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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40 recommended
  1. 21

    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.
  2. 17
    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 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.
  3. 19

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

    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    Don't think I have to explain this one, do I? :-)
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    John PinelliCaffeine Cognoscenti, · Written
    Great inner Company tool.
  4. 12

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Thalassa van BeekOnline Marketing | Digital Nomad · Written
    In addition to Trello & Slack, I use this every day.
  5. 9

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    I've found InVision awesome for live demo's of design work
  6. 9

    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).
  7. 9
    Bonsai Payments v2

    Simple invoicing & ACH payments for freelancers

    Paul GarrethContent Strategist / Writer in NYC · Written
    Bonsai has been amazing for me. Definitely the best product out here.
  8. 6

    A forecasting app for freelancers, get better insights

    Pretty useful for forecasting work, invoicing, and more.
  9. 5
    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    LenaCo-founder of TRIBE · Written
    Good for tasks, storing and filtering data.
  10. Apptorium made this product
    To work productively
  11. 4
    Wave Invoice for iOS

    New invoicing app from accounting company Wave

    All my $$ in one place
    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.
  12. Leo BassamFounder, CEO at · 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.
  13. 3
    The New Freshbooks

    Ridiculously easy to use invoicing and accounting

    It makes billing painless
  14. Thomas DavisListium, Cdnjs, JSON Resume · Edited
    Thomas Davis made this product
    Disclaimer: I’m one of the developers We’re building Listium because we find most list apps and project management tools too opinionated on how to design your workflow. Many people resort to a spreadsheet when they want more flexibility, but we think there should be a better option. We have many SMB’s and freelancers use Listium for a variety of jobs, including task and project management, basic time tracking, contact management, etc Here is an example template a freelancer could use -> We are a young Australian company and always love to hear feedback! And here is an example board mode list ->
  15. 3

    A beautiful organizer that integrates into your calendar

    DavidContributing Editor · Written
    A great app that integrates with Google Calendar to manage your time with tasks. A must one if you already use Calendar to track your time.
  16. 2

    Team communication from a team of Ex-Skypers

    I think this is a great way of communicating with clients beyond an email relationship.
  17. John PinelliCaffeine Cognoscenti, · Written
    Graphics and Design are a HUGE part of any Company's outward facing message. 99 Designs provides access to some of the best designers in the world.
  18. 2

    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:
  19. 2

    Free financial software for your small business

    LyondhurT&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.
  20. Daria KornilovaPR coordinator, sharingXchange · Written
    They have treehouses, boats, tipis, and places with the best views, I really like the search part of that business + if I had a property I would definitely just give it to them and become a nomad for the rent money :)