During todays outage I found out v5 was available, I have the v4 login page bookmarked so I never go to the main InvoiceNinja homepage, plus I’ve never received an email from them about anything, which is strange by itself.
Anyway, once v4 was back online, I decided to migrate over to v5, which was painless. I started looking and playing around and wow, it’s terrible. Within about 10 minutes, I took it offline and reverted back to v4. If they force it on us, I’ll find another invoicing program.
As for constructive feedback:
-Why would the look of the invoice PDF change? Formatting is all screwed up instead of transferring over, because of the terrible invoice creator on v4 it took forever to format the template to how I liked it, I’m not playing that game again. The v5 one is extremely laggy to even try to work with.
-To change the positioning on an invoice, you can no longer drag and drop and item, you have to click on the line-items button and choose up or down, over and over until it’s in the place you want.
-Settings - some options save automatically when changed, others, you have to click a save button for. No consistency.
-The UI itself is awful, so much wasted space and overlap of windows within windows. Zoom out and show more. It’s very non-intuitive. The look of v4 may be old, but it was highly functional, quick and intuitive. I don’t want preview panes to keep popping up, I want to go into what I clicked on, an option to permanently turn them off would be great.
-Still no sub-totals. When I first started using InvoiceNinja I asked in the forums if I could group items together and create a subtotal line for them, which even with a full rewrite, they can’t even implement.
I’m sure I would have more to critique, but that’s as far as I made it.