Joist App for Contractors

Joist App for Contractors

By Joist Software Inc.

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2013-01-15
  • Current Version: 3.98.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 101.42 MB
  • Developer: Joist Software Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.6335
From 6,674 Ratings


Create quick, professional estimates and invoices, accept payments, and manage projects from anywhere! Joist is a specialized app for contractors that helps you save time, stay organized, and win jobs. ———————— ► CONTRACTORS LOVE JOIST • SAVES TIME - Complete work at the jobsite or on-the-go, rather than spending your evenings and weekends catching up on paperwork after a long day • WIN MORE JOBS - Send your client an estimate before you leave. Be the first to get an estimate in their hands, and give them the opportunity to say YES on the spot • REMOVE THE BOTTLENECK OF ESTIMATING & INVOICING - Build estimates and invoices quicker by creating and selecting from your list of commonly used materials and labor rates • ACCEPT PAYMENTS FROM CLIENTS - accept Credit Card and PayPal payments from your clients directly through Joist, so you can stop wasting hours driving around to pick up checks and deposit them at the bank • EASILY MANAGE CLIENTS - Create, organize, and store valuable client info, so you can access their info anytime, on the go • LOOK PROFESSIONAL - Show your clients that you’re the contractor they should trust for the job; with customized, professional looking estimates and invoices ———————— ► FEATURES - Customize your estimates & invoices with your company info, logo, etc - Attach a client contract and collect a signature directly on the spot - Accept Credit Card and PayPal Payments directly through the app - Build a list of commonly used items/services/materials - Attach photos to your estimates and invoices - Preview estimates & invoices before you send - Print or email estimates & invoices on the spot - Create a personal message for your clients - Convert estimates into invoices - Keep track of customer payments and how much you're owed - Manage and save your clients information - Set your tax rates - Export everything into your accounting program (reduce bookkeeping costs) *Access all your info from any device or the web - Joist is a cloud application ———————— ► WHO USES JOIST All types of contractors, estimators, and service companies use the app, such as: general contractors, handymen, electricians, plumbers, builders, landscapers, roofers, painters, carpenters, heating and air conditioning, flooring, siding, tile, concrete, paving, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, renovators, deck builders, drywallers, pest control, and more! ———————— ► WHAT OTHER CONTRACTORS ARE SAYING "Now I can do quotes on the fly I don't have to walk through the job and write everything down its all programmed in to my iPad right from material cost to cost per square foot! This app is so awesome." ———————— ► IN-APP PURCHASES You can subscribe to Joist Pro Monthly for $13.99 (US) or Joist Pro Annual for $139.99 (US), Joist Elite Monthly for $31.99 (US) or Joist Elite Annual for $319.99 (US) Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes Account at the purchase confirmation. Monthly and annual subscriptions will automatically renew after 30 or 365 days for the prices listed above, respectively, and account will be charged within 24 hrs of the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hrs before the end of the current subscription period. Subscriptions can be managed in App Store or iTunes account settings after subscribing. Unused portions of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. ———————— Joist is FREE to Download and FREE to try! Available on iPhone, iPad, & desktop computer. Get support FAST! Our support staff are responsive and care about helping you run the best business possible: In-app live chat Customer support is available 7 days a week. ———————— Terms of Service: Privacy Policy:



  • Joist Review

    By B Remodel
    Nov 14, 2023. I have to say I was quite impressed chatting with Jasmin. Even though I did not get the response I wanted. She cleared the air and responded. Thank you for being there.
  • New icon logo looks terrible

    By mpowermafia
    I dont usually write reviews but for this i had to. I have this app on my main page and the new logo looks like its a joke, honestly I can’t believe how you guys looked at it and though to run with it. Old one looked so much better and it fit in with everything else, new one is an eye sore. Please rethink this decision because i dont think im the only one that dislikes it so much.
  • My Logo wasn’t loading up!

    By Motodesert
    I have Joist Pro and was trouble uploading my logo I sent them an email late at night and Joist replied first thing in the AM and fixed it! Great Prompt response! Thank you Joist!
  • Hate the new icon!

    By JTyler7
    The software itself is great but the new icon makes the app look like a cheap app. I liked the previous one alot. I use to have it on my home screen but had to move it to a folder from the looks of it.
  • Great App with better than average customization

    By Anthony Richard
    Overall a great app for a small construction business. Item lines allow for better than average customization, and invoicing also has all the must-have basics covered. I run the pro version, I’m sure the elite adds even more benefits. So far, so good. Only thing I would love to see is a dark mode for the mobile apps (I use an iPad on site and in the truck)
  • Great app mostly

    By Dynamite John
    This is my favorite app for bidding and invoicing! The two reasons I gave it less than 5 stars are as follows: 1. Every time you navigate to a different app during estimate editing mode (example: to copy and paste from your notes), it closes the edit and doesn’t save any changes. The app refreshes each time you close a bid, etc. Makes for a lot of wasted time while it reloads ten times more frequently than needed. I have brought this up to the Joist team and they said they would look into it, but never fixed it. 2. The app keeps sending annoying messages to try to get me to sign up for PayPal payments, and no matter how often I decline, they keep throwing it in front of me each time I open the app. Like please stop wasting our time. We are paying for the subscription, and you’re interrupting our busy day. If we could clear up those two issues, I would change my rating to 5 stars, and recommend this app strongly! It still remains the best one out there, but I always feel disrespected by the constant bugging to set up payments (PayPal isn’t trustworthy) and always having to re-edit any time I forget to save changes before I go grab a copy to paste from another app. You should not charge money unless you give satisfaction. Looking forward to improvements and honesty on their end. Joist team, please read this and fix it! It used to be different. I know it is possible! Thank you!
  • It’s ok for the price

    By Wvjyfbtrbhyvhschyvbtgbyfv
    Exporting your items has been broken for months now with no timeline on a fix and now QuickBooks sync isn’t working. Not sure what’s going on at joist but I’m ready to move on
  • Payment

    By go xhnjcj
    I don’t understand how I signed up for a free app and now I’m being charged monthly? Please make this make sense.
  • Sold out

    By AustinHansen35
    Used to be a great app for easy estimating. Now they charge a lot of money to use the app. Not only that, but they constantly let you know that you could spend even more money for more features. “But check out these great features!” They’re all so complicated and unintuitive, I don’t see myself paying for another year. If you’re looking for a solid app to provide estimates from, you should look somewhere else. I’ve used Joist since I started my business 5 years ago and I’m sad to say they’ve sold out and jumped the shark. Not worth the $140(!)/year.
  • The responses

    By zach m nichols
    I’ve read the responses to people’s reviews and the return replies say that you can use the invoice and estimate for free without pro INDEFINITELY. Now you can only use them 5 times a month. This is misleading. You can’t say one thing and do the other.