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4 Billing and Invoicing Android Apps to Help You Get Paid Quicker

by Lauren Maffeo
Published on 31 October 2016

Billing and invoicing is about as exciting as watching grass grow. That's why mobile billing and invoicing software is a beautiful thing; it helps you get this job done on the go. And thanks to the rise of cloud-based software, it's now easier than ever to find billing and invoicing Android apps that suit your needs and budget.

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Choosing from the breadth of billing and invoicing Android apps doesn't need to be painful. GetApp's Billing & Invoicing Category Leaders Q4 2016 ranking reveals which billing and invoicing Android apps are the most highly ranked. "Mobile" is one of Category Leaders' five unique data points in our independent ranking of cloud apps. We know how crucial it is for small business owners to access their apps of choice at all times.

That's why we've unearthed the four most mobile-friendly billing and invoicing Android apps based on our Billing & Invoicing Category Leaders Q4 2016 ranking. We've also added input from reviews on GetApp and the Google Play store.

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks manages accounting, billing, and invoicing from one single platform. It was created with small businesses in mind, and offers mobile apps for Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads. You can use QuickBooks to track payments, create estimates, make invoices, and more - all from within the same integrated financial software system. If you already have a QuickBooks account, you can download the mobile app for free and sign in with your credentials.

GetApp reviewers call QuickBooks "a lifesaver," with one reviewer adding that his switch to QuickBooks "has dramatically impacted us in a positive way." A separate reviewer in the Google Play store says he thinks "it will change the way people maintain books."

Price point: From $12.99 per month

Free trial : Available

GetApp Category Leader mobile score (Q4 2016) : 20/20

Google Play Store average rating (October 2016) : 4.5/5 (QuickBooks Accounting+Invoice)

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FreshBooks

FreshBooks is ideal for service-based freelancers and small business owners who want to use the same tool in and out of the office. Its mobile and web apps sync automatically. This ensures that you always have the latest financial data whether you're on your laptop or Android device.

The Android app allows you to work offline; your data will sync to the Cloud once you regain your internet connection. And FreshBooks' partnerships with 70+ cloud providers - including ZenPayroll and MailChimp - makes integrations a snap.

One GetApp reviewer says that "setting up recurring invoices for my hosting and other recurring services, also helps this freelancer have a more professional look when sending estimates and invoices!" Another freelance graphic designer says that FreshBooks' reports are ideal to get in-depth details of what she's making. She also loves that FreshBooks' time tracking tool integrates when she generates invoices.

Price point: From $15.00 per month (Android app requires an existing FreshBooks account)

Free trial : Available

GetApp Category Leader mobile score (Q4 2016) : 18/20

Google Play Store average rating (October 2016) : 4/5

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Wave

Do you run a small business with nine employees or less? Wave was built with your team in mind. It automatically connects to your bank, erasing the need for manual entry. You can also email invoices, collect credit card payments, and use Wave's direct deposit and employee self-service tools to pay employees in the U.S. and Canada. Wave's goal is to help you achieve of all this from one single login on your device of choice.

One GetApp reviewer loves Wave for its ability to manage business and personal expenses in tandem. This includes ability to move expenses from one account to the other. Reviewers in the Google Play store also give Wave high marks; they love its integration with the Accounting by Wave app, as well as the fact that receipts are stored in the Cloud to view on Android devices.

Price point: Free (accounting and invoicing, receipt management, and personal financial management apps)

Free trial : Available

GetApp Category Leader mobile score (Q4 2016) : 17/20

Google Play Store average rating (October 2016) : 4.5/5 (Receipts by Wave)

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Zoho Invoice

Small business owners know the pain of clients who don't pay on time. Zoho Invoice makes it easy to send not-so-subtle hints via automated reminders and links to online payment options. You can send reminders to clients when a specific number of days has passed since an invoice was due. Zoho Invoice even offers easy ways for those clients to pay; it integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, and Authorize.net.

GetApp reviewers give Zoho Invoice high marks for ease of use - specifically, the ability to start creating invoices right away. Likewise, several users in the Google Play store love that Zoho Invoice lets them "do business on the go." They say that it's tough to beat if you want a tool to easily manage expenses and timekeeping.

Price point: From $7.00 per month

Free trial : Available

GetApp Category Leader mobile score (Q4 2016) : 17/20

Google Play Store average rating (October 2016) : 4.5/5

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Do you use any of these billing and invoicing Android apps for your own small business? Leave a review to tell GetApp readers what you love or loathe about them!


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