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Old 04-21-2019, 05:50 AM   #21
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Joist is somehow in cahoots with QB because you can link them together.


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You can link Joist with your Quickbooks. I think it's about $8 per month.

I like being able to look at estimates and invoices on my phone. I just don't know if it's worth $10 a month, to me. I rarely type stuff in, on my phone. I'm much faster on a keyboard.

What I have been using my phone for, is the photo option. Since the pictures are already on my phone, I'm able to attach them easily.

I realize $10 per month is not alot. Especially if you use it alot, but everything does add up.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:31 AM   #22
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Iím happy to link them together for $9/mo.

My business account is also linked, so all my debit card and check transactions are uploaded to QBO.

Easy peasy




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I was wrong. Sort of. Joist has changed on my phone, but not the desktop.

I tried to convert an estimate to an invoice, on the job, today. Couldn't remove my contract from the invoice, or signatures, or photos.

Oh well.
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I was wrong. Sort of. Joist has changed on my phone, but not the desktop.

I tried to convert an estimate to an invoice, on the job, today. Couldn't remove my contract from the invoice, or signatures, or photos.

Oh well.


I think if you update the app it will be the new version which requires the pro update and I have my phone to automatically update all of the apps when on wifi

So any of you guys that have not updated the joist app yet donít do it!!!!


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I think if you update the app it will be the new version which requires the pro update and I have my phone to automatically update all of the apps when on wifi

So any of you guys that have not updated the joist app yet donít do it!!!!


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I haven't updated.


I dont know why mine is different and requires an upgrade while others are still unaffected

One thing I really do like about the joist app is that you can see the activities when people are looking at invoices and estimates.

For example I was doing a chimney repair yesterday which was a one day job and I see the guy opened it at 1:30 knowing he was probably getting ready to pay me so he was looking at his amount due


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I agree. I saw a customer had opened an invoice. About a week later, he said he never got an invoice.
I didnít tell him. It was just good to know.

It also causes a few issues. Depending on the customerís computer security, the emails from hoist get sent to spam. I assume an email with a feature that will send out an email, gets a red flag.
I really only get it when I send them to a business.


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Yesterday, Joist emailed me a PDF of a signed estimate. It was from 02/28/19. Never had that happen before.

I've been thinking about it. $10 a month isn't so bad. If they can fix the bugs, I might do it.
Of course I've talked to them a few times over the last couple years. They still haven't done anything to fix it.
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The Joist Pro upgrade option made it to the desktop version now.
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Yesterday, Joist emailed me a PDF of a signed estimate. It was from 02/28/19. Never had that happen before.

Yea i started getting that as well for some reason



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I don't mind paying for new features but the way Joist went premium was a dick move. All they did was remove existing features and put them behind a paywall.

This kind of business practice made me think twice about signing up. There are a few things that I did not like about Joist but I was so comfortable using it that I ignored the issues. Now that it's paid, It's a good time to start looking for other options that are also paid with possibly better features.
This fee also came at a terrible time. Gas has sky rocketed, business is slower than it should be this time of year as well and this is just another monthly fee we don't need.


Joist was recently acquired by a larger firm so this fee was inevitable but like I said, I just don't like how they initiated it. I am now looking into Quick-books, Wave, Freshbooks, Invoice to go, and Quicksale on ipad. I'm sure there are plenty more to choose from so any input would be great.
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I don't mind paying for new features but the way Joist went premium was a dick move. All they did was remove existing features and put them behind a paywall.


I agree it was a total dick move






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I already use Quickbooks. I just never did estimates or invoices with it. I started using it, this week. So far, so good. Takes a little getting used to.
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I really only used Joist for client tracking. It was nice to get notified of when they opened an estimate or invoice but I can't justify the cost just to see when an estimate was opened.
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Get the free version of invoice ninja will let you see when people open and accept estimates

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I really only used Joist for client tracking. It was nice to get notified of when they opened an estimate or invoice but I can't justify the cost just to see when an estimate was opened.
That is one thing I'm missing, since going to quickbooks for estimates and billing.
Joist was also just a little easier to use. I also liked the digital signature option. I've only had a few use it, but it was a good option.
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I really only used Joist for client tracking. It was nice to get notified of when they opened an estimate or invoice but I can't justify the cost just to see when an estimate was opened.


That is a nice feature

For example someone has owes me $300 for a few months now and hasnt answered his phone or responded to my texts. I kind of wrote it off and I saw that he had looked at the invoice a couple days ago so im hopeful that i will get a check in the mail at some point in the next week


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Heíll say he never got the email. He doesnít know it sends a email opened reply.


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Heíll say he never got the email. He doesnít know it sends a email opened reply.


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Yea its funny cause he looked at the fooking thing about 12 times now!

Jesus man write a check and put it in the friggin mail!

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I unwillingly upgraded to pro last week so I could add photos to an estimate. Getting one ready to send tonight and I went in to adjust the dates/ pricing in the contract and get a pop up "you need to upgrade to pro!"

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