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Old 02-28-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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I was hoping to get others on this forums opinions on using an app called joist for biding work. I have been hand writing all my bids and due to my not so great handwriting I was looking into a way to do it all electronically. Does anybody on here use it and if so what's your opinion of it?
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:56 AM   #2
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Works great for me. I do handyman type stuff as well as larger type stuff like residential roofing.

I put in a few details defining the scope of work, and add pictures showing issues.

Its easy to attach a simple contract, which customers can electronically sign. When work is complete, the Estimate can be converted to an invoice and modified as needed.

Pros: fast, line items are stored and can be modified. Convenient, I can measure a roof and have an Estimate before I get off of it. Transparent, you can immediately see how many invoices are outstanding and how many have been paid each month.

Cons: no internet, no service.


It does everything I need. I'm Happy with it.


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Are you handwriting your contracts as well?

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:41 PM   #4
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I use joist for sending out estimates and have it set up to integrate into quickbooks for invoicing.

You can also have a very in depth contract within it, mine is a few pages long.

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I use joist for sending out estimates and have it set up to integrate into quickbooks for invoicing.

You can also have a very in depth contract within it, mine is a few pages long.

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Tell me more about integrating from joist directly into quickbooks. I use both


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From the "more" button at the lower right corner.


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Maybe my version of joist is too old. Not seeing that when I hit more.


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In my joist app I hit the manage button on top right (gear symbol) and a menu pops up with 'sync to quickbooks' on it.
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Maybe my version of joist is too old. Not seeing that when I hit more.


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I had actually signed up for it on my desktop

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I'll have to check my computer version. Don't see it anywhere on my phone app


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Do you have an android? I didn't see the option in my app either

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Do you have an android? I didn't see the option in my app either

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Maybe retake a handwriting and cursive hand writing class to improve your Eye-Hand Coordination?

Finger dexterity is couple of percent of all mankind's' Intelligence Quotient.
The more dexterous fingers (and Toes) the wiser you get, And your sex partner will thank you.

The motor skills learned by learning how to hand-write will ease all later eye- hand learning.
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Do you have an android? I didn't see the option in my app either

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Uploaded the newest version it joist and the sync option was there


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Uploaded the newest version it joist and the sync option was there


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I just checked and saw they have an android update, too

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I think you'll find that anything you enter on an Intuit cloud based software is available for purchase by others around the world including revenue collectors and their ilk.

If you can tolerate many more eyes and ears & noses on your formerly confidential business 'papers" drive on into the Cloud of zero privacy.

I'd speak to an accountant and tax lawyer prior to entering the spiderweb of web based business software that use any real $ values.


In addition to learning how to write, A p.c. based typewriter class(es) "Davis Bacon?" will repay many times over your lifetime.

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