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Billings3.7.8

16 April 2014

Create and send invoices and perform other billing functions.

Overview

Note: This application is not supported by developer anymore. Billings Pro is the new vesrion of Billings

Billings logical workflow and intuitive interface makes time tracking and invoicing simple. Elegantly designed invoices ensure you reflect your image when it counts the most - asking for payment. With over 30 professionally designed templates for estimates, invoices, statements and envelopes, you'll be ready to go, right away.

Billings comes packed with convenient features such as client groups, recurring & consolidated invoices, a menu-bar timer, individual time entry annotation, overdue client monitoring and more. Billings also includes 30 handy business reports such as "retainer balances", "expenses tax report", "billed & collected" and "unpaid invoices" helping you keep your business running smoothly.

What's new in Billings

Version 3.7.8:
  • Final software update.
  • The Billings sales are discontinued but developers will continue to support it through June 30, 2014.
  • Updated taxes.
  • Added 3 digit percent formatter (0.000%) in the report engine.
  • Minor application enhancements.

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53 Reviews of Billings

Twilightscapes
18 September 2008
Version: 3.0

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Wow, $35.00 bucks for an upgrade license? I'm sorry, but for how long this program has had signifigant bugs unanswered, and very little progress shown to the public, I'm just not sure that I want to spend the money to upgrade, even though I know I have to because of my already invested time and money. That doesn't mean I have to like it though! Hopefully the template editing has undergone a massive re-work (it's the most confusing and crappy system ever - especially a shame when the rest of the program seems to work the way you'd think it should) [sigh]
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Jer
17 April 2014
Version: 3.7.8
Why is this update showing up in the list today? It's been out for months!
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wintermute
29 January 2014
Version: 3.7.6
If you are looking for an invoicing and time-tracking app that has Calendar synchronization (for those that like to track jobs with notes in Calendar, like me, and for those that don't like subscription-based web products) try OfficeTime. I just moved over to it from iBiz and I'm liking it.
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Phoney-Baloney
20 November 2013
Version: 3.7.6
DISCONTINUED. This page should be closed by MacUpdate.
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Rochade
27 June 2013
Version: 3.7.6
I loved Billings but is is discontinued. They will only further develop Billings PRO and I won't share my client data with them on the cloud. So it is a hard step but I have to look for an alternative app right now.
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Mhoutman
12 March 2013
Version: 3.7.6
Really love Billings but lack of updates on both OS X and iOS make me dislike it. Their Twitter account is also worthless !
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2.5
Jp7
31 December 2012
Version: 3.7.6
The inability to easily edit the built in templates ruined this program for me. Except for that, it met my needs. However the template that was best for my work was too pale--grey and reddish--so that when I emailed my invoice and they printed it out, they could not read it. I wasted most of a day trying to work around the problem, but I'm done with it for good now... A major problem for an otherwise excellent program.
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csaborio
11 December 2012
Version: 3.7.6
I have been using iBiz for almost 6 years now...it had its bugs and every release got worse for me, so I ventured forth to look for an alternate solution. I stumbled this list by MacAppStorm: http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/finance-roundups/7-invoicing-apps-for-os-x/ I tried every one of them, not diving too much into instructions as I wanted to get something that would be intuitive without much research. I tried them all and Billings was perfect for me: -I was able to create a template based on theirs to match my company's invoice, worked like a charm -The whole workflow of invoicing, adding payments, and reminding clients is incredible -I love the project integration with the project and invoicing, something iBiz never got right -Recurring invoices? Hell yeah! I am in love, great application, I'm glad the research paid off. Now, time to invoice the living crap out of my clients!! :-)
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StrictlyBagel
16 August 2012
Version: 3.7.6
I'd love to love Billings… but I cannot. Each time I try to customise an invoice I end up being frustrated about the template editor, the inability to easily see a template (like in Pages' Template Chooser), and the handling of the tools itself such as aligning boxes, page breaks. The entire application is just horrible to use and Market Circle has done little over the years to improve this basic functionality… instead focusing on iCloud/iPad syncing and the like. Honestly, most SME's don't need that added functionality and prefer ease of use. It's overtime to make Billings template editor actually useable.
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Dennis-Bouman
19 July 2012
Version: 3.7.2
If you need a credit invoice, and at one point you do! Forget about it, the users have requested this feature since 2008, but Marcet Circle does not listen to its costumers!!!
