One thing that often gets overlooked by small businesses and freelancers is getting invoicing right. It’s important to keep on top of invoicing clients but this can be tricky when you have multiple invoices and clients to issue and deal with each month or week. Missed or inaccurate invoices can lead to delays and headaches further down the line which is why using billing and invoicing software can be a big hassle and time saver. Nowadays, businesses needs to be mobile when it comes to issuing and tracking invoices on the move and the good news is there isn’t a shortage of billing software for Android.
Some of the best cloud-based billing and invoicing applications have native Android billing apps, although you may find that some of them don’t give you the kind of features and access you get in the web version. However, all of them can be used on Android mobile devices via their mobile web version. The main thing is that they will help take the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department.
We’ve picked 7 of the best billing apps for Android. These apps are free to download, though most tie you in with a subscription to a service. All have either free trials or “freemium” models, so you can try them out before you decide which is the best Android billing software for you.
Xero rates as one of the best Android billing and invoicing apps due to its good looks and ease of use. Xero offers an Android app and although it doesn’t have the wealth of useful and interesting features such as multi-currency, expense tracking, and bank reconciliation of the web version, it does enable you to send invoices on the go.
Through the web version, you can extend the functionality of Xero with lots of add-ons too that integrate Xero with other third party apps for a smoother experience, and the mobile web version should render gloriously on most Android devices.
The Xero for Android billing software has the same slick interface of the web version so f you just need to manage and send invoices on the go, the Xero Android app is ideal.
Pricing: From $9 per month.
Zoho Invoice is great for anyone that needs to use multiple transfer options to receive payments from their Android device. Zoho Invoice does just this, allowing you to get paid quicker. It works with services such as PayPal to make sure your clients can pay you in their preferred method.
Zoho Invoice for Android – which is part of Zoho’s suite of products including Zoho Books (below) – also supports payments via Checkout, and Authorize.net as well as allows you to make partial payments.
Apart from Android, there are Zoho Invoice mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone too although they are also quite limited compared to the web version. Note that in the Play store, Zoho Invoice is listed as “Invoicing and Time Tracking App – Zoho Invoice” and is not to be confused with the Zoho Books listing (below).
Pricing: Freemium. Free for up-to 5 customers. Prices then start from $7 per month for extra customers/invoices/estimates/projects/users.
Zoho Books for Android is aimed at freelancers and small business owners and makes it very easy to issue and track invoices. The Zoho Books Android billing app has a very well designed interface that’s aimed at those with little accounting or book keeping experience. Zoho Books is actually listed in the Play store as “Invoicing App – Zoho Books” and is not to be confused with Zoho Invoicing above even though the app looks very similar.
Zoho Books for Android is suitable for a wide range of professionals from accountants and business owners, to designers, journalists, interior designers and more.
Of course, because it’s a Zoho product, it integrates seamlessly with Zoho CRM which is useful for sales teams to check the payment record and credit status of clients.
Pricing: From $9 per month.
WorkflowMax is a powerful web invoicing solution which combines project management with invoicing. There is no official native WorkflowMax Android app, but you can use the WorkflowMax web app on your Android with no problems.
If you’re a project manager that’s also involved in invoicing and billing clients, WorkflowMax is worth looking at on Android because it also helps you to generate leads and quotes, track time, send invoices and of course, manage project schedules.
If you’re looking for a solution that offers both project management and invoicing, WorkflowMax is an excellent billing software for Android.
Pricing: From $15 per month.
Issuing or paying several invoices every month, and tracking them and ensuring payment can be a full time job. And if your product or business works on a subscription model, this is especially true with monthly or weekly payments needing to be managed.
To get the full functionality of Fusebill you need to use the web app on Android as there’s no native app. Fusebill is very good at handling regular payments since its features are specially designed for managing recurring payments. Fusebill also integrates with CRM tools such as Salesforce and Netsuite to bring your invoicing and sales operations closer on Android.
Pricing: From $499 per month.
If you need a very automated billing software for Android, you should take a closer look at Chargeover. Charegover automates the creation of invoices, automatically charges client credit cards and sends email reminders to customers when bills are overdue. Although there’s no native Android app, but you can use the web app on Android perfectly well.
Chargeover also enables you to create your own branded templates to make your business look really professional. You can even create customized customer portals where customers can make payments. Chargeover is ideal for those that want to track customer payments and see how much they’ve invoiced as it has powerful analytical tools which you can check anywhere on your Android device.
Pricing: From $65 per month.
The truth is that Billings Pro is aimed more at Apple users but is such a good web invoicing software that it’s worth accessing the web client via your Android device in order to enjoy the benefits of it.
Billings Pro is a very well integrated invoicing app that works seamlessly across iOS and OS X but if you use the web app, has additional features for tracking time, mileage, and expenses anywhere on your Android device that aren’t available in the iOS and Mac apps.
Billings Pro looks great, is easy to use and makes sure your invoices are as professional as possible for your medium or small sized business.
Pricing: Freemium. Billings Pro is free for one invoice, one estimate and one statement per month. Prices for more invoices, estimates, and statements start from $5 per month.
These apps should take the stress out of invoicing by harnessing the power of billing software for Android. Let us know which applications you use for your invoicing needs. Oh, and check out our sister site GetApp’s ranking of the top 25 cloud applications for billing and invoicing.