How do I successfully install the Freelancer Desktop App in Catalina and Big Sur Mac OS?
Users who have the latest two versions of Mac OS, Catalina and Big Sur, will experience an Apple imposed block when attempting to install external apps that haven't been approved by the App Store, like the Freelancer Desktop App.
If you get the error "[file name] can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software", you need to manually agree to install the app in your device.
To successfully install, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General Tab. Click the lock in the bottom left to unlock your System Preferences. Make sure that the radio button App Store and identified developers is selected, and click Open Anyway.
How do I install the Freelancer Desktop App?
You may download the installer for your operating system through the Freelancer Desktop App page. The link to the installer can also be found at the page of your current hourly project.
How do I start using the app?
Freelancer Desktop App Dashboard
Only hourly projects will appear on the Desktop App dashboard. The following tabs will be available on the dashboard:
Shows your weekly limit, tracked hours (if you have a weekly contract), hourly rate and invoice reminder (if applicable).
This tab allows you to message your employer for the selected project, attach files using the paperclip icon, and download files sent by your employer.
This displays all the files you and your employer have uploaded on the app. You can find them more easily here instead of browsing through the message thread.
This displays all the project's invoices. You can view them individually and check their payment status.