5 Apps to Simplify your Life if you’re Self-Employed

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In this fast paced world we now seem to live in there is no doubt that technology can make our lives easier. Even more so for any self-employed people out there like myself.

Being self-employed can often be a lonely & overwhelming place as you have to do EVERYTHING yourself. There is no HR team, accounting team or problem solving team. It’s often just you and you have to be all of those things and while you may be better at some things than others you are never going to be good at everything.

That is where technology can be a life saver!

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 5 Apps to Simplify your Life if you’re Self-Employed


Mile HQ App If you’re self-employed and you also have to travel a lot in your own car then check out MileIQ; a mileage tracking app.

This app is great as it works in the background as you drive. The app automatically logs your miles creating a complete record for you to look back on at a later date.

MileHQ have different subscriptions plans depending on your individual needs…

  • FREE Basic: 40 free drives every month
  • Premium: Unlimited drives each month
  • Teams: Great for companies with employees who drive for work.

Get the app on the App Store or Google Play.

Mile HQ App


The HMRC app is a free app and you can use it for things such as…

  • viewing your tax code
  • see your income & benefits
  • use their tax calculator to work out your take home pay after Income Tax and National Insurance deductions
  • view your tax credits payments and more!

You can download the free app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

HMRC app

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Wave App Wave allows you to create customized invoices on the go so you can get paid faster. You can set up your own templates to reuse again and again.

In their free version for small businesses you’ll get accounting software, invoicing software and receipt scanning. You don’t need to download any software as Wave is 100% web based. All you need is an internet connection.

You can also download the Wave app on the App Store or on Google Play.



Mint appManage your money and track your credit score with Mint. This app allows you to stay on top of your finances by tracking everything in one place from balances and bills to your credit score.

One of the main benefits of this app is it’s simple and free to set up. Mint can help you to create budgets, track investments and discover new ways to save money.

Download this free app on the App Store or on Google Play.

5 Apps to Simplify your Life


Pocket appThe Pocket app allows you to save things you see online to look at again later on. You can save anything from articles to videos.

You can save items directly from your web browser or from apps such as Twitter or Flipboard.

When you want to view anything you have saved you don’t need an internet connection, it’s just there on your phone, tablet or computer.

You can download the Pocket app on the App Store, Google Play, Mac App Store or Amazon Apps.

Pocket app

So what do you think of these 5 Apps to Simplify your Life? If you’re self-employed do you think they will help you? 

Gina Caro

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