FreshBooks

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Accounting Software Built for Owners

About FreshBooks

If you are a service-based business, FreshBooks is designed for you. If you are a designer, a marketing agency, a plumber, an IT professional, a lawyer, an architect, a web professional – if you create value for your customers by applying your time and expertise to other people’s problems – FreshBooks is built specifically for you.

We uphold a longstanding tradition of providing extraordinary customer service and building a product that helps save you time because we know you went into business to pursue your passion and serve your customers – not to learn accounting.


Key benefits of FreshBooks

- Wow your clients with professional looking invoices that take only seconds to create

- Use automatic checks and balances to ensure accuracy and compliance, while financial info helps you make smart business decisions and working with your accountant even easier.

- Wave goodbye to that shoebox of receipts. Easily log and organize expenses in FreshBooks to track every dollar spent so you're always ready for tax time.

- Never forget to bill for another hour. Automatically pull your tracked time onto your invoice so you’re always invoicing for exactly what you’re worth.

- FreshBooks integrates with over 100 great apps to streamline your business,
help you connect with your team and clients, and better understand your business.

- Get paid up to 11 days faster when you accept credit cards online in FreshBooks. Say hello to automatic deposits, and goodbye to chasing clients for checks.

- Wondering if you’re turning a profit or need to switch gears? In FreshBooks, your dashboard shows you, at-a-glance, where you stand so you know where to focus and can run your business like the boss you are.

- Talk to a real live human anytime you have a question, 8am-8pm ET, Mon-Fri.


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Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.5/5
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Allison
Allison
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Invoicing Tool for Time Tracking

Reviewed on 2022-11-12

Freshbooks does manage the following VERY well: Time tracking against projects and clients;...

Freshbooks does manage the following VERY well: Time tracking against projects and clients; invoice creation based on tracked time; and one-off invoices or flat rate pricing. I also like the clean and easy to navigate interface.Generating and reading historical reports is quick and easy to determine things like, how quickly specific clients are paying (and who is historically slower at paying), income by client and income by project/work type.The phone app is functional for my needs, although it's a little clunky and not nearly as full featured as the desktop software. It's not bad, but not great. I have successfully tracked time on the app, then issued an invoice from my phone to my client's email inbox.Overall, Freshbook fulfills my needs as a consultant.

Pros

I really like Freshbooks for it's easy invoicing and time tracking. I was able to integrate it with Teamwork project management software so that more complex jobs that require detailed time tracking against tasks and milestones could be tracked there and then my time could be exported to Freshbooks. Freshbooks also integrated with my Paypal gateway, allowing me to accept major credit cards.

Cons

Freshbooks collaboration with other contractors doesn't work very well. In addition, the per-client pricing has gotten pricey for those of us who have many one-off clients.The retainer payments feature was not easy to use.

Alternatives Considered

Harvest and QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

Invoicing flexibility, integration with Teamwork PM software and integration with Paypal.
Kimani
Kimani
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  • Industry: Accounting Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Like human fingerprints, Freshbooks is Unique

Reviewed on 2023-10-23

Freshbooks have proved to be dependable over the years. It's accuracy and efficiency remain...

Freshbooks have proved to be dependable over the years. It's accuracy and efficiency remain unmatched

Pros

Using Freshbooks has been a game changer for me and my team. It's interface is friendly and easy to navigate saving us on setting up time and helping us keep everything neatly organized. Freshbook is a unique platform whose touch of excellence in accounting and expense management stood out for me in comparison to other tools in the market. I find it's performance and reliability top notch in functions like generation and invoices tracking which is complete. It's decency in tracking expenses is on its own level. I am also able to execute receipt approvals, billable hours and keep financial records which are the major accounting roles making it an ultimate accounting solution

Cons

To be honest I have not encountered a single thing I dislike about Freshbooks. As an accountant who have used lots of accounting softwares I can recommend freshbooks to anyone out there for efficient execution of his/her accounting needs

Reah Lyn
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Freshbooks

Reviewed on 2024-05-15

My overall experience with Freshbooks was amazing and great.

My overall experience with Freshbooks was amazing and great.

Pros

The things that I like most with freshbooks was helping me manage my project easily.

Cons

I don't have any complain with Freshbooks overall it's good.

Response from FreshBooks

Hey Reah Lyn, thank you for taking the time to share your review of FreshBooks.

If there's ever any feedback or feature suggestions you wish to share, please feel free to reach out to our Support Team via https://www.freshbooks.com/contact. Our team can ensure your comments are shared with the right folks here. ^DM

Melissa
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Freshbooks outperforms Quickbooks.

Reviewed on 2024-02-17

Pros

I enjoy the modern feel of Freshbook. It makes me not hate the accounting aspects of owing my own business.

Cons

There are no cons to FreshBooks, it is a delight to use.

Adam
Adam
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

FreshBooks – awesome tools, improvable customer service

Reviewed on 2023-08-28

In addition, the time accounting function is simple and allows us to monitor business activities as...

In addition, the time accounting function is simple and allows us to monitor business activities as a whole. It has helped us identify and quantify the time spent on both responsble and non-responsible work, allowing us to adjust costs and be more efficient in our operations. Overall, FreshBooks has made managing our finances and time effective.

Pros

Using FreshBooks has been a game changer for me and my team. The platfom excels in accounting and expense management, it offers a variety of functions such as generation and tracking of invoices quite complete, it has a history function for better control, this makes decision making easier, in terms of its interface I could say which is friendly and easy to navigate, saving us time and keeping everything organized. With freshbooks it's easy to customize reports and track metrics across multiple projects at once.

Cons

My experience with FreshBooks has been frustratng at times not because of its tools, but especially when it comes to customer support. Some time ago the live chat option provided quick and helpful responses, this made it easy for me to fix any problem, but now I am forced to send emails that go unanswered for days. And many times they are generic answers, which do not solve anything for me and delay the whole process.

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FreshBooks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreshBooks.

FreshBooks offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite: $15/month Plus: $32/mth Premium: $60/mth

FreshBooks has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50

FreshBooks supports the following languages:

English

FreshBooks supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

FreshBooks integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Adobe Commerce, Agile CRM, Ambassador, Artichoke, Asana, Autotask PSA, Avalara, Basecamp, Bench, Bidsketch, BigCommerce, Braintree, Calendly, Campaign Monitor by Marigold, Capsule, Chrometa, Clio, Constant Contact, Dext Prepare, Eventbrite, Expensify, Expiration Reminder, Formstack Forms, Freshdesk, Fundbox, Geckoboard, Google Workspace, Gusto, HappyFox Help Desk, Highrise, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Insightly, Intervals, Justworks Hours, Keap, Klipfolio, LiveChat, Mailchimp, MinuteDock, OneSaas, PayPal, Payment Evolution, ProWorkflow, Proposify, RightSignature, Rydoo, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shopify, Skyvia, Slack, Solve CRM, Square Payments, Stripe, Teachable, Teamwork.com, Todoist, Toggl Track, Trello, Universe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Yalla, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, ZipRecruiter, authorize.net, noCRM.io

FreshBooks offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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