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Noraa
14 February 2012
Version: 3.7.2
Been looking for a good invoicing app of a while now and after bouncing around between iRatchet (the old non-App Store version, since you can't get a demo of the newer version), iBiz, and Billings, I finally settled on Billings - mostly because it handles hourly invoices extremely well and has an awesome iOS counterpart! There is a lot to configure at first, which can be very overwhelming - especially when trying to setup your own customized invoice design, but once you get things set up it works pretty well. There are a couple of quirks and annoyances preventing me from giving this five stars. First and foremost, invoices are numbered as an overall total, and not on a per client basis. In addition, you can't renumber an invoice, and the total continues up even if you delete an invoice (i.e. you create an invoice which is numbered 180, then you delete for whatever reason, create a new invoice it is numbered 181 even though invoice 180 no longer exists). Fortunately this can be resolved by using a custom field, but would still be nice if you didn't have to manually enter the invoice number each time. Sorting through invoiced projects is difficult as well, as there is no way to group paid and unpaid invoices - you can use the reporting function, but that can be more complicated than it's worth. Finally, and this is the biggest annoyances, there is no way to discount an invoice by a fixed amount, Billings only supports discounting by %. While these seem like a lot of complaints, I do like the program overall - once you get it set up to your liking it makes keeping track of all your invoices quite painless, add to that its iOS counterpart to create invoices on the go, this is a pretty good invoicing program border lining on being great.
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suburubu
09 January 2012
Version: 3.7.2
wow, you can't change your star rating here can you... i was going to downgrade the ease of use, on second thought, because creating your own custom template is not at all intuitive, sorta clunky imo. but re: comment below about not being able to bill various projects monthly... the solution for that is to create a project called, for example, CLIENT - January; then each slip in that month is a different project. you can put details re: the slip work in the slip log. and you can combine slips into a single invoice when the time comes, simple by selecting multiple slips in the create invoice area. you can change invoice number in the create invoice area as well...
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0.5
frequencydip
05 November 2011
Version: 3.7.2
I like the app but the developers dont offer any update for some of the features users have been requesting for years. The basic ability to show discounts on a invoice is imperative.
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Jer
30 August 2011
Version: 3.7.2
What the... I've had this update for weeks now!
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Pik80
21 July 2011
Version: 3.7.1
Be warned that this release doesn't work with PowerPC. They tried to install this update to my system without telling me this. It is really a bummer because this version finally adds support for Postbox support for mailing out invoices! Blah, I really wanted that feature.
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Tdu
10 April 2011
Version: 3.6.1
The interface is beautiful, and it has a huge edge over other invoice software in that regard. But what makes the application useless for my needs (and judging by their forums a lot of others) is the complete lack of flexibility for numbering invoices.
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tomdringer
07 January 2011
Version: 3.6.1
The severe lack of import options ruin what is otherwise a good program. I am currently using an online billing system which can export to a variety of formats (csv, text etc) and billings only plays nice with its own Daylite program.
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Cerebrl
03 December 2010
Version: 3.6.1
I was initially impressed with Billings as I am a designer and loved the interface, but as soon as I had to bill a client, I left the software and went back to On The Job for my time tracking and invoicing. Here's why: You cannot invoice a client for a month's worth of work. You are forced within the constrains of a "slip." There is no flexibility. This is a huge flaw in the program in my opinion. I have many clients that have multiple projects, and I just bill them per month for my work. I just need a program that has different filtering mechanisms that allow me to bill per time, per project or per client. Billings was rendered worthless as soon as the above mentioned problems were revealed. This is sad as I loved the interface, but above all else, I need function before form.
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Maclover1-1
29 June 2010
Version: 3.6.1
