I love the new basecamp-ish look of the blinksale accounting program. As a freelancer, I am horrible at keeping my billing straight, and this online application looks like a fantastic solution. The invoices are sharp and stylish, the interface is filled with AJAX goodness, iCal and RSS integration; What’s not to like?!
It seems like there are now a number of web applications whose feature set and usability levels rival (and surpass) those of their desktop competitors. I actually prefer the Gmail interface to that of many desktop email clients, and from my brief look at blinksale, it seems to be easier to use then many desktop accounting programs. Exciting times for web development!
So I have tried to automate my billing with blinksale this month, and have been unsuccessful. There was no place for me to enter my GST number, or any other additional fields that I required. Maybe I have to upgrade to the non-free account to accomplish this, but at this point I have lost my enthusiasm. Sigh… Back to Excel templates.