So, go ahead. Take that trip you’ve been planning. Stay away from home that extra day. Your freelance business doesn’t have to suffer when you are gone.
In this post, I’ll share 18 great tools for mobile freelancers that also happen to be free. I’ll also provide links to two more lists with even more mobile apps.
18 Free Apps You Can Use When You Travel
Here are 18 handy freelancing tools that you can download to your mobile device. Each tool had a free version, or at least a free trial available, when I did this research. Although many also offer a paid premium version. Many of these apps also have a desktop version that you can use when you’re not traveling.
In alphabetical order, here’s the list:
- Dictionary. Communication is a vital tool. With this app, you have a dictionary at your fingertips no matter where you happen to be. Avoid making those embarrassing word usage errors. This app is for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
- EasySign. You’re meeting with a client remotely. Together, you’ve drafted a project agreement on your mobile device and would like to sign off on it, but there’s no printer around. Use this too to formalize the agreement. This app is for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
- Expensify. As a freelancer, you don’t have to turn in an expense report to your boss, but you do have to track business expenses. Use this tool to keep a record of which expenses are business related. This app is for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices.
- FedEx(r) Mobile. You’re wondering if that important package you sent through FedEx(r) ever arrived. Wonder no more. Use this app on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices to find out where your package is.
- Free Conference Call You can set up a free conference call from nearly anywhere. This is very handy for setting up client conferences while you travel. This app is for the iPhone.
- Google Calendar (and other Google tools). Keep up with your Google.com calendar appointments using this mobile app for Androids.
- LunchMeet. This is brilliant app that uses the power of LinkedIn to let you network with nearby connections no matter where you are. It would be great to use when you attend a conference. This app is for the iPhone.
- Paper. An elegant and award-winning app for the iPad, Paper lets you draw, sketch, or otherwise use your iPad like a paper tablet. You can draw, write, color, outline, or sketch.
- PayPal. We freelancers rely on PayPal for client transactions. Now you can manage or monitor your PayPal account remotely. This app is for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.
- Pocket. Did you ever find a long article or post online that you’d really like to read–if you had the time? Well, this app lets you save what you find online so that you can read them when you have more time. This app is for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
- Producteev. This time tracking and project management tool is ideal for organizing projects or collaborating with others. This app is for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
- Remember The Milk. A popular to-do list tool helps you stay on top of what’s most important. This app is for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices.
- reQuall. Set alarms for those time-sensitive tasks you really need to get done, and your mobile device lets you know when and where to do them. This app is for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.
- Simplenote. This simple and clean tool lets you take and organize notes from any location. This app is for iPhones and iPads.
- Toodledo. This is a task manager that lets you organize and share your tasks. This app is for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry devices.
- TripDeck. This free app for the iPhone lets you live the mobile freelancing lifestyle by helping you to stay on top of your travel arrangements.
- Wi-Fi Finder. As a traveling freelancer, it’s important to be able to connect. This lets you find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots. This app is for iPhone or Android devices.
- Wunderlist. A handy task management tool for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. A sister product, Wunderkit, was designed for bands.
Even More Mobile Apps for Freelancers
We’ve listed 18 great free mobile apps for freelancers, but the following posts have even more mobile apps that you might find useful:
That makes a total of over 63 mobile apps for you to try.
Have you tried any of these apps? What’s your favorite mobile app for freelancing?
Leave your answers in the comments.