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Version 2 Released

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Comments (22)

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Today we're extremely pleased to announce the release of The Invoice Machine version 2! This is the biggest update since the first release in January 2009.

It's A New App!

Version 2 is actually a brand-new application. Even though we've only refined the appearance it has been completely rewritten from scratch. The main reason we decided to rebuild the entire application was to increase the performance and speed but also to make it easier for us to handle incremental updates in the future. The backend code is now as clean and beautiful as the interface itself!

A Bunch Of New Features And Improvements

Version 2 includes a lot of new features and improvements. We really encourage you to experience the new application yourself, but here are a few of the highlights:

Estimates

You're now able to create and send estimates. Just as when you create and send an invoice the estimate has a permalink page for your client. Your clients are able to accept the estimate directly on the permalink page and we'll send you a notification about the outcome. If your client has accepted the estimate and the work is done you can convert it into an invoice.

Copy Your Stuff

The Invoice Machine is all about to automate and simplify your invoicing in a beautiful manner. One of the features it's missed until today was the ability to duplicate things, this is all fixed with the new Copy feature. Let's say you want to copy an invoice: simply grab it's drag handler and drag and drop it onto the Copy icon. You'll never need to reenter the same details again!

Organize Your Stuff

The Invoice Machine now lets you organize your data in tabs by simply dragging and dropping. By default it comes with two tabs named Active and Archived but you can customize the names as needed and add up to four tabs for each section.

Multiple Contacts

You can now assign multiple contacts to the same client. This is great if you need to send the invoice or estimate to more than one person. Additionally, we've finally added the long missed phone field!

Assign Tasks to Projects!

The Projects section has received a huge update! You can now assign a client and multiple tasks to a project. When it's time to get paid you can chose to insert all tasks or specific tasks under the Insert Project Dialog. When all tasks for a project are invoiced the status of the Project will be changed to Billed.

What Happened To Items?

We didn't quite feel it deserved an own section since they  work more like a tool when you create invoices and estimates. All your items still exist under the Insert Item dialog but you can now add and delete them on the fly.

Some Good Stuff Still To Come

Not all the features that were planned made it into this first release simply because we had to get it out in time. Don't worry though, we already have an update scheduled for the first week of 2011 and the new API will be released very soon. We also have a brand-new website coming soon including the updated API and Help documentation as well as a new cool tour video!

Now we need some well deserved rest during the holidays, of course we'll still be available via email support and Twitter. If we do not have an opportunity to talk to you soon we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Comments (22)

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Pete

Thursday, December 23, 2010

So should it be working now? I'm just getting a blank screen on login? Pete

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West Coast Design Co.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Excellent, thanks for putting in the effort we all really enjoy your app.

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Unfortunately there are some issues with the login page. We're looking into it now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Luis

Thursday, December 23, 2010

There is a bug in the sorting of the invoices. If sorted by ID descending it should display the most recent ones in the first page, not the last page.

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Vivek Mahbubani

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OOhh, awesome work!! This is great! I love the invoice tab division and thank you for adding Estimates! I wonder if there's anything we can do for Deposits of projects...? Anyways, that's not important. I wanted to say thank you for the hard work and not to poke your happy bubble, but it seems that the PDF download links for permalinks causes an error.... I get this: PDF error: HTML contains invalid UTF-8 character(s) when I click on the DOWNLOAD button on the pubic permalink

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thank everybody for the feedback! If you find any bugs please email us them belong with your machine id (subdomain) this will make it easier for us to debug. Appreciate your help. :)

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

If you get a blank page when trying to access your account, please try by replace "https:// with "http://" in the URL. We're working to get the SSL back up.

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hi Vivek, The PDF issue is now fixed. :)

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Dinesh

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hei Team, I am finding few issues using my account, 1) I tried to go to profile page where it ask me to upgrade my account for no reason. 2) On just trying upgrade, it shows 404 error.. 3) Default listing of invoices is sorted by ID now where it used to be by latest date in the previous version 4) There would be option to customize email contents that sent after successful payment or invoice delivery. Now just there is an option popping out to send only. Am I missing something ? Please advice. Dinesh

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dinesh, thank you for your comment. Please contact us we'll take a look into it. We just changed back so all data is ordered by their create date again.

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Dinesh Kumar

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hi Team, Thanks very much for your quick response on the issues I raised. I have issues with my regular browser Chrome on Mac. Seems things are working fine when checking in firefox. I am sure this release version will be very helpful.

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Dave Keys

Friday, December 24, 2010

Some of my invoices' status went from Paid back to Sent. My last payment received today, did not send a thank you and did not change to paid. Please advise.

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Orange County Photographers

Friday, December 24, 2010

My login was a little wonky on Chrome, but I was still able to log in.

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The Invoice Machine

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hi Dave, please contact us and we'll take a look into it.

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Ronny

Monday, December 27, 2010

Will you be supporting payment gateway integrations to Authorize.net and Google Checkout? This where CurdBee really nails it!

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The Invoice Machine

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hi Ronny. Yes, Google Checkout and Authorize.net integration will be available in the next minor update. :)

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Kerrick Long

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dave, one of mine went from paid to sent as well. I looked deeper into it, and I noticed that the calculations on taxes have been optimized. When I first did those invoices, my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition had told me that one penny more in tax was due than the Invoice Machine told me. However, I just let the Invoice Machine do its thing. I think the new update now correctly takes care of taxes that use two or more decimal points in a percentage, because the invoice that went from paid to sent had all but one penny of the total still marked as paid. :)

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kailoon

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Great upgrades. Several things I found not very user friendly. 1) After V2 released. I need to re-assign the client to the paid invoices. Some of the invoices become sent or draft even though all are paid invoices... 2) What's the point to have archived tab while the filter can't be saved for each tabs? Further, I need to drag and drop each item one by one? 3) How to create new tabs?

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unfortunately a few invoices had their status accidentally changed when we first released the new version, however it's now all fixed. We've temporarily removed the possibility to use custom tabs because it could be a little confusing and it didn't work properly.

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Emil

Friday, December 31, 2010

Wow. Your app looks awesome. Looking forward to start using it as soon as you release the API.

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Orange County SEO

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It seems much better now. The issues I cited before seem to have subsided. Great job on everything!

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Franking machine

Monday, March 28, 2011

What is the status of API ?

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