Recommended Apps and Essential Tools

Pancakeapp

This is my go-to daily app that I use to manage my business. It does everything from estimates, invoicing, time-tracking, recurring invoices to custom reusable templates for proposals. I’ve been using this for over 2 years and I love it. It’s self-hosted which means that I paid a once-off fee (no recurring monthly fee) and installed it on my website domain.  The support from the Pancakeapp team is quick and they are always working on making it better!

Wave Accounting

I’ve been using Wave Accounting since 2013.  It is free. It’s easy. It syncs with your bank account. It remembers the categories that you assign transactions to so that you only have to do it once for those recurring transactions. It makes life so simple when it comes to tax-filing season. Highly recommended for small business accounting and invoicing.