Freelancing Tools You'll Need to Survive the Most Demanding Days

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As a freelancer, there are days when you’re way too swamped with a ton of tasks to do. To survive the most demanding days, set your priorities straight and manage your time and resources wisely.

Fortunately, there are tools to help you get through every challenge you face as a freelancer. See which of these 10 tools are right for you.

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When you want to polish your customized bid proposals or you’re swamped with writing tasks

ProWritingAid

  • Essential editing tool for people who write web content, academic papers, business documents, creative stories, or any written piece
  • Check style, grammar, readability, diction, echoes, and more
  • Get tips as you edit your work
  • Transform your written content from sloppy to superior

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When your tasks for the day seem like a haystack

TeuxDeux

  • A "visually compelling, highly usable" to-do app
  • If you don’t like complicated task management apps, this to-do list is perfect for you

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When you want to break free from distractions

Freedom

  • Internet, social media, and app blocker
  • Block distractions and focus only on what you need to do
  • Stay productive especially on days when deadlines are tight

When you’re always wondering where your time went

RescueTime

  • Productivity app that shows you how much time you spend on your activities
  • Find out which important tasks to give more time to
  • Track your inefficiencies in a day

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When you have A LOT of things to complete but you still need those breaks

Focus Booster

  • Productivity app that uses the Pomodoro technique
  • Automatically records your work sessions in timesheets so you’ll know where you put in your time
  • Allows you to generate invoice and reports to show your clients

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When you don’t have time to worry about unbilled hours

Freelancer Desktop App

  • Track your time
  • Generate invoices for every tracked hour
  • Collaborate with your employer via in-app messaging
  • Send and receive files

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When you’re working with other freelancers and you need to track your team’s workflow

Airtable

  • This "spreadsheet meets database" app lets you organize any content you add
  • Configure your tasks in different views: grid, calendar, gallery, Kanban
  • Great collaboration tool for teams of any size

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Droptask

  • Visual task management app
  • Best choice for teams who like a fun and engaging app to see their workflow
  • Upload files, set reminders, send messages

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When you want to visualize your projects, financial goals, and even your vacation for the entire year

Cushion

  • Built by freelancers who understand pain points of freelancers
  • Track the projects you have for the entire year so you can plan when to get more clients and when to plan your next vacation
  • See the days or weeks when you’re overbooked
  • Set your monthly financial goals
  • Send and track your invoices

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When you’re having a really crazy day

Headspace

  • Train your mind to “a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life”
  • Exactly what you need when stress and environmental factors are overwhelming
  • Meditation at its cutest (download the app to know what we mean)

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These tools are created to ease your freelancing woes and to remind you that help is always available for those who are determined to get amazing things done every single day.

 

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Publié 28 mars, 2017

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Junior Product Marketing Manager at Freelancer. Outside of work, I'm into wedding coordination, entrepreneurship, beach trips, badminton, reading novels, and binge-watching TV series on Netflix.

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