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Best time-saving apps for freelancers


As a freelancer, your time is the most valuable asset you have, so when you do invest the time and (sometimes) money into downloading a promising new app, you need to make sure it measures up. Being more productive with your time is something we talk a lot about in the list below


Toggl is an indispensable tool for tracking time worked for one client or ends one hundred of them (and there are no limits to how many clients you can toggle). You can track your time worked with a single click, track time offline, send pie charts to clients breaking down productivity and billable time, and sync up with lots of other great time management apps (more on that in a second), and the basic free version should be more than adequate for your needs.


Timely is a scheduling and time-tracking tool. It lets you plan your weeks in advance, plus track time (and hourly rates) for your current projects. I always turn to Timely for ongoing projects that require time-tracking, in part because it gives me a better sense of where I spent my time in previous weeks.


One of the most reliable time-tracking tools we’ve found is Harvest. The easy-to-use UI lets you send invoices to clients right from the app. But one of its biggest advantages is its integrations with popular apps like Asana, Trello, Basecamp, QuickBooks, and more. Of course, with Webflow you can bill your clients automatically with Client Billing, lessening the need for another tool like this.


Where other time-tracking tools can feel too focused, Freelancy strives to be the all-in-one tool for freelancers, with time-tracking, project management, and invoicing all in one app.