AND CO

AND CO

Time tracking, invoicing and payments app for freelancers

4.9/5 (277 reviews)

AND CO Overview

AND CO from Fiver is a cloud-based solution for freelance and small business workers, designed to streamline the time & expense tracking process with tools such as invoicing, contract creation, time tracking, expense tracking, payments, & more. AND CO also provides native mobile app support for Android & iOS.

AND CO promises to bring convenience and automation to the core business administration associated with freelance, self-employed and small business workers. The cloud-based solution is supported by native smartphone apps for iOS and Android devices, giving intuitive dashboard access to features across time tracking, expense logging, billing, invoicing and the paperless authorization of service contracts. Users can record time by project and activity without skipping a beat, using a one-touch timer clock that allows for "double dip" instances where two timers are required at once. Any live time missed can then be punched into manual time sheets, before invoices are generated to accurately bill for every second worked. Similarly, the recording of incurred expenses is supported by the ability to forward receipts into the system via email or by photographing them on a mobile device and filing through the app. This feature saves every receipt in one place to produce essential tax reports, raise client bills, and more. Other credit card and bank account transactions can also be imported to automatically claim tax deductions.

In addition, AND CO users can accept client payments straight to the app via a number of methods. A personal "PayMe" page can be used to guide clients to possible payment options, which can include PayPal, credit card or ACH transfers. All options are secured with bank-grade measures and at no additional fee, while providing useful payment tracking and alerting.

Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

AND CO Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
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Jenny M.

Complete project management software for freelancers

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

With AndCo I track and invoice my clients to manage my business better. While it has plenty of features and lots of promise, it's not quite up there with more established project management software with a smoother UX and a more complete mobile app.

Pros

AndCo is the ultimate all-in-one project management software. For a self-employed writer like myself, I use it for basically everything to run my business.

Aside from the expected time tracking and invoicing, you can also send proposals, contracts, keep track of income and expenses, and even create a subscription for clients who pay on a regular basis (for auto invoicing). There is also a "shoebox" where you can upload files for safekeeping.

The proposals and contracts part is definitely their strong point. They make it simple to understand and give you yes/no toggles to tailor it to your client. If you pay premium, you can edit the contract a bit more.

The support team is also very helpful. There's always someone on the chat to help you out and they take your feedback very seriously. Sometimes you can just chat with them about this and that. Extremely friendly team.

Cons

The UX still needs work.

- On the income/expenses page, the date range could be a lot more usable. I would suggest they take a look at the date range widget used on Upwork. That one is incredibly easy to use and to switch dates without having to manually click back and forth every time.

- Another problem on that page is the filtering doesn't stick. For example, if I filter by project from Jan to Dec then click on one of the results, there is no back button that will take me back to the filtered results. I have to manually re-apply the filters to see them again. Filters shouldn't be cleared unless the user clicks "Clear filters".

- The "Notes" section in each project page was one of my suggestions to the team, but they simply added a text field with no formatting options or even the ability to save different notes. It's just one plain text field that you can't even resize to take advantage of the entire lower half of the page which is blank.

- Hyperlinks don't work anywhere. This is a particular peeve for me as a writer who pastes lots of links into tasks and notes for reference. Turning them into clickable links would be a winner.

If these issues were addressed, I'd happily upgrade to premium. But right now the app has lots of features that are low on quality, so the higher-than-average monthly fee isn't really worth it.

Response from AND CO

Hey Jenny, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day and leaving a review for us! Its great to hear that AND CO is the ultimate project management software for freelancers and that you use pretty much all of our features to run your business specifically proposals and contracts. We are so happy that its simple to understand and easy to use.

I have also taken note of your suggestions regarding our date range options, filters and our notes feature. I have passed this over to our product team and I would be happy to keep you updated on any enhancements on these as always and thank you for always providing us with valuable feedback!!

If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us in our in-app Support chat as always your chief operators have got your back!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
James S.

Perfect for freelancers and small businesses

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/31
Review Source: Capterra

I used to use Harvest. I've now switched completely to AND CO and haven't looked back. It's perfect for me as a one-man operation in a service-based business.

Pros

It has the full functionality of most invoicing and time tracking software on the market today, but it's completely free.

AND CO Integrates well with most things and is clean and fast. The free mobile app works really well and support has always been quick and helpful when I've needed it.

Getting updates when clients view and pay invoices is great and their direct payment integration with Stripe has been so helpful.

Multiple tax zones and the ability to create quick invoices on the fly means less time fiddling around with invoicing.

Cons

Some features are unintuitive and annoying. Here are four examples.

1) My proposal software takes a 50% deposit payment upon acceptance of my proposal. I then manually create the project in AND CO and create the 50% deposit invoice so I can mark it as paid. I can't just create the invoice and then say it's been received, I have to first save a draft, go to another section of the app to mark it as sent, then go into the invoice again to receive it. Seems ridiculous to have to do that.

2) When tracking time, in order to mark that time as invoiced, I have to go through two screens rather than being able to just click a checkbox from the time tracking screen. This wasn't always the case, but something they changed last month. I hope they switch it back.

3) The invoices can't be customised as much as I'd like. Small, but annoying.

