Wunderlist Shutting Down: Microsoft “Retiring” Productivity App

Wunderlist Shutting Down
Wunderlist, the popular productivity app, is sailing into the sunset. In late April, Microsoft (who acquired Wunderlist in 2015), announced that they are shutting down Wunderist and launching a new to-do app called Microsoft To-Do. The new app, Microsoft says, will eventually “Bring more...

Bonsai Time Tracker For Freelancers

Bonsai Time Tracker For Freelancers
This is cool: Bonsai has launched a Time Tracker For Freelancers that integrates with proposals, contracts, and invoices. Most importantly, it’s free to use. In a post on Product Hunt, Bonsai co-founder Matt Brown said that “Bonsai time tracking is latest addition to our freelance...

Cushion App For Freelancers Adds New Features

Cushion App For Freelancers
Cushion, a popular freelancer productivity app, is adding some new functionality. Users can now track their time (in beta), see breakdowns of their work day-by-day, export invoices, and integrate Stripe payments. Cushion App: Designed For Freelancer Forecasting Cushion is a low-cost ($5-$10/month) service designed to help...

The Best Alexa Flash Briefings

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills
If you want to keep track of the news and what’s happening in the world, Amazon Alexa is amazing. The “Flash Briefing” feature on Amazon Echo and other devices will change the way you listen to the news! With Flash Briefings, Alexa offers pre-recorded...

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills: A Complete Guide

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills
Alexa productivity apps are a good thing. But first things first: Amazon Echo and other Alexa products like the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap are pretty dang cool. Amazon’s smart assistant is easy to use and, before you know it, becomes a regular...

17hats For Freelancers: An All-In-One Software Hub

17hats For Freelancers
One of the hardest things for freelancers and the self-employed is finding apps to manage their day to day work. So far we’ve talked about some great services like Trello and Nusii; I’d like to throw 17hats into the mix as well. 17hats is a...

Venmo For Couples: Handling Expenses With Your Partner

Venmo for couples
Venmo is a popular mobile app that allows you to quickly send and request money from friends. It doesn’t matter what bank they use or what credit cards they have; Venmo makes things fast (with an added dash of social networking fun). Unsurprisingly, Venmo...

Budgeting Lessons From Civilization V

Civilization V Budgeting
Sid Meier’s Civilization is one of the most addictive video games ever. It also saved one couple’s finances. When Alex Recker and his wife Marissa had problems taming their freelance budget, they tried out a few approaches but were getting nowhere. Then Alex was playing...

Proposify: Project Proposal Software For Agencies

Proposify for freelancers
There’s a bit of an arms race when it comes to project proposal generators. Lately, I’ve been increasingly interested in Proposify, a full-featured proposal building system similar to Nusii, Bidsketch, and other tools. Although designed for agency work, Proposify seems rather useful for independent...

Motiv: A Productivity App For Freelancers

Motiv
One of the biggest challenges freelancers face is how there’s no one-stop app for administrative tasks. Many self-employed folks (ourselves included) use separate products for time tracking, invoicing, and making project proposals. But one SaaS service on the market, Motiv, is trying something different:...

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