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3 Essential Tools for Contractors

As a contractor it’s important to always be one step ahead of your competition. Keeping up to date with innovations in your area of expertise will always give you an advantage over others. In this blog post, we’re taking a look at the 3 essential tools which all contractors should be using.

This comprehensive list will ensure that you are organised and on top of any challenges that come your way during your busy working day. All tools that are featured in this blog post are free, and will increase productivity for any contractor.


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Toggl is one of the tools which we would suggest investigating. Toggl allows contractors and freelancers to give an accurate representation of time spent on each task.

Toggl allows you to make an account for free and track how long they spend on each, individual task that they are completing.

For example, in Toggl you can create and organise new tasks by giving each task an appropriate name. This allows the user to start a timer which can be stopped once you have completed a certain task.

We would recommend this tool as it is a free and simple way to track the work you are completing, and is guaranteed to give accurate results.

Free Agent

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Free Agent is the market leader of online bookkeeping tools, and is part of the service with Gorilla. After establishing a strong relationship with the tool, we’re happy to express how well the accounting portal works for contractors and freelancers.

Free Agent is an online bookkeeping tool which is perfect for keeping track of all of your expenses. The software is simple to use and easy to navigate and allows the user to keep up to date with any banking, invoices, estimates, projects, timeslips and many more. For a more detailed look into FreeAgent, take a look at ourpage.



Wunderlist is the best way to keep track of any work you have been doing for a job. Wunderlist is an online to-do list which makes it easy to keep track of any work you have done or need to do in the near future.

The website is simple to use, and allows the user to create to-do lists and keep track of them as easy as possible. It’s also possible for the user to set tasks for other people in their team making it easy to keep track of any work that the team is due to complete.