I was taught the very old school way... I track job numbers in a Word doc, and use a basic spreadsheet for record keeping, and use a Word temp for invoicing. Now that I have a larger volume of work, this is no longer feasible. Other than QuickBooks, what are some of the apps you designers use for such?
Possible that Adobe may create something like this for the CC?
Just curious to hear everyone's thoughts and insight on what recording keeping app you utilize.
I personally use Billings Pro for all my project tracking and invoicing. It's by Market Circle and also is cloud based so it nicely syncs between your devices and computers.
Only negative is that it is available on Mac only but it is fantastic. I have been using it for over 5 years now.
After trying quite a few systems over the years, four years ago I moved from my second favorite, FreshBooks, and I started hosting my own invoicing and estimating system using the open source system Invoice Plane https://wiki.invoiceplane.com/en/1.0. I love it. It has lots of features for my clients and me.
I designed my own custom solution in FileMakerPro about 12 years ago. Still works great as I have kept it updated. Integrates well with other applications, prints great reports for my accountant and is cross platform, runs on mobile devices and even can be web enabled to enter info through a browser.
I am a geek but as one designer I use a notepad with a pen of date, start and stop times and add them up when it is time to bill. It's one less screen to deal with and it works fantastically.