As champions of billing time-based projects, Harvest loses steam when it comes to invoicing functionality, customization, payments processing and more. Let's take a look at how the time tracking titan compares with the true ninjas of invoicing.


No Free Plan

Harvest does not offer a free plan. Following the 30-day free trial, subscription prices start from $12 a month.

Forever Free Plan

Invoice Ninja offers a free forever plan with no hidden costs, and supports up to 500 clients, making it a truly worthwhile solution for freelancers and small business owners.

Invoice Design

Practically None

Harvest invoice design and customization is almost nonexistent. There is just one template, and it's pretty plain. There are some basic layout options, such as adding a logo, showing the client's address, and showing/hiding three data columns. But it doesn't go any further than that.

10 Templates Fully Customizable

Invoice Ninja customization of invoice design is as comprehensive as it gets. The free plan includes 4 available templates, with paid plans offering 10 template choices. In addition, there are a ton of design features, from colors, fonts and column fields, to complete customization from the ground up via pdfmake.

Email Templates

Text Changes Only

For customer emails, including invoice, estimate and reminder emails, there is no option for customization or design, except basic changes to the text.

Fully Customizable Design

Email templates are thoroughly customizable for both text and layout, with a range of design features including font type, color and size, alignment, bullet points, and more.


No Auto-Billing

Harvest does not offer auto-billing although there is a recurring invoicing feature.

Yes Auto-Billing Available!

Auto-billing is available with WePay, Stripe and Braintree for all Invoice Ninja users – including free forever accounts.

Payment Gateways

Paypal & Stripe Only

Harvest offers very limited payments processing options, with just two on offer. Stripe and Paypal are the only available payment gateways.

50+ Payment Gateways Supported

With more than 50 payment gateways available, Invoice Ninja offers a truly global, accessible choice for receiving payments.


English Only

Harvest only supports one language: English. There is an option to manually translate invoice labels, but it's clunky and time consuming.

18 Languages & Counting

Invoice Ninja supports 18 languages, with more being added all the time.

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