A forecasting app for freelancers, get better insights

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#2 Product of the DayJuly 15, 2015
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Rob Record
  • Rob Record
    Rob RecordFreelance Web Designer

    Flexible, freelancer focussed, full featured


    Doesn’t work on smaller devices, doesn’t sync with new FreshBooks

    I love this but I wish it worked on my phone too.

    Rob Record has used this product for one year.
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Jonnie Hallman
Jonnie HallmanMaker@destroytoday · Founder, Destroy Today / Cushion
Hi. I'm a freelance designer/dev and have always had trouble planning and managing the year. I constantly take on too much work and never think to take a break. I built Cushion to bring a calm to this roller coaster ride of freelancing by providing better insight into the work I take on and the clients I work with. After 10 months in a paid beta, Cushion is finally ready for the rest of the freelance world to try out.
Matt Ellsworth
Matt EllsworthPro@mattellsworth · Now =>, Ex-500 Startups
@destroytoday Awesome app and very thoughtfully designed. I'm not freelancing anymore but would highly recommend to others if they are.
Abi Tyas Tunggal
Abi Tyas TunggalHiring@abityastunggal · Special Projects, Spaceship
@destroytoday This is beautiful, excellent timing as someone who is looking to get into freelancing.
Bryan@brybell · Digital Content Manager
First off, this makes me wish I was still doing freelance. Secondly, I love your blog and break down of expenses and everything throughout development.
Padraig McKee
Padraig McKee@paddy_mckee · Product Designer
Just tried Cushion and it activates/motivates me to chase new projects, add them in the app and earn dem $$$! Great, great work. Also loving the documented process in the Journal. I'd love to track my monthly expenses (like on the Expense page) and view them aside my income. That would give the complete overview of everything. Is this something you've considered adding later? What are your future plans?
Jonnie Hallman
Jonnie HallmanMaker@destroytoday · Founder, Destroy Today / Cushion
@paddy_mckee Same! I've found that I want to fill up my income graph quicker and fill in open spots in my schedule timeline. Expenses are definitely on the shortlist of new features to add. At first, I was hesitant, but now after trying a dozen other services to track expenses, I desperately need them in Cushion.
Padraig McKee
Padraig McKee@paddy_mckee · Product Designer
@destroytoday @paddy_mckee Awesome. Looking forward to it.
Daniel Schildt
Daniel Schildt@autiomaa · Interaction designer
Interesting overview of the cost of building the service (excluding the spent time etc.). Haven't seen that many services open up their cost structure. Did you integrate with external services to get data for the visualization? Could similar visualization used with Harvest expenses data? It would allow quick overview of related costs in projects.
Jonnie Hallman
Jonnie HallmanMaker@destroytoday · Founder, Destroy Today / Cushion
@autiomaa The expenses page is all manual at the moment. I store the monthly costs in a spreadsheet and convert it to JSON for the website to render. I'd love to automate this process and an expenses feature within Cushion seems like it could do the job. Here's the spreadsheet in case you were curious:
Pete Heslop
Pete Heslop@pwheslop · Co-Founder
I was involved briefly on the Beta for this. It's a crazy beautiful webapp with a lot of potential. Congrats on the launch!
Jonnie Hallman
Jonnie HallmanMaker@destroytoday · Founder, Destroy Today / Cushion
@pwheslop Thanks, Pete!