The Freelancer’s Toolkit

I’m always on the lookout for useful tools to make me more efficient. I’ve had a great list of tools bookmarked for months … but haven’t got around to trying any of them! So you can see I need to improve my efficiency.

Although I have used a few of these web apps, most of them are new to me. What drew me to review the list again today is a major project for a client. She’s collaborating with other independent consultants on a series of workshops. They are creating leaders’ guides, participant workbooks, slides, and assorted handouts. I just got through e-mailing 20 files (some quite large), and I had to send several e-mails with several attachments each. Then the various team members will make their recommendations; I’ll do another revision and send it out again … and probably again and again and again. My client is the ultimate decision-maker, but she appreciates and uses input from everyone involved.

I’ve recommended we use a Web storage/sharing app that the entire team could access rather than sending dozens of e-mails.

Has anyone had any experience with any of these tools listed in Codswallop’s 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need?

I’d appreciate your feedback: if you’ve used any of these for file-sharing/collaboration, how did it work for you? Or do you have any other recommendations to accomplish what we need?

Thanks for sharing your ideas in comments.

[tags]productivity tools[/tags]

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