What are best apps for freelancers to create contracts and proposals with?

Making contracts and proposals is a big time suck for me and my time so I'm looking for a solution that could streamline this process. The tool must include the ability for the client to sign the contract electronically and export it as a PDF if needed.
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    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    Navin Pareek
    Navin PareekFounder, slim.in · Written
    Free software (owned by Fiverr). Does what it says on the tin. Includes eSignature.
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    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Bonsai

    Contracts, invoices, and expenses for digital freelancers

    Hillary Pitts
    Hillary PittsProduct Marketing Manager @ FullContact. · Written
    I really like Bonsai since it's cross-platform, super simple, and an all-in-one tool for freelance biz dev + accounting. You can set-up automated invoices if you'd like, or send them manually. The proposals aren't super customizable, but they look nice overall and have a few different components you can include in them. The expense tracking tool is top notch.
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    Proposify

    A simpler way to deliver winning proposals to clients.

    Used it personally to send proposals to my clients.
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    Keegan J. Sard
    Keegan J. SardFreelance Consultant · Written
    100%
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  4. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Hi Evan, Agile CRM's eDocs & proposals feature (https://www.agilecrm.com/edocs-a...) would answer your requirements. With it, you can: - Streamline your document management and signature process. - Easily import documents from the cloud or directly from your computer. - Create customized eDocs and proposals templates. - With the ability to include an electronic signature in your document, you’ll provide a faster, more painless document signing process to your customers, no matter where they are. - Track comments between you and your client. Hope I helped! :)
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    Invoice Ninja

    Open source, free invoicing

    Navin Pareek
    Navin PareekFounder, slim.in · Written
    Proposals, invoicing, expenses, time tracking. No eSignature. But open source.
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    • It's much better than QuickBooks. Simple and easy. I use a softaculous install of Invoice Ninja and pay $20 per year for the white label. I am more than happy to support this app.

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    Wave

    Free financial software for your small business

    Wave has really great features for generating Invoices as well as others. Check it out
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    Harvest

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Stowe Boyd
    Stowe Boydfuturist, researcher, imperfectionist · Edited
    I use the time-tracking and invoicing of Harvest. It integrates with various proposal tools, which can be tied to Harvest invoices.
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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.

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    Prospero

    Proposals For Creatives

    Anna Filou
    Anna FilouTech Geek, Web Designer · Written
    I haven't personally used it to be honest but it appears to be pretty good. Proposals only, no contracts.
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    • Juan Germano
      Juan GermanoDesigner based in Buenos Aires

      Prospero allowed me to look way more pro before clients, and in some cases it even helped me get projects I thought impossible.

  9. Ali Siam
    Ali SiamFounder of Artup · Written
    Used their iOS app for over 4 years never had any issues, simple and straightforward. Wish I can edit some of the custom set field but its free so can't complain :)
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    Free Invoice Template Generator

    Create a custom, professional invoice in just a few clicks.

    Christine White
    Christine WhiteCo-Marketing Manager, HubSpot · Written
    Super easy to use/customize, generates a PDF
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  11. Federico Jorge
    Federico JorgeSaaS LeadGen Copywriter · Written
    I hate writing proposals. Since using BP, I cut down the time it takes me to write proposals by more than half. BP has beautiful template and they just realeased a ton of proposals themes that fit almost any freelancers business. Their pricing module just got an update, too. No matter how you charge your clients, you'll be able to autómata it.
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  12. One stop shop for Contracts, Questionnaires, Proposals and Invoices. Also includes a client portal, workflows and easy automation
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    One stop shop for Contracts, Questionnaires, Proposals and Invoices. Also includes a client portal, workflows and easy automation, plus time tracking!
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    Concord

    Free e-signature, collaboration & contract management

    Anthony Recenello
    Anthony RecenelloDating Coach and Head of Wolf & Garden · Written
    Not sure if this is the best--but it works for my needs and its free. Never felt the need to find another.
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    I use its reports for invoicing clients, they provide me with all the necessary information about the projects
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    • I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.

    • I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports

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