Keep Your Freelance Business In Sync With Wunderlist

Six months ago I was juggling between my large desk calendar, personal planner and 75 different Post-It notes with my weekly to-do items. Finding yourself in a similar situation? Let me tell you how I streamline my to-dos with the help of Wunderlist. This handy app has transformed my freelance business by helping me stay focused on my tasks, and keeping me in the know of what other team members are crossing off the list.

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So what exactly makes Wunderlist a great resource for freelancers? The below nine features are sure to help you tackle your next project and have you heading to the app store to download.

Folder Organization

Rather than working off of one huge list with tasks from different clients, Wunderlist allows you to organize your to-do items into respective folders. This will not only look cleaner within the app, but it will make it that much easier for you to see your tasks for a specific project or client at any time.

Reminders And Due Dates

Stay up-to-date with auto reminders! You can set a reminder when creating your tasks for any day or time you desire. If you’re working on a deadline, you can input that info as well within your lists. The best part? You can view all of your tasks for the week at a glance in order with their respective due dates. Talk about an easy way to tackle the priority items first.

Notes

Have feedback on a project, a caption already drafted or some direction for the photographer that you don’t want to forget? Add it into the notes portion of your task to make sure it’s at your fingertips when you need it.

Comments

When collaborating on a project with other team members, this feature can be a lifesaver. It’s virtually a mini chatroom within your to-do list so that you can stay up-to-date on any changes or information that may impact completion. Say goodbye to those annoying group text messages and utilize this tool instead.

Share Lists And Assign Duties

If all of your team is signed up with Wunderlist, you can share lists to appear on their account as well. You’ll never have to worry about who’s completing which task - you can assign to specific people! Once assigned, the team member will receive a notification that the task has been added to their “Assigned To Me” list within the app. Truthfully I use this app with my significant other for our cleaning and shopping lists, too. It’s easy enough for anyone to use!

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Mail To Your Wunderlist

You can turn your emails into action items by simply forwarding them to your list. Wunderlist’s smart technology can read dates and times and add that info into your task. For example, I’ve emailed “HQ meeting - 2pm” to my list and Wunderlist knows to make a reminder for one hour before and set the due date for that day. You can adjust all of your settings within the app to help make the process even easier.

Utilize Tags

Looking for all tasks associated with one freelance project? Add a tag to the to-dos that are related and search your lists by tag. Once searched, all items with the appropriate tag will appear so you know which tasks are left to complete.

Print Your List

If you’re headed to a photoshoot and need a hard copy for the photographer to reference, that’s just one click away. You have the option to print a full list or just a single to-do item - great for those tasks that involve lots of notes that shouldn’t be missed.

Sync Across All Devices

Wunderlist give you the option to add new tasks from every interface. So rest assured that whatever items you add on your laptop at the office will also sync to the list on your phone. The app is accessible from anywhere and you can download it for free on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire and the Web.

Keeping your business organized has never been easier! Wunderlist can help you plan for anything and makes it super easy to cross items off your list.


BRI ANDERSON IS A PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA FREELANCER BASED IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. WHEN SHE'S NOT WORKING WITH HER CLIENTS, SHE'S COLLABORATING WITH BRANDS ON HER PERSONAL BLOG:  WWW.BRIANAANDERSON.COM. YOU CAN FOLLOW BRI ON INSTAGRAM.