20 top new tools for freelancers

From juggling your finances to writing proposals and making sure you manage your time properly, there’s much more to being a freelancer than just working with clients. Luckily, there are plenty of tools to help you out. This issue – on sale now – the net team asked Atomic’s Femke van Schoonhoven to test out some of the options available, so you can find the tools that suit you. 

This month's freebie

If you’re a freelancer (or a small-business owner) looking for some accounting help, this month’s freebie should come in handy: all readers will get a free three-month trial with FreeAgent, an online accounting tool that helps you manage everything from invoices and expenses to VAT.  

Boost your skills 

In the Projects section you’ll learn how to build a mobile prototype with UXPin, implement beautiful typography in Sketch, craft reusable components via the Shadow DOM, and more. Plus, this issue the team have rounded up 22 awesome screencasts. Whether you’re looking to improve your RWD techniques, master animations or explore Material Design, you’ll find a video tutorial for you. 

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Elsewhere in the magazine:  

  • The team chat to design agency Edenspiekermann about new frontiers for digital journalism
  • Seven web professionals share their predictions for what Brexit will mean for the web industry, in the UK and beyond
  • Una Kravets gives readers a glimpse into her colourful home office

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Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.