Freelancers need to be able to access emails and online information every second of the day to keep their business running smoothly, so it’s pretty likely that most of you freelancers have a smart phone. And how many apps do you have? Tonnes probably, but avoid clogging up your memory and download the ones you need.
Here are our favourite tried and tested apps for the freelancer.
A vital app for anyone who wants to keep their projects simple to access and easy to add to. It’s effectively the online version of post it notes on the fridge. You can cover all manner of topics on
Trello, and create a board for anything – from wedding planning to life goals.
For the freelancer, it’s perfect to use when you need to keep track of projects. Our favourite feature is the handy colour co-ordinated labels you can use for each card. Keep track of how far along a project you are by creating a ‘done’, ‘to do’ and ‘doing’ labels.
Keeping up with your social media accounts when you’ve got projects to be doing can be a bit of a chore. With Hootsuite you’re able to schedule multiple tweets for your account for the future, so you’ll always be able to have a social media presence even when you’re away from your computer!
It’s easy to check up on on your smartphone, and notifications can let you know when someone’s interacting with your profile so you can respond immediately. You can also use Hootsuite equivalents to keep up with your social media accounts (Hootsuite is just our favourite!).
Evernote can seem complicated and if you only use it for one task you’re really not going to benefit from it that much. You’ll soon find apps that do that one task much quicker and more efficiently.
Instead, the right way to use Evernote is to fill it. With absolutely everything you can think of. If you’re meeting up for coffee with a client, use the Evernote app to record the meeting. That way you
can refer to it later and type up the notes. Once you’ve created these notes you can easily sift through them with the search option.
Saving files onto one computer can be risky if you need to move around a lot. Maybe you simply want to get out of the house for a while but horror – you can’t plug your USB into your tablet! Dropbox is the simple solution to make your files as transportable as your tablet. You can access them anytime, anywhere.
You can also add other members to view and modify your files, which makes seeing the progress of your project really simple for clients. This is the ultimate tool for every freelancer!
What apps do you use for freelancing? We’d love to hear about the best, and the worst! Leave your comments in the section below.