iRatchet
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Invoice and billing app.   Commercial ($39.99)
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iRatchet is an Invoicing and Billing app. iRatchet is written in Objective-C/Cocoa and uses CoreData, Spotlight, MobileMe, AddressBook and iCal integration.

iRatchet provides most of the features and functionality common to most billing and Invoicing apps (tracking hourly and fixed entries, multiple clients/projects, timers, pdf output, emailing of invoices, etc.), while excelling in workflow, mileage tracking, Web integration and ease of use.

This version has support for high precision calculations, storing country codes/currency codes on a per client basis, and
What's New
Version 3.09:
  • A trio of new Templates!
  • Various bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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iRatchet User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Lostboss commented on 16 Aug 2011
A free demo download is available . . . and looks pretty good.
[Version 3.07]


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Hauslendale commented on 01 Aug 2011
Like anyone should pay $39.99 for an app before trying it out first. Come on. Have you tried to get a refund from apple lately, almost impossiable.

Good Luck...
[Version 3.07]


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Simonlang2001 commented on 17 Sep 2010
Um Can I set the mail client server as thunderbird I do not always make mail work any thoughts at present there are but two options apple mail or windows entorage,
[Version 1.93]


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Denny commented on 16 Sep 2009
Since iRatchet has been updated, I do hope an update for MacFreelance (the exact same app, just a different name) comes out right away as well. There are some bugs with it - one in particular is when currencies are entered - they have to be entered up to 3 times for the decimal place to go in the correct place. *sigh*
[Version 1.9]


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clearnight commented on 04 Apr 2009
I am looking for software to manage sales of actual product rather than billable time and am having trouble importing charges into projects, which makes this software basically useless to me. I would like to create files with product names, reference codes and prices that are then easily imported into a project. I need to build invoices for each client that bill only for product ordered rather for any services rendered and I haven't figured out how to do that easily so I am going to look elsewhere. I am, however, open to the idea that I am an idiot that has somehow missed these functions.
[Version 1.87]


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wizzard1 commented on 16 Jul 2007
Not too sure where the negative to the developer and the applications has come from? I have went back and read all the reviews but I can find nothing that would evoke such negativity.

I have worked with the developer in the past and have been a beta tester of iRachet.

"Mister Rogers" has been nothing but professional in all the dealings that I have been part of. He has accepted my critiques and feature request with grace and expediency.

Anytime there has been an issue, the issue is fixed and a new build is released.

I use this software and it is hands above anything else out there for the price. I have the other software from the other vendors and they work well but I like the interface and the easy nature that iRatchet handles my business needs.

I firmly believe in reviews no matter how critical in nature but one must remember software is like art and it is one person's or one company's interpretation of a need - business or otherwise and it should be respected.

I am not too sure what expectations are being demanded but try the software and if it does not meet your needs than try and use somthing else; do not trash the developer because it is not what you want or like to see.

Please keep any nasty or slamming comments to yourself unless you can thoroughly justify your comments through fact and not fiction or personal conviction.

It is time to act like an adult, respond like an adult, and comment like an adult - not like the whiny kids that may come across in the reviews.

I pose a challenge to all you whiny folks - develope something better and go through all the processes necessary to put it out there like the develope has - maybe then the shoe will be on the other foot and maybe you will have some respect for another person's work.
[Version 1.7.1]


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+4
Gaoshan commented on 01 Jun 2007
Hmmm... I just hit the download button to give this a try but this comment made me take a look at the Dev's comments. I'm with the parent... I won't use a product from someone who is rude or immature. I'm trashing it without opening.
[Version 1.70]

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+139
Ean replied on 16 Jul 2007
Your loss. This is best of breed.
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+23
kingadrock replied on 16 Jul 2007
Try emailing the developer a question and see for yourself if he's rude or immature.