I tried Accounts way back which was an iBank and iBiz all in one.. it went bankrupt and was complicated anyway.. tried GrandTotal and TimeLog and thought that was it.. but it's is 2 pieces of software and GT has some bugs and is basically annoying for a few reasons I won't get into.. but I don't like it anymore, really.. tried iBiz.. these guys are clearly not thinking of non-americans and the template part is as bad as GT's. Finally tried Billings.. and am thinking it might actually do what I need.. and the template editing is much less of a pain than in the aforementioned ones... It is also cheaper and I actually think much better for a small business like mine. You can link files, add notes, link URL's... It even allows me to keep my Address Book entries actually synch fairly automatically (at the press of a button) with my clients in BILLINGS.. the others don't somehow which I always found weird. So BILLINGS it is, it speaks my currency, it speaks my dates (european dates).. I'll move my bills to it slowly and see if I'm still happy in a few months.. I didn't pay attention t it way back because I thought its price was too cheap lol How dumb can I be !!!
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Andymacm
19 April 2010
Version: 3.6
After ditching MacFreelance for terrible support and an incapacitating bug, I have found Billings to do everything I need it to do, and that's great. I've had good experience with support at the software company and will be continuing to use Billings for a long time. I'm an independent freelancer and I probably invoice a couple times a month, so for that, it does great.
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talazem-1
16 March 2010
Version: 3.6
3.6 now has multiple currencies, which is all that this freelance translator who gets international jobs needed. This has perfected an already excellent application. Kudos to the developers!
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Nighthawk090
11 January 2010
Version: 3.5.2
Installed 3.5.2.......won't open now. Every time it opens it says that application unexpectedly quit........
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Bumbleb
01 October 2009
Version: 3.0.5
Billings... Been using it since version 2.0. The interface is nice, but somehow idiosyncratic My invoicing always takes longer than it should. As of writing, I have a slip that is 27 hours of work, at 400 DKK, which Billings wants to invoice as 1 hour of work! I can't for the life of me figure out what's wrong. It's taken me close to an hour to send this invoice!!! All in all, there are too many fields and thing to remember to do, and way too less of needed features, so you have to shoehorn something to make it work. As an example: I can put in my identity, but there are only 3 lines, so not enough for my VAT number, and not enough room for my bank account info, so I have to either create my own template with the extremely tedious template editor, or put it into the comments field for each invoice. I can't remember it, so often I have to log on to my netbank to look up that account number. That is just the tip of the iceberg. It's like a Microsoft app in an Apple coat.
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E101
10 September 2009
Version: 3.0.5
While Billings matured to a somehow usable application over the years, the lack of support in the sense of integrating requested (in my eyes necessary) features is not at all satisfying. Further problems: - Billings is not really usable on several synced machines, links to address book entries break - It's not possible to switch currencies - The report engine is very flexible, but full of bugs and quirks - The UI design is not finished - The internationalization is pathetic
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Pik80
13 May 2009
Version: 3.0.5
By far the best invoice program I have used. I really don't have any major complaints at all! It was a little confusing that by starting a timer Billings wouldn't stop the current timer if you select from the Billings window. It doesn't do this if you select the timer from the menu bar which I always do. I think the negative reviews are coming from the competition since I just don't see how anyone can give this a low rating or even an average rating.
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Marketcircle
25 March 2009
Version: 3.0.4
@ MJKPHOTO: we now have this feature in Billings 3.0.4
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Side-Lane
25 March 2009
Version: 3.0.4
Like many posters on here, I too have tried pretty much all the alternatives to Billings and in my mind it is simply head and shoulders above the rest. It's easy to use, stable, attractive and mac-like, and produces good reports and invoices. I've been using it daily quite happily for well over a year from v2.x.x up to 3.0.4 now. I'm not sure what issues people have with the reports or the invoicing. It is fair to say that the custom invoice designer isn't exactly as easy as it could be but after a couple of hours I have a complete set of custom templates which I now use with no problems. There are a couple of features that would be nice, such as being able to invoice multiple projects on a single invoice, but that's not really a deal breaker.
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Mjkphoto
08 March 2009
Version: 3.0.3
Billings will not allow users to manually input exact start and end times per work slip, only duration. Marketplace forum entries show users have been asking for the feature for two years. Currently I'm using Billings to print my invoices but I'm tracking my time in TimeLog and producing my time sheet reports via a Timelog export to Excel. Then I manually create an invoice in Billings. A long, arduous process every two weeks! I had hoped to find a one software solution, but alas that continues to elude me. While I like the look of my invoice created in Billings and creating a manual invoice is fairly easy, my entire process for creating bi-weekly invoices has me frustrated. Billings' lack of exact time tracking (showing start and end times per work slip) is nearly enough to make me dump this program. Why this simple and very important feature was omitted from the program is unclear. I suggest users work through a demo of this program thoroughly before purchasing. It is rather limited in its functionality.
