Freelancers need to balance tasks like invoicing, time management and marketing all while focusing on their product or service. Here are this year’s top ten apps for busy entrepreneurs and freelancers.

1. Chrome Remote Desktop

Have you ever forgotten to bring an important document on a business trip? With Chrome Remote Desktop, entrepreneurs can access their home or office computers from their Android phone and locate the files they need. One caveat: the app is not compatible with iPhone or iPad at this time.

Works with: Windows, Mac, and Linux

2. Toggl Timer 

Toggl Timer offers an effective way for entrepreneurs to track their time. While the base-level app is free, freelancers may want to consider upgrading to the premium version, which allows them to add hourly rates to each task for easy income tracking.

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Mac, Windows

3. EchoSign 

From contracts to client invoices, entrepreneurs deal with a wide variety of electronic documents on a regular basis. An Adobe app, EchoSign lets you sign and send documents online and saves a copy of your files for convenient record keeping.

Works withiPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 

4. FedEx Office 

Great for business owners who travel frequently, this helpful mobile app enables entrepreneurs to send their files to a FedEx location for printing. For added convenience, users can upload documents from their Google Drive account orDropbox.

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

5. Scanner Pro

A great alternative to traveling with a portable scanner, Scanner Pro allows entrepreneurs to digitize all their important documents on the road, including contracts, business cards and even receipts for tax records. The app then saves your scans as PDF documents, which can be emailed or uploaded to a cloud service for storage purposes.

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 

6. Wunderlist  

More than your average to-do-list app, Wunderlist allows freelancers to assign tasks not only to themselves but also to collaborators. Furthermore, you can create subtasks to divide larger projects into more manageable goals.

Works withiPhone, iPad, Android, Windows (Desktop), Kindle

7. Air Display 

With Air Display, entrepreneurs can simultaneously display their work screens on multiple devices. Ideal for freelancers on the go, this app helps maximize productivity without the burden of traveling with a second monitor.

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Windows (Desktop)

8. 30/30 

As a busy professional, it can be difficult to keep up with your myriad of responsibilities. With the 30/30 app, you can schedule time for all your tasks, including reading industry news, networking with colleagues and even answering emails.

Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

9. 2Do

2Do allows business owners to create customized task lists that utilize tags and other search criteria. Even better, task lists can include multiple file types, including photos and audio files.

Works withiPhone, iPad, Mac, Android

10. QuickBooks Online

This application from Intuit allows you to run your entire business with the most popular small business cloud accounting solution. Enjoy the freedom to work anywhere, plus unlimited access to QuickBooks on the web.

Works withiPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Chrome

Entrepreneurs get to be their own bosses while pursuing careers they are truly passionate about. However, the most successful people know when to seek outside help. By placing the above apps in your virtual toolbox, you can give yourself a valuable advantage in the market and ensure that your business continues to grow in the years to come.

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