Vandelay Design Partners with Fanurio Time Tracking and Invoicing – Plus a Limited-Time Discount!
We’re happy to announce that Vandelay Design is now partnering with Fanurio to make its time tracking and invoicing software accessible to more designers. We worked with Fanurio a few months ago to give away some free licenses to readers and the response was tremendous, so we decided to work together on a more permanent basis. We wanted to offer something special to all of you to kick off this partnership. Starting today (November 11, 2009), for the next 35 days you will be able to try and buy Fanurio for $49, a $10 discount from the regular price. Fanurio always comes with a 30 day free trial of the full software, so the 35 days will give you enough time to download it and try it out before the coupon code expires.
The coupon code to use when purchasing is “vandelay2009″. More details at the end of this post.
All freelancers and independent designers need a way to track the time that they spend on client projects and a simple solution for creating, managing, and tracking invoices. There are plenty of options out there and a number of them are pretty good, but Fanurio offers some distinct advantages. We’ve chosen to partner with Fanurio because we think it’s a great choice for all of the following reasons.
Most of the options for invoicing involve a monthly fee for a web based app. While there is nothing wrong with this, it can quickly add up to a much higher expense as compared to a software license that is purchased one time. Fanurio’s price of $59 (or $49 with the discount) is less than you would pay for just one year with a basic plan of most invoicing apps.
Unlimited Clients and Invoices
The flat price of $59 gives you a full license to the software that will allow you to manage an unlimited number of clients and projects, and to create an unlimited number of invoices. Most of the online invoicing apps base their pricing on the number of clients and invoices that you need to manage, but this is not an issue with Fanurio.
Fanurio works with Windows, Mac OS X including Leopard, Linux, and more.
Easy Time Tracking, and it Integrates with the Invoicing Features
With Fanurio you can easily stop and start the tracking of time on a particular project. The timer can be accessed from the menu, the toolbar, the iTunes-like mini timer or from the menu bar/tray icon. The timer includes a few features like idle time detection to help keep your time tracking accurate. Additionally, for situations where you do not want to use the time tracker you can add time to a project manually before it is invoiced (invoices can be based on an hourly rate or a flat fee).
You can easily manage your invoices to see what is paid, unpaid, or overdue. A lot of invoicing features are included, such as the ability to give discounts, handling of multiple currencies, and more.
Invoices are created and emailed to clients (or printed) and you can use a template to control the look of the invoice. Fanurio offers template customization as a free service to its users.
To prevent loss of data, Fanurio to create a backup or restore from a backup at any time.
There are a lot of other features that I won’t cover here, but you can read more about them at Fanurio’s website.
The Details of this Special Offer:
The discounted price of $49 is available now through December 16, 2009. You can download a 30-day trial of Fanurio (the trial allows you to use the full software) before making a buying decision. If you’re familiar with Fanurio and you want to purchase the license now you can do that, otherwise you can upgrade from the trial at any time in the next 35 days to get the discount. In order to receive the discounted price you will need to use the coupon code “vandelay2009″ when ordering. The coupon code is entered when making a payment, so if you are downloading the trial you will not need to coupon code until you purchase the license (make sure you have the coupon code handy for when you need it).
Disclosure: As a partner of Fanurio, Vandelay Design does have a financial interest. We use Fanurio and feel that it will be a great resource for other designers and freelancers.
Published November 11th, 2009 by Steven Snell