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Espiridion
22 January 2009
Version: 3.0.3
The "Smile" ratings are peculiar here at Macupdate. Even though my brief review has a "minus one" rating, apparently the issue I addressed will be fixed by version 3.0.4. There are various additional problems with Billings, some of them are mentioned in their forum: Marketcircle>Forums>Billings>Troubleshooting But some people want to rate it 5-stars and/or give negative ratings to factual comments. Maybe that makes them feel better about their purchase decision :) For anyone seriously considering this type of application, I would recommend that you download it, try it, visit their forums to learn about additional concerns other users have, and then make an informed purchasing decision. As of 01/21/09 the upgrade price is $25, which is quite reasonable for a paid upgrade, and $40 for a new copy. If/when bugs are fixed I will consider upgrading my copy. For now I'll still pass.
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Stefano-Cecere
07 December 2008
Version: 3.0.3
after about 2 years of Billings 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 (helped also ith lots of bug reporting) i jumped with much happiness to the GrandTotal + TimeLog combo! very much more intuitive to use and powerful (i'm sorry but Billing's reports are quite unusable, and i spent too many days trying to study their design instruments.. very powerful but TOO MUCH complicated for non cocoa developers... then there are really simple UI design bugs that haven't been fixed yet for too much time) Sorry Marketcircle.. ciao stefano
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Kingadrock
23 September 2008
Version: 3.0.1
I've tried most of the invoicing applications for the Mac. I've owned plenty too: iWork (iBiz), Studiometry, and iRatchet. I found iBiz to be buggy; Studiometry was convoluted and confusing; iRatchet was very promising but lacked proper reporting functions. When I found Billings (2.0) I was immediately impressed. It's the cleanest and most intuitive invoicing application on the Mac. It made invoicing easy, but it was not without problems. I had no issues with bugs or memory leaks, but as others have said it was difficult to edit invoices. I struggled through that once and when they were to my liking I never dealt with them again. Version 3 of Billings addresses the biggest problem I had with 2.0, it was not obvious to see who owed me money. Now that very critical information is right at my fingertips. The new reporting features are also improved, and I haven't messed with the new template system. The layout was great before, and they've tweaked it to be even better. Overall a very solid update. Nobody likes to spend $35, but $35 to upgrade a program that helps me make money is well worth the price in my opinion.
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Xplicit
22 September 2008
Version: 3.0.1
Some don't understand the other peoples problems? Read again because someone's right with their complaints. Did you ever try to create your own template? I don't think so. You wouldn't be writing like you are if you did. Creating templates sucks, documentation sucks. Billings' support sucks as well, bugs weren't fixed in version 2 and instead of getting a bug-free version we get a paid upgrade. Thanks, but no thanks, I'll switch to another app.
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Philby
22 September 2008
Version: 3.0.1
I'm with VVARP here - I don't understand why folks are so negative about Billings. It's a beautiful, very nicely designed software, and a pleasure to use. Do I have whishes regarding Billings' functionality? I most certainly do. (Multi-user functionality, I'm looking your way. Basecamp integration, you are on my mind) Still, it's in no way a reason to get all negative. Billings is much nicer than iBiz any much more polished than Studiometry.
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Vvarp
22 September 2008
Version: 3.0.1
Wow, I completely don't get this whole negative response. I can understand there some people might pissed off by upgrade fee, but since there is a whole bunch of new features available - I am happy to pay it as over last 18 months Billings proved to be reliable tool I can trust. Also it's bad to hear there are people having issues with unpatched bugs. My experience is opposite - every bug I reported through email or forums got fixed in one of minor updates. Happy to see v3 and I eagerly awaits upcoming iPhone app!
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Muhammet
21 September 2008
Version: 3.0
I used iBiz for a long time till I read a review of Billings in a German mac magazine. I was impressed of its great interface, template system and much more so I've switched. But now, I think I could also have continued to use iBiz. Ok, there are some great improvements in version 3, however I don't think that it is €35 worth, like many others. I don't say I won't upgrade, I'll do that because I've paid for it before and there were many bugs in Billings 2, which were not fixed. I haven't used Billings 2 for app. three months - yesterday I dragged its new version to my dock again. If you release a fee required new version, you have to fix the bugs in the previous version, too, which were also mentioned in the forum. I also wonder where is the German language support that was integrated in Billings 2. I wonder why the upgrade fee is €35 if I am a customer from Germany - maybe you know it makes $50! I wonder why you ask €35 for some graphical improvements and yes- the new client groups feature. You really don't have to respond, because I know what the answers are. I know you always have some reasons for everything.
