Feature

Endless Scrolling & Zooming

Feb 07, 2017

Since Cushion’s initial release, you could create “Timelines” to specify the date range you wanted to view. The idea was to provide flexibility for people who preferred seeing a quarter instead of a year, or a different fiscal year than January to December. In doing so, we built a system that was versatile, but at the cost of being unintuitive—especially at the end of the year when you would need to create a new Timeline. We decided to make Timelines a secondary feature in favor of a more fluid, calendar-like system—with endless scrolling and zooming!

Read more...

Feature

Sending Invoices

Jan 23, 2017

Sending an invoice feels good because it means you’ll (hopefully) get paid soon. We want to bolster that feeling by making the process as smooth and delightful as possible. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed by the look of your invoice or need to guess whether your client even received it. Instead, the invoice should tell your client that they’re in the hands of a pro. Likewise, you should be a pro who knows exactly when your client viewed your invoice. Today, I’m excited to check the next big to-do off our list—sending invoices!

Read more...

Announcement

Stripe Beta

Dec 15, 2016

Every freelancer needs a way of accepting payments from clients. To make this process as smooth as possible, we built a Stripe integration to accept card payments by simply connecting your Stripe account. The integration is currently in beta, but we’re looking for freelancers who accept card payments to help us test it. If you’re interested, contact us from within Cushion and we’ll enable the beta for your account.

Read more...

Feature

Invoice Logos

Dec 12, 2016

Since launching Invoicing, there have been a number of feature requests, including the ability to send invoices directy from Cushion, accept payments via credit card, and track whether the client has seen the invoice. All of these are certainly on our list, but one feature in particular was echoed by everyone—invoice logos!

Read more...

Feature

Streamlined Workflows

Dec 06, 2016

Recently, we made a pass through Cushion’s interface while asking a simple question—“Does this workflow match the way a freelancer would describe this process?” We realized that we were thinking too much like developers when designing interactions. If someone wanted to finish a project, they would need to navigate to the project’s edit form and enter the project’s finish date into an input field—not the most intuitive user experience. After taking a step back and thinking about the process, we discovered that there were countless opportunities for us to streamline workflows in Cushion.

Read more...

Archive

  1. Endless Scrolling & Zooming
    Feature
  2. Sending Invoices
    Feature
  3. Stripe Beta
    Announcement
  4. Invoice Logos
    Feature
  5. Streamlined Workflows
    Feature
  6. Monthly Income Goals
    Feature
  7. Moonlighter Plan
    Announcement
  8. October 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  9. Auto-Incrementing Invoices
    Feature
  10. Invoicing
    Feature
  11. September 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  12. August 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  13. Automatic Currency Conversion
    Feature
  14. Projected Paydays
    Feature
  15. July 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  16. Retainers
    Feature
  17. Inline Notes
    Feature
  18. Ask a Freelancer podcast
    Announcement
  19. Expenses
    Feature
  20. Availability Badge
    Feature
  21. Availability
    Feature
  22. Overbooking
    Feature
  23. Xero Integration
    Feature
  24. Vacations
    Feature
  25. Weekly Summaries
    Feature
  26. Monthly Income
    Feature
  27. Small Tweaks, Big Improvements
    Feature
  28. Client Ranking & Average Ranges
    Feature
  29. Stickers!
    Announcement

Ask a Freelancer

A podcast series where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.

Listen to the Podcast

Talking Shop

An interview series where we talk to freelancers about important topics in the freelance world.

Read the Interviews

Running Costs

Take a close look at the costs that go into running a web app and why we use specific services.

View the Costs

How It’s Made

Follow along with the journal for insight into the overall experience of building an app.

Read the Journal