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Published 01/25/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client. The user can maintain a database of products and services, and the service is capable of handling recurring invoices. Employees and contractors can be entered into the user database, and access to individual projects can be controlled. Users of the service have a dedicated web space with a URL that is a subdomain of the site. Once logged into the site, the user has a convenient top menu bar for navigation. Tabs on the menu bar include Dashboard, Clients, Projects, Invoices, Recurring, Estimates, Products and Staff and Contractors. The Dashboard provides the user with an overall summary of all activity, including hours billed in the last 7 days, unbilled hours, amount of invoices this month, recent outstanding invoices, recent active projects and recent activity. The application allows the user to customize the HTML invoice and estimate templates provided by the site. The site allows the user to accept PayPal and as payment for invoices.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? launched the Ronin application in June 2008.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to comes from sites such as and Both of these sites offer a similar service to Ronin. is very similar to Ronin, except that it has the ability to track project expenses and bill the client for them. does not offer as many features as Ronin, but has the ability to schedule appointments for the user. is geared more towards professionals such as doctors, counselors, consultants, etc. is geared more towards companies who perform project-based work.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The site has a very clean and uncluttered look and feel. The application is entirely browser-based, and is quite responsive. The application is quite intuitive, with only a small learning curve involved in using the application. Navigation is obvious with the convenient top menu bar provided by the application. There is no advertising displayed on the site.

How does the registration process work?

Registration to the site is free and is required to use the site. The registration process asks for business name, a name for the application's subdomain, email address, first and last name, country and currency used. The user's password is sent via email. A free account at is limited to 2 clients, 1 contact per client and 1 staff user. Several paid plans are available.

What does it cost to use the application?

Paid plans include Basic, Professional and Business. The Basic plans allows 30 clients, 2 contacts per client and 4 staff users, and costs $15 per month. The Professional plan allows 75 clients, 5 contacts per client, 8 staff users and payment integration, and costs $25 per month. The Business plan allows for 200 clients, 10 contacts per client, 20 staff user and payment integration, and costs $48 per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site is recommended to any individual or company who has a need for an online time tracking and invoicing application. The application is very complete, and includes most of the features required to track time on projects, create estimates and bill clients. The application is very easy to use and provides professional results.

  • Web-based time tracking and invoicing application
  • Users can add clients and create projects, estimates and invoices
  • Application can generate recurring invoices
  • Invoice and estimate HTML templates are customizable
  • Free account is limited to 2 clients, 1 contact per client and 1 staff user
  • Paid plans range from 30 clients with 4 staff users to 200 clients with 20 staff users

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FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $15.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.00

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