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Project Management for Freelancers

Published 07/15/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Solo is an application designed specifically for freelancers. The user can manage their projects in one centralized location. The user can track how much time they have spent on a project and see how many days are left before the deadline. The user can also see what they quoted the client to make sure that they stay within budget. Diary features are included that let the user add notes, milestones, meeting information, to do lists and other important bits of information. Users can also access an overview of all their projects any time they need it. The overview allows the user to see what is going on, where each project is and how they stand in terms of time and money. The application also supplies the user with visual graphs to help them easily read a breakdown of their time and how they have been spending it. Additional features include weekly time sheets, contacts and invoicing tools.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Solo was created in 2011 by Thrive Software Limited. The application was intended to make it much easier for freelancers to manage their daily and weekly project needs. Users could manage all aspects of a project, from timesheets and invoices to notes, to do lists and other important items. Solo is still rather new but promises to offer a wide range of features that could help many freelancers. Upcoming features include project messages, blog feeds and a client area.

What are the differences to other apps?

Solo caters to individual freelancers who want to take charge of their schedule and projects. Users can manage many vital aspects of each project and check out an overview that covers all of their projects at a given time. The application is flexible and offers a number of valuable features that could save freelancers time and money.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Solo website presents users with a unique design that features a dark orange background and black text. Despite the unique, creative layout, Solo is easy to navigate and relatively user friendly. The actual application uses a slightly different color scheme, with light and dark backgrounds and colorful line and bar graphs, but still manages to maintain the unique style presented by the website.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can try Solo for free for 14 days by clicking the black “Take the Trial Now” button found tucked in to the top, right hand side of the homepage. The following page presents the user with the registration form which asks for an email address, first and last name, company name, solo account name, culture setting and currency, default hourly rate and password. The user must also successfully enter the word verification at the bottom of the form and check the small white box to confirm their agreement with the Solo terms and conditions before completing registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

All new users can purchase a Solo subscription for approximately $10 per month. This includes access to all of the application’s current features. The rate is a temporary discount, which is understandable since the site mentions additional features that will be added later on. There is no further information regarding how much Solo will cost after the discount is removed. For now, anyone can try Solo for around $10 per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Solo offers a helpful service for freelancers. The user can manage their time and budget by recording the information with Solo. The application also generates graphs and charts as well as an overview so the user can see everything that is currently going on in their professional life.

  • Log hours worked and create weekly timesheets
  • Save notes and to do lists to your Solo diary
  • Check number of days until the next deadline
  • View all project details on the overview page
  • Try Solo for free for 14 days

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Solo pricing

Most expensive plan (per month) : $10.00