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M-1
19 September 2008
Version: 3.0
Well that's the beauty of free trials. You can try it and if you don't like it, you don't have to buy. The same apply to Billings 3 - existing 2.x users get a full 21 day trial and if they don't like the new Billings, they can easily revert back to Billings 2.x. You just have to rename a backup folder that we create during the upgrade process. This is also the first time we are charging for an upgrade since 2005. The upgrade fee is fair and like I said - try and if you don't feel it is worth it, just revert back. You have nothing to lose.
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Espiridion
19 September 2008
Version: 3.0
So the developer tells us that "This version is well worth the upgrade fee." Not to me. I've used DayLite since it came out and the same criticisms that Billings has received have applied to DayLite (e.g., features, development, poor support). That's why I use Contactizer Pro now. It's not perfect and still has a long way to go, but at least I'm not using DayLite anymore. I also have Billings. I would rather spend $35 on a product by a different company than upgrade to version 3. I may even spend $50 on iBiz or a similar program. At the moment -and only because I already have it- I'll use Billings for just one or two projects. In a few months, once I'm done with my current projects, I'll give iBiz and iRatchet a try. Having said this, some years ago I highly recommended MarketCircle to friends and colleagues. Just not anymore.
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M-1
19 September 2008
Version: 3.0
There is some information disconnect here. Unfortunately MacUpdate crawls developer websites to see if there are any changes and automatically adds a version. In many cases they don't list the changes that have been made. We just weren't ready to update MacUpdate today. We've made a lot of changes to address the many requests (and criticisms) made here and on our forums including such major things as statements, pro forma invoices, recurring invoices, consolidated invoices, a brand new interface and much more. On our forums, the same issues and questions kept coming up over and over. We didn't answer each thread - we just went ahead and did the work to make those wishes a reality -- and it was a lot of work. We'd rather ship than talk. This version is well worth the upgrade fee.
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Twilightscapes
18 September 2008
Version: 3.0
Wow, $35.00 bucks for an upgrade license? I'm sorry, but for how long this program has had signifigant bugs unanswered, and very little progress shown to the public, I'm just not sure that I want to spend the money to upgrade, even though I know I have to because of my already invested time and money. That doesn't mean I have to like it though! Hopefully the template editing has undergone a massive re-work (it's the most confusing and crappy system ever - especially a shame when the rest of the program seems to work the way you'd think it should) [sigh]
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Mjkphoto
27 February 2008
Version: 2.5.5
Make sure you try Billings before you buy. Go through the program thoroughly because it has a very set way of doing things and if that doesn't fit your workflow, you will be terribly disappointed, as I am. Billings tracks work through the use of projects and work slips that track time spent, (or flat rates, quantity, expenses, or mileage). But if you have multiple projects and different billing rates per client, you have a problem. For one, Billings doesn't seem to allow multiple projects on one invoice, which is very odd. That means you must have one project per client, with multiple work slips. But I have several projects for one client within any given billing period. Tracking time. Billings has a nice timer feature, but again it is very limiting. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to indicate start and end date/times on invoices, even though you can track that information (but don't expect it to be intuitive or as easy as other reviews have indicated). While the program does produce good looking invoices, designing your own is a cumbersome process. Documentation leaves much to be desired. This program is counter to my workflow and has been most frustrating. Sometimes template driven software is good to have, but not this program... at least not for my business. I wasted my money because I didn't have the time to properly try it out. Don't rely on reviews. Take the time to test it according to your own needs, even if the software is offered at a discounted price.
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Vvarp
25 February 2008
Version: 2.5.5
This is king of time tracking apps for Mac. Easy to use, damn good looking and well designed - do I need to say more?
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MarianoSpina
24 January 2008
Version: 2.5.5
I've paid for a Billings license a week ago but have not received the activation code, nor have anyone from Marketcircle answered my emails - Has anyone had any similar experiences with them an can provide a reasonable solution?
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Thirstyrobot
26 April 2007
Version: 2.0.5
