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May 2015


Special Receipt template added!



We have added another receipt style called “Special” – and we think it is very slick.  It allows for point-to-point taxi service receipt generation.   This one is excellent for limo rides, private vehicle transportation, shared ride services or standard taxi or cab ride receipts.

Simply enter the Starting Location and Destination fields – and the map will update with the path.  You still need to click “generate receipt” – in order to get the pricing to render and for the complete receipt to be created.

Please take a look and let us know your thoughts.  If there are any ways we can improve this template or our service, we would love to hear from you.




The Best Invoice Makers and Generators of 2015

For this roundup, we tested 12 online invoice services, most of which didn’t make the cut to be included here as the best players in the invoicing game.  Only 7 made the final round where we detailed the features and provided a side-by-side comparison of their services.


419598-side-by-side-comparisonvvvvvvvvvvvvvv  online invoices logo  invoicehome logo  zoho invoice logo
Price per month $9.99/month  @ 10k / month 

$29/month @ 25k / month


$99/month @ 100k/ month

$9 / month @ 120 invoices, 12 clients, 12 invoice layouts 

$19.95 / month @ 300 invoices, 30 clients, 30 layouts

$39.95 / month @ unlimited invoices, unlimited clients, unlimited layouts

$5 / month – Unlimited $15 / month – 500 contacts, 3 users 

$30 / month –  unlimited users, unlimited contacts

 $9.95 / month – 5 clients 

$19.95 / month – 25 clients


$29.99 / month – Unlimited clients – 1 staff user


$39.99/ month – Unlimited clients – 5 staff users

$9.95 / monthFREE for 21-days of unlimited use FREE – No paid versions available
Free Version YES – FREE 60-day trail subscription (up to $10k in invoices) YES – 30 invoices per month, watermarked invoices YES – Free up to $1k per month in invoices  YES – 1 User, 5 Customers  YES – 1 Customer  YES YES
Custom Logo  YES – Upload  YES, upload  YES – Upload or existing symbols  YES  YES YES  NO
Number of Invoice Templates  1 – (expert users can modify CSS of template for custom looks)  3 Over 300  7  2  1 NO
Save / Review Invoices YES YES YES YES  YES  YES NO
Languages  English  English  English, French, Spanish, German  English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish  English, Spanish, French  English  English
Login Connectivity  Email  Email  Google, Facebook, Windows, Yahoo, Email  Email  Email  Email  Email
Payment Gateways  Paypal, Stripe  Paypal, Paymate, eWay  PayPal, Authorize.Net, Stripe  Paypal, Paypal Pro,, Stripe, 2Checkout, Braintree, forte, worldpay  Paypal, Stripe, Freshbooks  Paypal  NONE
Payment Types  Credit, Bitcoin, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Bitcoin, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  NONE
Email Invoice  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Customer Database  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Payment Tracking  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Secure  YES – 256-bit SSL  NO  YES – 256-bit SSL  YES – 128-bit SSL   YES – 128-bit SSL  YES – 128-bit SSL  NO
Item Inventory  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES NO
Personalized Website for Invoices  YES  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO
Recurring Billing  YES  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO
Reporting  YES  YES  YES YES – extensive  YES  VERY LIMITED  NO
Chasing Reminders  NO  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO NO
Discounts, Promos  YES  NO  NO  YES  YES  YES  NO
Dashboard  YES – Shows billing metrics, Ave time to pay, collections efficiency, recent activity, charting of payments/invoices  YES – Invoice search, client search, overdue invoices, charting of payments/invoices  YES – Lists of invoices, overdue invoices, customers  YES – Total receivables, overdue invoices, top expenses and more  YES  – Total receivables, overdue invoices, top expenses  YES – List of invoices  NO
 Currency  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more   AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  USD  USD
 Multiple  Organizations  NO  NO  NO  YES  NO  NO  NO
Multiple Users  YES  NO  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO


Here are some additional notes on the online invoicing services we reviewed.

  • Smooth navigation. Excellent design.
  • Allows export of invoices to CSV format.
  • Mobile friendly website.

  • Complicated setup and administration.  Too many options and settings to choose from.
  • Not secure.  No SSL encryption means your data and customers information is being exposed.

  • Best option for custom template look/feel – with over 100 beautifully designed templates to choose from.
  • Export invoice information to XLS

  • Nice wizard on startup to gather important info.
  • Smart wizards on each section to guide you through first time use and setup.
  • Professional interface.  Easy to use.
  • CRM connectivity between Zoho CRM system
  • Excellent

  • Login process is a little strange.  You need to login to you own subdomain account only visible from an email that Freshbooks sends you upon sign-up.
  • Excellent Import/Export support of clients, invoices..etc.