Software Alternatives & Reviews

5 Essential Tools for Every Freelancer

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, mainly used for professional networking.

    LinkedIn spamming emails? about about 10 hours ago

    But I've just received an email from LinkedIn saying someone wants to connect.. At my work email? I don't have an account associated with my work email! It's a legit email, from, signed by, everything.
  2. A calendar that finds time for your daily goals

  3. Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time with Calendly. It's 100% free, super easy to use and you'll love our customer service.

    Makers, what are the tools you can't live without? about 7 days ago:

    Slack for communication Helpscout for customer support Calendly for meeting scheduling Usermaven for website and product analytics for social media management.
  4. Zoho Calendar is a business calendar that comes along with the Zoho Mail suite of applications. Make your schedules click by effortlessly managing events with Zoho Calendar.


  5. Bonsai is an automated all-in-one business management and financial solution for the self-employed, freelancers and small businesses. Submit proposals, handle invoices, e-sign contracts, track time & tasks, and perform accounting & tax activities.

    paid Free Trial $17.0 / Monthly

    How to start a fintech company? about about 1 year ago

    Hey there, If you want to easily build a first version of your product, I recommend using Stripe. In my company ( we've built out a few FinTech products in only a few months thanks to Stripe Treasury (providing an online bank account to our user) and Stripe Issuing (providing bank cards).
  6. Invoice Ninja is a free, open-source solution for invoicing and billing customers.

    Ask HN: What are good self hosted time tracking software for... about about 2 months ago:

    How about invoiceninja?
  7. The ideal accounting software for small business owners.

    Visit website paid Free Trial $15.0 / Monthly (5 Billable Clients)

    How do your employees/subcontractors track time? about 3 months ago:

    Do you want to tie contractor's logged time to specific clients and projects? I was using a PHP application installed on my own server for years and the developer seems to have all but abandoned it so I've been looking for alternatives. I'm currently testing out Freshbooks and after about a month using it, here are my observations:.
  8. PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay online without sharing financial details, send and receive money or accept credit and debit cards as a seller

    Trying to activate PayPal just brings me to PayPal's website. about about 10 hours ago

    (I live in USA) When I go to payments under my shopify account to add paypal as a payment method I am having trouble doing so. I first click activate paypal > activate paypal express checkout which directs me to a "security challenge" (confirm I am not a robot). Then it just brings me to paypals website ( When I sign in nothing happens, I am just on my paypal homescreen.
  9. Whether making international payments, receiving funds, managing your digital business, or accessing capital, Payoneer opens your business up to the world.

  10. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

    freemium $12.5 / Monthly (Per user - Business Class)

    Too many meetings! about 9 days ago:

    If the issue is a lack of other options, investigating alternative workflow approaches, like using Trello or Miro boards for asynchronous work.
  11. Asana project management is an effort to re-imagine how we work together, through modern productivity software. Fast and versatile, Asana helps individuals and groups get more done.

    freemium $11.99 / Monthly (Per user - Premium)

    Having Goals and Systems: Notion & Asana: Hamza & ProjectElon about 5 days ago

    Manage your team's work, projects, & tasks online • Asana.