Dropbox and Google Analytics are the most popular tools of choice for today's freelancers, a new poll found.
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Research by BestVendor revealed the 25 most popular software and apps currently being used by freelancers to manage their work. The results show the rise of cloud apps and SaaS services, with desktop software in decline. Overall, every tool in the top 25 is Web-based, with the exception of QuickBooks, which offers both Web and desktop versions.
2. Google Analytics
6. Google Calendar
12. Google Voice
16. Pivotal Tracker
17. Balsamiq Mockups
18. Google Alerts
25. Google AdWords
The research also revealed several "trending apps" among freelancers that haven't yet made the top 25, including Expensify, Outright, Remember The Milk, Harvest and 16bugs.
The study was based on surveys of 97 freelancers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia working in a range of industries, including technology and digital media, in design and creative sectors, advertising and marketing and professional services.
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