As a freelancer, you've probably faced a few issues when testing invoice software and apps:
Based on conversations with freelancers and small business owners in the Parpera community and our own experience building an invoice app, we've come to understand the unique needs each business owner has when it comes to invoicing, managing payments and saving for taxes.
In this article, we'll be comparing 5 different invoice apps, and we'll look closely at whether they address the issues mentioned above.
Note: Looking to get started with an invoice app right away? Download Parpera and start your free 30 day trial.
To help you choose the best invoicing app for your freelancing needs, here’s a chart comparing features between Parpera, Zoho, Hnry, Xero, and Invoice2go.
Parpera makes it easy for sole traders and small business owners to do business by offering accounts, cards, payments, invoicing, insights, tax, and accounting - all in one easy-to-use app. A Parpera account includes a free 30-day trial, a business account, expense categorisation and management, automatic payment reconciliation, and invoicing, all directly from our App.
Here’s why Parpera works as a great invoice app for freelancers, sole traders and small business owners in Australia:
In just a few clicks, you can create and send an invoice directly from the App. How? Once you create an account with Parpera, your details are safely stored and automatically inserted into every invoice. So you can say goodbye to searching for your account information, wasting time with copy and paste, or potentially inserting the wrong details.
Parpera allows you to save client information and your services for future invoicing. Just type them in once, then Parpera will offer them as options that you can add with a click.
We’ve optimised the design of our invoices to help clients understand how to pay you, resulting in quicker, faster payments.
With Parpera, your account details are the most prominent feature on your invoice, placed on the top right-hand side, and not hidden like traditional invoices, down at the bottom in fine print. You’ll also be able to add a Pay Now button on each invoice and a payment link, making it easier for clients to pay you quickly.
Not just that, but you can set up different payment options depending on the client. You can request a real-time bank transfer, send a payment link and can even choose to get paid in person with QR codes. Soon you’ll also be able to pay via BPAY.
You can email your invoices directly from the Parpera App to your clients and send a copy to yourself as well.
Our email messages are friendly, professional, and designed for faster payments because we:
Even if the client doesn’t pay immediately, you’ll be able to send payment reminders as the payment due date nears, so you don’t have to worry about chasing up.
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Parpera offers automatic reconciliation on your invoice payments, moving your unpaid invoices to paid when your client pays via one of your payment links or adds the invoice number to their payments. This means we make accounting easier for you come tax time and you won’t have to manually log into separate software to reconcile your invoices.
With auto-reconciliation, you can tell at a glance which invoices are paid or outstanding.
We auto-generate a unique invoice number and automatically add your business and account details, your client’s details, and your payment terms in each invoice. All you need to do is to add the date, choose your services, and insert the price per service or product. Yes, it’s that simple.
Plus, Parpera takes the guesswork out of Australian tax compliance with simple buttons to flag Goods and Services Tax (GST). Our automated invoicing system will add 10% GST (you can edit the % if you require) and create a tax-compliant invoice.
Bonus: if you’re registered for GST, Parpera will soon be able to create and automatically move your GST money received into a separate savings wallet, so you have your tax monies ready for end-of-year filing.
As a freelancer or small business owner, you want to do as little admin as possible. That’s why we designed Parpera to do more than just prepare invoices.
We’ll help you estimate how much you need to set aside for tax, and you’ll also have a separate wallet where you can set aside money every month for income tax and GST. You’ll also be able to prepare your BAS from the app, making it a lot easier to lodge every quarter.
You’ll also be able to earn interest on the money you set aside in your tax wallet with Parpera Earn (coming soon!).
We support you every step of the way, offering 24/7 human support via chat, email, and phone.
When you create an account with us, you become a member of the Parpera community.
This means we collaborate with you to improve existing features and design new ones that will help you save time and money. We also believe in fair and transparent collaboration, which is why we make it easy for you to cancel your membership at any time, for free, no questions asked.
Ready to get started? Download the Parpera app and start preparing invoices now
If you’re looking for an invoice-only app, then Parpera may not be right for you. We designed Parpera as an all-in-one money management App. When you create an account with us, besides automatic invoicing, you’ll receive a business account with our partner, Wise, expense categorisation, a GST savings wallet, accounting integration with Xero, bookkeeping, and more.
During your free 30-day trial, you can create and send as many invoices as you want. After the trial, you can choose between our three different packages: Run, for $15/month, Pro, for $35/month and Automate, for $75/month to continue to use Parpera’s invoicing features.
Currently, we don’t have a desktop version of Parpera, which is available only for smartphones. So if you’re looking for an invoice mobile app that can connect to a desktop version as well, Parpera might not be the best choice for you.
We designed Parpera for Australian freelancers and small business owners who want to spend less time managing admin and use a convenient, easy-to-use invoicing and money management app that helps them manage and grow their business.
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However, we know Parpera is not for everyone and other invoicing apps may be a better fit for your particular circumstances. Here are some other invoicing apps suitable for Australian freelancers:
Zoho is a cloud-based solution for running small businesses. It offers free invoicing on their dedicated app.
Features and pros:
The Zoho Invoice app for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders who are tech savvy and want to integrate with other Zoho services.
Created by accountants, Hnry is a financial website and app designed for self-employed New Zealanders and Australians. Similar to Parpera, Hnry provides its members access to a Monoova business account.
Hnry's services include quoting and invoicing, business and savings bank accounts, receiving payments and reconciliation, investments, and tax filing.
Features and pros:
Considering the fee, Hrny is a good option for part-time or gig workers who are juggling two or more jobs with local clients and looking for an easy-to-use invoicing app and help with their taxes.
Xero is a full-fledged accounting and money management tool that can create tax-compliant invoices for Australia. Xero offers a desktop version and an app.
Features and pros:
Small business owners who want to use Xero more for its accounting services and have a single-country client base.
Invoice2go is a complete invoicing platform you can use on your phone and is optimised to make invoices easy to create and send.
Features and pros:
Invoice2go is suitable for part-time freelancers and sole traders who need only a few invoices per month without many recurring, regular clients and aren’t looking for online payment systems.
We hope this article is useful and you have all the information you need to choose the best invoicing app to help you manage and grow your business. If you’re looking for a complete money management tool all in a single app, Parpera will help you get up and running in under 10 minutes.
Start your free 30-day invoicing trial today: Download Parpera now