What is the best tool to manage your freelance business?

I'm a designer who just went full-time on freelance (I'm registering my own firm/company as we speak). What is the best tool I can use for project management, proposals, contracts, invoices? Thanks!
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    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
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