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
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
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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 12/11/2022

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.
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.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

No Two-Factor Authentication - Very bad overall security

Reviewed on 10/12/2019

Freshbooks has been in business for years but does not have a basic Two-Factor Authentication...

Freshbooks has been in business for years but does not have a basic Two-Factor Authentication feature to prevent hackers from gaining unauthorized access to customers' accounts. Not having this feature borders on negligence. This is a basic standard feature that other cloud accounting software XERO and Quickbooks have had for years.

Not having two-factor authentication is alarmingly bad because tens of thousands of Freshbooks customers are trusting Freshbooks with a ton sensitive company data about their finances, customers, bank information, credit card processor information, and prospects etc into Freshbooks. If hackers get a password, they can easily access this valuable information because there is no two-factor authentication to stop them from getting in.

Does Freshbooks take customer security seriously? Apparently not. I emailed them about this dangerous lack of basic security features and as of December 2019 Freshbooks says there is no plan to add two factor authentication in the future.

Their answer as the same as it was when I wrote them in 2018 about this problem. Their answer was that they would pass this suggestion along to their programmers so they can give it future consideration.

Pros

Ease of use and straightforward, simple interface. Easy invoicing.

Cons

Freshbooks lacks all of these industry standard security features:

No Two-Factor Authentication at login.

No IP address blocking to prevent certain IP addresses from logging in my account.

No log/audit showing when I last logged in and out of the account.

No forced internet timeout/log out when the account has been left untouched for a while.
This is standard on other online accounting software and is used by most banks as a security feature.

Response from FreshBooks

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

I certainly understand where you're coming from regarding features like two-factor authentication. While my colleague that you spoke with recently is correct that this isn't a feature we currently offer, I have flagged your feedback for our Product Team to review directly. This is a team we have a FreshBooks who reviews and gathers customer feedback for issues and concerns like what you've raised.

If there's any other feedback you wish to provide, please don't hesitate to reach our to our Support Team at 1-866-303-6061 Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm EST or [email protected]. ^DM

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
Kimani
Kimani
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Like human fingerprints, Freshbooks is Unique

Reviewed on 23/10/2023

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

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FreshBooks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreshBooks.

FreshBooks offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $8.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite: $8/mth (first 6 months) Plus: $14/mth (first 6 months) Premium: $20/mth (first 6 months)

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, Phone Support, Chat

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