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Old 05-10-2009, 01:20 PM
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Default Free invoicing software

I found a free piece of software that allows you to keep tack of invoices, quotes and orders. It's not too bad to be free. I won't be actually using the print invoice part, just using it to keep track of them. I already have a layout that I use and like.

http://www.nchsoftware.com/invoice/index.html

Features

* Easily create invoices, quotes and orders.
* Email or fax directly from the application.
* Run multiple businesses from within the same program. (Only for the Plus version)
* Schedule re-occuring invoices.
* Weblet allows other users within the organisation to access data and create invoices. (Only for the Plus version)
* MAPI or SMTP email send settings include Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
* Includes standard reports such as accounting, sales person, unpaid invoices and more.
* Supports multiple tax rates for countries where required (e.g. Canada).
* Regional format settings include currency symbol, decimal point display and paper size.
* Automatically send statements to customers with overdue payments.
* Integrated backup of data.
* Configure the layout of invoices including the invoice title, alignment, font size and foot comment.
* Save or send invoices as PDF files.



Edit: I almost left this out. They have it for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:50 PM
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This looks great since it's free and includes customer management as well. I'll try it out later and give an update.
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nice post mate, like the fact you can use it with linux, will try it later.
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Default MS Office Accounting Express

MS Office Accounting Express is also free. I'm using the 2009 version. It has ads in the bottom, but only for the user, not on printed documents. Allows upgrade to pro for like $200, but the features the free one has are good enough for me. I don't do payroll, which is a big feature for the pro ver., so not missing much.

Did take a while to get everything setup in it though, but that would probably be the same for most everything that allows customization. I actually moved from a paid program called Mobile Invoice, to this one.

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Thanks. I'll be giving this a try on the Mac for a bit.
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Looks pretty good. Too bad you can't customize the invoice template though, so it's not for me quite yet.
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Bambooinvoice is pretty good too. Its opened source software with pretty regular updates and its open sourced so there sre scripts and things out there for it. Its pretty nice.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:41 PM
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You can do this with personal database creator although I charge 19.95
personaldatabasecreator.com
Select invoice mode when creating a new file and read the help documentation.
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I use simple invoices. I have a Linux server setup on a DMZ at my home office. Since its web based, I can hit it anywhere. The beta version even works on most smart phones...including the iPhone. so you can log in, create an invoice and email it right to the client right after the job is done.

I've also tried the MS Accounting Express and Quickbooks simple start. I keep going back to simple invoices because it is web based. But I will give this software a try too. Thanks!
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I found a free piece of software that allows you to keep tack of invoices, quotes and orders. It's not too bad to be free. I won't be actually using the print invoice part, just using it to keep track of them. I already have a layout that I use and like.

http://www.nchsoftware.com/invoice/index.html

Features

* Easily create invoices, quotes and orders.
* Email or fax directly from the application.
* Run multiple businesses from within the same program. (Only for the Plus version)
* Schedule re-occuring invoices.
* Weblet allows other users within the organisation to access data and create invoices. (Only for the Plus version)
* MAPI or SMTP email send settings include Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
* Includes standard reports such as accounting, sales person, unpaid invoices and more.
* Supports multiple tax rates for countries where required (e.g. Canada).
* Regional format settings include currency symbol, decimal point display and paper size.
* Automatically send statements to customers with overdue payments.
* Integrated backup of data.
* Configure the layout of invoices including the invoice title, alignment, font size and foot comment.
* Save or send invoices as PDF files.



Edit: I almost left this out. They have it for Windows, Mac and Linux.
This is good stuff, I have been using it as a copy for over a week now and for free software I am impressed, good link mate thanks!
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