Time Tracking & Invoicing
On The Job – If simple time tracking an invoicing is all you need, On The Job is the app for you. It purposefully has less features than some of the competition and that is something it definitely has going for it.
– Full-featured time tracking, invoice, and client management.
– Billings is a newer player in the full-featured time tracking and
invoicing market but they’ve made a solid splash.
– While QuickBooks does not have any real time tracking abilities, it
does have a fairly stout invoicing system that can be very convenient
if you use QuickBooks to manage your business finances.
Blinksale – Straightforward invoicing at its best.
Harvest – Solid time tracking (OS X Widget included).
– The industry standard for business finance management. The Mac
version of QuicKBooks is frequently chastised for its clunky interface
compared to its Windows counterpart.
Cha-Ching – Arguably one of the best looking
applications on the Mac, Cha-Ching has somehow managed to make a boring
financial application hip and fun. Class OS X features like smart
folders and iSight integration make this a fairly easy application to
learn and use.
iFinance – Fairly simple interface.
– Pretty full-featured with things like report and chart creation and
– Jumsoft’s Money has recently seen a major upgrade to Money 2. The new
feature set in Money 2 really is extremely solid though some may find
the extra features as a little overkill.
DimeWise – Super cheap.
Wesabe – Includes a helpful community for tips and suggestions.
– This pretty much goes without saying. Apple’s own Mail.app really is the best mail
application, and it is included with OS X.
Skype – One of the best tools for phone communication.
– Whether you think chatting is productive or not, it’s great for
hitting up co-workers or clients for quick questions.
– Mailroom is a fairly niche mail application in that it’s mainly built
for customer support teams.
– Perfect for group chats with co-workers and clients with features
such as file attachments and chat logging.
Daylite Productivity Suite
– An incredibly full-featured project management application, Daylite
is one of the most useful applications on the Mac today. The full suite
includes some killer features such a Mail integration, shared
calendars, contact management, and more.
– One of the newer Omni Group applications, OmniPlan makes heavy use of
Gantt charts to help schedule out any project you have.
– 37signals’ flagship product, Basecamp has become the standard for
project management in many offices (especially small/home businesses).
– Enables you to keep up with all my contacts, and it is included free with OS X.
– In addition to being a great project management app (as mentioned
above), Daylite also does a killer job of managing contacts.
– SOHO Organizer is a bit less business focused than Daylite. In
addition to helping you organize contacts, it also helps lets you
attach everything under the sun to those contacts as well as group them
together however you wish.
Redlien Account Executive
– Redlien is almost exclusively for people who are in sales. With
features such as email logging and opportunity management, I can’t
imagine this not helping you increase your sales to other
– The newest application from the 37signals crew, Highrise is contact
management in the usual 37signals style. Simple, straightforward, no
feature-bloat. It has just the tools you need to customize it to your
Yep – Yep is an application for organizing your documents.
– This virtualization software enables you to easily run Windows on your Mac.
– Enables you to
create a flow chart for any type of information.
– You create custom mail templates for either new mail or
replies that will ultimately save you tons of time on responding to
certain types of email.