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30 Brilliant iOS Applications for Freelance Designers and Developers

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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!

Please note that all of the app prices were correct at the time of publishing.

Shoeboxed Business Card Reader

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.
Price: Free.
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.
iFreelancer →

Freelancer Mobile

Price: $0.99.
Freelancer Mobile →

GetPaid! – PDF Invoice & Time Sheet

GetPaid! tracks your time and can generate instant PDF invoices and time sheets. This is a must have tool for freelancers.
Price: $4.99
GetPaid! – PDF Invoice & Time Sheet →


Invoice2go is an invoice app that allows you to easily design, manage and send estimates and invoices on the go.
Price: $12.99
Invoice2go →

MiniBooks for FreshBooks

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.
Price: $14.99
MiniBooks for FreshBooks →

Harvest Time & Expense Tracker

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.
Price: Free
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
HoursTracker →

FileMaker Go

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.
Price: $19.99
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.
Price: Free

Awesome Note (+Todo)

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.
Price: $3.99
Awesome Note (+Todo) →

2Do: Tasks Done in Style

2Do surrounds you with your projects and actions, grouped the way you like them, sorted the way you need them and reminding you at the time you want them done.
Price: $6.99
2Do: Tasks Done in Style →

Things for iPhone

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.
Price: $9.99
Things for iPhone →

Readdle Google Calendar client

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
Price: $4.99
Readdle Google Calendar client →


iFiles is a file manager, viewer, editor, and more. You can transfer files from your computer, carry them around with you, and share them with your friends.
Price: $2.99
iFiles →


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.
Price: $1.99
Documents2 →

SketchBook Mobile

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.
Price: $2.99
SketchBook Mobile →

Color Oven

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 →

PayPal Official App

With the PayPal Official App you can send money to your friends, manage your account, and more, with the PayPal app.
Price: Free
PayPal Official App →


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!
Price: Free
Square →

HippoRemote Pro

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.
Price: $4.99
HippoRemote Pro →


The Timelogger App allows you to track your work times. You can create custom rates for projects, clients and tasks.
Price: $3.99
TimeLogger →

OmniFocus for iPad

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.
Price: $39.99
OmniFocus for iPad →

DoveTail for iPad

DoveTail for iPad saves you time and hassle by allowing you to seamlessly create estimates, invoices and tasks directly from notes you’ve taken.
Price: $10.99
DoveTail 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.
Price: $14.99
FolioBook →

Portfolio for iPad

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 – The Vector Drawing App

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.
Price: $9.99
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.
Price: $4.99
TouchDraw →

Noteshelf for iPad

Noteshelf has a rich set of features that enable you to completely move away from paper based notebooks.
Noteshelf for iPad →

… 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.
Price: $4.99
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.