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FreshBooks users with iPhones or iPod Touches can now manage their FreshBooks account while on the go with MiniBooks, an app from Groovy Squared. The app synchronizes with your FreshBook account, so you can access your data even if you lose your network connection. MiniBooks comes […]

Freshbooks logoFreshBooks users with iPhones or iPod Touches can now manage their FreshBooks account while on the go with MiniBooks, an app from Groovy Squared. The app synchronizes with your FreshBook account, so you can access your data even if you lose your network connection.

MiniBooks comes with the following features:

  • Clients: Search for clients and contact them with the iPhone’s phone and email applications.
  • Invoices: Create, edit, search, view and email invoices from within the app. You can also view the status of the invoice and record payments.
  • Timers: Start and stop timers that can track multiple activities on one screen. Active timers will keep running even if you close MiniBooks.
  • Estimates: Create, edit and email estimates that you can turn into invoices.

MiniBooks Timers MiniBooks Invoice

If you don’t already have a FreshBooks account, you’ll need to sign up for one before downloading MiniBooks. MiniBooks can’t synchronize taxes or give staff members access to FreshBooks, due to limitations on the FreshBooks backend. The free MiniBooks Lite version limits you to three clients, while the full version retails for $14.99.

Do you use a billing app on your phone? What do you use?

  1. I use Freshbooks on the blackberry with http://www.freshberryapp.com/.

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  2. nice, but how does one enter multiple lines on invoice in such a small screen?

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    1. Hey Harry,

      Adding items is actually very easy. Because you actually create items and save them, if you are creating an invoice that includes items you have already created you just choose the option to add a line item, then there is a nice big screen to select from your saved line items, or create a new line item.

      All these steps use the full screen. When you are done selecting or creating an item you just add it to the invoice.

      If you want to create another, you just choose the option to add another item.

      It’s not like you actually have to type everything onto the screen that shows your invoice…that would be tough!.

      You just enter each item on its own screen and it gets put on the invoice. It is really super easy..you can have an invoice created in 30 seconds!

      Cheers,

      Mitch Solway
      VP Marketing & Sales, FreshBooks

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  3. “MiniBooks can’t synchronize taxes or give staff members access to FreshBooks, due to limitations on the FreshBooks backend”

    ..good news, Staff can now invoice from MiniBooks: more info here:

    http://bit.ly/2thXbt

    Cheers,

    Mitch
    VP Marketing & Sales, FreshBooks

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    1. Mitch, thanks for providing an update and a link for more information.

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  4. I use GrandTotal, a simple and great piece of software. The website is only in German, the software is multi-linugal:
    http://mediaatelier.com/GrandTotal/

    - Ivan

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  5. [...] tools can be used on a smart phone. Some have created applications (like Freshbooks’ Minibooks iPhone app, for example) or mobile interfaces, but with a little perseverance, even those that have [...]

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