A few months ago I published a post about how to find free stock images for your blog or website. You can find that here. However I have just come across a website that has some stunning imagery on it – and best of all its free!
Tell Me Who!
Pixabay is a user generated free stock image website. At the time of writing this post, the website stats say it has a huge 93,683 images in there library all free to download and can be used freely in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use. Attribution to the original author is also not required. All you need to do is create an account and you can begin downloading right away.
The website does have adverts on until you upload at least 10 images into the library. Once you have done that all adverts disappear. I know what you might be thinking – user uploaded photos.. they must be very poor quality. Well this is where you are wrong. Yes there are some rubbish images however a very high percentage are amazing quality as they have a review process for every image uploaded. Images are available to download in multiple sizes.
Pixabay is available in 20 languages making it accessible to people around the world, meaning they can build a bigger and bigger repository.
Is There A WordPress Plugin?
- Search Pixabay’s public domain pictures via the “Add Media” button inside your post editor, or find it attached as new tab to WordPress’ new Media Manager.
- Filter search results by image type (clipart, photo) and/or orientation (landscape, portrait).
- Preview images in paginated search results.
- Direct image uploads to WordPress’ media library.
- Use of standard media dialogues for editing and inserting images.
Once you install and activate the free plugin, you’ll have access to 90,000+ quality images.
I know how annoying accounting may be for some people, other’s like me might love it! However whether you love it or hate it, it needs to be simple. Before switching to Debitoor I was using FreeAgent – FreeAgent wasn’t bad, but it was over complicated for my needs and most of all it was costing me £15 a month to do the odd bit of invoicing here and there. This was when I started looking around. First I found something called Wave Accounting – Wave is 100% free like Debitoor however they have adverts. Something I don’t mind, but again it started to get complicated for no reason… then finally I stumbled across Debitoor.
What is Debitoor?
Debitoor is a 100% free invoicing and accounting application which helps freelancers and small businesses produce easy and professional invoices.
The company was launched in April 2012 by the international online accounting software company e-conomic. Realising that the self-employed people need less functionality and even easier-to-use interfaces.
The application is available in seven languages and localised to over 40 countries around the world.
Really? 100% Free?
Really its 100% free for basic invoicing and accounting functionality. They do offer a Premium service at a reasonable €5 /month which includes; Quotes, Reminders (Scheduled Invoices) & Document Handling. So you can upload all your receipts into one secure environment.
What Do I Think?
I like Debitoor a lot and I use it more and more now. I like the way its clean and simple. They even have a user feedback form where users can request features to be included in later version of Debitoor.
Why don’t you give Debitoor a go? It’s free after all! I would be keen to hear your comments and experience with Debitoor in the comments below.