Forward-thinking freelancers can use intelligent software for online invoicing, time management and payment tracking. Free time tracking software is available from Paymo and Harvest. Both software applications easily integrate with all platforms including Android, Linux, iPhone, Mac and Microsoft Windows.
Over time, freelancers can become so overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to complete before a deadline, it is easy to lose track of time or when clients’ payments are due. For freelancers searching for time management software, Paymo and Harvest offer a formatted time management system, which makes it possible to invoice clients, send estimates, keep track of payments, and manage the schedule of billable or non-billable hours.
Time Management and Harvest
As far as time tracking tools, Harvest also provides timesheet management, online invoicing, accounting, and billing software. It allows the user to monitor expenses for two projects and up to four clients. The free account provides unlimited invoicing. Harvest has desktop widgets that make the software easier to use. Online invoicing improves productivity and increases revenue streams because projects are finished on time and within budget.
Project Management with Paymo
First, Paymo is an excellent way to monitor how many hours are devoted to each project. The free basic account is for one or two users, which provides three invoices per month with 50 MB of storage. The software also includes widgets for web based, or desktop management. Paymo offers unlimited invoicing for $9.99 a month, with 5 GB of storage. There is a mobile application available for users with a Yahoo account called, Paymo2Go.
Invoicing Clients for Late Payments
When clients do not pay, it takes time away from other projects to follow-up. Harvest and Paymo both can generate invoices automatically for follow-up, with seamlessly integration, which makes it easy to submit another invoice via email or regular postal mail for late payment reminders. Clients receive professional, organized invoices, with a list of the services provided, all related expenses, and the amount of billable hours.
Time management is simplified; Paymo and Harvest offer user-friendly online invoicing solutions. Because both are free to use for basic accounts, it is a way to cut back on monthly expenses.
For Businesses or Freelancers
Both software applications offer web based time tracking and online invoicing for freelancers. Small business owners or start-up entrepreneurs will also find the applications useful for creating professional invoicing. Harvest is particularly well suited for tracking employees using web-based time sheets.