11 Best Free Invoice Software Tools in 2019

Michael Gigante
Michael Gigante  |  July 16, 2019

There’s no better feeling then getting paid. That moment — when you get a notification that your bank account just received an influx of cash — is hard to beat.

And for companies and private contractors alike, the best way to get paid is to implement an effective invoicing and billing software into your revenue lifecycle.

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11 best free invoice software tools in 2019

Businesses use invoice and billing software to easily create and send invoices to customers as a means to request payment for products or services they have provided. Through the use of this software, companies reduce the time spent on manually sending and receiving payments, and ensure that each payment is accurately recorded.

For each product we provide:

  • An overview
  • Highlighted features
  • Free and paid options details

For products with G2 verified user reviews, we have included:

  • G2 star rating
  • Reviews highlighting what users like and dislike
  • User recommendations for these considering the product

These products have more than 440 validated user reviews on G2 as of April 19, 2019. They only represent a small portion of the more than 330 billing and invoicing software offerings listed on our platform. Whenever possible, the products are ranked by user satisfaction.

The list we’ve outlined below includes the top billing and invoicing software that specifically provide  free offerings. The free versions may only support one user or one project, but they’re truly free offerings. Scaling, however, will often require full investment.

Best free billing and invoice software

Product reviews and G2 star ratings were updated as of April 19, 2019.

1. Wave


Wave logo

Product Name: Wave
G2 Star Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 171

 

Overview

Wave invoicing is 100% free, no trials, no limitations, and no hidden fees. Their free software includes invoicing, accounting, and receipt scanning. What customers really like about Wave is it's ease of use, as Wave ranked as the second easiest software to use in our small-business accounting category. On top of this, Wave has great customizable invoice templates and offers a great recurring billing feature. 

Wave Invoicing invoice template                                                                     Image courtesy of Wave

Free option

  • No setup fees
  • No hidden charges
  • No monthly fee

Paid option

  • Pay-per-use
  • Credit card processing: 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction
  • Bank payments: 1% per transaction

Features

  • Invoice in any currency
  • Set up automatic payments for recurring invoices
  • Organize the content of your invoices with drag-and-drop line items
  • Automatic sales tax calculations

2. Zipbooks

ZipBooks logo

Product Name: ZipBooks
G2 Crowd Star Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews:70

 

Overview

User review data reveals that ZipBooks beats out market leader Quickbooks Pro in ease of use, ease of setup, quality of support, ease of doing business with and meeting requirements. The data speaks for itself: ZipBooks is a robust free billing software that allows users to add expenses, track time, create projects, create tasks within projects, print accounting reports, send invoices and receive payments in the application, and set recurring invoices. 

Zipbooks invoice template                                                                         Image courtesy of Zipbooks

Free option

  • Unlimited invoicing
  • Unlimited vendors and customers
  • Accepts credit cards and PayPal

Paid option

  • Smarter: $15/month, includes everything in free plan, plus advanced bookkeeping, unlimited bank connections, time tracking and collaboration
  • Sophisticated: $35/month, includes everything in Smarter plan, plus smart tagging to track by location, secure document sharing, easy bank reconciliation and advanced reporting
  • Services: $125/month, includes everything in Sophisticated plan, plus a ZipBooks personal bookkeeper who prepares and sends monthly reports

Features

  • Billing management
  • Credit card processing
  • Estimates

3. Zoho Invoice

Zoho-Invoice logoProduct Name: Zoho Invoice
G2 Star Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 86

 

 

Overview

Zoho Invoice offers a forever free plan that is perfect for businesses with less than 5 customers. If you're a small business that is just starting out then this is the way to go, as Zoho offers great features such as invoice template customization, workflow automation, and easy collaboration within their client portal. 

Zoho Invoice template                                                                                             Image courtesy of Zoho Invoice

Free option

  • Invoice up to five customers
  • One user
  • Five automated workflows

Paid option

  • Basic: $9/month with up to 50 customers
  • Standard: $19/month with up to 500 customers
  • Professional: $29/month with unlimited customers

Features

  • Branded invoices
  • Ability to set up recurring invoicing
  • Time tracking and timesheets

4. Invoice Ninja

invoice-ninja logo

Product Name: Invoice Ninja
G2 Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 43



 

Overview

Invoice Ninja is an open source invoicing platform that was built with freelancers and small businesses in mind. With their open source platform, Invoice Ninja offers businesses to self host the platform on their own servers. This allows users more customization over their invoice, quote and email templates. If self-hosting is not in your interest you can always utilize their free web version which offers recurring invoicing, project management, and over 40 payment gateway integrations. 

Invoice Ninja invoice template                                                                                      Image courtesy of Invoice Ninja

Free option

  • 100 clients and unlimited invoices and quotes per month
  • Four professional invoices and quotation templates

Paid option

  • Ninja Pro: $8/month with unlimited clients

Features

  • Auto billing and recurring invoices
  • Integrate with 40-plus payment gateway options
  • Client-side invoice and payment history portal

5. Invoicely

invoicely logoProduct NameInvoicely
G2 Star Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 14

 

Overview

Invoicely offers a great program for small businesses that handle a lot of clients. This program allows users to send unlimited invoices to an unlimited number of businesses, as well as track business performance with real-time reports. 

