Are you just getting into freelancing? Or are you perhaps already working for yourself but would like to increase your productivity or have a better work-life balance?
Weâ€™ve been freelancing or working remotely for quite a few years now and these tools have truly saved us lots of time and energy. Check them out!
Top 10 Apps Every Freelancer Should Use
Native Teams – Your Employment And Payments Platform
First and foremost, if youâ€™re working remotely but are not using Native Teams yetâ€¦ What are you waiting for?
Native Teams offers employment solutions for freelancers, remote workers and employers. Furthermore, remote workers and their employers can opt for several work payment options and freelancers can use Native Teamsâ€™ own invoicing system. Plus, if youâ€™re looking for another job or just a remote side hustle, make sure to check out the job board with current job openings.
Learn more about Native Teams here.
TimeCamp – Time Tracker
TimeCamp is a 100% free time tracker for unlimited users. It allows you to manage your work and projects from one place and collect all needed information about (and for) your clients.
Register for TimeCamp for free here.
Google Drive – All Your Content In One Place, Synced
We honestly couldnâ€™t even imagine one working day to pass without using Google Drive. It allows us to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across multiple devices and you can share as well as work on files simultaneously with other people.
Click here to start using Google Drive.
Grammarly – Free Online Writing Assistant
Grammarly is a tool everyone should use! It allows you to write mistake-free across multiple apps (like Gmail, Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others). A true lifesaver when you want your work to have zero grammar mistakes.
Sign up for Grammarly for free through this link.
Asana – Keep On Top Of Your Tasks
If youâ€™re working with different people on a project, then you should give Asana a try! This tool was designed to keep track of all the projects, sprints and tasks you have been working on. It helps you and your team stay connected and keep on top of the work progress.
Get started with Asana here.
Slack – Easily Communicate With Your Team
Slack is an app that brings people together – itâ€™s a place where teams can easily share ideas, communicate and collaborate together. It enables integrations with your favourite tools and it generally makes managing remote teams a lot easier.
Learn more about Slack through this link.
Canva – A Graphic Design Platform
Canva is a graphic design platform where you can easily create social media graphics, presentations, posters, CVs, documents and other visual content. Itâ€™s easy to use, all your creations will be saved in a cloud so theyâ€™re always available.
Click here to start using Canva.
Evernote – Note Taking App
Unless youâ€™re a big fan of paper notebooks, there is a big chance you started taking notes in a digital formâ€“ whether on your phone, tablet or laptop. Evernote is a great tool that allows you to create notes which can be text, drawings, photographs, audio or saved web content. It syncs your notes to all your devices so you can access them whenever you need them.
Sign up for Evernote for free here.
Zoom – Video Conferencing Made Easy
You either love it or you hate it, but letâ€™s face it, we live in a Zoom era. When freelancing, you have to communicate with your clients or collaborators in some way, and Zoom is usually the easiest option to have video calls with more participants and share presentations. Zoom has a free option that allows up to 100 participants but has a 40-minute restriction.
Sign up for Zoom here.
Mindly – Planet Based Mind Mapping App
Mindly offers a new groundbreaking system to keep you organized and focused. An easy way to capture all of your ideas, create summaries and plan projects. The apps lets you use the power of associations to keep your inner universe organized.
Learn more about Mindly here.
Do you already use some of these tools? Or do you perhaps use (and love) some other that we didnâ€™t mention in this post? Make sure to let us know about them in the comments below.
Author: Barbara Borko
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