Invoicing your clients for your work should be one of the simplest things you have to do each month, but often it can be tedious and frustrating even with modern apps. You’ll usually end up paying a monthly fee for an online invoicing app, and still find that it takes much longer than you’d like to get your invoices sent out.
What if you only want a basic invoicing app, one without any fancy designs but that also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and one that’s simple to add the info you need without taking too much time? Sounds like you need Invoiceable.
The All New Free Invoice Tool
Now, if a free, full-featured invoicing app we raved about sounds familar, it’s because Invoiceable is actually the latest version of what formerly was known as Invoice Bubble. We gave Invoice Bubble a 9 rating originally, and the current version is, if anything, better.
Invoiceable has a unique business model: it’s totally free to use, but will include a footer saying that the invoice was created with Invoicable. That’s not too annoying or tacky, but if you decide you want your invoices to not let your clients know how you made them, you can pay £49 (around $75 USD today) one-time to get rid of it. Either way, that’s far cheaper than what you’ll pay for a tool like Freshbooks over time.
Best of all, Invoiceable is likely simpler to use than the other invoicing apps you’ve tried before. You can signup and be making your first invoice in 2 clicks, literally, and then even add your client’s name or set the starting reference number right as you’re making the first invoice. There’s the basic options right there, with almost everything else you could think of — including options to let your client pay via PayPal online — tucked away under the Advanced Options button, and anything you set will be remembered for the next time you make an invoice. Save the changes, and you’ll be shipped away to the Invoice view, where you can edit your invoice directly on a virtual document that looks just like your invoice will when it’s finished.
Instead of having to save everything you’ve done, then turn it into an invoice, Invoiceable lets you just add the items to the invoice directly. You can add a name, description, price, and quantity for each item, and can even include negative prices for discounts and specials. Then, you can edit the description on the top, add a footer to your invoice, and you’re done.
You’ve got all your stuff in the invoice, and you’re all ready to get paid. We haven’t even jumped into the settings yet, but guess what: in Invoiceable, you can go ahead and save the invoice as a PDF or email it to your clients without even leaving the invoice creator. You can even add your client’s email address if you haven’t already, along with any other data you want to keep about your client. It’s simple, and lets you add data to your account as it makes sense, instead of having to set everything up and then make invoices.
There’s only one little thing missed, though, in Invoicable’s first-time invoice creation flow: your own company info. If you do try to make your first invoice within 2 clicks of their homepage, your invoice will come out saying it’s from “The Company”, and there’s no way to change this within the invoice editor like there is for your client data. So, you’ll want to sidestep to the company settings and add your company name (or your own name if you’re doing work directly outside of a company), logo, PayPal email, and any other important info such as your address and phone number.
Then, there’s some extras in the Settings page that you’ll want to look into if you want to save even more time when making invoices. You can save a default invoice footer so you won’t have to edit one every time, and you can tweak what the default email says when your invoices are sent out. Best of all, you can include placeholder variables in the default email that’ll automatically fill with the client data, payment amounts, and more that you include in your invoice. There’s also an option to add your own custom CSS to tweak how the Invoicable site looks when clients view your invoices online, a small but nice extra.
Last but not least, you’ll find Reports options on the main Invoicable site, where you can turn your invoice data into reports that’ll help you keep track of your finances, payments, and more. That along with the search tool make it a great place to keep up with your invoices as well as create new ones.
If you wanted the most customizable invoicing app, one with the fanciest invoice templates and time tracking and more, Invoiceable isn’t for you. But for the rest of us that just want a simple way to invoice our clients and get paid, Invoiceable is perfect. Really. It’s incredible how nice of an app Invoiceable is for free, and it’s just about the simplest way to make invoices for your clients on any platform. I personally usually use the Mac app Billings to make invoices, and — while elegant — it’s far from this simple.
Throw in the unique business model of a one-time payment to take the Invoiceable branding away, and you’ve got an invoicing app that’s truly unique. If you don’t have an invoicing app that fits your needs yet, this is the one you should try out. There’s simply nothing else out there that compares for simple invoicing at this price range.