What online accounting sofware to choose for a small webdesign company

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I run a small web design & web development company as a freelancer. I have been looking around for the best online accounting / invoicing software. Basically I would like to have a web based service where I can track time, invoice clients with a nice template with my logo, collaborate with sub contractors and clients. If possible I would like to have this service for free or as little money per year or month possible. So what web based service do you recommend for me?
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Hi rhandalthor,
 
 Time online is good free web based service that I would recommend as per your requirement of tracking time, invoicing for client and other featuers.

  http://www.livetimeonline.com/timesheet/home.aspx
 
Thanks,
netswap

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Never heard of it before. Heard about BambooInvoicing and FreshBooks and a few others, but did not know Live Time Online. Will look into it. Do you use it yourself as a ASP programmer?
SwapnilSoftware Architect
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Hi rhandalthor,

      I didn't used it however heard good review from internet and seen some features as guest user. From the features you have listed I found all it has.

Thanks,
netswap
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Hi,

you can check this website, it offers a lot of services, some are free.

http://www.zoho.com/

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@ Amgad_Consulting_Co: Checking Zoho Invoicing out. Do not see time tracking in free version so far. Do not know if they have time tracking at all. Do they?

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Zoho only becomes useful when you start paying >=$8 per month. So not really free and I did not see time tracking..
well, you are right, some stuff are not free.

the time sheet can be seen on projects, check this: http://www.zoho.com/projects/zohoprojects-pricing.html

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Missed some more comparisons so did some research. Found http://simplestation.com/locomotion/freshbooks-harvest-blinksale/ which compares several commercial ones - Freshbooks, Harvest and Blinksale - that are well known. Also found Bamboo http://bambooinvoice.org/ which is Code Igniter based and for free. What I missed here is someone recommending an invoicing/accounting tool for freelancers which he or she uses him or herself. Anyone?

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No first hand experience given. No real pros or cons versus other online invoicing tools given.

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