If you’re just starting out freelancing or setting up a small business, proper accounting is one of the aspects that you need to focus on right away. Invoicing and billing can be stressful tasks and no one looks forward to them, but it is also one of the most essential parts of running a business. Luckily, there are a bunch of apps that can help you with it. While most invoicing software solutions come with a price, small business owners with a handful of clients are much better off using a free app while their business is still growing. Here are our picks for the top 7 free invoicing apps for small businesses and freelancers.
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myBillBook makes it easy for small businesses and freelancers to create and share invoices and quotes. You can even share the generated invoices on WhatsApp with a dedicated sharing option on the app. This app is capable of creating a professional GST or non-GST invoice in under 15 seconds. You can even add a QR code along with the invoice for quick payments. With myBillBook, you can even send reminders on WhatsApp to recover payments. Here are all the types of reports you can generate using this app: GSTR 1 format, GSTR 3B, GST-related reports, Balance Sheet, and Profit & Loss. The basic plan does not cost any money, but the app offers ‘Silver’ and ‘Diamond’ plans to manage a greater number of clients.
Zoho Invoice is one of the most popular invoicing apps among small businesses, contractors, and freelancers because of its simple UI and easy-to-use features that do not need much time to get used to. This GST-ready invoicing app is available for all platforms (laptops, phones, tablets) and creates aesthetically pleasing invoices that can be easily shared with your clients. Zoho also allows you to time-track your current projects and send timely reminders for bill payments. You can even use this app to gain insights about your business.
As far as free invoicing services go, it doesn’t get any better than Wave. The Wave Invoicing app lets you create and share professional invoices with your business logo on them. The app sends you a notification every time you receive a payment and even reminds you about pending payments. You can even check the invoice status and send timely reminders to your clients about their payment status.
One of the better parts of using Hiveage Invoicing is that there are no limits to the number of invoices you can create and the number of clients you manage. The app works seamlessly with multiple payment gateways. You can create an invoice, share it with your client, and send periodic reminders for pending payments. Hiveage also keeps a track of your expenses and lets you time-track your projects.
GST Invoice Manager – GimBooks
The GST Invoice Manager by GimBooks simplifies the invoice creation and sharing process and lets you carry out the billing and invoicing duties from your home, office, or on the go. You can even file your GST returns from this app itself and even see your business reports. You can attach payment info along with the invoices and send reminders and payment status updates to your clients.
Freshbooks is one of the best free invoicing and accounting apps for small business owners. This app helps you create professional invoices and also accepts online payments. All payments are recorded automatically in the app so you don’t have to go through manually filling them in. You can even time track your projects and get a brief breakdown of your billable hours. Freshbook’s unparalleled customer support is also a big advantage to using the app and they will guide you through any issues you may be experiencing with the software.
Invoice Maker – Easy & Simple
With over 5 million downloads on Google Play Store, Invoice Maker by Invoice Simple is one of the most popular invoicing apps around. This app carries out all the basic functions of invoicing software with incredible ease. This includes creating estimates, invoices, and bills, sharing invoicing easily with your clients, ability to customise the invoice and adding images to it, generating recipes, and accepting multiple payment gateways. The clean and accessible UI takes the stress away from billing and accounting tasks.
These are our picks for the top 7 free invoicing apps for small businesses and freelancers. Bear in mind that the free versions of these apps are capable of catering to only small businesses with a handful of clients. If you own a medium to large-sized business it is much better to invest in paid accounting software. If you think there’s any other free invoicing app that deserves to be on this list, give it a shout in the comments!
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