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Nov 10, 2016
Billing & Invoicing

4 Mobile-Friendly Billing and Invoicing Apps for iPhone

Discover which billing and invoicing apps for iPhone can help you balance your small business books on the go. 

Lauren MaffeoAssociate Principal Analyst

The gap between using your iPhone for work and play is not as wide as you might think- your device can be just as useful for billing and invoicing as it is for playing Pokemon Go. With the number of software solutions being offered for iOS constantly growing, it’s easier than ever to get things done on a mobile device. This is especially true for a billing and invoicing solution, a part of the job that’s frequently done while outside the office.

GetAppp’s Category Leader ranking of the top billing and invoicing solutions includes mobile as one of its criteria. Part of each solution’s score accounts for user ratings from the App Store for its iOS app. Here are the 4 highest-rated billing and invoicing apps for iPhone on GetApp’s Q4 2016 Category Leaders list.

If you’re not using iOS, check out our list of the best mobile billing and invoicing apps for Android.

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QuickBooks Online

Pricing: From $12.99 per month

Free trial: Available

If you need unlimited access to your billing and invoicing info across all devices, QuickBooks Online might be your solution.

A QuickBooks subscription includes unlimited access across every device you use, whether you’re working on your MacBook Air or an iPhone 6. You can get one-click access to your balance sheet, sync account data automatically from your online bank and credit card accounts, and create custom invoices. QuickBooks’ iPhone app also lets you snap receipts that you can store within the app.

QuickBooks Online is a GetApp fan favorite. Reviewers rave that “QBO is consistently becoming more and more robust. In true Intuit fashion, they are listening to their users and adding new features constantly.”

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Pricing: From $15.00 per month with a FreshBooks Classic subscription

Free trial: Available

It’s hard to beat FreshBooks if you need an easy way to connect with clients. The iOS app tracks time and tasks per project to help you assign invoice creation to a client. FreshBooks for iOS also lets you create and send estimates to clients that you can convert into invoices. Once your work is done, clients can pay you online directly from your invoices.

A GetApp reviewer who works in higher education cites FreshBooks’ integration with Wufoo as the trick that helped her track invoices like never before. Another reviewer and CEO calls it “the perfect solution for service based businesses.” She says FreshBooks allows her clients to review their bills, accept estimates, and get yearly statements of the services they’ve paid for, without needing to contact her directly.

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  • Payroll by Wave: $14 per month

  • Receipts by Wave: Free

  • Invoice by Wave: Free

Free trial: Available

Wave Accounting offers three separate iPhone apps: Receipts by Wave, Invoice by Wave, and Payroll by Wave.

Receipts by Wave lets you snap pictures of and upload receipts without the need for paper. Invoice by Wave lets you create unlimited invoices, customize invoice templates, and view business records offline. You can also check when invoices have been viewed, paid, and are overdue.

Finally, Payroll by Wave runs with WaveApps.com to manage payroll right from your iPhone. You can calculate payroll deductions, view pay stubs, and set reminders so that your employees are always paid on time.

“All in all, this is by far the best sort of all in one solution I’ve found for accounting, invoicing, receipts, and payroll,” one GetApp reviewer says. A second reviewer recommends Wave to all of his startup-based clients who need an easy, cloud-based app to manage their billing and invoicing.

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Zoho Invoice

Pricing: From $7.00 per month

Free trial: Available

Small businesses that work with multi-lingual, multi-currency clients might want to consider Zoho Invoice. Its iOS app offers international invoices that you can download or print using AirPrint. You can also track payment status, receive payments via PayPal or Stripe, and track invoice status to stay on top of overdue payments.

Zoho Invoice is a budget-friendly billing and invoicing iPhone app. One GetApp reviewer cites its pricing model (free for up to five invoices) as a huge plus.

Do you use any of these billing and invoicing apps for iPhone? Leave a review to help other readers choose the right option for them!

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