Roninapp.com 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 Roninapp.com 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 Authorize.net as payment for invoices.
Roninapp.com launched the Ronin application in June 2008.
Competition to Roninapp.com comes from sites such as Simplifythis.com and Freshbooks.com. Both of these sites offer a similar service to Ronin. Freshbooks.com is very similar to Ronin, except that it has the ability to track project expenses and bill the client for them. Simplifythis.com does not offer as many features as Ronin, but has the ability to schedule appointments for the user. Simplifythis.com is geared more towards professionals such as doctors, counselors, consultants, etc. Roninapp.com is geared more towards companies who perform project-based work.
The Roninapp.com 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 Roninapp.com site.
Registration to the Roninapp.com 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 Roninapp.com is limited to 2 clients, 1 contact per client and 1 staff user. Several paid plans are available.
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.
The Roninapp.com 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.