4) Invoices that are overdue aren't automatically sent a payment reminder email. You have to do this manually.

Response from AND CO

Hey James, This is amazing!! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and we are just so happy to know that AND CO is perfect for freelancers and small businesses and that it is great for invoicing and time tracking! I am so sorry to hear that some of our features are intuitive for you such as deposits and we would love the opportunity to show you how you can set the deposit payment upfront this way as well as pass on any feature requests you have such as marking time activities as invoiced in one click, invoice customization, auto sending invoice reminders. You can always reach out to us anytime right in the app via the support chat tab directly, your chief operators have got your back and ready to assist day and night! *Jodi

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Stormy P.

Helping that Side Hustler/Solopreneur/Freelancer make sure they seal the deal and get paid!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/20
Review Source: Capterra

I spend less time trying to create my own systems to run my business because with And.co a huge part of my backend work is laid out in the app. It gives my clients a sense of order allows them to know I am serious about working together. It's similar to Quickbooks BUT it allows you to manage your client database which really helps me to stay organized with deadlines, to do list and closing the deal. Just helps me be better at being a Soloprenuer!

Pros

The And.co app really helps those of us who work for ourselves stay on top of our 'backend'. It allows me to draft and send proposals and contracts to clients so that the terms of our agreement are understood while making it easy for clients to settle payments. I can track how much I spend on a project via the mobile app, which has helped me keep track of time spent when working with a client in person. The ease of the proposal template really helps me to build a proper proposal/contractor ensuring I don't miss any legalities that protect my client and me.

Cons

And.co's contract template, although great, I believe can be more adjustable given the profession in which you work. I am professional organizer so it would be great to alter the contract a bit by being able to add some of my own stipulations.

Response from AND CO

Hey there Stormy,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words. It means a lot and we're so glad to hear we were able to improve your freelancing experience by providing you with the tools and app you needed.

We're happy to announced that the new AND CO Pro subscription features brand new customization options for the Contract that we hope you'll love!

Please feel free to reach out to our support team directly with any questions, suggestions or feedback. We've always got your back!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Dani M.

Supporting the Freelance Community

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/12/18
Review Source: Capterra

As a brand and web designer, the built in proposal and contract feature is great, and really streamlines the process and gives me a very professional image. Seeing a graph of my income and expenses lets me know where I need to work harder or reflect on trends throughout the year and clients appreciate the easy online payment system. I'm so passionate about the freelancer community as we all seem to support one another from a variety of levels and experience. AndCo helps bring all of that together and strive for a better industry :)

Pros

I love that it's free and supports multiple countries. Freelancers all over the world can run an efficient business with low overheads.

Cons

There are some missing features that would be super useful, but I understand this is a free platform and different types of freelancers/industries may not need these features. One major one that I think would benefit everyone: Choose options when quoting. For example, I can present my clients with a few options for quantities of business cards (typically 250, 500 and 1000). Currently, its a bit of a pain quoting them the minimum, then they come back and ask for a bigger quantity, realise they can't afford that and go back to the original quantity. Its a lot of back and forth and time wasted on my part. If they could select an option and "build their own quote", this would be extremely beneficial.
It also gives freelancers the opporunity to offer upselling. Example - quote a logo design, and then have additional options (add business cards for $xx.x, add a website for $xxxx.xx).
This has worked so well for me in the past on a previous platform.

Response from AND CO

Hey Dani, thanks for taking the time to leave this kind review! We really appreciate it.

We want you to know that we will strongly consider the features you mention to offer different options in a Proposal. It's a great idea and you explain well just how useful it would be.

As you note, we want to do everything we can to support the freelancing community the world over, and that's why we take user feedback extremely seriously. Got any other suggestions? Feel free to give us a shout in our in-app Support Chat. Your friendly Chief Operators look forward to hearing from you!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Diana G.

And Co Is a Powerful Tool for Freelancers and Self-Employed

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/27
Review Source: Capterra

I primarily use And Co's web based platform. I LOVE that it's super easy to:

1- Create a contract with their template
2- Create and customize invoices
3- Create projects
4- Create tasks
5- Create invoices

As I mentioned previously, the fact that And Co are partnered with Freelancers Union adds a huge trust factor to using their service.

If you offer a subscription based service they provide a separate feature to generate an invitation to your client so they can accept ongoing subscription service.

I found the Timer feature quirky, where I started tracking time on one task and paused it. When I went back I couldn't see how I could restart my timer and ended up tracking the additional time separately for the same task.

Another feature I like is the Shoebox, where you can forward receipts you have for business expenses and And Co gives you the ability to associate them to specific projects.

Under the Income and Expenses they offer a great visual graph that lets you see your income fluctuation month to month.

Overall, I'm really impressed with what And Co offers. There are quirks but they are in no way deal breakers, this is a tool that is committed to making freelancing life easier. I've definitely benefited from using their app.

Pros

I read about Freelancers Union partnering with And Co and decided to try out And Co out. That was my incentive because Freelancers Union is dedicated to supporting freelancers, they're right to be paid on time and are a great resource.

