If you are a freelancer how valuable is your time? You are the jack of all trades in the freelancing business. You act as owner, marketer, and bookeeper to make a living. You must also be a continuous learner in order to keep up with trends and changes in your niche.
Freelancers spend much of their time seeking jobs, contracts, and new projects. They have to balance seeking new work while making sure existing work is completed on time. Many times freelancers need whatever help they can get to help their productivity. These ten mobile apps may be just the thing for the busy freelancer.
Apple products have gained a following of rabid fans who cannot wait for the next product to be released. This app has the same type of fan base. Evernote is software in the area of note taking and archiving work. A note can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage a photograph, or a handwritten note. Notes can also have attachments and be sorted into folders then edited.
The recently released Microsoft Office Mobile app allows you can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents anywhere. You make quick edits or add comments to a document and work on formatting and content. If Office is integral in your freelance work this app may be what you need on the go.
Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on different computers. The app then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder with the same contents regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications. It is free service that makes documents, photos and videos available and sharable.
Working as part of a team requires effective communication. This web and mobile application can bring team member together without email. Asana puts communication and tasks together, with the hope that teams can get more done with less effort. A shared task list is developed for members of the team. This app provides a great way to communicate, organize, and track work by you and members of the team.
Research has shown that multi-tasking actually creates more errors in the work that you do. But as a freelancer you may have multiple projects all at once work. Concentrating on one project at a time can help productivity. With this timer app you can set it for say a half hour for clear focused work on a project. After the time is up take a break and evaluate your progress.
IFTTT is a service that lets you create connections with one statement. IFTTT stands for for If This Then That. The app lets users connect different web applications like Facebook and Evernote together through simple statements called Recipes.
If you’re a freelancer with your own blog or site, you need to balance the work you do for others with your own site. With this appYou can manage your WordPress blog or site from your device. You can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, view stats, and add images or videos with ease. This can be done with a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site.
Invoice2go allows you to create and send invoices from your phone, tablet or home computer. Everything entered is backed up to the cloud and is synced to devices you are working with. You don’t even need to worry about copying an invoice to another device again, Invoice2go is fully integrated with different devices and systems.
Paypal is well known in payment processing. Run your business on the go. Take checks, track cash sales, send invoices, and plug in our mobile card reader to swipe cards for a low 2.7% fee. It is compatible with IOS, Android and Windows devices Paypal is great for starting out in freelancing as it is well known. As you advance in your career check out other options.
Freelancers need a break from their work and this app may be just the thing. Lift is described as having a coach in your phone giving you daily motivation, coaching, and prompting. It helps you set and reach goals. It can be used as part of your work as well as aspects of your lifestyle like exercise.