Last Updated Oct 8, 2009 11:44 PM EDT
I've tried all sorts of ways to send invoices and track my meager income, and now WorkingPoint looks like a comprehensive but approachable online bookkeeping tool.
I'm drawn to WorkingPoint because of its clean and easy to understand interface. I don't feel overwhelmed with financial jargon and ugly design like with most bookkeeping programs. It's easy to get started with WorkingPoint -- it can import your contacts from Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail (by exporting your contacts as CSV or vCard files), and its invoice template is attractive and clean. After signing up for a free account, I made my first invoice in minutes, which I could save locally as a PDF or send via email.
The site has a great dashboard to manage and review your financial statements, bills, expenses, invoices, and more. WorkingPoint would love to upsell you to a paid service, and evidence of that is scattered across the dashboard and other areas of the site as well.
$10/month, for example, allows you to add a second user and a few premium features like cash flow analysis and premium widgets on the dashboard. There are also $35/month and $80/month tiers for 5 and 10 users, respectively. But for a small business looking for a simple but effective accounting package, the free version of WorkingPoint looks pretty good to me.