10 Time-Saving Apps for Freelancers to remain Focused and Productive

For freelancers, the notion time is money makes perfect sense. As they are the people who really can’t afford procrastination and sitting idle. Because if they aren’t able to get their work done, they won’t be getting paid. Therefore, it’s really important that being an independent business person, you should remain really focused and be 100% productive throughout the day so that you can deliver quality work and then have still time to enjoy your life.

As they are the people who really can’t afford procrastination and sitting idle. Because if they aren’t able to get their work done, they won’t be getting paid. Therefore, it’s really important that being an independent business person, you should remain really focused and be 100% productive throughout the day so that you can deliver quality work and then have still time to enjoy your life.

Therefore, it’s really important that being independent business persons, freelancers should remain really focused and be 100% productive throughout the day so that they can deliver quality work and then have still time to enjoy their own lives. 

For all the successful freelancer having a work-life balance is really important.

That’s why In this post, I am going to mention 10 top time-saving apps that can really help you achieve your day to day goals and in keeping idle time as minimum as possible.
Boomerang – This Gmail plugin is very useful for those freelancers for whom sending a lot of emails is a regular part of their routine. It also helps in sending timely replies too. Just in case, if you want to send an email later, it will allow you to do so. So all you have to do is to draft an email and then set the time when you want it to send. Boomerang will automatically send it on the right time. It is a valuable tool for those freelancers who live in a different timezone. In order to reach their clients on time, say early in the morning of that client’s time zone, they can save the message and then set a time in which her client is living in and it will be automatically sent.

Pocket – By installing this extension, you will no longer need to bookmark anything online. It’s a free tool which helps you in bookmarking any interesting post that you want to read and come back to in future. After installing it, you can bookmark anything that catches your attention but you don’t time to read or watch it at the moment. Its mobile version is quite handy too, as the things you bookmarked can be read when you are no longer connected to the Internet. If you want to make use of your leisure time and to read things that had caught your attention when you were busy, Pocket is the best option for you.

FastCustomer – This is the best app when it comes to calling to customer agents. You know it’s time-consuming thing to be on hold whenever you have to talk with a company’s representative. But now you don’t have to as FastCustomer has provided an awesome solution to it. All you have to do is to install this app, find the company you have to talk to, and then go back to whatever you were doing. FastCustomer will call them and whenever a real human will be available to talk, he will call you back. Did I tell you it’s completely free to use?

Toggl – If you are not that great in managing your time, and you really don’t know how much each task is taking your time, Toggl is the app you need. After installing it, all you have to do is to record the time when you start working. Stop it when you are done. Hence, it will tell you exact time duration which spent on working on your project. Not only this, but you can also create charts by the available data for a day, a week, or for a month. With such report you will know which activity or project is taking most of your time, how much productive you remain in that period and to know what can you do to become more productive in future.

Citymapper – This is an amazing free tool for people who want to reach at a specific location on time and without wondering where it is located. If you want to get rid of traveling related stress, this app is for you. After installing it you will no longer different apps, like Google Maps, bus app, and train app. It’s one platform for figuring out all these ways of moving from one place to another. It has just one limitation: It’s only available for places like New York, Madrid, and Berlin.

Priorities – It’s a premium app that will cost you $2.99 a month. Most of the freelancers and businessmen are using this app for managing their tasks. The reason it is so popular is by having this tool, you will be able to add alerts, deadlines, and save them to remind you when the certain task is due for your attention. Get yourself organized and become productive by subscribing to this wonderful productivity app.

Bunker App – This app is very helpful for all types of freelancers. As it helps them manage their business well. Along with keeping you on track as a freelancer, it also helps in tracking down the time you spent on each project. It can also track your payments and can deal with taxes. You can also use it for your team working remotely with you. The privilege to set a milestone is also a built in feature of Bunker App. Not only this, but you also can export reports generated from it to pdf format. However, this app is a bit costly for a beginner freelancer as to get it working, you need to pay $29 per month.

Timely – As the name of this app sounds, it is about managing your time and delivering your work without delays. It has proven itself quite useful for both type of freelancers, i.e. Hourly rate freelancers and fixed rate freelancers. For hourly paid freelancer, it provides the feature of changing your hourly rate whenever you want to. With this app, a freelancer can easily create a new project and can assign them to different clients as well by having a visual representation of their working calendar. All you need to get that much effective is a cost of #14 per month.

Wunderlist – This app is great for freelancers who want to manage their daily task in a listed format. They can set their goals in a list format, get reminders in the same way, and organize their day step by step. Not only this, but freelancers can also share their working with other clients or friends as well.

Expensify – Thankfully this awesome app is for free: It can be used for recording your day to day expenses with accuracy and by investing few minutes a day. Hence, you won’t have to worry about your tax related issues as this app captures your receipts, tracks your time, and mileages you have traveled in an efficient way. It also provides provision of synchronizing your credit cards to track your purchasing activities immediately. This helps a lot in preparing freelancers’ expense reports.

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Author: Waqar Ahmed

Waqar Ahmed is a professional freelancer since last five years, primarily working at Upwork. He writes about motivation, technology, personal growth, and about everything that he learns time to time. When he's free, he reads books, watches documentaries on YouTube or learning something new at Udemy!

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