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The Best Apps for Productive Creatives.

Updated: Oct 20, 2019


Let us help you stay on your grind with four apps that save you time, money and will help keep you as stress-free as possible.


Wally

We rarely pay attention how much eating sometimes really costs until you check your

account

and realise how much money you are really spending. It’s 2019 and balancing your check-book is outdated. Luckily, Wally is here to save you time and money.

This app lets you enter your income which is very helpful when you work as a independent creative or have money coming in at odd times–and then calculates how much you should spend and save that month. When you buy something, you can enter how much you spent, where you spent, and what you spent your money on. Graphs show you how much you spend on things like groceries, gas, and eating out. It’s an easy way to keep track of your money while also learning good saving habits.


Assembly – Design Graphics

Creatives are entrepreneurs who are always thinking of the next project. If you just can’t make it to a computer, Assembly will do the trick. Assembly allows you to build vector graphics on your phone. By manipulating shapes, you can build beautiful vectors on your phone. This app is great for brainstorming or showing clients quick mock up ideas before you even leave the intake session.


Pantone

This is a useful app for the designer on the go. Pantone allows you to take a picture of something and will then identify the colours in an image. If a client asks for fire hydrant red or colour you can;t recognise, all you have to do is snap a picture and you have the exact colour ID. Colour matching can be difficult, especially for those who can’t see the full colour spectrum. Pantone will simplify your colorful life–in a good way.


iScanner

Sometimes, you need to send meeting notes to a client or partner and you don’t have the time to run home or to the library to scan your notes. iScanner is an excellent app for when you find yourself in a scanner-free pickle. All you have to do is lay out what it is you want to be scanned and take a picture on the app. iScanner will convert your scanned image into a PDF and you can share important papers on the go.

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