What are the best invoicing apps?

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    #1FreshBooks

    FreshBooks

    FreshBooks is simple and intuitive, so you’ll spend less time on paperwork and wow your clients with how professional your invoices look. Automate tasks like invoicing, organizing expenses, tracking your time and following up with clients in just a few clicks.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- $50/month

    Alice Medina
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "As a freelancer, I am always looking for invoicing solutions that don't annoy me or take too long. This one lets me track expenses, time on projects and even has the option to take credit cards though I have not tried it yet. I think I may have a new way of billing!"
  2. 11

    #2QuickBooks

    QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is an app that lets you create invoices, manage your expenses and cash flow, and view your profit and loss. This way, you'll be able to manage your own business without being an accounting expert.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Moisés Sánchez
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Quickbooks is likely the number one name in Accounting Solution for Small Businesses. The program contains substantial support for invoicing of all kinds and can be customized. "
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    #3Zoho Invoice

    Zoho Invoice

    Zoho Invoice is an invoicing software that helps you craft beautiful invoices, automatically send payment reminders and get paid faster online.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Yang Xia
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Zoho is a program that does nothing but give me headaches! I personally find it difficult and inconvenient to use, which is the exact opposite thing I'm looking for at work to keep track of invoices. Steer clear of this one, gang!"

WHAT'S THE MEANING

An invoice is a list of products or services given to a client that includes the cost of those services. In other words, an invoice is a bill. You send an invoice to someone because they owe your business money.

DID YOU KNOW?

An invoice is an invaluable tool for accounting? It helps track which employees make sales and the items they sell. The government does not have a set system or template for the type of invoice a business should have. For tax purposes though, it is of importance to record and maintain all sales invoices. This aids a company in filing taxes, ensuring the proper amount is being paid and avoiding an audit. Sales invoices help to protect small business owners from fraudulent civil lawsuits. Another reason is, aside from getting paid, invoices ensure payment is being made on time.

Before, invoices were being prepared and written by hand. Nowadays, the best business apps include an invoicing feature already. Plenty of free apps for small business are available for PCs and mobile devices. Whether you write up invoices the old way or use apps, they are an important part of businesses. It sends out the message that you understand its importance. It also means you are able to conduct your business in a proper and professional manner.

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    #4Invoicera

    Invoicera

    With Invoicera you will have the possibility to automatize the processes and communication that you need to run your business effectively. Invoicera has a lot of features that will allow you to make online invoicing, billing, client/vendor panels, time tracking, workflows and much more.  


    Websites

    Free- $15

    Rose James
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "This solution application provides individuals with the ability to invoice, bill, and track which will certainly help with invoicing. However, this software costs money. Luckily individuals can try a free demo to see if this application will work for their needs. "
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    #5InvoicePlane

    InvoicePlane
    Self-hosted invoicing for freelancers and small businesses:InvoicePlane is built for freelancers and small businesses who need a simple, yet powerful self-hosted web based invoicing system. Download, install and use. All on your own server. No monthly fees - it's free!
    Websites

    Free

    Michael Moore
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "InvoicePlane is a fairly new invoicing app with a relatively low user base. If you can afford a more widely used application, help will be more readily available. InvoicePlane does get good reviews, so try it out if you are feeling adventurous."
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    #6Simplybill

    Simplybill

     Simplybill is a web-based invoicing tool that lets you create, send and track invoices quickly and simply. Add lines to your invoice for time and services and notes for payment information. Send "Thank You" notes when clients pay, and reminders when they are overdue. Who is Simplybill for? Simplybill is for anyone who wants a quick and simple invoicing solution - no more wrangling with Excel! Simple doesn't mean it's not powerful though. Track invoices to see if they've been opened, search invoice history, create PDFs, create quotes and easily convert them to invoices.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ying Ding
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "Simplybill makes it easy to keep track of invoicing for your business. You can bill your customers instantly and send friendly reminders when bills are past due. Simplybill will also help you track the financial situation of your company throughout the year. If you are looking for a quality invoicing resource that has an easy to use interface Simplybill won't disappoint."
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    #7Blinksale

    Blinksale
    Blinksale is perfect for anyone who needs to invoice clients for services or products sold. Blinksale is an excellent choice for attorneys, accountants, designers, IT professionals, software developers, journalists, contractors, engineers, architects, videographers, and more. Basically, if you need to send invoices, Blinksale can work for you.
    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Janet Wood
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "The solution is not good for anyone who doesn't know how to speak Spanish. Since someone is looking for the best invoicing applications, they are typing it in English, not Spanish. Additionally, the solution is talking about a company, 'Softonic' in the Economy section of a journal. "
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    #8MoneyPenny

    MoneyPenny

    MoneyPenny - TIme tracking is an app/software especially recommended for small businesses, freelancers, and startups. It allows you to track and invoice all your projects or tasks, log meetings, monitor the KPIs. etc.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- month

    Frances Baker
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "MoneyPenny will help with office duties that can be done online. It will help invoice and collect pay for work as well as track tasks and log those meetings and other pesky things that come up throughout the day to make your life easier."
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    #9On the Job

    On the Job
    This is an app designed to help you track your time and expenses, and bill your clients by easily and quickly creating professional invoices.
    Software

    Mac

    $39.95

    Yuan Jia
    Written on June 17, 2018
    "I like that this helps me create the invoices I need to bill my customes. It make it so easy. They look great and very professional. I am glad I found this."
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    #10EZ Small Business Software

    EZ Small Business Software

    EZ Small Business Software is made to help you manage customer data, generate receipts & invoices, analyze sales, generate email lists for email marketing campaigns, process orders, track inventory, and more.

    Software

    Windows

    $199.95- Free trial available

    Eric Gilbert
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I was looking for something to help me invoice for my business. EZ Small Business Software was perfect and solved all the issues I had."
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    #11Numbers

    Numbers
    Create gorgeous spreadsheets with Numbers for Mac. Get started with one of many Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas. As soon as you start typing a formula, you'll get instant suggestions and built-in help for the over 250 powerful functions.
    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Cynthia Howell
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a great spreadsheet app that will help anyone who needs to organize numbers for an invoice. Easy to use."

Summary

Best What are the best invoicing apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FreshBooksSoftware 15 Free
2QuickBooksApps 11 Free
3Zoho InvoiceSoftware 11 Free
4Invoicera Websites 9 Free
5InvoicePlaneWebsites 8 Free
6SimplybillWebsites 7 Free
7BlinksaleApps 6 Free
8MoneyPennyApps 5 Free
9On the JobSoftware 3 Paid
10EZ Small Business SoftwareSoftware 2 Paid
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