The other day, I saw a guy in Starbucks typing away on an iMac. Yes, he set up a desktop computer in a caf\u00e9. Another dude at another Starbucks was painting on canvas, his art supplies sprawled across the table. And in yet another caf\u00e9, a na\u00efve young man yelled his Amex credit card information into his cell phone, repeating it slowly several times, as everyone in the coffee shop watched, aghast.\n\n\nWorking in a caf\u00e9 can be vastly entertaining \u2014 and counter-productive. As a self-employed writer and consultant, I\u2019ve bounced from one coffee shop to another, looking for a place that\u2019s quiet and conveniently located, with power ports, strong Wi-Fi and good food\/drink. I finally found such a place \u2014 and then it closed.\n\n\nWhich brings me to Workfrom, a website designed to help people like me find the ever-elusive ideal spot for working remotely. Workfrom recently released free Android and iOS apps to help you find a place to work on the road.\n\nWorkfrom is community-sourced, like Yelp\n\nWorkfrom is a searchable guide to remote work spaces in more than 1,250 cities worldwide. The listings for coffee shops, coworking spots, and bars is community sourced. You\u2019ll find useful information from other users regarding a location\u2019s background noise; access to power ports; and in some cases, Wi-Fi speeds.\n\n\nYou can also contribute notes about food and "work-friendly capacity" (how many people can likely work there at any given time) and offer "pro tips." In other words: Think of Workfrom as a highly focused Yelp.\n\n\nEstablishment owners can also give their stamp of approval on their listings, to indicate that laptop- or tablet-toting vagabonds are welcome to crash there.\n\nFilter your Workfrom searches\n\nWorkfrom\u2019s search algorithm lets you filter results by a variety of factors, including "dog friendly," "group friendly," places that are "quieter" or serve alcohol and have outdoor seating.\u00a0Alternatively, you can browse nearby locations and view search results in a list or on a map.\n\n Workfrom\nSome Workfrom listings are a bit odd\n\nYou won\u2019t find every possible remote working spot listed in Workfrom, and some listings seem odd. The Starbucks in my San Francisco neighborhood isn\u2019t to be found, for example, while the Whole Foods across the street \u2014 which has a few outdoor seats in the parking lot \u2014 is included.\n\n\nBut that's a minor complaint. Workfrom is a free, handy resource for mobile workers, teleworkers, and the self-employed who need a place to work away from home or office but in the company of (sometimes eccentric) people.