Looking for an alternative to GrandTotal?

Cakedesk is a simple invoicing app without an expensive subscription model that was specifically designed with freelancers in mind.

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Cakedesk is free to get started

Download Cakedesk for free and create 3 clients, 3 invoices and 3 proposals for free. Cakedesk is fully functional in the free version, there are no watermarks or other limitations.


Like GrandTotal, Cakedesk is a desktop application for your computer. Cakedesk works on macOS and Windows and saves all your data and documents locally on your computer. This means you can use the invoicing app offline and keep complete control of your data.

Pay once and keep Cakedesk forever

The full version of Cakedesk is available for a one-time payment of €69. It includes free updates for 1 year. GrandTotal costs between €59 and €149 per year, depending on the package/features you choose.

Create beautiful invoices in seconds with Cakedesk

Cakedesk has a simple and modern interface that allows you to create impressive invoices in seconds. Choose from 7 built-in themes or customize a theme to your liking, with the full power of HTML and CSS!
Free versionYesWith big watermark on exported invoices
One-time paymentYesNo
MultiplatformmacOS and WindowsOnly macOS
Documents stored offline on own deviceYesYes
Proposals/EstimatesYesWith paid Upgrade
Flexible VAT ratesYesYes
SubitemsYesWith paid upgrade
Custom fieldsYesWith paid upgrade
Sort clients/invoices/proposalsYesWith paid upgrade
Create invoices/proposals in multiple languagesYesWith paid upgrade
Layout customizationWith HTML & CSSVia built-in editor
Built-in layouts71
Easily export as PDFVia drag-n-dropVia print dialog
Optional units and unit pricesCan be toggled on/off for each invoiceCan't be turned off
Recurring invoicesNoYes
Automatically email invoicesNoYes
Multiple currenciesOnly one currency per installationYes