Here’s a list of 5 invoicing extensions for Chrome. e-invoicing is cheap, in our case today it’s actually free, and it’s a very effective method of how you can send your invoices over to your clients. Some of the extensions and apps from the list down below offer Gmail integration, some work offline, and some even have time tracking to help you keep track of hours spent working on a project. Let’s see how all of them work exactly.
Let’s see how all of them work exactly.
Simple Invoicing is an invoicing extension for Chrome which integrates with your Google account. Access to the Google account is needed so that Simple Invoicing can send invoices via email, and also so that it can archive them to the Google Drive.
Customer info is saved, so that it can be re-used when creating new invoices. Tax can be calculated, or not, it’s optional. Note that Simple Invoicing really is very simple. For example, I wasn’t able to find a way to add more than 1 item to the invoices I was creating. There is a large description box for the 1 items that you can add, so you can lump together everything there, but it can only have 1 price and 1 tax rate can be applied to the entire invoice. You also get very little control over the invoice layout.
Get Simple Invoicing.
Invoice by Wave
Now with Invoice by Wave invoicing extension for Chrome we’ve leaped light years ahead of Simple Invoicing in terms of functionality.
There’s nothing that you don’t get with Invoice by Wave, product management, invoice creation, billing, customer info management and more. It’s even possible to receive credit card payments for a small fee. Recurring invoices, estimates, statements, detailed transaction history, reports, Invoice by Wave has it all. After installing the app, it opens up in a new tab and to use it you will need to register an account.
Get Invoice by Wave.
Also, have a look at Create, Manage Invoices with Free Online Invoicing Software: Inv24.
Free Invoice Maker
Free Invoice Maker is sort of a mix between Simple Invoicing and Invoice by Wave, but it’s more closely related to Simple Invoicing.
What I’m talking about is, of course, the fact that Free Invoice Maker is again simplistic like Simple Invoicing, but it also has some of the more advanced features that Wave has. Multiple items can be added to the invoice, for example. One more advantage of Free Invoice Maker is that you don’t need to create an account in order to use it. Invoices are generated as a downloadable PDF.
Get Free Invoice Maker.
Zoho Invoice and Time Tracking
Zoho Invoice and Time Tracking does two things like its name suggests. It will at the same time allow you to track time spent working on a project and when you’re finished, you’ll be able to generate invoices.
Zoho is very popular in the field of online invoicing. This Chrome app gives you quick access to the dashboard where you can create estimates, invoices (both standard and recurring), payments received, contact management, product database management and more.
Get Zoho Invoice and Time Tracking.
Also, have a look at Free Invoicing Tool with Option to Get Payment via PayPal.
Free Invoice Generator
Free Invoice Generator is again a simplistic invoice generator. The entire setup takes 3 steps.
First you need to fill out the invoice info, see image above. Then you’re taken to the invoice preview where you just need to click on a button to start PDF download of the invoice.
I have two picks out of the 5 invoicing extensions from the list above. Free Invoice Generator and Invoice Wave. Zoho gets the bronze medal. Give them both a try and let me know what you think in comments down below.