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Five invoicing tools that will make your life easier

Using an invoicing program can save you time and money, but knowing which one to choose can be difficult. Here are five tools to get you started.


You’re in business, so you’ve probably invoiced someone before

Chances are if you’re in business, at some point, you’ve either created, or received an invoice. Creating invoices can be a tedious process, especially if you’re using a word processor; receiving invoices that are created on-the-fly can be a hassle, because often times the data is incorrect, or incomplete. Using an invoicing program can save you time and money, but knowing which one to choose often time, can be more trouble than it’s worth.

Below are five invoicing tools that can save you time and money.

Deciding which one to use is often trial and error, along with personal preference, but these five will get you started:

1. Link up with Stripe is a simple, clean invoice tool that links with Stripe. works on every device and there’s nothing to download. Instead, you simply fill in your information and you’re ready to send. This is an excellent tool if you’re on-the-go, trying to catch up on work, and need to send a quick invoice without the hassle of formatting.

2. Invoice on the go

Free Invoice Generator is another great tool for invoicing on the go. Again, there is nothing to download, you’ll only need to enter your information into the fields. This one is my favorite because none of your information is stored on their servers, rather all your information is stored via the “LocalStorage” mechanism on your computer. They also give you the ability to instantly delete this information whenever you like. The only drawback to this one is you’ll need to download it before you can send it.

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3. Unlimited and free

Slimvoice is a little bit different. To get the full benefits from this tool, you’ll need to create an account and login. Then, you’ll be able to create, manage, export, and send unlimited invoices for free. You can see outstanding balances at a glance by entering cash and check payments so Slimvoice can keep track of them. There’s no need to compose emails and attach invoices manually; Slimvoice will keep the stray files off your desktop by sending PDFs directly to your client. Like, you can connect Slimvoice with your Stripe account, allowing you to accept credit cards right on your invoices.

4. Freelancer’s dream

Lessons Invoicing is perfect for when you don’t have access to a computer. You can track lessons and hours, allowing you to invoice clients more quickly and efficiently. This tool was specifically designed for individual instructors, coaches, and freelancers. Lessons accurately generates invoices and emails them directly from your phone. Simple, fast invoicing for freelancers without the need for a separate time tracking tool. Lessons uses your contact list to add new clients and populate your invoices. It also gives you the option to BCC yourself on the email and send yourself a CSV copy of the invoice for your records. Again, a really effective tool if you need to invoice on-the-go.

5. From proposal to invoice

Motiv App is the most comprehensive tool on this list. Motive can handle proposals, quotes, invoicing, payments, expenses, contracts, CRM, projects, time tracking, and record your notes. Even if you just use it for invoicing, it is worth it. Motiv allows you to connect your invoices to Stripe or PayPal. Motiv also has a mobile app, so you can take advantage of all the features without the need of a desktop. The downside to Motiv is that it handles more than invoicing, so it isn’t free, and there is a little bit of a learning curve. It is definitely not as convenient if you’re just looking to send a quick invoice.

Have you tried any of these invoicing tools? If so, which one is your favorite?


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Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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