The Best Free Resources For Freelancers


Freelancers have to get involved in a lot of aspects of a project. From sales and marketing to production and managing finances. As a result you’ll find that you need to draw on a lot of resources to help you with those tasks.

Here’s my list of the best free resources available for freelance designers and developers…

Templates & Resources

Graphic Burger

Graphic Burger – great for mock ups

More mockups, icons, and fonts over at Freebies Bug

Sketchapp TV – Sketch tutorials and resources

Icons, patterns, fonts and more from PixelBuddha

Generate icon fonts with Fontello

365PSD – a PSD every day of the year

Creative Market’s free section

Icons for everything from The Noun Project

Typography

Best Google Fonts

Handy font pairing tool from Canva

Useful Chrome Extension to find any font on a web page

Showcase of the best Google Fonts from Hello Happy

Project Management & Communication

Trello

Trello is a great collaboration tool

Slack can be useful for remote working with teams

Organise your thoughts and notes with Evernote

Wireframing

Adobe XD Wireframe Kit

Pencil Project is an open source wireframing app

Wireframe kit for Adobe XD

Accounting & Finance

And Co

Generate PDF invoices with Invoiceomatic

Manage expenses and invoices with this tool from Wave Apps

Proposals, contracts, invoices, time tracking and more from And Co

Pandle – useful free bookkeeping software

Invoicing, billing, accounting, expenses and more from ZipBooks

Photography

Unsplash Free Photos

Free photography from UnSplash

Jay Mantri – High resolution free photos

More great free photography over at Pexels

Free photography emailed direct to your inbox – Death To The Stock Photo

Productivity

Alfred App

Work faster on your mac with Alfred

Get your to do list in check with Wunderlist

Connect your apps and devices with IFTT

Avoid distractions with Self Control

Inspiration

Muzli

Really Good Emails is a searchable email inspiration gallery

Pattern based design inspiration – Pttrns

Muzli – Daily design inspiration straight to your browser

Color picker from Adobe

Typewolf provides typographic inspiration

Visually organise your links, files and notes with Dropmark

Development

Atom

Atom is a customisable modern text editor

Brackets is a free code editor founded by Adobe

HTML5/CSS3 Templates from html5up

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