Until I review CronSync over a year ago, I wasn’t sold on using an application to track work hours and manage invoicing. I was perfectly content with my pre-formatted invoice document which I’d print to PDF. Since then automating the process has taken off among freelancers, home businesses and even larger studios and companies. A quick search on the Freelance Switch forums will reveal lengthy discussions on the topic.
Ballpark, a similar app with more of a focus on billing, has recently given their service a facelift promising to make things much better. The last time Ballpark was discussed on Web AppStorm was 2009. Apart from the blue colour scheme, the app looks almost unrecognizable as the same app, with its fully redesigned interface that sets it apart from the crowd of competitors.
Their new version that just went live this week offers the user increased functionality, easier navigation and an updated feel for the app. My question is whether or not it’s a viable option for a freelancing business. Let’s take a look.
As a business owner, keeping track of your invoices and reminding customers when payment is due can be an extremely laborious and even embarrassing chore. However, it is a chore that needs to be done, because no payments means no cash coming into your business, which is not exactly ideal, to say the least.
Although most accounting programs will remind you when an invoice is due for payment, they don’t actually take care of the entire reminding and collections process. This is where ZenCash comes in. Not only will it integrate with your existing accounting program and synchronize all the data on outstanding invoices, but it also takes care of the collections process quickly and efficiently, so you won’t even have to lift a finger.
Let’s look at it in a bit more detail.
Being a freelancer, I’ve tried many applications to help me produce effective and professional invoices for my clients. I’ve experimented with everything from Microsoft Word to other applications on Mac OS X and iOS. Recently, I have come across Billable, a web-based application for invoicing clients.
Billable allows you to easily create beautiful and professional looking invoices without leaving your web browser. While this application may not have all of the customization features that sophisticated users may want, it is definitely a great choice for the general user. Below, I have crafted my full review of Billable.me and my thoughts on whether you should give it a try!
Invoices are used all of the time by various organisation types. From freelancers to large businesses, a lot of people rely on the need to present a total cost for their services in a standard document form. There are quite a few web apps that make this task so much simpler by providing an online interface to both create and manage these. However, if funds get low and you can’t afford to fork out monthly for access to your favourite invoice app, there are plenty of solutions to solve this predicament.
One of these is Pancake. You pay once, install on your own server and can use the app without limits to your heart’s content. Read on to find out more about this powerful new contender in the invoicing field.
When you’re working in the wonderful world of freelance or do the majority of your business online, it’s safe to say that you’re going to have to send a lot of invoices. However, with the increasing rise in web apps, you can bet that there of plenty invoicing apps to choose one. Only problem is finding the right one that fits all of your needs.
Ronin is a promising contender in this field and the web app offers an array of features to make the lives of yourself and your clients that extra bit easier. Find out more after the fold.
Running a business requires multiple software for handling multiple tasks. We have powerful web apps that can handle these tasks with gusto. But the real pain point is interoperability. How many apps allow you to pull contact information from your email address book to Projects or Billing and vice versa? Not many.
For small businesses, it is efficient and productive to stop wasting time trying to manage with multiple software and web tools. Instead, you can opt for an all in one solution that offers a decent set of features at a reasonable price point. Like WORKetc. Can it lift the entire weight of operating a small business all by itself? We will find it soon enough.
With the ever-increasing rise in businesses operating via the web, there came a need for invoicing apps and yes, there are plenty. The trouble arises when you’re trying to find the right one for what you need. I’ve spent a good while searching for one that does exactly what I need and I may have just found it in the form of an app by UK-based startup, Haloweb.
In this article, I’m going to be taking a look at Invoice Bubble – an app I deem to be one of the best for performing this menial task with ease.
If you’re a freelancer or small business owner you’ll know, when it comes to apps or tools to manage your business, the options are nearly limitless. One app outweighs another in a certain functionality and vice versa.
But how many all-in-one apps do you know which can help your business from a single dashboard? A few, maybe. Moreover, how many of them are available across the board in all platforms? Very few indeed. SUBERNOVA is an app that can do everything from everywhere. Let’s go check it out.
Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting SUBERNOVA. The developer describes SUBERNOVA as an app that puts control back into your business. Busy freelancers or business owners knows that it can be hard to focus on the actual work itself if there are too many things to take care of, like keeping track of time, deadlines, invoices & estimates, late payments and making sure the whole team stays on track etc. SUBERNOVA is designed to solve these problems.
Read on for more information and screenshots!