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8 of the best smartphone apps for contractors

Most of us these days are guilty of being surgically attached to our smartphones with 84% people surveyed in a recent poll saying they couldn’t even go one day without their mobile. 

(Fact – nomophobia is the fear of being without your smartphone!)

Having unlimited information and a load of useful tools at your fingertips is now integral to our daily lives, helping with everything from productivity to social networking.

Here’s our list of 8 of the best smartphone apps for UK contractors:  

1. Indeed Job Search

The UK’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs has a handy app which gives contractors access to millions of jobs and assignments from companies, agencies and jobs boards, and also helps you through the entire job search process.

2. Airbnb

Perfect if you are always on the go, travelling to client sites and having to stay away from home, especially at short notice. Airbnb lets you browse a wide range of properties, check availability and book online.

3. Slack

Perfect for contractors who work in large teams, especially remotely. Slack is a private messaging app that lets you share notes, images, links and documents. It’s also highly customisable. 

4. Accuweather

The weather can really scupper your working plans, particularly if you are a construction contractor or you have to travel a lot between jobs. Accuweather helps you plan ahead with detailed, accurate forecasts.

5. Kindle

The Kindle app lets you download and read e-books on your smartphone. If you have a Kindle device, you can access your personal library from your phone – ideal if you have a long commute. 

6.  Strava

Staying healthy means you don’t lose out on work through illness. This great health and fitness app lets you track your activities, like running and cycling, set fitness goals and monitor your progress. 

7. VSCO Cam

A must-have photo-editing app which allows users to easily edit photos, add filters and adjust clarity, exposure and contrast. Ideal for contractors who need to capture their work-in-progress or finished jobs.

8. Bored Panda

As a busy contractor you won’t have much scrolling time to spare, but if you ever have a moment of down time, Bored Panda publishes all sorts of viral stories to keep you entertained. 

Coming soon! The Liquid Friday App

Launching soon, the Liquid Friday app will be a game changer for contractors.

It will enable you to view and manage your finances on the go, with loads of great features. In one click you’ll be able to request a pay advance or even let your agency know that you are looking for a new assignment, and much more besides.

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Make sure you follow our social pages for further information, and we’ll let you know as soon as it drops in app stores. We’re excited!