Keeping track of the time spent on tasks and projects and invoicing clients is less plus, and more minus. Mac users who track their time and bill clients will enjoy using a Mac app that not only creates stylish invoices, but tracks the details every self-employed person truly needs.
Substance And Style?
Totals is a very clever and polished Mac invoice app that blend a handful of useful features into an attractive yet functional package.
First, the functions. Totals creates invoices, including sequential, discount, and recurring invoices with design components for background, terms and conditions, logo, and custom, dynamic fields.
Second, Totals can send invoices via email, or export PDFs. Payments are also tracked on a per invoices, per client, per statement basis.
Going beyond standard invoice apps, Totals also lets you create estimates. It sets reminders for overdue invoices and supports multiple currencies.
Take a look at the Reports section. It displays payments, invoices, notes, and details per client. Just click the Report tab in the Toolbar.
Click the Overview tab and list all contacts, projects, invoices, estimates, and details, including a running inventory per client.
Layouts make it easy to create a custom invoice to match your business. Think of layouts as a desktop publisher layout app, that lets you use custom logos, custom fields, and more.
Totals features multiple database capability, so you can use it for multiple businesses.
There’s even options to manage inventory via catalog (import items via CSV files). Each client can have a different layout design invoice, including custom salutation, and more.
Still, Totals is more about style than substance. How so? A timer. A built-in timer attached to a client and project would go a long way toward making Totals a more balanced invoice app.
The reports are good, client management is simple, invoices are attractive (and inventory tracking is a plus), but time is money, so there needs to be a way to track time by client and task (and assigned to projects).