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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.


Web apps tend to separate everything, with one app for chat and one for invoices, one for projects and another for documents. But that sure can get confusing. So why not pull everything together in a full-featured intranet like the brilliant Bitrix24, our sponsor this week.

We loved Bitrix24 when we reviewed it recently, and it’s added a ton of new features since then. You can now add polls in your team discussions to get quick feedback on everyone’s thoughts. You can keep up with the your team anywhere, with native apps for your iPhone and Android, as well as your Mac and PC. You can even virtually meet your team in your browser with voice and video calls right in Birtix24, keep track of everyone in the CRM even on the go, and make invoices straight from the time you’ve tracked in the app. It’s everything, together.

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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.


A freelancer’s life is nothing short of amazing. The freedom to choose what you love to do and the absolute control over your life are two major perks of being a freelancer. The flow of money is bound to be uneven, though. You might be flush some months and outright broke at times.

The key is to get a lot of paying customers at regular intervals and to do that you need to sell yourself better. Even after making a name for yourself in your niche, it’s essential that you put significant efforts to win the projects you bid for. A concise and clear cut proposal is the first vital step to achieve that.

QuoteRobot claims to help you create beautiful, winning proposals. They have a gorgeous user interface, so let us check out if the app is as good as it looks! (more…)

PayPal, the original standard for online financial transactions, is still an important part of most of our lives. If you do any work over the internet, from working on a contract for a remote company to designing a website for someone in your own town, chances are you’ll need to send and receive money using PayPal. For the most part, it works great, and even if its website leaves much to be desired, it gets its job done, everyone gets paid, and life goes on.

But then, today I discovered a reason you might want to use PayPal’s website a bit more than for just moving your money around. PayPal’s annoying pre-load ad screen showed me an ad today for PayPal Invoices, a free tool for creating invoices right inside PayPal. Even though I’d already used PayPal for years, I had no idea you could create invoices right inside it. Since you’ll likely need a PayPal account to accept online invoice payments anyhow, it just might be the perfect solution if you’ve been looking for a free online invoice tool.


The new year is coming up quickly, and if you’re a freelancer, you’re likely starting to think of how your income looked in 2011 and how you can increase it in 2012. Hey, even if you’re working a standard 9-5 job, you’re likely thinking of ways you could do some extra work in the evenings or on weekends. You can only be around so much Envato stuff before you start getting an itch to create your own products.

ClientBiller is an app that might help you in that pursuit. It’s a new invoicing app that helps you stay on top of the whole process from sending out estimate to billing your clients to actually getting paid. It’s currently in  beta, but already shows promise as a great tool to keep up with your team’s whole billing and invoicing solution.

ClientBiller has a number of great plans priced for every budget and team, but we’ve got something even better. We’ve got an exclusive giveaway of 500 account for free. Just signup for a new account with the link below, and you can get any ClientBiller account for free for 6 months.

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December’s the month of giving, and here at Web.AppStorm, we’ve had an awesome lineup of giveaways so far this month, and still have more to come! So, hurry and get your free ClientBiller account, and then stay tuned for more of our exciting articles and giveaways before the end of the year.

Nobody likes creating invoices. They’re a pain to produce, to send, and to follow up on. But with the growing power of online applications, the number of invoicing web apps has boomed in the last couple of years and they keep getting better. Dealing with your invoices online also has the advantage of working from anywhere.

One such web app is The Invoice Machine from Bombia Design. This stunning invoice creator really is a machine and clearly built with design in mind. Let’s take a look at what The Invoice Machine can do for you, and what it can’t.