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Invoice Maker review

Invoice Maker works as advertised, enabling you to create invoices and save them as PDFs or e-mail them, but comes with a few annoying accessibility issues that make it clumsy, slow, and at times annoying. Although in theory it supports all countries, it really feels like it's made for US users only.

Pros

Comprehensive: With Invoice Maker you can add extensive company, client, product, and invoice information, everything from addresses to product descriptions. Editing existing invoices or adding subcategories to products is also possible, making this app handy for small businesses.

Easy to use: Even if you're not … Read more

Review: Ezy Invoice helps small businesses manage products, transactions, & customers

Ezy Invoice helps you handle purchases, customers, products, invoices, transactions, and other relevant information and documents crucial to your business. It lets you store all information in organized databases, which are easy to access.

This program's free version limits you to only six customers and ten items in your inventory, which probably won't be enough for most businesses. It also doesn't allow multiuser network connections to a database. On first launch, the program's built-in wizard guides you through the process of creating a new database for your business. You'll be asked to provide different information, … Read more

Review: Express Invoice Free for Mac performs well at drafting client invoices

With its comprehensive interface and functions, Express Invoice Free for Mac would be an asset to any small business owner. Its ability to create reports in addition to invoices gives it an extra level of help to users.

Express Invoice Free for Mac installs as part of a set of programs for businesses that the user can also add by checking boxes during setup. Once the main program begins, it walks the user through an initial setup where the user's business information, including name, address, and phone number, can be added. This allows the program to automatically fill in … Read more

FreshBooks brings simple, cloud-based personal accounting to Android

Designed mostly for freelancers and small-business owners, FreshBooks today brings its simple, cloud-synced accounting platform to Android. The new release joins an existing suite of products, which already includes a Web-based version of FreshBooks, as well as iPhone and iPad apps.

With the new FreshBooks, Android users can now do much of their accounting while on the go. At the top level, the app lets you manage your clients and projects, so you can keep things like contacts and billing info organized. Beyond that, there are tools for easily creating estimates, issuing invoices, and logging expenses. There's even a … Read more

Review: Express Invoice Free Edition efficiently manages all of your billing

Express Invoice Free Edition takes care of creating and automating invoices, reports, and quotes for your customers. However, the "free" is a bit misleading since this is actually a 14-day trial version.

During the installation the program tries to install an Internet toolbar and change your default search engine, which are the options you can easily opt out of. In addition, this program includes a number of add-on programs that integrate with it but their installation is also optional. Upon startup you will be asked to enter your business name and business details including address and contact phone, … Read more

Quotes, estimates, inventories: Instant Quote Professional does it all and more

Instant Quote Professional by PC Experts is a full-featured tool for any business that needs to issue quotes and cost estimates to customers, such as parts suppliers, contractors, and technicians. Built around a powerful MS Access customer database, it supports major tax structures such as U.S., VAT, GST, and PST, with many customizable options. It includes contact management tools, call logs, POS invoice, Outlook compatibility, support for Add-Ins, and more than 100 different reports. It tracks mileage, inventory, and serial numbers, too, and supports major parts importing formats. On top of all that, it offers some of the most … Read more

Use Invoicera for free small business invoicing services

Not ready to dive into invoicing software that requires hours of fussing to get everything set up correctly? Invoicera seeks to simplify the invoicing task by creating an easy-to-use Web interface for users.

This service offers several pricing plans, ranging from literally $0 to $99.95. You're probably wondering what users on the $0 plan get. Well, it's actually a lot of functionality for the zero cost. You can make unlimited invoices, so that's a huge bonus. There's a limit of three clients, and there's no ability to auto bill clients or add … Read more

Accounting makes the world go round

Business Services Co has been providing business freeware and low-cost software since the 1980s. Delta60 Accounting Software 6.0 World Version is the latest iteration of its free business accounting solution. It offers Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Inventory, Payroll, and General Ledger features. Among its improvements are a new integrated graphical user interface and better support for international users in its new World Version.

Delta60 opens with its baseline USA Version and the option to run the new World Version. We chose the World Version. Delta60's Stargate Interface is based around a circular command center feature that resembles … Read more

Small business gets a break with Free Excel Invoice Template & Profit Calculator

Microsoft's Excel is everywhere in the business world, in part because it's such a versatile platform. Med-e-Forms offers several free Excel workbooks that handle a variety of tasks for small businesses such as physicians in private practice. The company's Free Excel Invoice Template & Profit Calculator is essentially a basic business suite in one Excel workbook.

Some of the free Excel templates we've seen from this publisher have been fairly plain, but this tool's clear, colorful instructions and efficient layout show what Excel is capable of doing. The Instructions sheet provides details for Excel 2007-2010 (… Read more

Start your engines

We see a lot of poorly done software that is ostensibly meant for a specific business purpose but that looks like it was designed by someone who had no actual knowledge of the business in question. AutoSmart Dealership Management System, however, is refreshingly different. This attractive software program is easy to use and contains features that could be very helpful in managing an automotive business.

The program's interface is sleek and easy to navigate, with screens for sales, purchasing, and maintenance, as well as configuration options for contacts and other important information. We found it quite easy to record … Read more