Paul Garreth
Paul GarrethContent Strategist / Writer in NYC

What's the best free invoicing tool for freelancers?

I've tried several tools but still can't find the one that allows branding, customization and payments. Any suggestion hunters? Free is best ;)
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    Bonsai Payments v2

    Simple invoicing & ACH payments for freelancers

    Romain Lapeyre
    Romain LapeyreCo-founder @Gorgiasio · Written
    Bonsai came strongly recommended by a few friends. Their whole solution is well integrated with payments and contracts and I think it’s free for freelancers (couldn’t find any information on it though).
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    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    Paul Garreth
    Paul GarrethContent Strategist / Writer in NYC · Written
    I've tried And.co and loved it, but I wish it was free!
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    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    This is the best product I've seen for invoicing + more. It's a freelancers paradise!
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    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at SoFriendly.com · Written
    And.co is amazing. Highly recommend. I'd normally suggest my own product Paynote.io but I'm currently in the process of selling it!
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    • Matt N
      Matt NIndependent Designer/Developer in LA

      I've tried every time-tracking/invoicing app there is for freelancers, but when I finally tried AND CO I was instantly sold!

      Both the web app and mobile app are a delight to use. They are fast and just work without any hiccups. The features are great and have helped me save a ton of time on admin work. Sending an invoice or a contract is a breeze. You also get a real, live human to ask for help! Need to invoice a client? Have a question about your taxes? Simply send a message to your CO and they will always have your back!

      Their dev team is also great! I requested a couple features and they were released within a few weeks. That showed me that the team at AND CO listen to their customers and give me confidence to use this app for the long-term.

      It's not often that I fall in love with an app. AND CO is the exception. Highly recommended.

    • Makes it super easy to invoice in a beautiful simple way that clients love. Offering credit card, PayPal and bank ACH payments really feels like it helps me get paid faster and looks professional. It's also a breeze to confirm that I've received payment and is helpful to get reminders of outstanding invoices. Love hearing the chime when money rolls in.

      UPDATE

      Can't believe I forgot to mention the support crew. I'm so used to banking/financial apps making service an afterthought. Whenever I have a question or issue they're on it within minutes and always eager to help.

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    Wave

    Free financial software for your small business

    Wave is a fabulous free alternative that will take care of your bookkeeping as well as invoicing. The link above is from 3 years ago - it's come a long way since then.... You can connect paypal and stripe (no extra charges, beyond the fees you pay to stripe/paypal), and stripe securely stores the c/c info, so your customers can quickly pay their invoice. I don't work for them, or anything....just highly recommend it as an option, if you want to take care of more than just invoicing.
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    Amy Ahrens
    Amy AhrensOwner, Copy by Amy · Written
    By far, the easiest invoicing and expensive tracking software and it's free until you add payroll. Accepts credit card payments (they do take a fee but its minimal). They recently added recurring monthly invoicing. Not buggy at all especially compared to Quickbooks.
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    Asghar C
    Asghar CCTO, Hexwhale · Written
    The Best.
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    Cushion

    A forecasting app for freelancers, get better insights

    Jonno Riekwel
    Jonno RiekwelProduct Designer · Written
    Great product. Does a lot and has a lot of active development going on. They also connect really well with their users and community.
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    I've recently returned to Cushion having left a role, and feel it's coming on leaps and bounds. Branding customisation, multi currency, time tracking, forecasting and more - it's the complete package!
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    I'd like to add TMetric, it's not just the invoicing tool, it's a time tracker with a super useful feature - creating reports for billable time. Usually, I send these reports to my clients for billing purposes.
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    • We have used it for 6 month, we were looking for a tool to increase the efficacy of our time tracking and productivity, and TMetric turned out to be perfect! It's ingrained in our daily routine now. Highly recommended!

    • I am glad to share my personal opinion about TMetric - time tracker for Linux.

      TMetric helps you to be more productive and manage your tasks and time. When I started to use TMetric I have noticed that I became more productive at work as I know how much time I spend for each task and I managed to reduce the waste of time.

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    ZipBooks

    Simple, beautiful accounting that gets you paid instantly.

    Ciocanel Razvan
    Ciocanel RazvanCo-Founder of EpicCoders · Written
    It has to be zipbooks. It's amazing and it's free. They make their money by having a comission on the payment methods they provide but if you don't use that then you pay nada. <3 it
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    Simple Invoices

    Send beautiful invoices with built-in payment in seconds

    Laurent Perrier
    Laurent PerrierEntrepreneur - Developer · Written
    Laurent Perrier made this product
    I'm probably biased but I've yet to come across an easier product for invoicing clients. Payments are built-in with Stripe and invoices get paid in 24 hours on average. Not free, but hopefully $10 a month should be affordable to most!
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    Harvest

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Chris Porter
    Chris PorterMy passion is design, music & photos. · Written
    I've been using this for the past three years, and I have branding and customization on my invoices. Also I can set up Paypal and Stripe buttons in the automated email that goes out with the invoice.
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    Excellent product, includes a large set of features in the free version
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    • Great product - we went through several time tracking apps on our journey to use Harvest and this is the best for us.

      The Asana integration is wicked!

      Whilst the UI is ever so slightly dated and some functions can be a little hard to find than they should be but on a whole it is, in fact, very functional and infinitely better than some pretty but clunky app.

      Highly recommended.

  9. Menj
    MenjDesigner & Developer · Written
    It is FREE and easy to use.
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  10. Stefan Theofilos
    Stefan Theofilos8Product Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    Freshbooks makes invoicing very simple and organized
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  11. Bitrix24 is free and the best thing it's quotes, invoices, tasks and client management in one. Has time tracking for easy billing as well. See https://www.bitrix24.com/uses/fr...
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  12. This is like the best app to open up even if I am not making a profit :) The world just looks clearer. Useful features, a good interface, and a good mix between automation and getting out of my way.
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    Billdogg

    Beautifully simple invoicing for freelancers

    Amrith Shanbhag
    Amrith Shanbhag6Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd · Written
    I don't know why this hasn't been recommended in here :O It's just really beautiful, simple, clean and most of all, free!
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    • Anna Filou
      Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator

      I'd love to be able to customize the invoice a tiny bit (for example, I don't like the small size of the logo and the fact it's on the bottom, even though it appears on top in the editing screen). One more request is the ability to use the same notes / footer on every invoice (for bank info and the like), now I have to keep my bank info in a separate place and copy paste it each time I make an invoice.

      With that said, this software is free, reliable and looks good so the shortcomings really are forgivable. Would still be nice if it got improved though :) thanks for making this!

  14. Nora Conrad
    Nora ConradOwner of NoraConrad.com · Written
    If you need more options than just invoicing (contracts, lead forms, tasks, workflows, etc) this is a great option.
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  15. Kirk Thompson
    Kirk Thompson Co-Founder, KIJO Creative · Written
    Hello, we have recently built a product available on www.GoCrono.com, we have an invoicing system built in although the core product is timesheets. It's free for upto 2 users forever currently. We are aiming to build a stand alone totally free invoice software system in the next few weeks, so any suggestions are welcome! Thanks.
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    cvlogin Online Resume (CV) Builder

    Create professional resumes online for free CV Maker

    Berk Aykol
    Berk AykolContent Manager, Cvlogin.com · Written
    Free online CV builder, simple interface, you can create CV, share and save a PDF for free
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  17. Sarwar Hossain
    Sarwar HossainI am positive minded guy · Written
    It is a easy to use tool.
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