April's best apps for freelancers and start-ups

Apr 13, 2022

 

As a freelancer or start-up, there's a great deal of organisation that needs to be done to keep things on track. In most cases a one-man-band or with just a handful of employees, there aren’t the resources or job roles in place to keep things in order and moving in the right direction. More often than not, it falls on the shoulders of the owner to ensure that tasks are being completed and reports are showing progress. We’ve compiled a list of the top 11 apps  to help productivity and efficiency in your workplace:

 

 

 

 

monday.com is a Work Operating System (Work OS). It helps teams of people confidently run projects and workflows. The functionality of the software allows its users to create their own workflows that can shift to their everchanging needs and encourages collaborative, productive and efficient working by team members. Monday.com has sophisticated abilities allowing automation, being intuitive and easy communication functions.

 

 

 

 

GSuite offers business two of the most important things needed in the 21st century. Email accounts for all working for the business and office software from documents, slideshows, spreadsheets and more. Gsuite allows easy integration across platforms as well as space to store information that all employees and clients can easily access. 

 

 

 

 

Both B2C and B2B businesses will want to speak directly with their consumers to discuss upcoming opportunities, give valuable information, increase sales and build loyalty with their subscriber list. Mailchimp is a simple subscriber management tool that allows creative control and automation for sending emails. It also provides insight into progress and helps with retention. 

 

 

 

 

Trello is a list-making application that can be used for free and has multiple team members working together. It allows easy visibility for current projects along with more in-depth capabilities like automation, communication and file saving. 

 

 

 

 

Later is a social-media scheduler with multiple functions beyond other scheduling software of its kind. The all-in-one software allows scheduling across the top social media platforms with abilities to plan, analyse and publish content directly from the platform. Working in advance helps many businesses streamline their outreach and marketing efforts. 

 

 

 

 

Canva is a graphic design software that is easy to use, even by those without previous training in visual design. With a variety of templates for documents, presentations, social media content and much more, Canva helps create a professional image to present to anyone the business may wish to reach out to. It helps maintain consistency across multiple visual needs. 

 

 

 

 

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. This allows owners to access their files wherever they are, send documents to be shared with others, manage their files and integrate with other clients or organisations using Dropbox.

 

 

 

 

Semrush is a SaaS platform. It allows companies to do relevant keyword research and check their online ranking data. These metrics include search volume, cost per click, etc. The platform work by gathering information about online keywords from Google and Bing searches. This can help inform content, value and direction for online aspects of the business. 

 

 

 

 

Paypal is one of the most popular online payment systems that the majority of countries use to support online transactions. Its global capability ensures that no matter where a client or customer is in the world these financial transactions can be made. Their customer support is greatly trusted and they have upheld a long history of reputation. PayPal is an electronic alternative to paper transactions and holds digital records. 

 

 

 

 

Grammarly is a digital writing assistant. More sophisticated than a traditional spell checker, Grammarly looks for sentence structure, paragraph and spelling mistakes and where to make improvements. Offering suggestions at the click of a button helps businesses uphold a professional writing style throughout different formats. Grammarly works across various platforms and pops up whenever you’re writing. It uses AI to identify and search for replacements for spelling, punctuation, clarity, grammar, engagement and for improving delivery. 

 

 

 

 

WeTransfer is a file transfer service that is internet-based. For files that are too large for email attachments or files where the full resolution must be retained without compression, WeTransfer sends files in their original format. The simplest way to share files with no size limit. 

 

Until a start-up moves to scaling, it’s likely that larger resources aren't available to help in their organisation and for freelancers, they will forever be looking for applications that help them juggle multiple clients and projects. We hope there are some apps here that will help you and your business grow!

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