Unless you’re doing work which pays under the table, an invoice is the first step to getting your just rewards when you deserve to be paid. That means all you need is a good, dependable, understandable, affordable and easy to use invoice app on your Mac. Here it is.
Use Bill To Get Paid
For those of us who want to get paid on the quick, but not quick and dirty or on the down low, there’s Bill for the Mac. Not William. Not Bills. Bill.
Getting paid hard earned dollars for your hard earned work shouldn’t be a struggle in and of itself, so it seems that Bill is designed as a 1-2-3 step app.
Invoices shouldn’t be hard to create. All you need is the client information, a list of work performed, and, well, that’s about it– other than printing and sending the bill
Step One is to create an invoice in Bill. It comes with easily customized templates so you’re ready in minutes.
Step Two is to add line items to the invoice. Add a title, a sub-title, a base amount, a quantity, taxes, and other pertinent information, and you’re almost done.
Step Three is print the invoice to mail out, or save it as a PDF and send it out via email. As far as I can tell, there is no Step Four. Check out the Bill interface.
Add work performed line items in each invoice. Bill does the totals for you, based on quantity and amount. There’s also a place for discounts, shipping, and taxes, as needed.
Bill stores the invoices so you have a complete record of work performed and amounts due. If you work with specific items, Bill remembers those so you won’t have to type them in again and again.
The printed invoices are not strikingly graphic in nature– just the basic facts. However, reports for all the invoices you generate can be graphed out so you can see what’s due, what’s been paid, and totals to date.
Invoicing for your work shouldn’t be a complicated effort that requires a night school class or a part-time person. Bill is built for the Mac user who needs a quick and not quite so dirty invoice in a hurry.
What Bill doesn’t do, and what it needs, is a time tracker component to track time worked by client and project and task. Otherwise, it’s well done, Mac-like in use, and a quick way to get an invoice out the door so you can get paid.