Invoicing is a pain and the last thing I want is an invoicing app that's a chore to maintain. So after a long, long search for just the right application to suit my needs, I chose Billings. Here are the things Billings does that matter to me: 1) it's highly customizable templates for quotes and invoices; 2) I can generate reports on all kinds of activities that matter to me, including overdue invoices and taxes paid to date; 3) support from the developer (their well-maintained forum is a superb resource); 4) sorting and managing my projects so I can keep track of many things at once; 5) stability (I had previously been burned badly by reliability issues in iBiz). This app doesn't pretend to be the swiss army knife solution for everyone. No, it doesn't support multiusers. And it doesn't replace Quicken. Instead, it focuses on a very specific set of functions--time tracking, invoicing and quotes for small business owners--and it delivers magnificently.
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Versionx
03 March 2007
Version: 2.0.5
I am interested in switching from Studiometry to Billings 2, but for my needs, this application needs to be networkable. We need multiple users to be connected to and sync'd with ideally one master Billings "server" and I was wondering if/when this feature might be coming to this software? If soon, we might hold out, if not so soon I will have to look more closely at something like iBiz or timeNet.
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Baseballboy828
30 January 2007
Version: 2.0.4
This is incredibly powerful. The custom invoices are limitless. Great app.
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Jason-Kitcat
13 January 2007
Version: 2.0
I first trialled Billings when versions 1 and then 1.1 were released. I have been a long-time user of iBiz (formerly iWork) but was not entirely happy. At that time Billings was beautiful and easy to use but didn't have all the features I needed. A few months I started using a beta of Billings 2 and was very pleasantly surprised with how well the product has matured. iBiz 3 betas were much worse than the versions I had been using so in hope of escape I thoroughly tested Billings 2. There were some niggles but the Marketcircle responded to all my feedback and I saw changes appearing in each new beta release. Before Billings 2 went gold I bought a license and moved over from iBiz. I've been very happy. Billings has a wonderful interface and is very easy and logical to use. The invoicing templates system is superb (though there is a learning curve). Tracking work in Billings is a pleasure - now that's got to be a good thing!
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M-1
13 December 2006
Version: 2.0b3
Not to worry. We have improved our support processes (we have more people now). There was a bit of lull after Billings 1 and that was because we chose to completely re-write the report engine and it took a **lot** longer than expected.
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Olipower
09 December 2006
Version: 2.0b3
Having been a longtime Studiometry user, I was slowly getting disillusioned by its buggyness, bloated featureset, unanswered support tickets, etc. The recent version 4 made me start looking for alternatives. I find Billings 2 a viable alternative. It has the features I need, in a clear workflow, intuitive, and not bloated. I've been indecisive between Billings and iRatchet, but iRatchet is just too... featurerich... and yet lacks some of the features I find most important - features readily present in Billings 2. Now, I hope MarketCircle will develop and support this version 2 a lot more than I can see from the previous comments they've done on version 1.
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3.5
Jhokit
25 August 2006
Version: 1.1
A promising app with a few quirks and bugs, but Marketcircle provides no support. They've never replied at all to my requests for help (and I am a registered user). A disappointment.
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Darbetello
22 May 2006
Version: 1.1
I have spent a little while going through the Demo version of this app and was initially VERY excited that I had found exactly what I was looking for . . . a simple, practical, no-frills program to help me keep track of projects, estimates, invoicing and receivables. Let me start by saying that I like the overall look and feel of the app. It's not too stuffy and it's not too busy. It has all the windows available in one location (the last thing I need is another window open on my puter). I also found the UI very easy to pick up, as evidenced by my list of gotta-haves after only a little while in the demo version. With that being said . . . Like the other reviewer, there are a few ESSESTAIL functions that I GOTTA HAVE in the app I purchase: 1) Alter the invoice date - I would like to enter all my past info from the beginning of the year, with acutal invoice dates, so I have a comprehensive fiscal picture for tax time 2) Auto (or even manual) invoice numbering is CRUCIAL. Even better would be the option to have a custom format and beginning point (ex. mmyy001) 3) Check # field to associate with a check payment received, and the ability to make that check number point to several invoices, as sometimes my customer pays several invoices with a single check. What would REALLY be nice is to be able to enter a check # and the invoice #s to apply it to, and it would post to them without having to open each one. A few other things would be nice to have (but not deal-breakers): 4) Customized headings - Each person is going to have different needs, so I would like to be able to remove/add headings as I needed. 5) Category presets - just a few basic ones to help us non-business-minded folk get an idea of the best way to use this feature 6) The ability to change the timer clock manually, say, if I forget to turn it off or on after a phone call or other interruption I like everything else about this app so far, although I plan to play with the demo a little more over the next couple of weeks until it runs out. It seemed pretty intuitive after checking out the brief but VERY helpful user manual (I never ready the big ones anyway!) nd I didn't have a problem with the current price tag at all - IF I could do those pesky #s 1, 2 and 3 above.
