Biller - The Free Billing Application
I am glad to present Biller - a free billing application. This application has been developed keeping small Indian businesses in mind. In India, most of the goods are sold without paying any taxes i.e. tax evasion is done on most of the sales, and hence no tax is added in the invoice. The invoices issued to the customers in general are not the ones that are shown to the Sales Tax officials. This application therefore in keeping in mind its target users don't support the concept of tax.
Application Screenshots16 screenshots of the application are available. To view these, please click this link.
Application Screenshots link
The application can be downloaded for free. The application download size is less than a MB.
Application Download link
Application Pre-requisites (Important)
Though the application code itself is quite small, the framework and tools used by it are bulky. To install and run the application, you need to have the following software installed on your computer:
1) .NET Framework 4.0
Full version of .Net Framework 4.0 needs to be installed on your computer. The compact version of .NET Framework better known as the Client Profile version won't suffice for running this application as it uses Crystal Reports.
.NET Framework Download link
If you are using Windows 8, then you are not required to download the .NET Framework as Windows 8 comes bundled with .NET Framework 4.5.
2) Crystal Reports Runtime Engine for .NET Framework 4.0
Though I hated to use it in my application due to its bulkiness, I had no other option but to use it as it is the only professional quality reporting tool available for .NET world for free. Microsoft's ReportViewer infrastructure that comes bundled with Visual Studio is not adequate for professional reporting requirements.
Download link for Crystal Reports Runtime Engine for .NET Framework 4.0
Application Source Code
Full souce code of the application is available for download. The application has been written in C# using Visual Studio 2010. The database used is SQL Server Compact Edition (CE) version 4.0.
Application Source Code Download link
Few people may wonder why I am making available the complete source code of the application available for free. Well, to tell you the truth it was a tough decision and at the same time easy decision for me to take. It was tough because for a developer the source code is a very valued and dear capital. Its value can only be appreciated by those people who have devoted their significant time and energy to acquire the knowledge to write it. And it was a easy decision for me to take because I really wanted to give something back to the world. It is my way of expressing my gratitude and acknowledge indebtedness to the Internet community for their magnanimity and helpfulness. If it were not for the help available to me through numerous articles, tips and tricks, free e-books, code samples & Videos posted on Internet, and also help offered by kind souls available in various forums, I would not even think about writing software.
I would love to receive your feedback about the application - good or bad. You can provide the feedback through the comment section to this blog post. You can also email me on the email address provided in the 'About...' option under the Help menu in the application.
Thank you :-))