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.

Pricing starting from:

R 68,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

R 68,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of FreshBooks: 97

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Visual Analytics

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Quickbooks Online

4,3
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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(3 552)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Alfred O.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

4. Accounting software that is super-easy to use

Reviewed on 2022/01/10

FreshBooks is easy to use and saves more time. Being a cloud-based software, I can access and do my...

FreshBooks is easy to use and saves more time. Being a cloud-based software, I can access and do my accounting work from anywhere provided am connected to the internet. The interface is super-easy to use and it offers various tools and features. I can perform many tasks like reconciliation, billing, payments, and tracking all accounting events in one place.

Pros

It is not complicated. The dashboard is friendly making it easy to use. You can do many things from accounting to billing clients hassle-free. In case you have a hard time using the tool, their customer service is available through chats, emails, and even phone calls.

Cons

Their new interface is slow. They’re moving everyone to adopt their new interface and this is affecting my customers to access and make payments.

Cc C.
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Low-Cost Billing Software

Reviewed on 2021/11/30

Superb!

Superb!

Pros

FreshBooks' functionality and ease of use rival that of more well known billing systems.

Cons

The software works great, but I'd like to be able to manage more than five clients without having to upgrade my plan.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online Advanced

Reasons for Choosing FreshBooks

I needed a more automated approach to my billing process.

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

FreshBooks offered a free trial, which allowed me to assess the platform with no commitment, and ultimately decide that it had everything that I needed in a billing system. I recommend FreshBooks to any small business owners who need to make a switch in their billing system.
Scott W.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Run as fast as you can from this platform now that they are forcing migrations to new platform

Reviewed on 2021/12/01

FreshBooks was founded by someone that wanted to make a great product for small businesses to do...

FreshBooks was founded by someone that wanted to make a great product for small businesses to do invoicing and time tracking, that focus is obviously gone and the focus revolves around their payment processing.

Pros

We implemented the "Classic Freshbooks" which was a super clean interface that you could navigate with your keyboard for the most part, was stable and efficient. This worked great for us for almost 10 years.

Cons

They are now forcing their new interface on everyone, which is buggy and slow. Constant downtime at critical times like end of month, causing customers not to be able to access and pay invoices. Huge financial repercussions for us due to this.

Response from FreshBooks

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

You are correct that we are moving customers to the new FreshBooks. I'm sorry that you've experienced some issues with your account since moving, but our Support Team is here to help however we can. While there are some changes between the classic and new FreshBooks, feedback from customers like yourself is absolutely valuable to our team as we make continue to make changes and updates to the software. We post those updates here: https://support.freshbooks.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054235012-Changes-Updates-in-2021.

If you have any questions or matters we can assist with, the contact details for our Support Team are listed here: https://www.freshbooks.com/contact. ^DM

Stephanie C.
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

First Accounting/Time Tracking Software

Reviewed on 2022/01/19

Easy to implement, easy to use. Simple interface.

Easy to implement, easy to use. Simple interface.

Pros

The time tracking is very simple and easy to use. Keeps you organized and helps to determine what time is being spent on what activities. The dashboard is also a great tool.

The client tracker/project tracker is also a great tool.

Cons

So far there has been a bit of downtime / some issues with the back end coding of the software causing errors. I have to manually track my time and enter it in after the fact. Also, my CIBC account has blocked the software and I have not received any assistance about getting that reconnected despite asking.

There could be more options for how to list billable items on invoices, I find I usually have to manually play around with the line items to have them appear they way I want on the invoice.

Struggling marking expenses paid when I manually add them to an invoice.

Alternatives Considered

Unanet A/E, BQE CORE Suite, FunctionFox and HoneyBook

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

Canadian Based Software - Great price for a single user, not super complicated
Jesse J.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Freshbooks a great, albeit slightly expensive tool for freelancers

Reviewed on 2021/12/26

I love the look of Freshbooks and what they are doing for freelancers. Great, well designed, and a...

I love the look of Freshbooks and what they are doing for freelancers. Great, well designed, and a solid app. If it weren’t for the inevitable high price increase, I would be very tempted to switch from QuickBooks.

Pros

Freshbooks has a fresh, modern design that is refreshing to use when compared to QuickBooks Online. It’s geared toward freelancers and is simple and offers a lot of tools that freelancers need all in one place (invoicing, accounting, time tracking, and simple project management.)

Cons

The main con of Freshbooks is its pricing structure. Rather than monthly pricing that increases if you need more functionality, it’s based on client number. In theory this sounds good, but it also means you inevitably must upgrade when your client base reaches a certain threshold, even if your needs don’t increase. For my business, I only ever need invoicing and accounting; but once my client base passes 50, I would have to upgrade to the $50/mo level—which is double of QuickBooks and doesn’t have as many features.

Alternatives Considered

Wave Accounting and QuickBooks Online Advanced
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FreshBooks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreshBooks.

FreshBooks offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: R 68,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite: R68/mth (first 6 mths) Plus: R120/mth (first 6 mths) Premium: R280/mth (first 6 mths)

FreshBooks has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

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, Authorize.Net, Autotask PSA, Avalara, Basecamp, Bench, Bidsketch, BigCommerce, Braintree, Calendly, Campaign Monitor, 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, Todoist, Toggl Track, Trello, Universe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Yalla, Zapier, Zendesk, ZipRecruiter, noCRM.io

FreshBooks offers the following support options:

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

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