Open Thread: What Software Tool Could You Not Do Without?

Most freelancers rely on their software tools to get things done. I’m sure you’re no exception.

Whether it’s a tool that’s general to business usage (such as an accounting package) or something specific to your field (such as a graphic design package), I’m sure there’s one software tool that you absolutely couldn’t run your business without.

For me, I think that tool would probably be the Microsoft Office suite. Yes, I know there are alternatives (and I’ve tried a few of them), but it still seems that most clients want their files compatible with MS Office.

Our question for you is this:

What Software Package Is Absolutely Necessary for Your Freelancing Business?

Share your answers in the comments and we can all learn from each other’s answers. Who knows? You may discover a software tool that you’d never considered before.

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