Stefan TheofilosProduct Designer, Entrepreneur

What are must-haves for design freelancers?

I'm looking for apps/services that are considered essentials for freelance designers.
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    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Love the concept behind all the services at AND CO. Basically keep track of your time spent on each project, take pictures of receipts, invoice your clients and have them pay online + more. The design is slick, and you don't need to do the books yourself!
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    The ideal OS for freelancers. Keeps the focus on the freelancer, not the company.
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    Sketch

    Vector only UI design

    William SternlichtDangerously Curious. Stanford '17. · Written
    Sketch has largely become the standard for iOS wire frames. There are tons of libraries and collections you can download allowing you to throw together some great looking wireframes within a few hours. It also integrates with Zepplin (zeplin.io) which makes transitioning from wireframes to code much easier for both designers and devs.
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    Dribbble

    Show and tell for designers (web interface inspiration)

    Björn Antonissen4Designer & Developer · Written
    With Dribbble Pro you can set your status to "available for hire".
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    Ciocanel RazvanCo-Founder of EpicCoders · Written
    We love dribbble! :D It feels like this is the website that sets the design standard for the web.
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  4. If you're a freelance designer and end up working with front end devs on the implementation, Zeplin is a must have.
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    Behance

    Online platform to showcase & discover creative work

    Behance is a great platform to discover new design projets and get feedback.
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    Cushion

    A forecasting app for freelancers, get better insights

    Anton Stenantonsten.com · Written
    Keeps track of your hours and you can send invoices (= get paid which is kinda essential)
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    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Sijvert CommandeurFounder of #JoinMungo👌 · Written
    Figma is an🔥 interface design tool right on the web wich makes it possible to collaborate easily with 👪 people on the same design like google docs. It has a desktop app 💻 for both windows and Mac. It's quite like Sketch, not less. It's a great way to design brilliant web designs ⭐, gaining feedback and presenting your sketches. Hope u like it 👌
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  8. David BaruchelFounder, CaptainParrot & Start The F* Up · Written
    Invision allows you to turn your mockups into a usable (fake) app. But the best thing is that it is very simple and intuitive for clients to leave comments on different parts of the product. Really helps the test & comment workflow. They often release carefully designed new features.
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    Sketch + InVision

    Design prototyping, collaboration & workflow for Sketch

    With Invision free Craft plugin for Sketch, you can easily share your work with your client, and get feedback from her !
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    Autodesk Pixlr

    All-in-one photo editor, 600+ effects, collage options

    Graham Campbell4🚀 new ventures, faster · Written
    Free basic photoshop functionality. You just have to put up with ads in the sidebar.
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    Katya SklyarovaMarketing Manager · Written
    It's an essential tool for freelancers to keep tracking of working activity.
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