Accounting is a tricky, and often tedious, process. If you’re still spending your time wrangling with spreadsheets, using Word documents to knock up invoices, or scribbling your expenses down on scraps of paper then it’s high time you switched to an online accounting software.
There are dozens of subscription-based, cloud-based accounting applications out there that can improve the way you do your accounts. Sure, you have to pay to use these, but it’s usually worth it given the lightening of the load on your time and resources such an app leads to.
Many of the top online accounting software solutions even come with their own Google Chrome extensions, making it even easier to manage your accounts through your browser. Here we round up some of the best cloud accounting solutions, all of which have a free trial and a Google Chrome extension.
It’s amazing to me that something as simple as invoicing is so time-consuming. What should take just a couple clicks here and there invariably takes four, five, sometimes six or more just to add a payee or edit working hours. I’ve resorted to creating every invoice of mine in Apple’s Pages app, which allows me to create invoices based off my standard template.
But there’s far more sophisticated software out there for invoicing and expenses that could help me keep track of my work much more easily, and I’m aware of that fact. Recently, I took Nutcache — a free web app for invoices and expenses — out for a spin to see if it would suit my needs. Read on for my detailed thoughts about the services.
If you constantly find your checking account empty sooner than you expect each month, you’re not alone — scores of people have trouble keeping their spending in check. While everyone has their own reasons and circumstances to deal with, the one thing we can all do to remedy our situation is track our expenses. This lets us know where our money is actually going, what we might be spending too much on, and how much we have left after scheduled expenses like rent and utility bills. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a tool to let you do this quickly and easily?
Indeed it would be, and that’s why we’re looking at Finance41, a lesser-known personal expense tracking app that’s built for speed and ease of use. Packing nifty features like budgets, natural language input, tags for categorization, spending analysis and support for multiple currencies, this app is great for international users and makes light work of monitoring your money.
Running a small business is no small feat, and it helps to have the right tools handy to help keep things running smoothly, whether it’s internal communication, managing projects, or staying on top of finances. There are scores of apps out there to tackle these challenges, but wouldn’t it be nice to have everything in one place, so you don’t have to scurry from one tab to another to get things done?
Cashboard might be the answer you’ve been looking for — it packs a ton of functionality into a single app so you can do all of the above with ease, while allowing your employees to access and share data and giving you an overview of how your company is doing. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer and whether it’s the right fit for your outfit.
Although I love to do the finances in our household, one thing that I have struggled with is keeping accurate records of our expenses and creating a budget. I tried so many different apps to make this happen, but I have never been able to settle on one that just works for me. For the longest time I was using Mint, and though that was great, the service was just too unstable for me. So the search continued for me and I actually resorted to just checking my bank account every day to see how we were doing financially.
Well, a few days ago, I saw an app called WalletMap and was instantly intrigued by how easy and simple it looked. When it comes to these expense and budget apps those are two words you don’t hear too often. So I decided to give it a whirl and for the past few days I have really liked what I have seen so far.
For those of you that run a small business, you know that keeping track of your finances is very important. You want to make sure that every penny is accounted for that goes out and that comes in. As someone that does the finances for my wife’s photography business, I am always searching for a way to keep track of receipts.
Over the past couple of years, I have tried to scan them in with a scanner and kept them in an envelope, but have found both methods to be average at best. There is nothing great about them, but something was still missing. I think I found what I was looking for when I started using Lemon, a web app that helps you keep track of receipts.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Spendful. The developer describes Spendful as a tool that lets you create budgets easily. It tracks spending, and lets you see how much money you will have months from now.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
Billable hours are the most sacred things that could either make or break a company, particularly if you’re in the service industry. Apart from being key to boost revenues, billable hours are a way to keep lazy employees in check and gain credibility with the customer. The biggest issue with tracking time is getting everyone to submit their billable hours in a timely, organized manner.
Billings Pro offers several fantastic tools to track and submit time slips from multiple platforms to a centralized server. After the break, we’ll take a look at how functional their web based tool, Timecard, is.
Trips and tours are awesome, but planning them isn’t. Yes, you can leave it to a travel agency to book you on a package tour and skip all the hassles of planning a trip but, package tours are just that – packages. They’re not customized to your taste as the agency has to satisfy the rest of the group too.
Wanderfly promises to expose you the true joy and thrill of travel, planning everything all by yourself, right from the very beginning. After jump, we will be exploring how far does Wanderfly measure up to making good on the promise.
Sharing expenses with your roommates can be a fast way to wind up without roommates: arguments over whether someone paid their share of the rent or borrowed some cash can quickly devolve into an argument. In order to avoid those disagreements, Bills Are In offers an online application that will allow any shared household — whether we’re talking about roommates, significant others or anyone else who happens to be living with you — to manage money simply.
There are several money management tools online, although few allow multiple people to easily manage household expenses and income together. Bills Are In is up against web applications like Mint; considering very few people are willing to track their money in multiple places, that could be a very hard fight.