4 Must-Have iPad Apps for Independent Consultants

4520007185_65793e2821_nZintro is one of the most valuable tools available to independent consultants because it provides access to relevant projects. However, as an independent consultant, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of all of the different aspects of your business. These four apps are designed to support you so that you can be more productive.


TDF Tracker ($9.99)

Do you struggle to manage the never-ending  amount of paperwork involved with working independently? Between jotting down the time spent on each project and writing down your mileage and expenses, it can be a lot to keep track of. Don’t throw your receipts in the glove box cross your fingers that you’ll figure it out later. Simply download TDF Tracker to your iPhone or iPad and it tracks your time, expenses, and mileage- keeping it all in one place.

Note Taker HD ($4.99)

If you prefer to take notes by hand, Note Taker HD is the solution. Write notes on your iPad with a stylus or your finger. Quickly import images and annotate PDF files. Your documents are well-organized with tags, date/time last modified, and more. The app even includes a wrist-guard feature that protects you from accidental contact.

FreshBooks  (various plans) 

Send invoices in seconds and manage your expenses with FreshBooks. The app has all the features you need to manage your bookkeeping. Snap a quick photo of a receipt and it is automatically stored in the app. It’s a cloud-based service so you can access your account from any device.

Asana (various plans)

Project collaboration is often part of working as a consultant. Asana provides a central location for organizing, planning, and monitoring all of your projects at the same time. It’s easy to navigate so you will be able to keep an eye on everything that is happening with multiple projects. Download Asana and keep everyone on deadline every time.

It’s challenging enough to manage your consultant business without having to add extra work to the mix. Consider these four apps designed to make your job easier.

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