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For many roving workers and freelancers tracking time and expenses is a necessary evil, but one which can eat up a ton of time. Thankfully, there’s a whole bunch of awesome cloud-based expenses and time tracking software for Mac users to save themselves a lot of hassle.

Today on AppStorm I’m going to look at the seven of the best expenses and time tracking applications for Mac. While these applications aren’t specifically for the Mac, being web-based applications they can be accessed on a range of different sources. All of them have a colorful, accessible look and feel, so Mac users should feel right at home with them. In addition, some of the below applications also offer Mac clients. This software generally requires a subscription but most of the applications come with free trials.

Read on to find out more!


Slick Mac Invoicing Software For Pain-free Billing

Once you’ve done the deal, it’s important to make sure you invoice your clients. However, this is easier said than done when you have multiple invoices and clients to issue and deal with each month. Efficient and professional invoicing is often neglected by business owners and missed invoices or invoices that aren’t accurate can cause major problems and headaches to figure out what went wrong at a later date.

Fortunately there are some excellent web-based billing and invoicing software which work perfectly well on Mac via Safari or any other browser you’re using. Billings Pro even has its own Mac invoicing software client, but the web versions all have tasteful interfaces which don’t look out of place on OS X. Whichever you choose, these apps will take the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department.

We’ve picked 7 of the best invoicing and billing apps for Mac, many of which offer a “freemium” model which mean free invoicing features with some restrictions. If you need to invoice multiple clients frequently, you’ll almost certainly need a subscription to one of these services though.


Mac Accounting Software To Manage Your Finances In Style

Accounting isn’t boring anymore! I must be kidding, right? Well maybe a little, although nowadays there’s plenty of cool looking accounting software for your Mac.

Cloud-based accounting apps can turn your Mac into a hub for your finances without subjecting you to stacks of spreadsheets and ugly, cumbersome software. As opposed to many traditional client-based Mac accounting software, cloud apps can be quite beautiful, allowing you to take care of stuff like invoicing, expenses, and reporting from the comfort of an attractive, user-friendly interface.

I’ve picked out seven of the best looking cloud apps for finance that put the fun back into Mac accounting software:


The basic package of applications supplied with OS X is great for simple tasks and educational needs. However, when you’re using Macs as part of your business operations the basic package doesn’t quite hit the mark. There are some big applications for example such as Visio for Mac and Movie Maker that aren’t available on OS X.

In this article I will propose SaaS alternatives to Numbers, Address Book, Calendar, AirDrop and FaceTime. These web-based alternatives offer an array of additional capabilities not found in your pre-installed OS X applications. Read on to find out more!

[Update] This post was originally posted on February 2nd 2012. It was updated on September 25th 2015 to add new business app alternatives.


Thanks to personal finance applications, managing and tracking budgets, expenses, cash flows, and potential savings is easier than ever and far less time-consuming. We’ve covered quite a few finance apps for the Mac down the years, which shows a growing interest in this category.

We did a round-up of 7 finance software for the Mac five years ago, and updated it three years ago. To give a fresh perspective, we’ve updated the list again, this time adding five finance apps for business that you can run on your Mac.


Sending invoices is a vital task if you ever expect to make any money as a contractor or freelancer. Fortunately, numerous invoicing applications on OS X can turn this mundane task into a streamlined and efficient process – often also creating great looking invoices.

Today we’ll be taking a look at 7 examples of invoicing software for the Mac, ranging from very simple tools such as Involer through to a more complicated SaaS packages. Most applications come with a small cost, but ultimately could save you money by making sure all of your invoices are managed properly and accounted for.


The 10 Best Non-Subscription Invoicing and Time Tracking Apps

Marketcircle’s Billings was discontinued in June 2013 in favour of their subscription-based Billings Pro, an app which we’ve reviewed and think is awesome. Subscription-based software isn’t for everyone, however, and we’ve been frequently asked to recommend some alternative apps to Billings Pro that doesn’t require any recurring costs.

If you’re looking for an invoicing or time tracking app to replace Billings, or perhaps simply want to know what’s out there, here’s the 10 best simple time tracking and invoicing apps on the Mac today.