I was in a little town called Hope, BC, preparing to camp for the night. It took a couple of hours of research to find a campground with wifi (I had a 7 a.m. call the next morning). It rained, and while I was able to get wifi in the campground I stayed in, I spent most of the time trying to stay warm and dry in my car. When I crept out of my tent in the morning there was fresh snow on the mountains above! After my morning call, I hunted the internet for a warm café where I could work for a few hours. The place I ended up in, a Tim Hortons, had wifi but nowhere to plug my laptop in. I had to bounce after an hour.
It would have been nice to know about this app then. As luck would have it, I found it the day after. Workfrom helps you find remote work-friendly places near your location (or wherever you’re searching). I could have found the Blue Moose Coffee House (where I stopped on the way back) within seconds! The app’s free and I am not being paid to write this. I’ve been waiting for just such an app because I’m planning an 8-day cycling/remote working trip and will need to find wifi on-the-go.
The paid version gets you extra features, like access to the Slack group where you can fend off the lonelies with other remote workers. You can also add your own listings by creating a new spot when you’re there. Finding wifi is certainly a first-world problem but knowing about the situation before you arrive somewhere can save a lot of headaches. Let me know on Twitter if you’re using this app and what you think.
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