Fanurio is a time-tracking and billing application designed to help freelancers manage their work and be paid for it. Here is a list with its most important features:
Organize your work per client using projects
Idle time detection to help you record all the time
Mark your work as billable (flat rate, hourly rate) or non-billable
Create partial invoices anytime during the project
Create invoices for single or multiple projects
Customize invoice templates using your own layouts
Import clients from other applications by means of a CSV file
Export data to a CSV file and import it in Excel or other applications
Create backup copies of your data
Fanurio is designed to manage contracted work and billing for freelancers.
What's new in Fanurio
Projects have a new field called Status that replaces the field Finished to introduce two new states. Finished had two states (Not Finished, Finished) while Status has four states (Active, Suspended, Cancelled, Finished)
Active replaces Not Finished
Suspended is new and should be used for projects that are temporarily put on hold. This helps declutter the list of active projects
Cancelled is new and should be used for projects that are stopped before completion. Also use this state for projects with uninvoiced amounts that will never be paid. Cancelled projects can't be invoiced
Finished remains the same with a small difference. In previous versions, finished projects couldn't be invoiced but now they can be invoiced. Cancel a project if you no longer expect it to be paid
The projects table no longer paints its rows in different colors to show the status of each project, instead it displays a small icon in the Status column. Projects from the projects tree use different icons to show their status
Billable time entries:
Time entries can be marked as billable or non-billable and the amount of billable time can be specified for each time entry. This feature offers more control over how each time entry is billed
For instance, if you spend 3 hours on something but you decide the customer should pay only for 1 hour, you can easily specify this at time entry level
Previously, all time entries recorded on a task were either billable or non-billable, depending on whether the task was billable or not. For billable time entries, the amount of billable time was calculated automatically and couldn't be changed
t's now possible to create invoices with items that are taxed at different rates. For instance, an invoice could contain items taxed at a standard rate (e.g. VAT 21%), items taxed at a reduced rate (e.g. VAT 6%) and non-taxable items. Previously, it was possible to have only items taxed at a standard rate and non-taxable items
Tasks, expenses, products and items have a new field called Taxes that specifies the taxes applied to them: None (for non-taxable records), Default (taxes specified by the parent invoice), or specific taxes. The new "Taxes" field replaces the old "tax exempt" field
Expense tax amounts:
If you pay taxes on your expenses and you need to record tax amounts, you can do it using the new Tax Amounts field. This field is visible only if taxes are enabled at business level
For instance, if you spent $110 on something and $10 represent the tax amount (GST) then you need to enter the total amount (including taxes) in the Amount field and then select the taxes (GST) from the Tax Amounts dropdown box
Tax amounts are calculated automatically and displayed as a link. If tax amounts are inaccurate (due to rounding or some other reason), you can click the link to adjust them so they match the tax amounts printed on the receipt
Sending invoices by email is now easier if you use email templates because you don't have to type the same text every time you send an email
Click the Templates link from the Email Invoice window to create a new template or select an existing one. Once you select an email template, Fanurio will remember it and use it by default every time you open the Email Invoice window
The allowed placeholders for email templates are the same placeholders that can be used for invoice templates. The user guide has several examples of email templates that you can use
Email multiple invoices:
Email templates are also very useful if you need to send multiple invoices by email as this can save a lot of time. Before sending invoices by email, you can preview the email that will be sent for the first invoice
Once you click Send, each invoice is sent as a separate email
Others features and improvements:
Export multiple invoices: Export multiple invoices using the same invoice template. Each invoice is exported as a separate file to the same folder
There's also a new setting that allows you to define a pattern for the invoice file name in case the default one (the invoice number) doesn't work for you
Imports trips and expenses from CSV: Go to File | Import to import trips and expenses from any CSV file. This is similar to how time is imported from CSV
Invoice tax total rounding: Added a new setting that specifies how invoice tax totals are rounded (half even, half up or half down). Please see the user guide for more details
Quantifiable time entries: Added a new optional field to time entries to track quantities. For instance, translators can track how much time it took them to translate a text but now they can also track how many words they translated during that time. Please see the user guide for more details
Supports QR-bill: QR-bill is a new standard that replaces inpayment slips throughout Switzerland starting on June 30, 2020
Runs on Java 8: Fanurio now runs on Java 8. As a result, Mac OS X 10.7 or older is no longer supported but all the other platforms (Mac OS X 10.8+, Windows or Linux) are supported
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I really want to like this software. The developer is very responsive and quickly answers any questions or concerns. The interface is clear and functional. However, as a previous user of iBiz, I grew accustomed to recording all my appointments, work sessions and job notes within iCal/Calendar and then synchronizing/importing this info into iBiz for invoicing. Unfortunately, Fanurio does not yet support this function, which for me is critical.
Moved to this over a 3 day period of trialling following discovery that iBiz support was being discontinued. Settled on trial after reading reviews. Easier and more intuitive in most places compared to iBiz but the real killer for me was the amazing support I received. Did not seem to matter when I emailed Nicu - I received a reply either instantanesly or within a few minutes. And all advice was either spot on or very close. When as an IT numpty, I didn't or couldn't intrepret the instructions Nicu gave me, he took control of my app and and the issue was resolved within seconds. I am a one man band doing consultancy and this app suits me down to the ground. I am now happily producing invoices and recording projects tasks etc. It appears to be infinitely customisable and having now bought it I am looking forward to getting to grips with all its functionality. I have even successfully converted my iBiz data and imported it into Fanurio (with a one line helpful comment from Nicu). Feels really good to find an app that works for you the user and to have such a dedicated and responsive support team. I am using the latest beta version. Will be recommending this to my fellow Mac users. Great value for money too. 5 stars for Nicu and Fanurio!
With the discontinuation of iBiz by IGG Software, I needed a new software package that could do all the following:
* import my iBiz data
* time tracking
* recording payments
* integrate with Mac OS X's Address Book
* allow a high degree of customization of invoices and other reports
I got all that and a lot more. The support offered by the development team is phenomenal.
The 3.1 beta has the ability to import iBiz data. See their blog for details.
I tested a lot of lot of different applications to satisfy my time tracking / billing requirements. Fanurio really has the bases covered. It is highly flexible, allows you to input and recall a lot of detail, and is easy to use. The support is also outstanding (the developers will even custom design your invoice templates for your for free).
My only real complaint would be that it's a Java application, so it doesn't have a Cocoa look and it tends to eat up more memory than a typical native application, but with the memory and power of today's systems, it's no real hardship.