Free alternatives to Invoice2go, Quickbooks and Xero
These applications weren’t developed by giant software companies like Intuit, Xero and MYOB. These are the free alternatives that were developed by solo developers for small businesses.
- Bookipi Invoice Maker
- Invoice Bee
- Speed Invoice
- Easy Invoice
Bookipi and Invoice Bee are at the top of the recommendation list because we made those apps and we also genuinely believe it is the perfect balance between features and cost. The other two invoice generation apps are actually paid apps, but they’re much cheaper than the bigger applications.
The reason why invoicing software costs you each month
There’s a reason why applications like Invoice2go, Xero and Quickbooks aren’t free after a certain time. It takes thousands of team members to make these brilliant time-saving apps. When I say thousands, I mean literally over 10,000 staff are working on some of these popular cloud accounting tools. Why do they need so many people to run their application? They need to make constant improvements to the app and marketing the app. Marketing is a huge department, they need designers, web developers, video producers, editors, colourists, and these guys need assistants and managers. Soon you end up with thousands of staff.
Bookipi Invoice Maker has two main advantages. We have a clear niche target market, the small businesses and we have very low overheads. The app was developed and designed by one person and we currently have less than 10 people working on this app. Our niche is set and laser-focused on the small business who cares about paying for their bookkeeping. So our app is basically free forever for the people who don’t send more than 4 invoices a month. Large companies like Xero, Quickbooks and Invoice2go cannot give their app away for free so they’re all on trials.
Differences between the large cloud accounting apps and Bookipi
The large cloud accounting apps are made for companies with employees and payroll. I’ve seen these applications support over 800 employees. Yes, they have options for freelancers and self-employed, but you still don’t get the free option, they just can’t afford to give their app for free.
Bookipi Invoice Maker wasn’t made for companies with size, we’re developing this app for the small business owners, freelancers and the self-employed. Invoice2go has a similar story of how they began. The founder made an app for himself and small businesses. They pivoted when millions and millions of dollars were invested in their company, their employee numbers grew and so did their software.
See this story of a mum business woman who runs a cookie making business with 3 children.
Stop using excel to make your invoices!
Cloud accounting isn’t even the future anymore, it’s the present. Gone are the days of paper files and Excel invoices. We’re on the cloud now and fully digital. You sign into one device and all your past and future invoices immediately fill the app. Lost your phone, laptop and iPad? All good, sign in to your account on another device and all your invoices and expenses are still there. This is the power of cloud accounting and you need to jump in. Try our Invoice template generator
Watch this video that shows you how you can generate and send an invoice to your client in under a minute.
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