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Home improvement industry


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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About Joist

A tool for contractors that allows you to estimate, invoice, and manage projects from your iPad, iPhone, Android, and web.


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Joist was the first software we used for painting estimates

May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I liked how it was an estimating software and a CRM all in one. I also loved that I could send out formal Invoices.

Cons: It didn't have any way to have customers pay online which made my job a lot more difficult since I had to chase down payments and wait for checks.

Fast, clean interface

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The Joist interface is all about speed and ease of use. Even on slow network connections, Joist remained zippy and far less painful to use than other cloud-based systems. Solid set of features, even in the free version.

Cons: We deal with a lot of monthly-invoiced, repeat customers. I wish Joist would add support for customer credits. Some of our customers would send a large check to cover several months, and there is no easy way to make Joist account for this scenario. We ultimately moved to another invoicing platform, but would certainly reconsider Joist if this feature is ever added.

Outstanding tool. A must for all contractors.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The mobile app and web interface are outstanding. It is so easy to generate a quote, invoice clients and record payment. The ability to email or text the invoice to clients is awesome. Custom contracts and phone inclusion allow for a wide range of customization. The ability to export clients is a huge time saver. I love how I can get an email copy of what is sent to the client.

Cons: The function on the mobile app and the web interface are different. I wish it had the ability to export info to excel or other format.

Overall: I can do estimates and bill clients on the spot. Customer love how they get a quote, invoice and or receipt right-a-way. I like how easy it is to use and how it has a web interface as well as the phone ap.

This is one of the best app finds !

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program does everything high priced software does, and it absolutely FREE!!!

And not only is it not bogged down by ads, the developer has been adding more free stuff at a rapid pace, from taking credit card payments and e-checks directly though the app, to adding features to the quotes and bills themselves.

Now, while this software is made for general contractors, i use this for my own art and technology business.

And the few times I had questions, emails were returned with in hours!

Cons: To be honest, there really are no cons to this software. It is truly a work of art. You can tell that this app was created by someone who truly "gets it".

Encrypted to protect you and your customers data

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Professional appearance. The documents made with my customers are official legal binding documents. It saves clients, and line items

Cons: I wish I could set up a saved "notes for customer" section so that I do not have to write up a full contract every time. The headers, and footers are saved.

This software simply works.

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use for this software has been a welcome change to the paper I used to use with spreadsheets etc. this software allows easy business operation.

Cons: No integration with other software when I grow, and speed of use within the app. better attention to quotes pushed to invoice will greatly help.

Excellent

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very user friendly and looks great. Estimates and invoices look very clean and professional. Customers can pay with credit card or electronic check, excellent feature.

Cons: Like all of it. There should be a way to notify and remind customers that they have an unpaid invoice.

So simple and free.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is web based, in other words it does not reside on your local computer. But it doesn't matter since all you invoices, estimates and bids reside online. This is very simple software to get used to even for busy contractors. My thanks to the developers.

Overall: Speed and efficiency. It simply makes my life easier.

I found what I needed for my startup company with Joist.

Feb 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use and maneuver around.

Cons: Needs to have links to tax rates

Overall: I am starting up my construction company and needed a estimator program that would not take a lot of working capitol to get started. The program proves to fit my current need in giving my customers a professional and complete estimate.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have only used it for two estimates. Once I have had more time to use this program I will probably have more advice.

This is an easy to use ,on the go software,for today's fluid projects.

Apr 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good support,line item estimates,all from your iPad. Print,manage,Go!