Show me the money! haha, invoicing apps are kind of like that, they show you exactly how your resources are being used and what is helping you make money and what’s losing you money.
This is a quick rundown of 17 of the best invoicing apps for your business. They’ll make you a lean mean dollar counting machine (if you use them the right way that is).
The invoicing apps are part of the larger entrepreneur growth stack containing hundreds of curated tools to grow your business
Harvest is a time management and invoicing tool that easily allows you to keep up with team members and plan projects down to the tee. Use it to collect payments as well as track your own payments to stay well within budget. Harvest, like many useful apps out there can take a little getting used to, but once you do, it can be difficult to switch.
Wave is a powerful application that does invoices and so much more. The invoicing is completely free o you can track just about anything. When you want to include more of waves feature set such as payroll and accepting payments, you pay a small fee. It’s one of those solutions that grows as much as you do. Wave is a great solution to help you keep a bead on everything going on in your business.
Cloud Books makes it easy to stay on top of your time management and makes sure the right bills go to the right places. It’s a straightforward app that has enough power for most people keeping track of billable time. They provide a 30-day risk-free trial so you can test drive the program before fully committing.
Hiveage works on a free plan for creating an unlimited number of invoices for your clients then moves you into paid plans to unlock the rest of the features of the platform. It does make it very easy to manage multiple projects all from one interface, something serial entrepreneurs can really appreciate. Once you’re able to scale, you can opt to use more and more of the Hiveage feature set.
FreeAgent was built with the freelancer in mind as well as businesses heavy on time tracking. It has an intuitive piece of software that helps you track profit and loss, builds balance sheets, assets, creditor and debtor status, and so much more. Finally, FreeAgent makes the most annoying part, tax, something you can take care of in an instant.
Cashboard, like the other invoicing tools we’ve looked at, is built to follow you no matter where you go. You can access cashboard through their mobile apps and keep track of employee time sheets, manage your projects, and send out invoices. It’s ideal for smaller businesses or freelancers who need to keep a close eye on every minute.
Due is amazing in its simplicity. Instead of focusing on everything a business would need, it just offers a very tight feature set to make your time tracking and invoicing super-efficient.
Quickbooks is an old player when it comes to invoicing software. They have a wide range of tools that will make invoicing simple and even almost enjoyable. You can add up to five users and even your accountant. It works seamlessly across most devices and costs about $40/month.
Kashoo isn’t shy about calling out its competitors. Right on the value proposition, they let you know their solution is much faster to use and less frustrating than Quickbooks. It’s a complete software suite that incorporates expense tracking, estimate, payroll, and time keeping all from one platform.
Xero is really big on integrating with third party apps to make your life much easier. It goes from online to offline payment processing and invoicing seamlessly. The beauty of Xero is that it works with almost any type of business and is able to scale with you until you need an enterprise solution. An interesting part of their business models publicizing the feature timeline, it keeps you in the loop at all times. At $20 for the starter pack, it’s a great investment.
Ronins claim to fame is helping businesses send millions of dollars’ worth of invoices every month. Like the other software choices, you can send estimates, create invoices, and even work in multiple countries. They use a freemium model and the starter plan called solo is only 15 a month.
As the name so clearly states Invoiceable is concerned with making invoices. That’s pretty much all they do so naturally, heir solution is very in depth and will be sure to fulfill your needs in this aspect.
Paymo used to have a standalone free app for invoicing until it was absorbed into their complete solution for small and medium-sized businesses. They built in collaboration and easy accounting into the core architecture of the platform making it easy to perform these activities. It also has a robust project management feature that helps you keep track of everything no matter where you are.
Billable is an ultra-simple one-page tool that allows you to create a professional invoices in seconds. All you need to do is plug in your amount, your sales tax, client details, and your own company information. The other values are calculated for you instantly. After that, just save it as a PDF and send it to your client.
Apptivo is a complete solution for your business. It incorporates a robust CRM, invoicing, project management, payroll control and many more applications all under one roof. A major feature of Apptivo is its ability to integrate with so many other applications seamlessly to help give you the best experience possible.
Invoice Place is a simple solution that understands what its customer’s need, an easy system to make invoices on the fly and get paid. In this regard, invoice place gets the job done. Since it only focuses on one solution, it’s lightweight and easy to use for just about anyone. You can apply your tax and email directly to your customers’ right from the platform or download it as a PDF file and email it to them through that route.
GotoBilling integrates with a number of apps to streamline your business management process, namely Quickbooks. Create electronic invoices, collect payments, and set up recurring billing all from one location. It also makes it easy to manage multiple locations from one account. A nice solution.
Time Doctor is a newer app on the market that allows you to track productivity within the organization. At the same time, it allows you to give a more transparent snapshot to your clients about how you’re billing them by providing their own login and monitoring portal. My favorite feature of the app is integrating directly with Asana.