Rob Lavender presented a spread of tools- some free, some commercial, that would be useful in a freelancer’s workflow.
Bamboo Invoice – invoicing management tool built on CodeIgniter.
Commercial / hosted options:
Rob introduced an organisational methodology called Getting Things Done (GTD) which aims to externalise the processes that some keep in the mind to make them more efficient. Tasks are pushed into a cycle: Collect / Process / Organize / Review / Do.
iGTD – Mac / free
Things – Mac / commercial
Evernote – scrapbook / organiser
Remember the Milk – to do list
ActiveInbox – a Gmail plug-in to organise in a GTD way
43 folders – tips for life/career management
Project Management / Collaboration
Other 37 signals tools
Google Apps – business email / docs / sites / calendar / wave
ProjectLocker – SVN / GIT hosting
Unfuddle – SVN / GIT hosting
Dreamhost - SVN is available inclusive with the hosting
Lifehacker – Productivity tips
1DayLater – Time Tracking software
opensourceCMS – sandboxed open source software for you to try out before you install.
Less Everything – assorted tools
Klok – time management tool (audience suggestion)