Project Management Apps / Creative Freelance Series

We all use tools & applications as part of our daily/weekly routine as creative people. Whether you’re a writer, designer, developer, PR/Marketing – (the list goes on)! I want to hear from you.

This Creative Freelance Series on Fuel Your Creativity is broken up into 4 parts and to make this a useful article, I am asking the creative community to participate as much as possible to gain insight into the applications you use and/or even worth paying for. Your answers don’t have to be long just concise. Of course I will weigh in with what I use (in the comments below).

The 4 Essential Parts:

1. Project Management & Contacts
2. Billing / Invoicing / Contracts
3. Collaboration & Proofing / Approval
4. Paid Services (non-management)

1. Project Management & Contacts
(ex. Basecamp + Highrise)

The following questions cover both paid and non paid services:

a. What applications do you use for project management?
b. What components are essential in a project management tool?
c. Do you email updates to the client or use the project management app? Do your Clients?
d. What problems do you face in using your current application?
e. What application do you use to manage contacts?
f. Which tools / apps do you wish would communicate with each other?
g. Is there a tool that doesn’t exist that you wish was available?


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