bobocel saidbut with FB you can enter payments against the generated invoices… it’ll also tell you the average number of days it takes for each client to pay you X% and you can create weekly/monthly reports to show who hasn’t paid you yet if you’ve got alot going through the door…
MSFX saidWe were not looking for something to create invoices (we use InvoiceMachine for that), but something to keep a track of what payments we have yet to receive, and which we received.
^ what was wrong with FreshBooks?
I think we were looking for something simpler.
- Tracking time
- Tracking projects/payments/clients
We use Basecamp. (keeps files organized and the entire team on the same page), Skype, email/phone.
We use Toggl.
We built Eclipo.
There was no good tool for tracking payments, projects, clients. We used to use paper, than started writing it down in Excel or Basecamp.
We’ll launch it soon for free.
I think it’s important to have a designer / visionary in the founder’s team. Especially if he is the one coming up with the idea for the start-up.
In general, I believe when one solves a real life problem (offline) using digital, magic happens: kickstarter, groupon, airbnb, square, etc.
I’ve seen good designers with bad ideas, and developers with even worse ideas. So it’s just a matter of personal experience for every individual. If you nurture your spirit, if you grow learning and enjoy what you do (others call it workahoolic), than you are the type of individual who might succeed. Might because there are many other factors – location, networking, money, talent around you, timing, etc.
I’m a visionary and I’m an entrepreneur, but we are rare birds. Having the right everything come into place is even more sparse. So that makes it difficult to succeed, but we’ll get there eventually.
My thoughts, in order:
1. It’s a flop.
2. Apple makes it look too easy. Microsoft explains how hard it was for them.
3. Microsoft needs talent badly: bad copy, bad design, bad product concept, bad presentation (both screens and people), bad software – breaks even during presentation, just watch, bad timing – you don’t present a half baked product.
4. I’ve seen better. It was called iPad 1.
5. The experience is awful, why make it a PC when it’s supposed to be a tablet? I won’t understand the two screens experience ever. It’s like front-row on mac, that Apple removed a while ago? So there won’t be any Apps? And why so many models? They just don’t get it.
6. They can keep the name, it’s cool. (and improve everything else)
I don’t have an iPad because I don’t need one. I won’t have a Surface, because it sucks big time. I know how that sounds, but it’s just my opinion after seeing their amazingly bad presentation.
It doesn’t look like an exact iPad replica (although there’s only so much you can do with a tablet at the end of the day).
Actually, there is so much you can actually do. Before the iPad, we had no iPad copies. Remember all those devices where you used a stylus to add data?
^ components. Pro has better/faster parts inside, and only comes in 11” or 13”.
So from my understanding, you can get the 2.6GHz Retina one for $2,800, or the same one without Retina for $2,200? So Retina itself is $600?Overall, the price is higher than expected, but I can’t wait to pick one up myself. I have the Mid 2009 model, so it’s right around the corner for an update. Perfect timing for getting me a nice graduation present
I’ve got mine from 2006, and since it isn’t the only mac I use, it’s gonna hit the 10 years mark I guess.
A retina display Macbook Air, with the same configuration as the Macbook pro, and water based batteries that split H2O in energy will make me change it. >:)
doru saidTesla’s towers? Wireless electricIty? Is that what you meant?
bobocel saidThat is a sad story ,I can’t finish my day even on my iPhone or my galaxy GALAXY S II / GALAXY Note…that what drive me nuts the most
The battery segment is something that needs improvement – too big, too little time.
you know what is nice?we already have technology to power devices with no batteries, and is 100 years old stuff.
Speaking of it, wouldn’t had been so amazing for Tesla to complete his discovery, and all human kind to live on free energy? I wonder when and if that time will come, before we kill each other for the little resources that will be left.
Love it when technology moves forward and leaves some people blown out of the water. I am sure the other manufacturers will soon follow.
It’s great how they managed to get that marvelous screen, and reduce the glare as well. Hope they do it quickly for all other devices and desktop computers.
The battery segment is something that needs improvement – too big, too little time. Anyone knows if Apple has bought any company to reinvent the battery, or if there’s anyone doing significant work in this field? If we’d get past this, the laptops could get so much thinner!