Thankfully nowadays, businesses can issue and track invoices on at home, on the bus, or even in a field – thanks to the magic of cloud-based billing and invoicing software. What’s more many of these solutions come with robust and attractive iPhone apps for invoicing and billing.
Most good invoicing software has a native mobile app although you may find that some of them don’t give you the kind of features and access you get in the web version. All of them will help the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department though. We’ve picked 7 of the best apps for iPhone which are free to download and install. Most require a monthly subscription, although free trials and “freemium” versions are available.
So here’s our rundown of some of the best billing software for iPhone. Happy invoicing!
Xero is one of the heavyweights of the accounting software world. Its iPhone app, Xero Accounting & Invoices is great for invoicing on the hop, allowing you to create, approve and send invoices from your iOS device.
The Xero iPhone app gives you much more than just billing and invoicing functionality. You can also use it to view all your bank accounts, checking to see the status of outstanding invoices, expense claims, reports, and contacts. It syncs up with your accounts to give you notifications whenever bank transactions are updated.
Xero has a really slick interface and is if you just need to manage invoices on the go, the iPhone app is ideal.
Pricing: From $9 per month.
Billings Pro is an elegant invoicing app that is popular with those that own Macs, iPhones, and iPads. The reason is that it is a native app and stores your information right on your device and syncs over the Internet. It also looks and feels like an Apple app, which users love.
Billings Pro is a very well integrated iPhone invoicing app that works seamlessly across iOS and OS X and has additional features for tracking time, mileage, and expenses from anywhere on your iPhone.
The iPhone app looks great and if that’s not mobile enough for you, Billings Pro even embraces the Apple Watch for those that want the ultimate mobile invoicing solution.
Pricing: Freemium. Billings Pro is free for one invoice, one estimate and one statement per month. Prices for more invoices, estimates, and statements start from $5 per month.
Zoho Invoice is great for those that like to use multiple transfer options to receive payments from their iPhone. Zoho invoice does exactly that, allowing you to get paid quicker as it works with services such as PayPal to make sure your clients can pay you in their preferred method.
Zoho Invoice – which is part of Zoho’s suite of products including Zoho Books – also supports payments via Checkout, and Authorize.net as well as allowing you to make partial payments.
Apart from its iPhone billing app, there are separate mobile apps for iPad, Android, and Windows Phone, although they are also limited compared to the web version. Note that in the App Store, Zoho Invoice is listed as “Invoicing and Time Tracking App – Zoho Invoice” and is not to be confused with the Zoho Books listing (below), which packs a mightier accounting punch than the invoicing app.
Pricing: Freemium. Free for up-to 5 customers. Prices then start from $7 per month for extra customers/invoices/estimates/projects/users.
Zoho Books for iPhone is aimed at freelancers and small business owners and makes it very easy to issue and track invoices. Zoho Books has a very well designed interface that’s aimed at those with little accounting or book keeping experience. Zoho Books is actually listed in the app store as “Invoicing App – Zoho Books” and is not to be confused with Zoho Invoicing above even though the app looks very similar.
Zoho Books is suitable for a wide range of professionals from accountants and business owners, to designers, journalists, interior designers and more.
Of course, because it’s a Zoho product, it integrates seamlessly with Zoho CRM which is useful for sales teams to check the payment record and credit status of clients.
Pricing: From $9 per month.
WorkflowMax is a powerful web invoicing solution which combines project management with invoicing. You can use the Actual For WorkflowMax app on your iPhone to track your hours worked, selecting jobs, tasks, and dates to help you record what you’re doing so you can invoice accurately.
If you’re a project manager who is also involved in invoicing and billing clients, WorkflowMax is worth looking at because it also helps you to generate leads and quotes, track time, send invoices and manage project schedules. There’s no official WorkflowMax iPhone invoicing app, but the mobile web version of the software adapts perfectly to the iPhone format.
If you’re looking for a solution that offers both project management and invoicing, WorkflowMax is an excellent package.
Pricing: From $15 per month.
Issuing or paying multiple invoices every month, and tracking them, can be a full time job in itself. If your product or business works on a subscription model, this is especially true since monthly or weekly payments needing to be managed properly.
To get the full functionality of Fusebill on iOS you need to use the web app although there is a Fusebill app which allows you to take payments on the move, and this can be integrated for invoicing within the web app.
Fusebill is very good at handling subscription billing since it has specific features for managing recurring payments. Fusebill also integrates with CRM tools such as Salesforce and Netsuite to bring your invoicing and sales operations closer.
Pricing: From $499 per month.
If you’d rather just set and forget your invoicing then you should take a closer look at another recurring billing tool, Chargeover. Chargeover automates the generation of invoices, charges credit cards and sends email reminders when bills are overdue. There’s no native iPhone app but you can use the web app on iOS perfectly well.
Chargeover also enables you to create your own branded templates to make your business look really professional. You can even create customized customer portals where customers can make payments.
Pricing: From $65 per month.
These apps are some of the best billing software for iPhone choices, and should take a lot of the hassle out of invoicing your customers. Let us know which applications you use for your invoicing needs, and be sure to check out GetApp, where you can discover and compare billing and invoicing apps in the cloud.