Apps To Organize Your Freelance Lifestyle

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How to keep your Self-employed life organised.

Apps To Organize Your Self-employed Lifestyle


These days literally every one has a smart device with the ability to download apps… This has done wonders for the convenience of everyday living. No matter the lifestyle you live, there is always something to be had from the app market…

What we have done is put together some apps that we feel are great additions to your day to day working life.

So whether you need a tool for invoicing clients or tracking all your projects currently in the pipeline, there are powerful apps designed for just that. The same goes for tracking expenses for instance, taking notes or making payments… Here are some popular apps that freelancers, the self-employed, use on a regular basis to organize their lives:

1. Dropbox

  • At one time, it was possible to send files back and forth to clients via email. But just try sending a video file these days! The explosion in the size of files has made it imperative for freelancers and self-employed workers to find a tool for sharing files wherever they are in order to collaborate on projects. The one app that almost everybody uses these days is Dropbox. More…
  • 2. Evernote

    Think of Evernote as the Swiss Army knife of apps – it’s a task manager, a word processor and a note taker. You can quickly snap photos of notes and add them to your collection – and then search all of them at any time for specific keywords. Best of all, Evernote is available offline. That’s a real advantage if you’re doing a lot of traveling as part of your freelance gigs – it enables you to get work done, no matter where you are in the world. More…

  • 3. PayPal

    All freelancers need to get paid, right? As a result, PayPal has transformed into a global financial platform linking an entire digital economy of entrepreneurs, small business owners, design professionals and freelancers. You can quickly send and receive invoices, as well as send money almost anywhere much more cheaply than you could with a traditional banking app. More…

  • 4. Wunderlist

    Wunderlist started off as a simple “to-do list” tool, and from there, its use has exploded in popularity with freelancers and small business professionals. You can use Wunderlist to set reminders so that you never miss a project deadline ever again, or you can use it to collaborate with team members on events. Lists are the way we organize our thoughts and our days, and Wunderlist is at the top of a swelling number of powerful to-do list apps. (Honorable mention needs to go to Teux Deux – repeat the name of the app quickly to yourself, and you’ll immediately grasp how and why freelancers use this tool) More…

  • 5. Invoice2go

    This app allows you to invoice your customer quickly and easy from your phone. Create a customised company invoice using a range of templates provided. Some other great features the app provides are, being able to see exactly when your clients view your invoices, you won’t have to worry about missed emails. With great overview of how much you have invoiced, to what is paid and what is outstanding, you know exactly when to start contacting your customers. If that isn’t as time saving enough then, set up automatic payment reminders to gently remind clients when a payment is coming up, due, or late… More…

  • 6. Shake

    Until recently, it was difficult for freelancers to draft legal documents without hiring some professional legal help. Enter Shake (from LegalShield), which makes it very easy to create, sign and send legally binding agreements within seconds. Say, for example, you’re running a freelance graphic design business and need to draft a legal agreement — all you have to do is enter a few key parameters, let Shake know what kind of agreement to create, and you’re good to go. More…

  • 7. Tapin Trades

    Tapin Trades has taken the user friendliness of creating and maintaining your social media profiles and made advertising yourself “Promoting Yourself “as easy. This app allows you to advertise your skills or profession across the map in as many locations as you chose, find jobs that users post and back yourself up with a profile page that can show reviews, ratings, portfolio, deals, prices and more… More…

What all these apps share in common – other than their popularity, of course – is their ability to streamline all the traditional “pain points” of the freelance lifestyle. If you’re launching a new business or signing up new clients, you want to focus on doing what you love – not spending hours each day sending out invoices, finding new work, following up on payments etc. These apps help you start and maintain a business. These are great apps that we think will help you on the way to growing a business.

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