Contractor Estimating and Invoicing Tool by Joist 4.5/5

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Contractor Estimating and Invoicing Tool by Joist

By Joist Inc. (6225322 Manitoba Inc.)
Supported Devices : iPad 2 3G , iPad 2 Wifi , iPad 3G , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , iPad Mini , iPad Mini 4G , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , iPad Wifi , iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , iPhone 5S , iPhone6 , iPhone6 Plus , iPod Touch 5th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , , iPod Touch 3rd Gen

Release Notes

1/11/2017 | Version : 2.6.0 | Size : 55.7 MB
Bug fix for app crash when requesting password reset.

1/9/2017 | Version : 2.5.9 | Size : 55.7 MB
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

10/5/2016 | Version : 2.5.8 | Size : 51.8 MB
Bug fixes and performance improvements.

More updates and great new features coming soon! Stay tuned and thanks for the feedback!


Create professional estimates on the jobsite – fast – and WIN MORE JOBS!

Joist is a FREE tool for contractors that allows you to estimate, invoice, record, payments, and manage projects from anywhere.


• SAVES TIME - Complete work at the jobsite or in the truck, rather than spending your evenings and weekends catching up on paperwork after a long day
• WIN MORE JOBS - Send your client an estimate before you leave. Be the first to get an estimate in their hands, and give them the opportunity to say YES on the spot.
• REMOVE THE BOTTLENECK OF ESTIMATING & INVOICING - Build estimates and invoices quicker by creating and selecting from your list of commonly used materials and labor rates.
• EASILY MANAGE CLIENTS - Create, organize, and store valuable client info, so you can access their info anytime, on the go.
• LOOK PROFESSIONAL - Show your clients that you’re the contractor they should trust for the job; with customized, professional looking estimates and invoices.


- Customize your estimates & invoices with your company info, logo, etc.
- Attach a client contract and collect a signature directly on the spot
- Build a list of commonly used items/services/materials
- Attach photos to your estimates and invoices
- Preview estimates & invoices before you send
- Print or email estimates & invoices on the spot
- Create a personal message for your clients
- Convert estimates into invoices
- Keep track of customer payments and how much you're owed
- Manage and save your clients information
- Set your tax rates
- Export everything into your accounting program (reduce bookkeeping costs)

*Access all your info from any device or the web - Joist is a cloud application


All types of contractors, estimators, and service companies use the app, such as: general contractors, handymen, electricians, plumbers, builders, landscapers, roofers, painters, carpenters, heating and air conditioning, flooring, siding, tile, concrete, paving, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, renovators, deck builders, drywallers, pest control, and more!


“Now I can do quotes on the fly I don't have to walk through the job and write everything down its all programmed in to my iPad right from material cost to cost per square foot! This app is so awesome.”

“This app is better than any pc software I have ever wasted money on. And the kicker is joist is free"


Joist is FREE to Download and FREE to use - available on iPhone, iPad, & the web.

Get support FAST! Our support staff are based in North America. They are responsive (answer the phone / emails immediately), and care about helping you run the best business possible:

(800) 976-9261
In-app live chat

Customer Support is available 8AM-10PM EST M-F


Categories :
#104 : Top Free iPad Application [Business]

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Comments and Ratings for Contractor Estimating and Invoicing Tool by Joist

Best app (2.5.9)
1/10/2017 6:52:00 PM 5/5 By Brewsroy
Best app ever

Love my Joist app (2.5.9)
1/10/2017 3:10:00 PM 5/5 By Reedlavich
This estimating app makes my business so easy. Professional print out of the estimate. Love it!

Great! (2.5.9)
1/9/2017 3:26:00 PM 5/5 By Bcyg
Love this app!!! Works great so far :-)

Great app (2.5.8)
1/8/2017 10:49:00 PM 5/5 By Sparka8tor
Love it, will keep using it for a long time!

