Just In: A Closer Look at the Improved Freelancer Desktop App

With the Freelancer Desktop App, you can optimize the hours you’re working, and make sure you get paid for all the time and effort you spent on a project. It lets you focus on your tasks and tracks your working hours for you. To give you a better experience in maximizing its benefits, we rolled out a couple of improvements to the app.

Check out the new Overview tab, sidebar and header menu, plus the updates on sound and screenshot notifications.

The New Overview Tab

When you log in to the Freelancer Desktop App, it’s ideal that you see the essential information on your ongoing project -- your tracked hours and your earnings.

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The improved Overview tab gives you a more comprehensive summary of an in progress Hourly project. You can see your total earnings and tracked hours since you accepted the project. Also on display is your active invoice for information about your progress and earnings on autopaid projects.

It now has a simpler, less crowded layout to give you just exactly what you need to see. Values may differ as the system doesn't get all tracked sessions immediately. Check out your project view page to see more accurate figures and control screenshots you can invoice.

Since date (the first column) is the date when you accepted the project. Hourly rate is how much you’re paid per tracked hour of work. Weekly limit is the maximum limit of hours to be tracked as set by the employer.

The Overview tab still shows the name of the employer who owns the project (now located below the project title).

Changes in Header and Sidebar

The header now shows if the app goes offline. You know you can still track your time when this happens, right? Just continue your tasks and let the app do the offline tracking. Another change in the header is the new location of the Menu icon, which is now on the rightmost corner of the app.

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The sidebar looks cleaner with your Hourly projects list. With just two clicks, it’s now easier to look for a specific Hourly project and start tracking your time.

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Sound and Screenshot Notifications

You now have the freedom to choose which notification you’d like to enable. By clicking Settings in the Menu icon, a window will appear to let you select between the pop-up notification for screenshots taken or sound notification for new chat messages.

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Update on Screenshot Notification

You know you can keep or discard a screenshot that the app has captured. If you choose to delete it, the app will inform you that a deleted screenshot will deduct time that can be invoiced. You can still restore that screenshot from the project view page given that the session is not yet invoiced.

We know how every minute is essential when you’re working on an hourly project. That’s why you have to make good use of every hour you track as it will determine your earnings. Do more by focusing on your tasks and don't worry about getting unpaid hours. Download the Freelancer Desktop App now.

If you have questions regarding these updates, or comments and suggestions about the app, feel free to email us at desktop-feedback@freelancer.com.

flDyan
flDyan Staff

Junior Product Marketing Manager at Freelancer. Aside from work, I'm into wedding coordination, entrepreneurship, beach trips, badminton, reading novels and the attempt of writing one.

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