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Welcome to BambooInvoice

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BambooInvoice is free Open Source invoicing software intended for small businesses and independent contractors. Our number one priorities are ease of use, user-interface, and beautiful code.

BambooInvoice was built by designer and programmer Derek Allard, who uses it everyday, not by a large firm who can't remember the names of its customers. It is meant to be sexy, both on top of, and under the hood. Go ahead, kick the tires. View source shows semantic, structured, meaningful XHTML. We use AJAX to keep things peppy and javascript to keep things functional. The entire application degrades gracefully for users without javascript enabled, and complies with WAI priority two.

Download Bamboo 0.8.9 April 15, 2009 (view changelog and credits)

BambooInvoice now has Forums. Need help, want to chat? Come visit us.

Note: BambooInvoice is still pre 1.0. There are a few bugs and uncompleted features. It is stable for everyday use, and is growing all the time.


  • You are in control. BambooInvoice sits on your server. Its your data. You never need to trust your invoicing data to anyone else, and you can get it out of the system easily.
  • BambooInvoice is easy to use, and easy on the eyes.
  • BambooInvoice is actively used and developed.
  • BambooInvoice is built atop modern coding standards. Its a XHTML-strict, WAI conforming, CSS using treat!
  • BambooInvoice is internationalized. Currently it is available in English, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Swedish, Italian, and Estonian with new languages being added all the time.
  • Built on the excellent CodeIgniter project.
  • BambooInvoice is released under the GPL.
  • You'll be the coolest kid on your block if you use BambooInvoice


BambooInvoice is built using PHP 5 and needs a database (MySQL and MySQLi 4.1+ are known to work, and drivers are included for MSSQL, Postgre, OCI8, SQLite, and ODBC). In order to generate PDFs, you'll need the DOM extension enabled.

It is known to work with modern, standards compliant browsers.