GrandTotal
GrandTotal
6.2

4.8

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GrandTotal6.2

26 September 2020

Create invoices and estimates.

Overview

GrandTotal is an application to create invoices and estimates based on your own templates. The built-in template editor allows you to adjust your layout to fit your company's corporate design. GrandTotal works great in conjunction with TimeLog.

What's new in GrandTotal

Version 6.2:
  • Added: Support for Thunderbird Version 78 and newer
    Fixed: Known issues

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36 Reviews of GrandTotal

4
Tigerchicken
11 December 2018
Version: 5.2.2

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Very good app that the developer has steadily improved over the years. Running a design company, I love how adaptable the formatting of the invoices and estimates is. It doesn't force you into a particular style or method like most apps do.
One thing that would make this even better would be Xero integration - please!
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4
Tigerchicken
11 December 2018
Version: 5.2.2
Very good app that the developer has steadily improved over the years. Running a design company, I love how adaptable the formatting of the invoices and estimates is. It doesn't force you into a particular style or method like most apps do.
One thing that would make this even better would be Xero integration - please!
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Noraa
23 September 2018
Version: 5.2
Really could use an iOS companion - to keep track of your time at a job and then sync it back to the desktop app.
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5
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
26 July 2017
Version: 4.4
Still my number one! The developer, made steadily improvements over the years and never neglected his users!
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5
Fjoachim
04 January 2016
Version: 4.1.4
Very nice app. It would be even better if it would support multiple businesses.
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5
Caberlin
15 October 2015
Version: 4.0.2
I bought the update the day it came out and I did not regret it.
The software feels stable, the workflow is easy to understand for me and it is not much hassle to make invoices look beautifully (this is extremely important for me as a Graphic Designer).
The only nuisance I found is that there seems to be no way to hide old (gone) clients, not needed templates, and so on, from the views. That is a little bit confusing and "surprising"..
Nevertheless - and ignoring the price tag - I personally think that the software deserves my 5 stars and my recommendation. It became an essential part of my workflow and as an European I am glad that this software makes it easy to obey to our many awkward financial law rules that make our lives not exactly easier.
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1
waltasar
03 January 2014
Version: 3.1
very odd: new feature dropbox sync of customer data without an option to encrypt data /handpalm grandtotal has only a switch to sync to dropbox. one cannot define an own path like in most apps with sync options. a request to the developer how to outsource the data to an (encrypted) volume stayed unanswered. also several of my friends using version 3 complain about more complicated handling. i guess i save the 39 bucks of an upgrade...
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2.5
Blueillusion
26 October 2013
Version: 3.0.6
I have been using this app for a little under a year. And while the app is descent its really nothing special and actually quite difficult to navigate and figure out at first. But in the end it does its job (kind of) and since i couldn't find a better app i decided to stick with this one. Now i see they have v4, i played around with for a bit and I'm having a very hard time understanding for what exactly do they want 39 EUR for??? Not upgrading, Im sticking with V2 and keep an eye out for a better app.
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4.5
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
18 August 2013
Version: 3.0.3
With the new version my overall workflow has improved. The UI is slicker and more clear. Sure, there are some feature missing from the V2 but I hope the developer will add them back in the future.
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1
Snaporaz
23 July 2013
Version: 3.0.1
now i've played around a little with the new version. its really a joke to call this and upgrade. ease of use is diminished: no more right clicking to duplicate an invoice, no quick view of the gross or net amount in the "open", "due", "overdue" or "invoices"-view, the app doesn't remember the window settings: if you click on the arrow in front of the invoices view to see the years, close and restart the app you have to click the arrow again to see the years. if you have to renumber invoices because of a mistake - good luck. its not possible. still no multiple databases. developer please tell us: what exactly are the new features that make it a worthy upgrade? it can't be the interface changes, because they are not for the better.
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4
Maclover1-1
18 July 2013
Version: 3.0.1