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2.75
Arobulack
03 January 2006
Version: 1.1
Like the comments from hueco, I must admit to feeling like I've bought into a dead end. Billings is clearly an afterthought product of MarketCircle. It feels like an application that they developed for their own use in-house (and is therefor remarkably polished) and released on a whim commercially, without any clear idea on a future strategy. Since my earlier comments I've come to recognize Billings more as a set of shortcomings than accomplishments. In other words, its a remarkable app only for what it doesn't do rather than for what it does. I still harbour secret hopes that MarketCircle will one day invest some more time into improving the featureset of this application, for it's simply the best organized and most intuitive to use application in its class. However, based on the lack of response to problems from them and the lack of a clear statement on the future of upgrades, I suspect these hopes will go unrequited. I am again on the trail for a replacement. So, what are its shortcomings? To name a few: Doesn't automatically number invoices or permit manual numbering Restricts invoice field editing (i.e. Invoice date is not modifiable from current date) Doesn't permit editing of generated invoices Doesn't automatically sense periods of inactivity whilst a timer is running Doesn't permit entry of work notes for specific timer sessions (only globally for projects) Can't export data Markup of expense items do not transfer to invoice, original cost price is used instead Reports are paltry and meaningless; application needs more reports Additionally, the timer interface is severely lacking. Needs to display client and project along with task name; as it is, tasks get all mixed up together without any sense of organization Unfortunately, at this time, I recant my original recommendation for Billings as its just not feature-rich enough for this price range, especially when you consider how much more you get from competing products. Hopefully MarketCircle will decide to get serious about this app and improve it, but I'm not holding my breath.
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4.5
Mrkranky
24 June 2005
Version: 1.1
For the last year, I had tried to tolerate the wonky interface of iBiz, the needlessly busy front-end of Business Tracker, and the obvious shortcomings of just hammering data into an Excel spreadsheet. And then I found Billings. For me, this app strikes a near-perfect balance of simplicity and features. I paid for my license after using it for less than two days...which says something about its instant appeal.
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2.75
Anonymous
29 May 2005
Version: 1.0
I've spent the weekend trying all of the invoice generation/receipt tracking software that I could find that was within my price range (I'm fed up with 1980's design of QuickBooks and it is way too bloated for my needs). As one reviewer said, there are some similarities between Billings and iBiz but I found Billings much more focused and intuitive with the features that it has. It generates great looking invoices that can include your company logo. I'm a consultant and I need a simple app that can track my progress through the phases of job estimation, job start, job finish, invoicing, and payment tracking. This app does exaclty that. No more, no less. It has features to track how many minutes are spent on each job. I can't speak to how well that works; I don't use or need those features. Being version 1.0 it is not too surprising that there are a few bugs in the program. I can consistently get it to crash with two different sets of GUI actions. But these actions are unusual, you may never encounter them, and I'm sure, since I've reported them and because of their repeatability, they will be fixed very quickly. The database file has never gotten corrupted throughout all of my banging on the app. I have switched over from QuickBooks (yep, gotta manually recreate the invoices...but my company is just starting out...luckily) and, although the $39 is a little high right now, given the bugs and the VERY SHORT list of options for report generation and invoice templates, I look at it as an investment in what I think is a well done GUI with promise for the future.
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2.5
Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 1.0
They've borrowed a few things here and there from iBiz and have created an attractive interface. It runs solidly but the ease of use suffers under all the surface glitz. Dialogue boxes, data entry and organization are not intuitive. For value and functionality, iBiz is still the champ in this category and for $10 less. It's simply not worth it at this point, but might be a solid competitor by version 2.0.
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$39.99

3.7

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