Invoice Journal offers up another way to bill clients. The site motto states that “collecting money shouldn’t cost you money,” and it really seems to stick with that sentiment. Users can create contact lists by entering customer data that can be referenced when it comes time to send a bill. All the user has to do is type in the client’s name, email address or company name and the application will search for a match in the contact list. Users can also browse and sort their past and current invoices easily. Invoice Journal does not place time restrictions on invoices so the user can always access them whenever they are needed. Users can also add products and services that can be quickly referenced and added to an invoice later. These items also include taxes, discounts and other fees.
Invoice Journal was created in 2007. It is currently trademarked by Detz.net. The creators wanted to build an application that would change the way professionals invoice clients. The web based format was chosen because of its accessibility. As noted on the homepage, a user in a deli in Spain can send an invoice to any client anywhere in the world. Unfortunately it looks like the application was never finished.
Invoice Journal offers many of the same services that other similar applications offer. The web based format makes it ideal for professionals who travel (even occasionally). Tools can be accessed from any computer with internet capabilities. The price tag is also very attractive, which makes Invoice Journal stand out compared to many other invoicing applications.
The Invoice Journal website features a white and blue color scheme and outdated design.
A newcomer to the Invoice Journal website can begin registration by clicking on the white “Sign Up” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form is very straightforward and brief, which is a big plus. The user is asked for a desired Invoice Journal URL (company code), name, email address, and company name. After clicking the white “Sign Up for Invoice Journal” button at the bottom of the form, the user will be emailed a temporary password. This must be used to log in to the new account. After logging in, the user can change the password if they want to.
The cost of Invoice Journal is perhaps one of the most attractive aspects of the application. There are man similar applications available, but each of these usually require some kind of fee or subscription payment. The creators of Invoice Journal wanted to provide an easy, free way for professionals and small businesses to create, send and manage their invoices. The result is a completely cost free experience that keeps more money in the pocket of the users. The site is also lacking in advertisements, which is also a pleasant change of pace for a free application. Users can enter and manage customer information, send invoices and manage accounts for free.
Creating and sending invoices is completely free, which makes it easy to fit into any budget. But the application is not recommended to anyone because it is not fully functional. There are lots of better alternatives.