Chakib Tsouli
Chakib TsouliProduct Designer

Freelancers, what apps and services do you use the most?

Share your go-to apps and services you use to manage your finances, time tracking, productivity, workflows ... etc
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Trello makes everything wonderful. Even clients who don't normally use Trello seem to understand it intuitively, and it's super flexible.
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    It help me organize my personal and professional tasks! Very usefull
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    Lương Xuân Tài
    Lương Xuân TàiMarketing in Đồ Gỗ Đẹp Info · Written
    I tried trello. Trello very well
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  2. 119
    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Thalassa van Beek
    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    Don't think I have to explain this one, do I? :-)
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    John Pinelli
    John PinelliCaffeine Cognoscenti, · Written
    Great inner Company tool.
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    I contact all my customer through Slack
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  3. 63
    My Desk

    A smart task manager for freelancers

    In terms of managing your productivity and keeping you on track, this app is awesome and super beneficial. It automatically creates tasks based on your projects + deadlines, helping you to stay super organized. Cleanest desk you'll ever own ;)
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    Eva Reder
    Eva RederGrowh Hacker, Traveler, Founder · Written
    YES! I use AND CO (previously My Desk) every single day for invoicing, payments, expense tracking, time tracking and to-do's. Together with Asana this is my every-day setup.
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  4. 45
    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Before being part of the team, I was using Zenkit to manage my freelancing gigs. I used the Kanban board feature to death as it was perfect for visualising the projects I was working on, as well as the ones coming up. Having a tool that allows you to visualise makes tracking projects from multiple clients much easier. It was also free to use which is always a plus.
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    I use Zenkit for almost everything. It offers me a great overview of my appointments & deadlines(calendar view), my tasks (kanban view) and I can set up my own financial overview (table view). Zenkit is also good for using it with productivity techniques like GTD.
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  5. 16
    InVision

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    I've found InVision awesome for live demo's of design work
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  6. 17
    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Thalassa van Beek
    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    In addition to Trello & Slack, I use this every day.
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  7. 15
    Loop Email

    Emailing for teams: Organize your Inbox into channels 💌

    Žiga Žužek
    Žiga ŽužekMedia Production Engineer · Written
    Loop brings team messaging to your inbox so you and your team can share emails and quick messages in one place. Loop is a secure email desktop app that works with your Gmail, Outlook or any Office365 account. Install Loop, connect it with your existing inbox, create your sales, marketing, management or any other project teams and start messaging.
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    Ana Topoljski
    Ana TopoljskiSocial Media Manager · Written
    It combines the best of both worlds, chat and email on one screen.✌🏻😊
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  8. 16
    Asana

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    Task management, better than Trello.
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    So good -- i feel like they could improve some features though
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    By far the most effective way we found to track tasks and deliveries across a global team. Conversation rarely gets lost (opposite to slack) and helps to keep on top of things from a manager perspective. We are an event management and marketing agency. (so you get an idea of the scope of work it's used for).
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  9. Andrei Țiț
    Andrei Țiț4CX | Product Marketing · Written
    Great project management platform, packed with to-do lists, Kanban boards, time tracking apps, and an invoicing module - everything a freelancer needs to stay on top of their work and make sure they have enough to cover their bills. Did I mention that it's free for freelancers? Plus the folks here are warm and funny 😄 P.S. Don't mind the images on PH, the app has been updated since then.
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  10. 11
    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    Lena
    LenaCo-founder of TRIBE · Written
    Good for tasks, storing and filtering data.
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    Bonsai Payments v2

    Simple invoicing & ACH payments for freelancers

    Paul Garreth
    Paul GarrethContent Strategist / Writer in NYC · Written
    Bonsai has been amazing for me. Definitely the best product out here.
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  12. 8
    Cushion

    A forecasting app for freelancers, get better insights

    Pretty useful for forecasting work, invoicing, and more.
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  13. 6
    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Can't live without it.
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    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    As a team, we started out with Trello, moved to Airtable, and are now using Notion. In my opinion, it's the best tool for keeping up with tasks as a team and organizing all the information you need when working on a startup.
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  14. 5
    Wave Invoice for iOS

    New invoicing app from accounting company Wave

    All my $$ in one place
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    Kaylynne Hatch
    Kaylynne HatchInternal Marketing Manager, Inflow · Written
    I WAY prefer using Wave over other tools. It's a cleaner, simpler interface and you can do both invoicing and accounting.
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  15. Apptorium made this product
    To work productively
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  16. Leo Bassam
    Leo BassamFounder, CEO at Plutio.com · Written
    Plutio is an all-in-one business management designed specifically for freelancers. It brings everything you need from projects and tasks to invoices and conversations into one centralized place.
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  17. 4
    Wave

    Free financial software for your small business

    Lyondhur Picciarelli
    Lyondhur PicciarelliT&R Project Manager at Weta Digital · Written
    Simplest, most cost-efficient and great way to keep track of both finances and business banking transactions for independent professionals. The secure access to your online banking accounts and mobile apps to collect recipes and manage expenses is a plus you don't have to pay for; and it's actually quite a lot better than most in the game. As a longtime customer, I could not recommend them highly enough.
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  18. 4
    CashNotify for Stripe

    Monitor all your Stripe accounts from your Mac's menu bar

    Julien Ma
    Julien MaMaking things: CashNotify, InviteRobot.. · Written
    Julien Ma made this product
    Stripe notifications, specifically designed for freelancers.
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  19. 3
    The New Freshbooks

    Ridiculously easy to use invoicing and accounting

    It makes billing painless
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  20. 3
    Mixmax

    Instant scheduling, tracking, templates, polls in Gmail

    MixMax has a whole bunch of features built on top of Gmail that helps me schedule meetings, track email opens/replies, create email templates and scheduled email delivery. Since I use email every day, MixMax is part of my daily workflow as well. I use to use a bunch of separate apps or extensions to do some of the things MixMax covers in one clean solution. The best part, they are always improving functionalities and releasing new features all the time! Use my referral link if you want to try out their FREE edition: https://mixmax.com/l/53JPo
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