Four Tools to Help Contractors Manage Their Workload

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As a contractor, you are responsible for managing your own work and it can sometimes be easy fall victim to mess and chaos.

To help you stay on track and manage your workload wherever you are, technology may be the solution. We’re sharing four of our favourite tools to help streamline your working process.


As a contractor, your lifestyle is hectic and keeping track of your projects can be a challenge. Trello allows you to manage your workload by creating boards and assigning tasks to each one to help you stay organised. Once you have completed a task, you can simply mark it off.

You can also use Trello to cooperate with others on various projects, which can be helpful as you begin new contracts.


Since contracting often offers the opportunity to work away from the office, it’s important to make sure you keep all of your files to hand. Dropbox allows you to save and access all of your documents through the cloud so you can find them wherever you are. You can also share your files with your clients more easily than by email.


As a contractor, your network is important, especially when it comes to finding work. LinkedIn is one of the best platforms to allow you to make and stay in touch with your professional connections - not only can you use the app to easily manage relationships, you can also source new contracting opportunities and connect with recruiters in your industry.

Google Calendar

Google’s calendar allows you to easily schedule meetings, appointments and even manage your working hours. The app’s visual display means you can easily schedule your time, helping to balance work. You can also manage your calendar from the cloud, which means you can stay organised wherever you go.

Help from Parasol

Finding the time to manage your finances isn’t always easy for busy contractors. That’s why the team at Parasol look after all your Income Tax and National Insurance needs, leaving you with more time to focus on the important things.

To find out how Parasol can help you, call the team on 0800 464 0409 or email