Top 10 Leading Web-Based Invoicing and Billing Apps for New Business

In a fledgling startup, the thing you need to worry about is unnecessary infrastructure or overhead expenses. It’s already a complicated task to generate profits and acquire clients. Every new business starts up desires simple to use software to invoice clients and keep track of estimates.

When you first start a new business, it can be difficult for you to manage your invoicing needs properly, but fortunately there are many web-based invoicing applications available to ease some of that pain. These are great applications focused in billing your customers efficiently with ready to use accounts in minutes. So lets take a look at some of these invoicing apps.

1. Invoicera


Invoicera is one of the leading online invoicing and time tracking app available in the market. Invoicera is a flexible tool which has been designed for business start ups and creative professionals looking for an uncomplicated, reasonable, web-based way of handling clients and invoices. It is easy to understand, secure and convenient way to track your time and expenses efficiently.

2. Freshbooks

With Freshbooks, you can send an invoice a few minutes after creating your account, no matter what level of technical expertise you have. It ensures that you data are safe, protected, and available to you. Freshbooks also considers that you possess your data, they don’t. You can easily export your data any time you want it.

3. Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice is another great product of the Zoho SaaS product family. It’s a straightforward yet commanding online invoicing application which comes with many features such as acceptance of online payments, multiple currencies, time and expense tracking.

4. Blinksale

Blinksale is a terrific online invoicing application founded in 2005. It offers many pleasant features and also permits importation of your Basecamp clients into your bilinksale’s account to invoice them.

5. The Invoice Machine

At the first glimpse you already recognize what it is all about: beautiful and simplicity. This web app has a load of features like pdf versions, multiple currency support and many more built on an attractive and simple to utilize platform.

6. Intuit’s Billing Manager

It is a great and free solution for invoicing your clients. It might not have all the required features which the paid solutions should provide such as invoice templates and multiple currency but it is a solution that provides all the invoicing basics for free.

7. Harvest

Harvest allows you and your staff members to track time, record expenses, and generate invoices in one straightforward, incorporated workflow. Set yours or your staff members up on Harvest in just a few seconds, and immediately start tracking expenses and time of your projects.

8. CurdBee

CurdBee is an overwhelming pick as an invoicing app. They offer limitless invoicing on the free trial plan with very useful add-ons. When you subscribe any paid plan, then you can enjoy features like several currencies, thank you mails, SSL Encryption for your data security and many more.

9. Billing Orchard

This invoicing app has been developed specially for the Small and Medium-sized business. BillingOrchard is the perfect answer for an SME requiring administration of time-based and frequent client billing.

10. SimplyInvoices

Simply Invoices is an online invoicing app which has been developed to incorporate with your BaseCamp account. It is simple to use but is short of some features like invoice templates, multiple currency and the capability for your clients to pay online, but it is a quick and straightforward option for BaseCamp users.

Author Bio: This post is contributed by John Laster. He is an editor of, a blog which caters with latest news in Technology, Gadgets, Social Media, online apps, product reviews, Gadgets, Blogging etc.

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Joost Schouten - June 22, 2011

Hi Rohit,

Nice list! Just wanted to suggest our invoicing app as well ( Yanomo lets you create your invoices right from your budgets or your worked time. We have developed it around a powerful online calendar where you can plan tasks and write time from one place. It integrates with Google Calendar, iCal and Twitter.

Since we developed it ourselves I will leave rating it to others but feel free to have a look.

– Invoicing
– Time tracking
– Flexible rates per user/client/project
– Task scheduling
– Google calendar sync
– Accurate progress estimation though “Team sourcing”
– Project budgets, estimates and timelines
– Reporting by user, client, project, phase and task
– Every report exportable to csv
– It’s free for small companies up to 3 users (unlimited projects) and for 8 EUR/user/month you’ll get invoicing with it as well.

Joost Schouten
Yanomo – Time tracking and invoicing

Shiva @ Money Making Ideas - June 22, 2011

Really a great list of invoicing apps bro, this will be pretty useful for all freelancers and business holders

Andrew Flinch - June 22, 2011

Thanks John for including Invoicera in your post.

Webdesign Eindhoven - June 23, 2011

Thanks for the roundup. I need a good invoice tool to save some time!

Kumar - September 7, 2012

I would recommend Replicon time billing and invoicing app, which is one of the best in the industry.

Ailene Ealick - October 24, 2012

Thanks for the great article, I was searching for details like this, going to check out the other articles.


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