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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Robin
Robin
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Accounting on rails

Reviewed on 27/04/2023

It just makes life simple. I just wanted to be able to find the easiest way possible to invoice...

It just makes life simple. I just wanted to be able to find the easiest way possible to invoice clients in a professional way and manage the client accounts while minimising the work that I had to do or outsource.This solution really did tickle the boxes for me and saves me a lot of time from the manual system I was using previously.

Pros

It's really easy to get started. There has obviously been a lot of effort being put into making the initial process as easy as possible, from branding and colours on the invoicing, to integrating with payment processors et cetera.The daily process is also very easy to manage. It's a five minute job to set up a new client and send them an invoice straight from Freshbooks using existing products and services descriptions.The integrations save me a lot of time by allowing me to automate a lot of functions which would other boys have been done manually and would've required reminders et cetera. For these I used Zapier which connects really well, and I found the integration is to be very reliable over time.Even as a reasonably small user, the customer service was incredible. I don't just mean responses to questions from me, but proactive outreach from the support and sales team which I found to be really high quality.Clients also seemed to really respond well to the invoicing process, and found it easy to access and download the invoices, and payment via credit card was quite a popular option.I actually used the app for a number of different businesses and it was really useful to be able to switch between them in the same dashboard.

Cons

I had a certain amount of trouble with one client when I was trying to set up direct debit payments, and while I got really great support the process didn't seem that reliable in this particular case. This was the only occasion where I had any major difficulties though that weren't caused by myself for the client.

Alternatives Considered

Invoicely

Reasons for Choosing FreshBooks

I was creating PDF invoices myself, sending out payment links by email, and entering all of the details into a spreadsheet all separately.This was very time-consuming and didn't look professional at all.

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

FreshBooks was recommended by a few colleagues, but mostly because the proactive support from the team, my experience on the evaluation seeing her professionally presented the business would be represented on the client side, and the availability of integrations.
Julia Maria
Julia Maria
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

It amply met my expectations and satisfies the company's needs.

Reviewed on 23/07/2022

When we implemented it, it was a lifesaver, as it makes day-to-day financial work easy and not at...

When we implemented it, it was a lifesaver, as it makes day-to-day financial work easy and not at all intimidating, especially. It helped us save a lot of time, as we can focus on what we do and let Freshbooks do the rest. I especially like the professional look of the invoices without having to spend too much time designing or using design software. Anyone can create an attractive and professional invoice in minutes and I appreciate that.

Pros

I like how adaptable it is and how it can be used for any need. We have been using it in the company for a couple of years now, I already knew it from my freelance work and I can attest to the goodness and simplicity of the system. At the moment we have the Plus subscription and I find it very complete and affordable.

Cons

I would like the application to be more complete and useful because I would like to have a complete view of my invoices when I am not at my desk.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Choosing FreshBooks

One problem I often had when working with Quickbooks is that it sometimes took too long to load and was too slow; in fact, that was one of the reasons we switched to another platform (Freshbooks).

Switched From

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

We can use Freshbooks for business, integrating other applications, or tracking software for things like inventory.
Susan
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Really like FreshBooks but there's room for improvement

Reviewed on 10/01/2017

Here's the skinny on FreshBooks (the good, the bad, and the ugly):

The Good:
You can't beat...

Here's the skinny on FreshBooks (the good, the bad, and the ugly):

The Good:
You can't beat the visual dashboard for tracking outstanding and past payments for clients. It's a great billing system for small businesses and especially consultants or freelancers. The recurring billing/invoicing system is FAB!

Like many platforms these days, Freshbooks showcases a library of "add-ons" to help enhance your experience. Some of the best ones (in my book, as a tech consultant and marketer) are Hubspot, Shopify, Mailchimp, Bidsketch, BaseCamp, and Podio.

There's a decent time tracking feature, along with the ability to track expenses. You can create/assign staff to project billing. Of course, you can issue "estimates" to prospects for future projects. As you send invoices through the Freshbooks system, it will log "sent" emails for you. And the system is designed to handle manual invoices for snail mail as well.

Each client/business that you bill receives their own "login" to your dashboard to view their invoice(s). This is a nice touch, as clients may often "misplace" that original email with your invoice in it...

It integrates very nicely with Stripe and PayPal (although I hear that may be changing - what? I know) plus Freshbooks has its own payment feature. I never have issues with payments, they always come through the system promptly (for online playing, 24-48 hours, the norm).

The Bad:
I'm not a fan of the reporting feature, while it's functional, it doesn't allow enough flexibility that a diverse consultant such as myself would like (need) to have. There are several reporting functions for each core feature (Accounting, Clients, Invoicing, and Time Tracking). But no option for custom reporting, which I often need as my diverse array of clientele has different process, set-ups, etc. At the very least, I would like to be able to customize the built-in reports on some level. I've not found an add-on that would assist me with this pain point.

The Ugly:
Finally, sadly, the worst thing I have to say about FreshBooks is that the Android app is greatly lacking. As the years (and technology) progress, that could eventually become a deal breaker. All the features in the world won't do a consultant much good if all of those same features can't be accessed via mobile device. We're ALL mobile these days, doncha know.

However, if you split your time between desktop/Mac and mobile, then Freshbooks is well worth a look!

Michael
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome invoice and billing system

Reviewed on 15/01/2024

By far the easiest to use
invoicing/billing software ever if you ask me. We're saving time and...

By far the easiest to use
invoicing/billing software ever if you ask me. We're saving time and money because we use Freshbooks. This is one app that I actually recommend to people I know.

Pros

Freshbooks is extremely user friendly. It's also a high quality product with a lot of good features and personalized settings. Awesome project and time tracking.
I like to use the mobile app because we're traveling a lot and
still need to use the service. It's easy to open and start working on whenever and wherever I want. I've never lost my work either.
It feels like the app actually knows what I need and makes suggestions to help. I love that.

Cons

We only need the inventory feature for a small portion of our sales so I haven't used it a lot, but I don't think it's as good as others I've used. Specifically inventory tracking.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online and Wave

Switched From

Zoho Books
Vikash
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Expense report

Reviewed on 04/08/2023

FreshBooks has garnered positive reviews for its ease of use, client management tools, time...

FreshBooks has garnered positive reviews for its ease of use, client management tools, time tracking capabilities, and reporting functionalities. For small businesses and freelancers seeking a user-friendly accounting solution.

Pros

I like most in freshbooks is that it is user friendly interface, invoicing and payment features also available and even you can track your expenses record also

Cons

It is little bit expensive and a very limited customazition in it

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

I choose this because it gives me accounting software depends on the individual's specific business needs, budget, and the features that align best with their workflow. Some users might prefer other alternatives based on different criteria, such as pricing, integration options, or specific industry requirements
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FreshBooks offers the following pricing plans:

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

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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