Useing it for yrs still best (2.5.8)
1/8/2017 12:55:00 PM 5/5 By yesdude75

Better than Invoice2Go (2.5.8)
1/7/2017 2:15:00 PM 5/5 By omarlegend
One of the main things I like about this app is the fact that they haven't sold out to being a subscription app.. who does that? Most people here trying to keep their small business finances in order don't need the extra overhead, and keeping track of stuff like subscriptions Keep the app free, and build off that. I like that it's simple and intuitive. It's reliable. The only thing I'd like to see is to somehow make invoices fit into 1 page (as opposed to 3) and the signature and details are on 2nd and 3rd page

Awesome App for the Professional (2.5.8)
1/7/2017 1:02:00 PM 5/5 By D-Murda
My logo looks great on every invoice. It looks professional and I bet just by using this app that I've probably won a few jobs, beating out the other guys who waste time writing up an invoice on a pad. It saves all my customers info and all my inventory / installation charges. Customers can sign the contract with their finger or sign on the computer when I email the invoice. I only wish that it could figure in my employees or payroll with it, or even be able to use a negative value to use for my employees. That would make this amazing app even better!

Professional Estimates! (2.5.8)
1/7/2017 12:48:00 PM 5/5 By THDLogan
I have used joist to run my construction buisness for over a year now. It give easy to make professional estimates. With a click you can Invoice the customer and accept payments. It is also easy to track my total sales. Great App!!!

Arborist's Friend (2.5.8)
1/6/2017 5:03:00 PM 5/5 By Tree Worker
This app is very useful for my small company. Setting up your company profile is quick and straightforward. Here's a step by step of how I use it... I receive a call or email, and add the new client's information into my smartphone contact list (or directly into Joist), and schedule and estimate. When I meet the client, I immediately import their info to Joist with one touch when creating a new estimate. Writing an estimate is seemless, and Joist even allows the user to create "items" that are routinely sold depending on your business or services. Estimates can be built with as much itemized detail as required. For my work, I simply estimate the time required for a single item or an entire job, and Joist multiplies it by my hourly rate. A clean, concise, and itemized work order is then saved and ready to email to the client. I can print the estimates out and put them into a folder to hand to a co-worker, or stay paperless. Customers can even sign the estimate as a contractual agreement containing all your particular business' policies in fine print. When the work is complete, the estimate can be converted into an invoice with a single touch, and emailed to the client. Of course I can also print and snail mail for all the luddites of the world. Alerts can be toggled on or off for all sorts of information if you're tracking several different correspondences. When a payment is made, that can be entered into the invoice and Joist slides the paid version into a new folder for tracking monthly earning reports. This is the only real downfall, as it would be much nicer for more detailed reports based on sales criteria you may want to track separately from the grand total. All in all, it's a fantastic program to use when starting a small (very small) business as a skilled tradesman or sub-contractor. Customer service was also very prompt and helpful when I had initial questions during setup. Turned out to be my own error. :) Thanks Joist!

Great app. (2.5.8)
1/6/2017 5:00:00 PM 5/5 By Trujillo1980
Great app; it does exactly what it says. Looking forward to see payment feature included on this one. Also would like to see different page footer for invoice and estimate.

Best production app ever (2.5.8)
1/6/2017 12:26:00 PM 5/5 By Micahanjello
Joist has made writing proposals easy and precise as well as a pleasure to use and has succeeded where other apps have failed!

General Contractor (2.5.8)
1/6/2017 8:30:00 AM 5/5 By Lmnopqqeetty
I'm am in paving and always away from the office. In fact my truck is more like my office. I am able to invoice commercial accounts while still on location by simply pulling up my estimate and selecting invoice. There are a few tweaks that would be beneficial to me but hey I haven't made the first ap! Thanks joist! You have brought clarity to my scatter!

