When Josh let me have a sneak peek of his company Firewheel’s new invoice application Blinksale, I was really excited because I know the kind of work that his company puts out. IconBuffet? Yeah, that’s them, they do world-class design work.
A Solution To The Problem
Blinksale is simple in the fact that it lets you do one important thing, brilliantly. You no longer have to generate clumsy invoices that look like garbage and then wrangle with email programs in order to send them out, Blinksale does it all for you. It keeps track of all invoices sent, received, and the ones you have to keep track of because they are continually not paid on time.
To be honest, I really don’t care about those features. What I care about is that I can now use CSS to format my invoices and use the images, colors, and typography that I would normally format in PDF. I can turn magic tricks with CSS, and now Blinksale lets me use my expertise to create amazing invoices with all the style of a normal webpage. And if you’re not a CSS expert, there are tons of pre-designed templates you can use and still look like a invoice-styling genius.
Thanks For The Memories
Not only does it send out great invoices, but it sends out CSS-formatted thank you messages as well! You now have full control over the design of all your client-facing billing emails and invoices, it’s amazing. I can’t think of a better way to impress clients than a professionally-designed invoice. It’s just like a waiter being extra nice to you when he sets the check down on your table — it’s that final impression which really leaves the mark.
It’s Usable, So Use It
If you’re at all familiar with Basecamp, then using Blinksale will be a no-brainer. Never heard of Basecamp? Doesn’t matter, Blinksale’s interface is so easy to work with that you’ll be shooting out invoices in no time. Big, chunky, bright, easy to use: the application looks fantastic.
Blinksale will be launching soon, but jump over to the site and signup to get email updates about the progress.
The Blinksale Blog has launched! Great stuff.
Blinksale is officially open for business! Go check it out.