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, which will be shown on your invoices. The interface is well designed and quite intuitive. Options to create new invoices, apply a received payment, view reports, and other information are all available via the main menu. Additionally, via links available on the left pane you can easily set up Web access, add new customers, create new invoices, and perform other key tasks. Express Invoice Free Edition is capable of generating a fair number of various reports such as Unpaid Accounts Report, Payment Report, Customers Report, Inventory Report, Aging Report, and many more. There is a great deal of help in the form of a knowledge base and FAQ.
Express Invoice Free Edition is very good at what it does. For a small business that cannot afford an expensive program like QuickBooks, this program may be worth the cost of upgrading to the Professional version once the free trial has ended. Additionally, this program is more intuitive than QuickBooks because it is much more limited in scope. Therefore, even a beginner can figure the program out in a short period of time.