Instead of working hard, we should work smart! The smart thing is to use the right tool for the job, an estimate maker! When you use Invoice Simple's estimate maker you save yourself a lot of time and effort. Here are some of the reasons why:
Firstly, our estimate template has been designed and tweaked by expert user experience designers and graphic designers. People who are paid to make products easy to use and beautiful. This means your estimates will look great on mobile, desktop and paper. We've worked on making sure that estimates are always easy to read. This is done by removing any section that's not filled in from the final estimate PDF, as well as keeping the colorized elements minimal.
You may have heard about using a simple excel or word estimate template to make your receipts. Using those applications is fine at the start but when you get to making your second or third estimate you'll realize that you're wasting a lot of your time on repetitive tasks. For example:
If at the end of the day you still feel like the estimate maker isn't for you, you can always fall back onto traditional methods. We've created a selection of commonly used free estimate templates to help with that. Any questions or comments? Feel free to reach out to us.
See our guide to invoicing software for small businesses for more detail on all your options.
Yes. Click on the logo box in the top right corner. From there, you can either upload the logo for your estimate template, or simply drag and drop it into place. JPEG and PNG images are supported.
You can email your estimate, download a PDF copy, or send your estimate as a link, all using our estimate maker. If you email your estimate directly from Invoice Simple, we’ll notify you when your customer views the estimate — useful for following up with them later. If you send a link to your customer, they can download or print the estimate from the link.
Never. Regardless of whether you have a registered account or not, your generated estimates are always 100% unbranded.
Absolutely. The PDF button at the top of the estimate lets you instantly download a PDF estimate that you can save for your records or send to your customer.
Yes. Our estimate maker should detect your currency automatically. However, if you want to make an estimate in a different currency, you can easily change currencies using the Settings panel on the right.
Yes. Your estimates are automatically saved to your estimates list. There is also a clients list where customer information is automatically saved to.
What works well is to put your hours into the quantity field and your hourly rate into the price field. The estimate maker will then calculate the amount for you.
Your first three invoices and estimates are totally free. You do not need an account or a credit card to start sending free invoices or estimates. After your first three invoices and estimates, there is a flat monthly fee of $2.99 USD that allows you to generate unlimited invoices and unlimited estimates.
If you'd like your estimate to include taxes on top of your prices, use the Settings pane on the right to enable taxes. You can also enter a tax rate and label.
If your prices already include tax, and you'd like your estimate to show the amount of tax included, then select the Inclusive? checkbox when enabling taxes.