Beauty in Simplicity (2.5.8)
1/6/2017 5:53:00 AM 5/5 By Johny5isAlive
As a construction Electrician This invoicing program is beautiful in how easy it is to use and it does the job for the little guy. Being a part time Business owner doesn't give me the luxury to spend on sophisticated billing programs. You do have to create your own lists of items. Manage them right and you don't have to enter the same item in again for a different customer. -Magic Mike the Magician Electrician

General Construction (2.5.8)
1/5/2017 6:08:00 PM 4/5 By evs232
Exactly the best App for what I really need it. Just tankful for the developers. I can even pay for if developers get me options to • send a separate invoice for every week draw like 30% 50% etc... I work for a company that I get weekly paid for what I have done. • multiple estimates option in only one without the g total.

Handyman Company . (2.5.8)
1/5/2017 6:07:00 PM 5/5 By Your moms iphone
This has been such an essential tool for my Handyman Business. I have been using the app for 2years with zero issues .

Perfect (2.5.8)
1/5/2017 12:42:00 PM 5/5 By Valterfsjunior
Great app, works just fine .

Owner (2.5.8)
1/5/2017 7:12:00 AM 5/5 By Atlas awnings
This is a great app. I can write estimates and invoice while on the go ,and have it all with me no matter where I go

Great App (2.5.8)
1/4/2017 5:35:00 PM 5/5 By CMM quarterly
I've been out on my on for seven years now. This is the first app that I have really liked when it comes to quotes and invoices. It is the easiest to use that I have found and I have tried several of them. I would encourage you to download and try this app you'll be satisfied as I am.

Best invoice app! (2.5.8)
1/3/2017 6:34:00 PM 5/5 By TomerNevo
I'm using this awesome app more then three years now. This is the best one by far from all the rest out there. Made my life very easy in my line of work.

Highly recommended (2.5.8)
1/3/2017 6:29:00 AM 5/5 By Dlouhy painting
I am in a painting contractor for 30 years and love this app it makes invoicing billing and estimating so easy. Can save clients and not have to reenter the information. It works great you can add pictures to your invoices and is very professional.

Great App (2.5.8)
1/2/2017 12:00:00 PM 5/5 By NOT RANDOM 8$673$
Great App. Works well for preparing estimates and invoices. Makes it easy for me to have access to this information when in the field.

Great program (2.5.8)
1/1/2017 1:08:00 PM 5/5 By Qpqpqpqpeee
I've used another popular app for 4 years for invoicing. I definitely prefer Joist. Great app!

Awesome (2.5.8)
1/1/2017 12:33:00 PM 4/5 By phanou1970
Very nice app, that allows you to quote faster as you build your library. However I would love to see a way to set up clients appointment and have it sync up with my calendar or even a way incorporate a basic job scheduling system. In any event, works great for my handyman business.

Owner (2.5.8)
12/31/2016 9:49:00 PM 5/5 By Babcock Finishes
I love this App. Office stuff has always been my weak spot. But with this App life has become MUCH easier!

Awesome (2.5.8)
12/30/2016 6:55:00 PM 5/5 By dlovbug
Very easy to use and looks great! I love it!

Sin duda es la mejor aplicación (2.5.8)
12/30/2016 7:07:00 AM 5/5 By Luis Antonio
He probado muchas aplicaciones para comparar y no he encontrado ninguna que mejore a Joist App lo recomiendo 100%

No complaints here at Patriot Property Care (2.5.8)
12/29/2016 8:32:00 PM 5/5 By Steph's a mess
This app does exactly what I need it to do. I have been using it since April 2016. Thanks for making it great and very affordable. ;-)

Awesome! (2.5.8)
12/29/2016 2:19:00 PM 5/5 By CrazyDirtyErnie
I love this app! I don't usually do app reviews, or send feedback, but this app is a tremendous time saver. Thank you!

I can say enough (2.5.8)
12/28/2016 6:32:00 PM 5/5 By Gordon Outerbridge
It the best

Owner (2.5.8)
12/28/2016 12:13:00 PM 5/5 By Chilakson
Great app. Definitely recommend this App to anyone Thanks!

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