I actually got all sorts of issues of database corruption and other weirdness in past incarnations, but was able to still deal with my accounting.. and though I tried other options at some point as I had sworn I would never ever touch this again, I was in the end too lazy and afraid o changing and kept postponing the day I'd move to another system, considering all the back billing etc I have done on this. So when v.3 came around I gave it a try and so far so good, there are changes on an organisational level but I think it actually makes for a cleaner/leaner experience. So far no problems, paid for it.
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0.5
Old-Turtle
14 July 2013
Version: 3.0
Version 3 is a paid "DOWNGRADE", that's right, not an upgrade. You pay for less features than version 2. Gimmicks like "full retina support" and "new interface" are not new features, they are just gimmicks. What is disappointing is that useful features like Smart Lists are now crippled and cannot get the same functionality as version 2. Unbelievably, totals are now missing from many lists. What is insulting is the developer's arrogance. He doesn't even respond to queries and you just get a rude "if the answer is in the manual I won't reply'. Well, asking for the useful features that are now missing from the previous version is legitimate on my book. Missing features are of course not in the manual, so I get no reply. I've been supporting you from version GrandTotal 1, but you won't get another cent from me,
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0.5
Arthur's
10 July 2013
Version: 3.0
Been using GrandTotal since v1. Version 2 was a great improvement but occasionally crashed - I still loved it and recommended to everyone, even if Stefan the developer never acknowledged the bug. Grand Total 3 is a huge disappointment. Icons are more modern, yes, but everything else is just a mess. The new layout is unintuitive, and now takes me longer to issue an invoice. Also missing the total of unpaid invoices in Overview, and I don't like the weird sorting either. Overall, this version 'looks nicer' but once you start using it daily, it just is a step backward. I now downgraded back to GT2, and if that doesn't work on mavericks, I have to buy something else. which is a shame as I've been a GrandTotal fan and supporter for many years.
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Snaporaz
28 June 2013
Version: 3.0
i understand that developers need to make a living. but why a paid upgrade that has almost no new features, just some interface changes? actually i'm missing a feature from version 2: the info that showed the sum of all open invoices in the open-section, where on could choose to show the net or gross amount with a click is gone. now you have to go to the still rather ugly dashboard section to see the amount of all open invoices without the ability to choose between net or gross (at least for the invoices). will wait for a "real" upgrade with more features...
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5
Sciloqi
28 June 2013
Version: 3.0
My app of choice, fast & clean. Works perfect with Timings. Upgrade from 2.x. works flawless.
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4
steelie
02 May 2013
Version: 2.1
I’m actually quite a fan of this application. Especially when paired with Timings. It’s one of the only one I’ve tried that gives me absolute control over the look of my estimates and invoices. All you have to do is drop a PDF with the majority of your design elements already on a layout and it automatically gets applied as the background. No more horribly tiny or stretched logos. After that just tweak the overlaying app-specific pricing/client information bits, customize your fonts a little bit and away you go! There a some workflow things that I struggle with constantly, especially when looking through estimates and invoices. All of the estimates I’ve ever created are listed on the Estimates section, even when they’ve been invoiced. You can filter by “Sent”, “Accepted” and “Cancelled” but not “Invoiced”. So, scanning through the list is impossible to see what’s active “Accepted” shows both open and invoiced estimates That one addition of being able to hide invoiced estimates would make a world of difference. I love being able add custom fields to project templates. Lets me create custom messages on the cover page. I wish the app would allow me to create estimate/invoice numbers on a per client basis but few-to-none do that, so that might be an unfair complaint. Reporting side of things is a bit weak too. I know a new version in in the works right now, so I think I’ve been wordy enough. Hopefully it gets brought up to the polish of Timings and its iPhone app. In a nutshell, not perfect but suits my needs nicely. Far less clunky that Billings, and I used that for quite a while.
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Maclover1-1
22 October 2012
Version: 2.1
Anyone got lucky making this work with Debit+Credit??!(App Store).. neither company has even a tiny tutorial.. I mailed to ask.. all the answer I got was it might indeed be buggy.. Hello?! Pitiful support on both ends.
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1
fraenz
18 October 2012
Version: 2.1
If you don't have another hobby you should try it - it keeps you busy but not productive - awful. It does not do what it should, is unstable, corrupting repeatedly the database. Give me my money back!
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4
Owltech
08 April 2012
