The best thing about using an invoice system is that you can track your time against the amount you're getting paid for each task. In order to run a successful business, you want your hourly rate to be profitable so you're not losing time and money. Another benefit of using an invoicing system is that you'll never save over an invoice and lose the work you've calculated for another client.
When you send an invoice with a file attached, your client will see a link to download the attachment in the invoice email message. If you send your client a link to view the Web Invoice in Harvest, they'll see the link there, too.