Initially, I created the first version of Tinyinvoice for my dad. He was using Excel invoice template, creating a new file for each invoice. Every time something went wrong with this invoicing setup, he called me for IT-support. 😢☎️
After a very long IT-support phone call, I decided to build a super-simple invoicing application for him. Once the first version was ready, I showed it to my dad. After looking it for few minutes, he told me he didn’t want to give up his Excel invoicing. I guess he was too familiar with it, and the mental cost of switching was probably too high. I didn’t want to throw everything away, so I launched Tinyinvoice in 2014. 🚀👍
In the year 2014 nothing happened. Nobody used Tinyinvoice. It was sitting on the edges of the internet, collecting dust. The year 2015 was quiet as well. There were no visitors. 😞
But the year 2016 things got exciting! Tinyinvoice started to get visitors! They were creating invoices, so there are people on the internet who find Tinyinvoice useful! Awesome! 😃
So, here we are in
2018 2019, and Tinyinvoice is still alive and kicking! My dad didn’t turn into a Tinyinvoice user despite my very compelling sales pitch. I’m ok with it since there are people who use Tinyinvoice on a daily basis to do their invoicing.
That is still the vision of Tinyinvoice. There are many great invoicing applications that offer an astounding number of features. They have all the bells and whistles. They keep adding new features every month. Sounds like a great piece of software. But they have had to sacrifice the simplicity in order to build those bells and whistles. A software that has so many use cases that had become very had to use, a software where user gets lost. A software where users don’t know how to get their task done.
But, there are people who value simplicity. They value a software that is so easy to use that they are done under 5 minutes. A software where they are always know what is going on. Simplicity has a great value because it gets the job done with less time and less stress.
If you feel like generating invoice should be extremely simple, Tinyinvoice might be the invoicing application that you have been looking for.
Feel free to look around! Maybe even write an invoice or two… 😉