FlexJobs is a flexible and remote job board helping job seekers "have a faster, easier, and safer job search". Founded in 2007 by Sara Sutton (founder of remote.co), they're well-established and possibly the oldest remote-focused job board in the world.
Because they've been around since 2007, they're well-established and have one of the largest remote job databases on the internet, with 20,000+ jobs across 5,000+ companies! However, most of the jobs posted on FlexJobs are also available online for free from other sources — the difference is that FlexJobs aggregates them in one place, which can make it easier for job seekers.
The site is relatively easy-to-use, but is starting to look very outdated and confusing to navigate for both job seekers and employers. For job seekers, the search functionality has some great filters, but the layout of the site is messy and confusing to navigate. It's also not free to use for employers or job seekers (we'll get into that).
Remote.io is a remote job board founded in 2019 by Tony Territo. In 2020, the site merged with another remote job board called Nomadify. Remote.io is now owned by a company called Innovation Labs. In 2021, they launched a "2.0" rebrand on Product Hunt which included the addition of a basic category search feature.
The site is very simple and easy-to-use. They have 500+ remote jobs with basic search functionality, allowing job seekers to search by category. However, the search function does not behave as you'd expect. For example, when we searched "design", it returned mostly software engineering roles. For employers, you can log in and manage jobs from a simple dashboard.