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Our sponsor this week is ProfitBooks, the online accounting and payroll management app that will help you manage your office finances in a smarter way!

ProfitBooks includes everything you’ll need to efficiently manage your business accounting online. You can manage your employee’s info and your business inventory, making it easy to keep up with your payroll and equipment. If you need to invoice clients, ProfitBooks makes it easy to create customized invoices for your clients and track your revenue. ProfitBooks lets you keep track of all of your banking info, and with the smart reports, you can drill deeper into your company’s financial health. Best of all, the smart reports can be exported in Excel or PDF formats, so you can save them and view them anytime.

ProfitBooks can also help you keep track of your team’s work, with an included task management system, document storage, and integrated search to help you quickly find what you’re looking for. It just might be the app your business has been needing to keep track of everything about your company’s financials online.

Go Get It!

It’s a new year, so why not start it out right with a great online account app for your business? You can get started with ProfitBooks for free, or try out any of their paid plans with a free trial. When you’re ready to upgrade to a paid account, it’ll cost as little as $4.98/month to get your business accounting and payroll managed with ProfitBooks.

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Our sponsor this week is Paydirt Time Tracking and Invoicing. As a freelancer or small business owner, keeping track of your billable time and invoices can be a real time sink. It’s also costly to get wrong. Paydirt makes it stupidly easy stay on top of your invoices and get paid for the work you’ve done.

Paydirt’s time tracker is really easy to use – just click start on the job you’re working on. Your hourly rate is automatically applied, so when you’re on the clock you’re making money. And you’ll never forget to track your time with Paydirt: it automatically recognises web pages and emails that are related to your clients and reminds you to start a timer when you’re working for them. You’ll be billing more hours in no time!

Making and sending an invoice takes literally 60 seconds. Just choose who to bill and Paydirt will create a PDF invoice and let you email it to your client in one click. Your client can view the invoice online and pay it instantly by PayPal or Credit Card. Paydirt will even email you to let you know when a payment arrives (or the invoice falls overdue!).

Go Get It!

Want to log more billable hours and spend less time managing your invoices? Get started with a 14 day trial of Paydirt on any plan. Plus, until January 15th AppStorm readers can get 30% off the Hustler plan with the coupon code app-storm-2012! Just click this link to claim it!

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Our contest is now closed, and Pascal Gärtner was our lucky winner of a free lifetime Ronin Solo account! Thanks to everyone that entered, and stay tuned for more exciting giveaways from AppStorm in the future!

Whether you’re starting a new consulting business or just decided to start doing freelance design work, one of the more important apps you’re going to need is an invoicing app. Ronin is a web app that’d be a great choice for your invoicing needs, letting you create estimates, track expenses, create customized invoices, and get paid through PayPal, all in one app.

Sounds great, right? Now, what if you could get all of that for free, for life? That’s exactly what one lucky reader will get in this AppStorm giveaway. The Ronin team has given us one lifetime Solo account to give to our readers. It’d usually cost $15 per month, but you can get it 100% free for life! This account will let you manage up to 30 clients with one staff user, and it will include SSL security, dedicated support, and an unbranded, customizable interface and invoice designs. Plus, if you win, and then later need to get more users or clients, you can upgrade to another Ronin account at an upgraded price.

Tweet to Enter

If you’d love to win a free lifetime Ronin Solo account, it’s easy to get your entry submitted. All you have to do is click the link below and send out the resulting tweet (or just copy and paste), then leave a comment below with a link to your tweet. That’s it!


We’ll announce the winners on Saturday, July 7th. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Envato staff or people who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm, or existing users of Ronin, however, are ineligible to enter.

Invoicing apps are one of the most popular web app categories. Ranging from free options like PayPal Invoices and Invoice Bubble to paid options like Billings Pro and Blinksale, there’s invoicing options for every budget, style, and need.

If you’re a freelancer, or run a design agency, chances are you’ll have to create invoices as a regular part of your business. If you have a standard salary job, though, invoicing apps might not be as interesting as you won’t need to use them very often. Perhaps you’ll have to create an invoice for one-off jobs, but you won’t need a dedicated invoice app every day.

That’s why we’re curious how much our readers use invoicing apps. Do you create invoices regularly, or would you hardly ever need to even think about making an invoice? If you use an invoice app, we’d love to hear about your favorite app and why you use it in the comments below!

Anyone doing business with clients should be familiar with the dreaded invoice. Though they signify that you’re going to be paid at some point in the near future, something you would think would be a a good thing, if you have to deal with quite a few of them on a regular basis, you begin to see them in a very different light. I have no quibbles with invoices, per se, but I must admit that they can be a major headache to compile.

Luckily, we’re in 2012. With web apps proving to be going as strong as ever, this annoying task of creating invoices is made ever-so-bearable through dedicated web apps. One such app is Invoicebus.


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 Invoicebus. The developer describes Invoicebus as a brand new app for creating, managing and sending invoices online, with less effort, but more focus on purpose.

It’s handcrafted for web developers, designers and writers who do most of their job by themselves and who share the vision exposed in the 12 principles in our manifesto.

Our ultimate goal: 100% happy customers who invoice and smile all at the same time.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Project management can be a pain. It can also be something you look forward to. I’m a firm believer in the notion that if one has the right tools, a job is only as hard as you allow it to be. This can be the case for a lot of people when managing projects. Of course, there is the painstaking task of keeping track of just what needs to be done but if you’ve got a good task manager, why should this be a problem?

Bunker is an app that sets out to be a perfect solution for freelancers and small organisations alike and tackles the often distracting problem of getting stuff organised. Let’s take a look to see if it’s a good enough project manager to make you look forward to using it.


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 Bunker App. The developer describes Bunker App as the smoothest way for freelancers to manage their projects and invoices. Keep an organized list of tasks and milestones for each project. Track your time. Create invoices from your projects and get paid for your good work. The main priorities of Bunker are having a stellar user experience and ease of use.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Invoicing is a fact of any freelancer’s life. With all of the “glamour” that comes from being self-employed and working with companies on a freelance basis comes the joy that is invoicing, often involving tracking time and logging it carefully.

T:metrack (which, for the sake of my fingers, is going to become Timetrack for this review) is an invoicing solution designed to help you focus less on your invoicing and more on creating excellent stuff.


Our contest is now closed, and we’ve sent emails to our 5 lucky winners! Congrats to everyone who won. Thanks for entering, and stay tuned for our next giveaways in the future!

The world of web apps is over-saturated with project management apps. It often seems like the only new apps you hear about are new project management, time tracking, or invoicing apps. There’s only so many ways you can design an app for the same purpose, and so many project managers look like they were copied right from 37signals playbook. Then, the features different project management tools include vary widely, and they’re often designed more for large teams than freelancers.

Solo is a fresh new entry into the project management field that uses a drastically different approach. It’s a fully unique design, with modern, beautiful typography and charts that make the important parts of your work stand out. Plus, it’s designed from the ground-up for freelancers, so you won’t feel out of place working without other employees. Keep reading to see our review of Solo, and get a chance to win one of 5 year subscriptions for Solo!


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