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5+ Productivity Tools to Improve Success

Independent professionals such as freelancers and consultants are often on-the-go and trying to complete infinite tasks with little to no assistance. Not only that, but they also have to fend for themselves when it comes to working expenditures and making sure they’re being productive. 

But, let’s not get catastrophic. With the help of the right tools, a lot of the weight can be lifted off their shoulders. Here are some of them:


When you’re an independent worker, you’re basically your own boss. Yes, this comes with some perks but also with a lot of challenges. To keep organized, you could check out Google Apps, which helps you to collaborate easily with others and keep all your files organized. Another option is to use a service like MindMeister which allows you to create a visual flow of your to-do lists or tasks. 

Time Management 

Time plays in our favor when we plan ahead. Use a service like Toggl or Desktime to keep track of the time you’re spending on a project. That will help you to have more accurate information about how long a task can take you and can also be used to show your clients where your time went. 


Keeping track of all the legal and tax documents that come from being a freelancer or consultant is never fun. The app Mint promises to help you take control of your spending, organize your bills and even help your credit score. While if you need a little more, Momenteo can help you take care of invoicing. However, if you want to have a more thorough way to manage your books, invoicing and billing and even reporting, Zipbooks could be a solution. 

There are some interesting tools out there to help with daily operations and organizations. We do recommend making your own research and trying out various services to find the apps that could work for you.