Invociely invoice dashboard                                                                            Image courtesy of Invoicely 

Free option

  • Unlimited invoices
  • Unlimited clients

Paid option

  • Basic plan: $9.99/month with up to two team member accounts
  • Professional plan: $19.99/month with up to 10 team member accounts
  • Enterprise plan: $29.99/month with up to 25 team member accounts

Features

  • Unlimited invoices
  • Can send invoices to multiple businesses
  • Limited branding

6. and.co

and.co logoProduct Nameand.co
G2 Star Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 18



 

 

Overview

And.co offers a barebones free plan that is ideal for freelancers. Their smart invoicing app automatically create invoices based on your projects and proposals. Then the app will also automatically notify you of when it's time to invoice based on what stage you are at within the project

and.co free invoice generator                                                                                        Image courtesy of and.co

Free option

  • Free invoicing with one active client

Paid option

  • Pro: $18/month with unlimited clients and fully editable contracts

Features

  • Proposals and contracts
  • Time tracking
  • Expense tracking
  • Customizable invoices

7. PayPal Invoicing

PayPal logoProduct Name: PayPal Invoicing
G2 Star Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0 stars
Total Number of Reviews: 13

 

 

Overview

According to research by Paypal, 78% of PayPal invoices are paid within one day of sending the invoice. This displays how effective the software is, and the speed with which customers pay them back. Paypal also allows users to send unlimited invoices for free with no setup or monthly fee for online invoicing. Paypal invoice template                                                                                               Image courtesy of Paypal

Free option

  • Premade invoice template to create and send invoices
  • Only pay when you get paid online (incurring a fee of 2.9% + 30¢ per each domestic transaction)

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • Invoice templates
  • Recurring invoices
  • Accept payments from clients in 200-plus markets around the globe

8. Due.com

due.com logoProduct NameDue.com
G2 Star Rating: 3.1 out of 5.0 stars
Total number of reviews: 10

 

 

 

Overview

Due.com touts itself as a free online invoicing software for business of all sizes. While it is free to signup with due.com, some users claim that the free version was limited and that they quickly had to upgrade to their paid version. 


Due.com invoice template                                                                                          Image courtesy of Due.com

Free option

  • Free to signup. Contact due.com fore more information about the features that are offered in their free plan. 

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • Unlimited invoices
  • Manage multiple businesses
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Automated late fees

9. Invoicera

Invoicera logoProduct NameInvoicera
G2 Star Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Total number of reviews: 3

 

 

 

Overview

Invoicera offers a starter/free forever plan that offers users up to 3 clients and multiple businesses for invoicing. On top of this, Invoicera offers a free 15 day trial of their paid plan, so if you're looking to upgrade, make sure to check this out first. 

 

Invoicera Invoice template                                                                                      Image courtesy of Invoicera

Free option

  • Free forever option lets you manage up to three clients

Paid option

  • Pro: $15/month includes management of up to 100 clients, plus API access, invoice approval process and PDF protection
  • Business: $29/month includes management of up to 1,000 clients, plus API access, invoice approval process and PDF protection
  • Infinite: $149/month includes management of unlimited clients, plus API access, invoice approval process, PDF protection and batch PDF

Features

  • Unlimited invoices and estimates
  • Unlimited projects and timesheets
  • Multiple language invoices
  • Multi-currency support

10. Express Invoice

Express-Invoice logo

Product NameExpress Invoice
G2 Star Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars
Total number of reviews: 6

 

 

Overview

Express Invoice is an easy to use software that gives users the ability to  create estimates, invoices and manage customer accounts. Express invoice also has a reporting functionality  that allows users to keep track of payments, overdue accounts, sales team performance and more.

Express Invoice invoice template                                                                                      Image courtesy of Express Invoice

Free option

  • Available for home users or businesses with fewer than five staff members

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • Customize invoices including logo, heading text, notes and more
  • Schedule recurring invoices
  • Supports invoicing for multiple businesses

11. Hiveage

Hiveage logoProduct NameHiveage
G2 Star Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars
Total number of reviews: 6

Overview

Hiveage is an invoicing software that offers invoicing, quoting, time tracking, expense tracking and basic reporting of income.  While their starter package starts at $15 a month, Hiveage offers a free invoice generator and demo. 

Hiveage Invoice template                                                                                      Image courtesy of Hiveage logo

Free option

  • Free invoice generator
  • 14-day free trial

Paid option

  • Starter, $19/month: All Hiveage features, plus two users, 350 recurring profiles, 50 auto billing profiles and 1 GB storage
  • Basic, $39/month: All Hiveage features, plus five users, 500 recurring profiles, 100 auto billing profiles and 2 GB storage
  • Studio, $69/month: All Hiveage features, plus 10 users, 1,000 recurring profiles, 250 auto billing profiles and 4 GB storage
  • Company, $99/month: All Hiveage features, plus unlimited users, unlimited recurring profiles, 500 auto billing profiles and 8 GB storage

Features

  • Track invoice status
  • Invoice in multiple currencies
  • Save on unlimited taxes, discounts, and shipping charge

Next steps for selecting the best free invoicing software

From invoice template generation to setting up recurring billing, invoicing and billing software can help streamline how your company sends and receives payments.

If you work in a specific industry and are looking for software that caters to your line of work, be sure to take a look at insurance billing software, legal billing software, medical billing software and subscription billing software.

* Please note: Reviews may have been edited for spelling and grammar.

Ready to start sending invoices? Find out how to send an accurate invoice in our article: What Is an Invoice?

Michael Gigante
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Michael Gigante

Mike is an associate research analyst focusing on CAD and PLM software. Since joining G2 in October 2018, Mike has grounded his work in the industrial and architectural design space by gaining market knowledge in building information modeling, computer-aided engineering and manufacturing, and product and machine design. Mike leverages his knowledge of the CAD market to accurately represent the space for buyers, build out new software categories on G2, and provide consumers with data-driven content and research. Mike is a Chicago native. In his spare time he enjoys going to improv shows, watching sports, and reading Wikipedia pages on virtually any subject.