Version: 2.0.2
The one very important thing that GT will not do is allow me to display a fractional unit price (). If I set the prefs to display ALL money values as 0.00x, the all the totals display 3 decimal digits. For example on a postal rate of 14.5 cents (0.145) with a quantity of 803, the line item total shows 116.435. This is hard to explain to a client: "just write me a check for $116.44." There should be a way to specify a format for any numeric field on the invoice, not just a general format for all currency. Other than that, GT is an amazingly flexible and well-thought-out program.
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2.5
spinko
01 April 2012
Version: 2.0.2
As a billing app it works really well. It can get timed items from TimeLog but the communication between the apps is "one-way". So, if for instance you create a Project, client or job in Grandtotal, it will not be reflected in TimeLog. Only the logged entries in TL are sent to GT, from there they can be invoiced. For some this may add flexability but not in my type of workflow where I usually start off with a Project which linked to a client.
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3
Malista
27 March 2012
Version: 2.0.2
I have been using GrandTotal for some times now, defending it as a good tool, despite few bugs (like navigating from a client to his record (history) and landing elsewhere?!). But my frustration is growing as to how support is handled. Hiding behind a statement like: "Submission won't be answered if solution is in the FAQ or Manual" is not good enough. A customer could genuinely struggle finding the answer as I did in few occasions. I doubt that the app is under intense development any longer, leaving time to focus on supporting existing customers. The app is not the most intuitive either. And having partially won this battle is what is keeping it in my Dock and workflow.
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4
Macfoto
01 July 2011
Version: 2.0
Good, simple & clean software! And great support!!! If you miss some features - for example online banking -you can buy "Umsatz" (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33928/umsatz) and ""Saldomat" (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33928/umsatz) - voila, it works!
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Xplicit
28 January 2011
Version: 1.6.4
Seems that it costs 79$ now. Anyway for 40$ or less I'd consider buying it (price for one Billings licence is 40$), but 65/79$ is too much for me.
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4.5
anonymous-camel-2414
01 December 2010
Version: 1.6.4
Great application for invoicing, backed by *very* fast support. Stable, and a good look & feel.
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Maclover1-1
23 November 2010
Version: 1.6.4
Stay away...
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Malista
26 April 2010
Version: 1.5
GrandTotal works, there's no doubt. Associated with TimeLog, it is an invaluable tool. The UI integrates seamlessly with the OS. Most bugs are fixed with the next updates and support is active. Response might be blunt and limited, the developer is still responsive. Unaddressed though: the ability to integrate job number without relying on Notes.
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Maclover1-1
15 January 2010
Version: 1.4.5
Good product however it does not synch with Address Book automatically which is a shame... Meaning if you change a client's info in Address Book you must also change it in Grand Total. Which I find to be a major flaw.
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Phaleron
17 December 2009
Version: 1.4.5
My trial ran out without a good look at this software. Three things I need to know: Does it do: - file auto time-tracking - link files to projects - payment logging/tracking (payments received/outstanding)
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5
anonymous-coral-5138
07 July 2009
Version: 1.3.4
Excellent application for a small business/ professionals (specially with Time Log). What i like: -user friendly, easy, intuitive layout -great support from the developer - everything You do is as easy as one click of the mouse - invoicing process impressively quick - You can adopt This program to any TAX system (so is Over The Counter) - if You don't have Your native language supported,You can Just make it by translate it in few minutes(there is a easy tool built on the program i've done that for mine!!) - it works great with TimeLog (if You are a professional and invioce for services based on hour/pay system / it works great with iCal also) - You decide How Your invoices will look like - You can make pro'forma(drafts) of the invoices, athomaticaly send payment reminders - This program has so manu little options inside, thats is 100% customable. What i don't like: NOTHING. it just works. Worthy The asked price.
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5
appleHQ
09 April 2009
Version: 1.2.2
This application (in conjuntion with TimeLog from the same developer) is just great! I tried 4 different applications for time capture and billing in the last 48 hours and this one is by far the most sophisticated!
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5
Caberlin
31 March 2009
Version: 1.2.2
