Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we simplify our income with Invoice2go.
An intro to Invoice2go
Invoice2go’s main goal is to reduce the amount of time freelancers spend sending and tracking invoices to make sure you’re paid what you’re owed. Offering a range of templates, you can easily send invoices and attach logos, letting you invoice on behalf of other companies as well as yourself within minutes. With interactive invoices, the app can be linked to your bank, Paypal or apple pay accounts so clients can make a payment directly through the invoice.
Starting up the app, I was shocked at how quickly I was able to set up my account and create my first invoice. Within minutes I had uploaded our logo, set up our billing address and connected my Paypal. Once you’ve sent out an invoice, you can track all your invoices to see when they’ve been paid and if they’ve been opened, as well as letting you set up payment reminders to yourself and your clients to make sure you don’t miss out. The speed, style and simplicity of the app is ideal for busy PAs and VAs either invoicing on behalf of your business or for freelancers, and to be able to set it up from your phone on the move frees up the rest of your day for other tasks.
The downside, however, is the price. The app is free for the first two weeks, but after that you’ll have to consult a payment plan, which could see you paying £100 for your first year if you want to be able to issue unlimited invoices. A limited payment plan is still £20 for the year, which is greatly reduced, but gives you so much less to play with.
This app is the perfect PA financial tool, if you’re willing to pay for it. I would still recommend you downloading the app for the two week free trial, as it can greatly ease the pressure on your job. If you feel like you can benefit, buying into a subscription service is absolutely worthwhile, but see how it goes before you commit your money.
You can download the app for free on Apple and Android devices, andyou can find out more info on the website