What are invoice generators?
Invoice generators are online tools that allow you to create invoices within your web browser.
They follow a template to ensure you don’t forget to include important details when filling out your invoices. They are not like invoicing/time-tracking apps like FreshBooks or Zoho Invoicing because invoice generators are single-purposed: They simply help you create an invoice and do not have any advanced features like time-tracking, financial accounting, and team collaboration.
Think of invoice generators as Internet-enabled alternatives to desktop-software invoice templates that are commonly used in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or other desktop publishing software.
Check out these free invoice creators:
invoiceto.me is a straightforward and easy-to-use free invoice maker. After creating your invoice, you can download it as a PDF.
What’s unique about Quick Invoices is it has three invoice templates to choose from. It also has a “Discount” option that itemizes the discounts you gave to your clients.
3. Free Invoice Generator
Free Invoice Generator doesn’t store any data on their web servers; they use an HTML5 feature called Web Storage that allows developers to store complex data in your browser without the need for external web servers and databases. Aside from data privacy, what makes this feature awesome is if you accidentally close your browser, your invoice details will still be retained so you don’t have to start over.
4. Invoice At Once
With this invoice generator, you can change your invoice’s font and add your company logo. You can download your invoice as a PDF or email it straight to your client.
This open source invoice generator has a “Print Mode” that allows you to preview and print out your invoice.
This free invoice generator was created by Zoho, a company that develops web-based office software. This invoice generator only allows you to print out your invoices.
This free invoice creator is by FreshBooks, one of the most popular web-based accounting and billing software available in the market. This invoice generator has a step-by-step “wizard” style walkthrough that helps you fill out each section of the invoice template.
The Invoiced free invoice generator is a simple and straightforward tool for creating and sending out invoices.
If you have a PayPal account and you primarily accept payments through PayPal, check out their online invoicing tool. It allows you to create professional online invoices with PayPal payment integration. Not only is this option convenient for your clients, but, if you’re already using PayPal anyways, it’s also convenient for you because you don’t have to use another tool just to create invoices.
This is an invoice generator with an interesting visual design.
11. Invoice Ninja
Out of all the free invoice creators in this list, Invoice Ninja is the most feature-packed. It has a live PDF preview so you can see your work at any point in time, and also has online payment integration so you can accept payments using PayPal, Authorize.net, Stripe, etc.
This free invoice generator has a beautiful user interface. Once you have filled out the details of your invoice, you can email it to your client. If you found this article useful, consider reading these as well:
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