1. YouSendItInstead of huge files cluttering up your inbox, you receive a simple message from Yousendit. Send massive files to your clients quickly and easily.
2. BasecampBasecamp allows you to create milestones, track the progress of projects, and share your information with clients. Its popularity stems from the easy to use interface and user centered dashboard.
3. ZohoThe Zoho suite includes CRM, web based documentation, a calendar and much more.
4. SkypeSkype keeps you connected to the world through video chatting and instant messaging.
5. Avast!This antivirus program keeps your computer free of malware.
6. SeesmicCoordinate your Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter with Seesmic and keep everything in one place.
7. Adobe ReaderAn essential productivity tool for any freelancer, Adobe Reader allows you to read PDF files with ease.
8. TogglAn essential web based time tracking tool for freelancers who charge by the hour.
9. OpenOfficeOpenOffice allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, drawings and PDFs with just the touch of a button.
10. CarboniteCarbonite secures your files online in case of computer crashes.
11. FreshbooksThis accounting program helps you create and send invoices.
12. Stock XchngThis site has hundreds of thousands of free stock photos available for your use. The pictures are divided into easy to navigate categories.
13. Live365Live365 is a free music site where you can listen to any genre.
14. LeechBlockWith LeechBlock, you set the window that you can view a site.
16. iContactThis email marketing application will help you generate new business and keep the old.
17. DeliciousDelicious is a great research tool. Find out what others are bookmarking.
18. PayPalMake it easy to get paid with PayPal.
19. TweetDeckKeep track of tweets and learn what others are saying about you in Twitter.
20. Google TrendsGet ideas from the latest search trends. With the right applications, your freelance productivity will go through the roof.
Gareth is an online marketer and full time blogger for Broadband Compare NI, Northern Ireland's leading broadband comparison website, they aim to bring broadband Northern Ireland the best deals for their customers.