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Six great and free Apps
Freelancers have to juggle a lot of tasks at once. Time
management, marketing, communicating with clients and
keeping track of finances are all key to a successful freelancing
career. Managing all that can be quite tricky, especially since you
need to have leftover time to actually do your work as well.
Fortunately enough, there are some great smartphone and
tablet apps out there, which will help you be more organized
and efficiently handle everything your business life throws at
you. This article introduces a list of six helpful apps available
across most platforms to get you started.
There are lots of great apps that help you keep track of the time
you spend on certain tasks and make sure you dont slack off.
HoursTracker, for one, is great for freelancers since it not only
tracks the time you spend on a particular project, but calculates
the pricing for you as well. You can set up an hourly rate and
multiple projects, allowing you to easily switch between what
youre working on at will. The Lite version of HoursTracker is
free, while the full one comes at a price of $2.99.
Toggl is another great time tracking app, which has the option of
team work included in it as well. That being said, it is a very solid
app for a one-man team. It can churn out insightful reports,
which give you an overview of how you spent your time on a
project, helping you analyze your workflow. The basic version of
Toggle comes for free while the Pro plan costs $5 a month.
Managing your expenses can be time-consuming and extremely
hard to do at times, but there are apps that make it much, much
easier. Mint, for example, is an awesome app that helps you
keep your budget just where you want it. You can create a
personal budget, designed for your lifestyle and financial
situation. Mint will even alert users in case their spending habits
exceed their budget. It is free as well, but is unfortunately
supported only in the US and Canada as of now. However,
freelancers outside these regions have nothing to fear there
are lots of options for them as well.
CurdBee is another amazing app that has tons of features. With
it, you can not only track your spending, but send out estimates
and invoices and get paid online as well. All of these features are
already available in the free version of CurdBee. You can also
pay $5 or $20 monthly to get a more complete accounting
Having an easy and fast way to share your files is essential when
working as a freelancer. Whether youre working on a big
project and have to share an important piece of information
with your team, want to access it from anywhere or you just ran
out of space on your computer, having an online platform where
you can easily store your files fis a great thing indeed. Thats
probably why surveys have shown that Dropbox, one of the best
file-sharing apps out there, is the one most popular among
freelancers as well. Storage space starts at 2GB with more
available as you invite friends, connect Twitter or Facebok
accounts, or participate in special events.
If you dont want to use Dropbox for whatever reason,
SpiderOak is a decent alternative. It promises a high level of
security and the ability to restore deleted files to sweeten the
Six great and free Apps
Those are just six basic apps any freelancer can use to better
manage his business. There are tons of others on the market,
many of them free of charge. So feel free to explore and find the
apps that will help you organize and improve your work while
sparing you lots of time and trouble.
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