Joist App for Contractors 4+

Estimate & Invoice Tool

Joist Software Inc.

    • 4.6 • 6.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Create quick, professional estimates and invoices, accept payments, and manage projects from anywhere!

Joist is a specialized app for contractors that helps you save time, stay organized, and win jobs.

• SAVES TIME - Complete work at the jobsite or on-the-go, 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
• ACCEPT PAYMENTS FROM CLIENTS - accept Credit Card and PayPal payments from your clients directly through Joist, so you can stop wasting hours driving around to pick up checks and deposit them at the bank
• 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
- Accept Credit Card and PayPal Payments directly through the app
- 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."

You can subscribe to Joist Pro Monthly for $13.99 (US) or Joist Pro Annual for $139.99 (US), Joist Elite Monthly for $31.99 (US) or Joist Elite Annual for $319.99 (US) Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes Account at the purchase confirmation. Monthly and annual subscriptions will automatically renew after 30 or 365 days for the prices listed above, respectively, and account will be charged within 24 hrs of the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hrs before the end of the current subscription period. Subscriptions can be managed in App Store or iTunes account settings after subscribing. Unused portions of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Joist is FREE to Download and FREE to try! Available on iPhone, iPad, & desktop computer.

Get support FAST! Our support staff are responsive and care about helping you run the best business possible:
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Customer support is available 7 days a week.

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What’s New

Version 3.95.0

Hey Joisters!
This update contains bug fixes and performance improvements

The Joist Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

Lucius lucky ,

Joist now charges

Justin nailed it right on the head. Well said my friend. How can we trust a company who out of nowhere decides to charge me for something I've been using to run my small business for years? If I was never offered these amenedies from the beginning, I would not have a problem... In my eyes it's no different than this scenario.

If I saw someone walking to work every day in the snow and I offered them a free car to use for 5 years, then at the start of the 6th year I said you can still use the car but you have to start paying me a monthly fee. If you don't like it, you can still use the car but I'm taking two of the tires, the steering wheel, and the headlights. This is what I feel is happening with the joist app right now. I asked numerous times when I first signed up " there will never be a fee in the future right"?
Again and again I was told nope, this is totally free. I feel my business would look unprofessional if I uprooted my estimate and invoicing software out of the blue.
I hope the joist team reconsiders this move as I've loved the app since day 1.

Jeeper_98_TJ ,

Good app, terrible service

Joist has no business being in business. They can’t do ANYTHING right. You can’t actually talk to customer service, you can only chat with them. They never do anything they say they will do unless you ask several times over and over. When I wanted to set up payment receipts from joist, it took them 6 weeks to fix a problem in their end. Not only that, but I had to contact them 3 times to get it done. Every time I contacted them it was as if the previous person I “spoke” to never put in a request to have it fixed. Recently, the last straw. They advertised Joist Elite Pro as if it is available for all devices. It wasn’t until after I paid for it that I realized that it isn’t available for iOS or windows. They told me that AFTER I paid for it. I requested a refund and they said they would submit the request. More than one week later, still no refund. They have no idea what they are doing. When I requested the refund again today, I was told that the payment team only worked during business hours and that they would reach out to me on Monday. BS!! I’ll be disputing the charge with my credit card company and joist will never get another dime from me. Use the free version if you want, but DO NOT give them your money. They are dishonest and incapable of providing solutions to the problems they cause.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, very sorry to see you feel this way. I followed up with you directly through email to help with this situation and I look forward to hearing back from you.

TJ_Journeyman_Electrician ,

One of the few apps that I’ve used for the life of my business

Excellent app, though I’ve never had anyone use the financing options, it’s still something that customers like to have the option of. The best part of the app is it’s organizational properties and it’s ability to pull previously used items and pricing. Adding taxes is easily done, with the ability to have multiple or different taxes for different counties or states. Adding a markup that isn’t shown but is instead applied to each line item equally is also a great and convenient option. Estimates are a breeze to make and just as easy to convert over to an invoice. Keep track of payments per each invoice is also done for you, you just have to input what is paid and for what invoice. It’ll even remind you if an invoice hasn’t been paid in full and a brief period of time has passed. And this is all just the free version. The paid has even more helpful options. Very pleased with it and I can for see using it for all my future needs.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review! We are pleased to have customers like you who realize the value of each of these features and the thought behind developing them. Glad we are able to help you!

App Privacy

The developer, Joist Software Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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