80+ tools for freelancers

Technology is there to help freelancers to run their freelance work efficiently and effectively. We asked freelancers from our community about which tools they use and sharing. We collected responses, summarised and delighted to share the list below with you.

During the #freelancebusinessmonth we also had a session with Zakia Ringgold where we discussed the technology that can assist freelancers. We have added some details below for your information. Save this page in your bookmarks, as you may need it later.

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Tools and technology to manage your freelance accounting

  1. Xolo - easy invoicing and invoice payments tracker (international)
  2. Yuki - accounting solution for freelancers in Belgium
  3. Exact - accounting solution for SMEs in the Nederlands
  4. Quaderno - if you are growing business and require more sophisticated solution to run your finances
  5. Winbooks - accounting solution for freelancers in Belgium
  6. Fiscozen - accounting solution for freelancers in Italy

Tools for freelancers collaboration, planning and tasks management

  1. Slack for collaboration and network (Join Freelance Business Slack )
  2. Dropbox for saving documents
  3. Acuity for scheduling
  4. Calendly for scheduling
  5. Notion for grouping information together and also for sharing and working together on certain files, it also has more options in case Evernote is too limited
  6. Clickup for storing tasks, docs, chat, goals, and more.
  7. Lastpass for keeping and share passwords
  8. Oncehub for appointments scheduling,
  9. TurboScan app for documents and receipts scanning (find it on Google play or Apple store)
  10. Zapier for connecting tools to each other, so you can automate processes
  11. Typerform for forms
  12. Evernote for storing all kinds of information
  13. Feedly - to keep your newsletters and research information organised
  14. Todoist
Freelance marketing, sales, funnel management, social media and marketing automation
    1. Hootsuite for social media management
    2. Falcon.io social media management
    3. Later for social media content scheduling
    4. Planoly for social media content scheduling
    5. Recurpost for social media planning
    6. Hootsuite for social media planning
    7. Mailchimp for marketing automation
    8. ActivCampaign for marketing automation
    9. ConvertKit for sending newsletters
    10. Kajabi for marketing automation, for e-commerce
    11. LaPosta for marketing automation
    12. Funnelytics for tracking and funnel optimising
    13. Clickfunnels for funnels building
    14. TeamLeader for CRM
    15. LinkedIn for your connections and finding clients
    16. Seo Tester for your SEO performance
    17. SEO Ubersuggest by Neil Patel
    18. Ingramer - Instagram hashtag generator
    19. Clicktotweet - to populate preset tweets
    20. Hotjar - web analytics tools that also help you analyse traffic data
        For creative work
        1. Canva for graphical design
        2. Miro for visual collaboration
        3. Wix for website and blog
        4. Wordpress for website and blog
        5. Adobe suite for graphics and photography
        6. Audio Hijack for recording audio
        7. Da Vinci Resolve for video editing
        8. Dreamstime for images
        9. Django - an all-in-one, modern WordPress platform for entrepreneurs, freelancers and hobbyists with additional web services to make your freelance business run smoother
        10. Mindmaster for brainstorming
        11. Grammarly - AI powered grammar checker (english)
        12. Elementor - WordPress website builder

        For freelance insurance
        1. Unum
        2. Dinghy (UK)
        3. Arag (Group operates in 19 countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia.)
        4. Vanbreda (Belgium, the Netherlands)
        5. Safetywing - travel/nomand insurance
        To follow online courses or to create your own trainings
        1. Teachable for online courses, client portals, recordings
        2. Zoom for online meetings
        3. Thinkific for producing courses
        4. Skillshare
        5. Coursera
        6. LinkedIn Learning
        7. Loom - to record your screen
        For freelance project management
        For freelance time tracking
        For freelance zen
        1. Calm
        2. Mediation Moments
        3. Headspace
        4. Sleepiest (was also rated as the most creative website by Tilda.cc)
        5. Youper
        6. Balance
        7. Let's meditate

        You should also check these freelance resources
        Our favorite podcasts and channels on business and freelancing, suggested by our community
        Short but helpful guides for freelancers to deal with freelance agreements
        Resources that can help you to resolve legal matter without spending too much money on it.
        List of insurances every freelancer need to have to be protected.

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