For Design-companies it is essential that also invoices appear as much styled as possible. (We cannot afford to advise out clients about stationary and our own invoices do not follow those rules.) GrandTotal makes it extremely easy to layout cool and functional invoices with all the bells and whistles. That was our main reason why we switched from other software to this tool. And we are very happy with it, especially in combination with the TimeLog logging tool. Works flawlessly so far.
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5
Stefano-Cecere
04 December 2008
Version: 1.1.2
after several years of trying (filemaker solutions, Studiometry, iBiz, Billings, and all other smal/medium biz invoice/time tracking apps) i finally found something i like and trust! the app is still missing some features (compared to Studiometry, for example, like project management), but the developer is really active and doesn't release buggy software, he seems to know really well OSX (both UI and code) i jumped into GranTotal+TimeLog combo.. and am really satisfied..
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5
Fruitty
20 October 2008
Version: 1.0.1
For the past 3 months or so i have been trying to find the most ideal billing/invoicing/accounting software that is easy to use, customize invoices and do some small accounting for a small business like mine. May i say that from all the possible billing and accounting softwares i have been trying for the past 3 months, GrandTotal is THE BEST among all so far. Even Billings doesn't come near, especially the template designing part. I LOVE GrandTotal!
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5
1234567890
01 October 2008
Version: 1.0.1b4
I rarely post reviews, but MacUpdate is always the place I come to, to read user reviews and to decide if I try and buy a product, or when to steer clear from products. So here's my contribution. Today I purchased the Timelog/Grandtotal bundle after trying both for a while. I come from Stuntsoftware's "On The Job" who is now officially promising this kind of application to come soon, for almost a year now (the anouncement went up in November 2007). He has been telling me even before that he was thinking in that direction when I mentioned my needs for a program like this. I consider myself a loyal customer, and thus waited for something to come. While nothing came, my timetracking and invoicing have become a mess, I invoiced with pages, later numbers, I tried bento, and tried every billing app out there. Stuntsoftware has many people on the edge of their seat, hoping something will "come soon" but nothing comes, not even a promised blog post. So, out goes my loyalty, and in comes media atelier. While I was not instantly overwhelmed by it's ease of use (I find especially Timelog a little hard to understand at times), I was very impressed by the responsivness of the developper. I contacted him with several questions and I also found a bug in a beta release. He answered promptly and the bug I found was resolved within minutes. It shows that the developper cares about his product. I did not hesitate and instantly bought a license, and I wouldn't have hesitated even if it was twice the price (59 euros for the bundle really is a bargain !) I'm still learning both programs, but the more I digg into them, the more I'm starting to really like them. I now regret I didn't make this decision earlier. I'll also post this review with TimeLog, since the two actually belong together.
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5
Sbriefer
28 August 2008
Version: 0.9.2
GrandTotal rocks! If you're a freelancer who bills according to their time, the TimeLog / GrandTotal bundle from Media Atelier has no match. Both applications are simple to use, extremely well integrated with the existing suite of Apple applications (iCal, Address Book) and provide an unsurpassed feature set. TimeLog is your time tracker, and GrandTotal takes your billable hours as well as services and tangible goods and generates invoices instantly. In addition, with very little effort you have a full featured word processor / layout editor that allows you to create handsome layouts for you invoices, estimates and account statements. I give TimeLog and GrandTotal each 5 stars! A must have combo of applications for anyone using their Mac to track time/services/product and then generate personalized gorgeous invoices, estimates and account statements.
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5
Shockerspaz
18 August 2008
Version: 0.9.1
Unbelievable!!! This has reduced my bi-monthly invoicing from 1.5 hours to 5 minutes! Thank you!
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5
Excomax
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
This is by far the best solution I've ever found for invoicing. I used TimeLog from Mediaatelier quite some time and loved it's ease of use. And now there's TimeLogs new best friend and from the first moment I saw it I was impressed. Not only it imports all logged data from TimeLog. With just one click you can have all tasks invoiced and sent to your customers. The templates for your invoices are completely customizable. So they fit your needs 100%! And another big plus for this app is the developer. He's so damn responsive - I haven't seen that before very often. Although it's still in beta stage, I already paid for it. It the best program of it's kind so far for the Mac.
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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