Mobile applications have become a staple in the bedrock of our futuristic society. There are many catalogs full of both useful and goofy apps for the world to share. These have connected us in ways never before seen and allowed software developers to really push the limits on programming techniques.
Here I’ve collected 30 amazing iOS apps for freelancers. These are useful applications for those working on their own in any field. Tasks can help with time management, processing workload, tasks lists, and so much more!
With Shoeboxed Business Card Reader you can digitize business cards and auto-share your contact information with your new contacts. Simply snap pictures of business cards with your iPhone and Shoeboxed does the rest.
Shoeboxed Business Card Reader →
With iFreelancer you can search and filter for jobs directly on your iOS device. It checks for projects from Elance.com, Freelancer.com, Odesk.com, Vworker.com, Scriptlance.com and many more coming soon.
Price: Basic Package $1.99 and the Pro Package $4.99.
Freelancer Mobile →
MiniBooks has been developed to work in-conjunction with FreshBooks. The app allows you to manage clients, send invoices, enter payments, check on rates from past jobs, run timers, and much more.
MiniBooks for FreshBooks →
Track time and log expenses on-the-go with Harvest, whether you’re online or offline. A beautiful flip-clock counts the number of billable hours and minutes you’ve been working. The expense tracker allows you to upload photos of your receipts as you enter expenses so you keep all your records organized.
Harvest Time & Expense Tracker →
With HoursTracker you can track your working hours and your earnings. You can set up as many jobs as you need, then clock in and out of them and let HoursTracker take care of the rest.
Price: Lite Version is free and the Full Version is $2.99
View, edit and search your FileMaker Pro 7 (or later) records with FileMaker Go. Whether you’re checking inventory in the warehouse, managing event registration on-site, or updating project status while traveling, you can do it all while you’re on the go with this app.
FileMaker Go →
WorkTRAKR is a revolutionary product that allows professionals to create billable time entries, make low cost international calls, manage GPS location, calendar, contacts, and much more.
Awesome Note is an innovative note taking application and to-do manager that allow you to combine notes with to-do flexibility. It allows you to customize its look with themes the way you want it to be displayed with different folder icons, colors, fonts and paper backgrounds.
Awesome Note (+Todo) →
Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Effortlessly manage to-dos, notes, due dates, and projects. A smart today list and the scheduling feature allow you to work as effectively as possible.
Things for iPhone →
ReaddleDocs is all-in-one document viewer and file manager for the iPad. It catches documents from any source you can imagine: PC or Mac computers, web sites, email attachments, iDisk, Dropbox and other online file storages and even iPhones. All files are saved to your iPad locally so you can enjoy reading them anywhere
Readdle Google Calendar client →
Documents2 has eight apps all rolled into one high quality package. Transfer documents to/from your iPhone via WiFi, Google, or Email. Edit & View many types of documents on the fly. A powerful, top value, must have app for any iPhone.
SketchBook Mobile offers a full set of sketching tools and delivers them through a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Use it to digitally capture your ideas as napkin sketches or produce artwork on-the-go.
SketchBook Mobile →
Color Oven lets you calculate, manage, and save color schemes for use in any design project. It helps you build color schemes with preset scheme types, and it lets you build your own scheme types.
Color Oven →
Square is a useful service that allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere by offering an easy to use, free credit card reader that plugs into an iPhone or iPad. Download the app, recieve the free reader in the post and you are good to go!
HippoRemote Pro turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a Wi-Fi keyboard, trackpad, and remote control, making it the perfect pocket-sized controller for your computer. You can do everything a physical keyboard and mouse can do. In addition, like a high-end universal remote, you can customize the buttons and tailor them to specific apps.
HippoRemote Pro →
OmniFocus combines the in-depth task management functionality of a desktop app with the advanced mobile experience of the iPad. With flexible viewing options, location-aware task lists, and on-the-fly task entry with voice notes and image attachments, OmniFocus for iPad is a marvellous system for managing everything in your busy life.
OmniFocus for iPad →
FolioBook is an iPad portfolio app that is essential for all freelancers and designers who are looking for an easy method to present portfolios. It features a customisable homepage (portrait & landscape) with an abundance of customisation options.
Portfolio for the iPad is a blank slate waiting for your personalization. You can customize its appearance to completely fit your business, giving the appearance of a custom app developed exclusively for you.
Portfolio for iPad →
Freeform is a vector drawing tool for your iPad allowing you to create quick sketches, mockups, or diagrams, and you export your drawings via email in JPG, PNG, or PDF formats, or save to your photo library.
Freeform – The Vector Drawing App →
TouchDraw gives you everything you need to create structured 2D vector graphics on the go with your iPad. You can create charts, graphs, floor plans, architecture drawings, illustrations or almost anything else.
… and finally … CSS3 Machine
CSS3 Machine makes the most advanced CSS3 styles simple to implement and fun to experiment with. You can create stunning gradients, drop-shadows, and 2D- and 3D-transforms. CSS3Machine can even builds WebKit animations in seconds.
CSS3 Machine →
These are just a few of the most unique apps available to freelancers today. If you’d like to check out a few more app ideas you can view our showcase of unique iPhone apps. Although this is not an exhaustive collection peruse the gallery for any hidden gems.