I've been using And Co for a year and my favorite feature is the invoicing process. You can send a custom message when you're ready to send the invoice and once it's pushed out, And Co sends you updates from when the Invoice is viewed, alerts for when an invoice is overdue, super easy to generate a reminder and from a design perspective it's super easy to login and see what invoices you've generated and the history. I rely on And Co heavily for the invoicing feature because it's so easy to use.

Cons

I'd say the mobile app. I downloaded it to my Android smartphone and realized I couldn't remember my password to login. There's no Forgot Password link to trigger a password reset. The app triggers a vibration if you enter the wrong username or password but it won't say i.e., there is no account associated with this email, or this password is invalid. There is the option to login with Facebook, or to create a new account.

To login, I reset my password from the web version of And Co, then logged in to the mobile app. I will say the design of the mobile app is pretty amazing. I can see my invoices and move between tasks. What's thrown me off is seeing invoices that I recorded as paid in the web version of And co, but in the mobile app I see an active "Record Payment" button with paid invoices. I'm very happy with the web version of And Co. I haven't reported these issues/questions to And Co support because it's not a priority to me. When I have time I'll try the mobile app more and send feedback to support.

Response from AND CO

Heyo Diana,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write us this incredible, kind and informative review!

We're so glad you've gotten this much use out of the app and that we've been able to make such an impact.

In recent updates, we have addressed some of your concerns with the mobile app, but we're always looking for ways to improve. Adding a "Forgot Password?" prompt is a great idea that we're happy to consider.

We'd love to hear more, especially about your feedback on our Time Tracking feature! Always feel free to reach out to us directly with any ideas as well as questions, comments or concerns.

Thank you so much again for being a fan, Diana!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

AND CO Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

AND CO is a subsidiary of Fiverr and is totally FREE.

AND CO Features

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Financial Analysis
  • Real Time Data
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for AND CO

Key features of AND CO

  • Accept ACH payments
  • Accept Paypal payments
  • Administrative reporting
  • Automated expense input
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billable & non-billable hours
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Companion iOS app
  • Contract drafting
  • Credit card payments
  • Customizable branding
  • Data visualization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Expense tracking
  • Income statements
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile time tracking
  • Multi-currency invoicing
  • Offline time tracking
  • Online time tracking
  • Payment reminders
  • Projections
  • Proposal generation
  • Receiving
  • Recurring billing
  • Sales tax management
  • Service agreement contract
  • Snap receipts via mobile
  • Summary reports
  • Tagging
  • Task management
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Time / task reporting
  • Time per project reporting
  • Time tracking by client
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • Track time by project
  • Visual analytics
  • Visual statistics
  • Workflow management
  • eSigning

Benefits

  • AND CO is a cloud-based service with native iOS and Android app support that aims to streamline the workflow of freelance and self-employed workers, delivering time tracking, expense tracking, invoicing, payment handling and contract management features.

  • Make time tracking more convenient with an intuitive timer tool that supports "double dip" use, while simplifying manual time sheet updates and automatically raising invoices based on the time tracked for projects or activities.

  • Automate the expense tracking process by forwarding receipts into the system via email or snapping them with the mobile app, saving every receipt within one secured centralized space ready for billing, tax and reporting purposes.

  • AND CO also enables users to accept multiple forms of payments and therefore receive money quicker, providing a personal PayMe page with the ability to process credit card, PayPal and ACH forms of payment.

  • Through a partnership with Freelancers Union, AND CO has devised an advanced freelancer contract and standardized service agreement that is wholly customizable and offers e-signing included for paperless authorization.

  • AND CO FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for AND CO.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AND CO offer?

    AND CO offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    AND CO is a subsidiary of Fiverr and is totally FREE.

    Q. What are the main features of AND CO?

    AND CO offers the following features:

    • Accept ACH payments
    • Accept Paypal payments
    • Administrative reporting
    • Automated expense input
    • Automatic notifications
    • Billable & non-billable hours
    • Billable hours tracking
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Companion iOS app
    • Contract drafting
    • Credit card payments
    • Customizable branding
    • Data visualization
    • Deadline tracking
    • Expense tracking
    • Income statements
    • Invoice management
    • Invoice processing
    • Mobile alerts
    • Mobile time tracking
    • Multi-currency invoicing
    • Offline time tracking
    • Online time tracking
    • Payment reminders
    • Projections
    • Proposal generation
    • Receiving
    • Recurring billing
    • Sales tax management
    • Service agreement contract
    • Snap receipts via mobile
    • Summary reports
    • Tagging
    • Task management
    • Time & expense tracking
    • Time / task reporting
    • Time per project reporting
    • Time tracking by client
    • Timer
    • Timesheets
    • Track time by project
    • Visual analytics
    • Visual statistics
    • Workflow management
    • eSigning

    Q. Who are the typical users of AND CO?

    AND CO has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Small Business

    Q. What languages does AND CO support?

    AND CO supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AND CO offer?

    AND CO has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does AND CO support mobile devices?

    AND CO supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does AND CO integrate with?

    AND CO integrates with the following applications:

    Google Calendar, Mailchimp, PayPal, Shopify, Slack, Stripe, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does AND CO offer?

    AND CO offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support