In my experience he has been by far one of the easiest, most helpful developers I've EVER dealt with.
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MisterRogers (developer) commented on 05 Mar 2007
Hey Gryphonet,

Thanks for the good words. Small correction though; iRatchet does support multiple currencies. Go to 'Manage Clients', select a client, go to the Invoicing tab, and select the currency you want to use for that client. If you want to view projects/items with the currency set for their client, go into preference/general, and uncheck 'Use default currency code for all clients'.
[Version 1.65]

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gryphonent replied on 08 Mar 2007
Well... no. The summary window showing profit loss will be totally out of whack. While I can raise an invoice with a different currency symbol (which is really good), the currency is not translated into the home currency. So, some 2,000 Euro and 2,000 dollars profit will show as 4,000 profit in the summary view... too good to be true, isn't it?
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MisterRogers (developer) replied on 08 Mar 2007
Very true; currency conversion is not supported yet. To some, this is necessary, but to many, it is not. My point wasn't that I don't have more work to do, but that there is multi-currency support. Many users find that the current implementation meets their needs. Maybe a more accurate comment would be 'partial' multicurrency support :-)

Take care!
Mike
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+269
gryphonent replied on 09 Mar 2007
Touche. I'm sure though that you will be looking into this issue and implement “full multi-currency support.” That and better invoice customization... and there's a killer app on the table.
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gryphonent reviewed on 05 Mar 2007
This is a great app... if you're based in North America. Unfortunately, iRatchet still lacks multi-currency support for businesses who have to invoice in more than one currency. It's invoice templates also look very American by nature and leave much to be wished for. If only iRatchet would sport the flashy templates and invoice/report customization features of Billings 2 or iBiz 3.
[Version 1.65]

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celebritarian replied on 07 Apr 2007
Thank you for taking your time to jot down those sentences: I tried out iBiz a while ago but5 left it in order to work more with it another day. --> Will try the other application you mentioned, right now :)

I agree with you. iRatchet is a fine program for everybody in the U.S. This is a real shame, though - almost a bit sad - I felt that way the first time I tried iRatchet. Compared to other (both PC and Mac) solutions, this was a gorgeous app! In fact, I couldn't believe it back then.

if there was an international application about as nice as iRatchet, I'd by a couple of licenses without thinking about something else.

You are not a U.S. citizen? I come from Sweden and wouldn't buy it yet(?) - you're simply wasting your money, and more importantly, time, while you adapt to or tries to work with thiis...

I want an application that I can trust from the first second, that's as easy to use as iRatchet and looks about as good, too (both on screen and the final result, print or mail).

My biggest issue: I would want to know for sure that my solution was translated, and even more importantly, revised by someone from my country - someone who knows the laws, taxes...

A more realistic approach: The developer knows or learns the rules for other countries as well. (Incorporate in the product and well.. profit from your knwledge) :-)

I'm scared of writing something the wrong way, forgetting an important/tiny-and-unimportant-by-yet-required figure or phrase... I need to trust the tools I use - and I haven't had that feeling about iRatchet, a lot of it, but far from all the time, sadly enough.

I did my first couple of invoices in Google Spreadsheets [by then, barely beta], to be honest. (Now, don't laugh or question my seriousity for a second!) ;-) Of course, no names/companies or real services was mentioned. Saved it and exported it to OpenOffice (NeoOffice today, though):

In other words, my good-looking and correct invoices are made from a bunch of EXCEL documents... Limited to your templates, sure, but on a regular basis, sending an invoice takes a couple of minutes. However, my self-esteem when using a slow imitation of Microsoft's killer-app... Well, you get it :-)

ANYONE WHO NEEDS A TOOL LIKE iRATCHET.
Download it. Go, go. If you live in the U.S. everything should be _at least_ fine.

However, everyone not from the U.S. - of course it's usable: Make sure you're confident with iRatchet's feature, though.

-> If you have your own business and prefers Mac OS X, I can't find one single reason not to buy iRatchet, instantly.
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MisterRogers (developer) commented on 23 Feb 2007
Fair enough :-)
[Version 1.65b6]


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Stead had trouble on 06 Apr 2009
Version 1.87 quits unexpectedly at lauch on my 1.67Hz PowerBook G4 running 10.5.6. It worked fine before I updated. Any way I can revert back to the previous version?
[Version 1.87]



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Aadwagner.nl rated on 17 Dec 2010

[Version 1.93]


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Version Downloads:1,112
Type:Business : Applications
License:Commercial
Date:20 Dec 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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iRatchet is an Invoicing and Billing app. iRatchet is written in Objective-C/Cocoa and uses CoreData, Spotlight, MobileMe, AddressBook and iCal integration.

iRatchet provides most of the features and functionality common to most billing and Invoicing apps (tracking hourly and fixed entries, multiple clients/projects, timers, pdf output, emailing of invoices, etc.), while excelling in workflow, mileage tracking, Web integration and ease of use.

This version has support for high precision calculations, storing country codes/currency codes on a per client basis, and a host of enhancements designed to assist those who have customers in various countries.


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