Being a consultant can be very rewarding as long as you don’t underestimate all the work and effort that you need to put forth to become successful at it. Consulting may look straight forward on paper, but it can be a tricky career. Consultants need to manage their clients, projects, and time at the same time. That’s in addition to taking care of their personal lives. Freelancers may have to spend a decent amount of time on the road too. Thankfully, you can use your iPhone to manage your consulting career and get more things done in less time. There are plenty of apps for freelancers in iTunes that can help make you become more productive and organized.
Whether you are an aspiring consultant or an experienced professional looking to become more productive using your iPhone, these 10 consulting apps could help:
TDF Tracker: a powerful iPhone app for freelancers that can keep track of your time, expenses, and mileage. Makes it easy to enter information and keep track of these important aspects of your business.
NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America: as a consultant, you may have to travel to areas that you have never planned to in the past. Thanks to NAVIGON GPS apps, you’ll never be lost while doing it.
QuickVoice2Text Email: a powerful application that gives you the ability to send text messages to others using your voice. Great for taking voice memos.
Smart Plans 4: an all in one application for freelances that lets you keep track of your tasks, manage your projects, plan ahead, and manage your contacts.
iThoughts: a mind-mapping application for iPhone that helps your divide and conquer the most complicated challenges ahead of you. A great tool to organize your thoughts with.
GetPaid! – PDF Invoice & Time Sheet: an intuitive application that creates invoices and time sheets for you easily on the road. Lets you bill your customers and manage your payments.
Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite: gives you the ability to manage all your Office documents on your iPhone. It works with cloud-based services too.
oDesk for iPhone: oDesk is a powerful website for finding work and outsourcing work. It’s the perfect service for freelancers. With this app, you can keep track of your team members easily.
Econtact Pro: it’s a manual transcription business card scanner that lets you store and manage your new contacts on your iPhone without having to worry about errors. It’s not a free service, but it’s pretty cheap for what it does.
AsteriskVM: it’s a visual voice-mail application that connects your iPhone to your Asterisk phone server. Saves you time when checking your voice-mail messages.
Being a freelancer is tough enough, so you want to get as much help as you can to manage your career more effectively. The above apps should help with that.