29 Apps for Freelancers to Make Your Life Easier. What does it take to be a successful freelancer? Is it knowledge and experience, people skills, consistency and hard effort, serendipity, or a random streak of luck? Using the right apps can put technology to work for you in your freelance career. We’ve chosen 29 of the best apps for freelancers to help you handle communication, manage your time, place irresistible bids, and more.