Freelancers and self-employed are always in the search of tools that can make their life easier and improve their work efficiency while using these tools. In this article, we will take a short tour of some of the incredible online, desktop software that could help freelancers manage their tasks and love what they are doing.


From print design to web design, with these tools, you can earn your living as a freelancer or self-employed designer.


Figma is a browser-based tool. At Figma, several designers can work together on a live project.


InDesign is particularly widespread in print design. Available in the creative cloud.


InVision Offers various tools for developing prototypes, drafting screen designs etc.


With Marvel, you can develop interactive prototypes, and test them directly with your users.


The classic amongst graphics tools. A must-have software especially for photo editing. is a browser-based tool for creating prototypes. These can be tested directly on real devices.


Sketch is a popular tool especially for creating UI designs. The software is only available for Mac Though.



The all-in-one tool for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and self-employed. From invoices to time recording-do everything in one application.


Debitoor is an established software that provides you with the basic functions of your everyday life.

Invoice Door

Invoice Door is a free browser-based fast and quick software for generating an online invoice for clients. You can brand your invoice as well.


Lexoffice offers you many functions for your finances and payroll accounting. It is particularly suitable for large companies.

Project Management


With Asana, you can plan and keep track of the entire project flow. Particularly recommended for large teams.


Basecamp is an all-in-one tool for managing projects in teams.


A clear and easy management tool for agile teams. The software is made in Germany


Trello is a simple kanban board. The software is free for solo users.

Time Tracking


A comprehensive tool for time recording with extensive reporting, expense and invoice management.


Simple time recording with advanced functions such as GPS tracking and invoicing.


Timing can automatically track your working hours in the background. The software is available for Macs only.


Toggl is a simple and intuitive time recording. Available for browser, desktop, and mobile devices. What do you think about these tools, have you ever used them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below: