Who Uses FreshBooks?

FreshBooks is cloud based accounting designed exclusively for the self employed. Spend less time on frustrating paperwork and more time doing the work that gets you paid!

What Is FreshBooks?

FreshBooks automates daily accounting activities namely invoice creation, payment acceptance, expenses tracking, billable time tracking and financial reporting. Try it free for 30 days, no credit card required.

FreshBooks Details

FreshBooks

http://www.freshbooks.com

Founded 2004

FreshBooks Pricing Overview

FreshBooks has a free version and offers a free trial. FreshBooks paid version starts at US$15.00/month.

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Starting Price

US$15.00/month
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Pricing Details

Annual plans receive 10% discount

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

FreshBooks Features

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

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  • Billing Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Dunning Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Tax Calculator

View full list of Billing and Invoicing Software

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • General Ledger
  • Job Costing
  • Overrun Projections
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates

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  • Approval Process Control
  • Multi-Currency
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Spend Control
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Expense Report Software

  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Currency Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Investment Management
  • Project Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Risk Management
  • Tax Management

View full list of Financial Management Software

  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Client portal
  • Document Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking

View full list of Legal Billing Software

  • Deferred Billing
  • Dunning Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Payment Processing
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Self Service Portal

View full list of Recurring Billing Software

  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Employee Database
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

View full list of Time Tracking Software

  • Activity Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project

View full list of Time and Expense Software

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FreshBooks Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 3,321 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Frank N.
Producer
Media Production, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2019

"I wish I could rate it higher than a 10"

Comments: Switching to it from one of those other software packages was one of the most liberating experiences of my career.

Pros: It was so easy to add and remove third party apps if and when they were needed.Plus, there were lots of options for third party apps that I could plug in or switch out as needed.

Cons: It never once made me a cup of coffee. I know that sounds like a weird joke but that's pretty much the only thing that it couldn't do for me.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2019
Wayne H.
President
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/11/2019

"Great tool - Capabi.ities get better all the time"

Comments: Great experience, easy to use. Customers like quotes and invoices and I like the ability to create them off my mobile device quickly and easily.

Pros: Ease of use, mobile app, ability to have a ticketing system for customers, ability to have subs long hours in the system, ability to create professional looking quotes and invoices on the fly, integration to credit card and bank accounts to track and attach expenses to jobs.

Cons: Not perfect. May need a supplemental software to handle certain accounting functions, but that need has been decreasing as new features are introduced.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/11/2019
Verified Reviewer
Self Employed
Consumer Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2020

"FreshBooks"

Comments: Freshbooks was simple to use with hardly any learning curve. If you don't need a full financial application, this works well.

Pros: I love that this software is entirely web based so no mater what device I am on, I can access FreshBooks for Realtime information. It also works seamlessly with my financial institutions.

Cons: I did not have the tax information available to me like I have with my new service. Freshbooks was only half of the program that I needed it to be.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/09/2020
Heidi D.
attorney
Law Practice, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/07/2020

"Great for timekeeping and invoicing, but challenging for bookkeeping"

Comments: Great for invoicing and timekeeping, but bookkeeping function requires a course in accounting or more in-depth training that I just didn't have time for.

Pros: As an attorney in solo practice, the timekeeping function is great. I can use my app or use the computer easily, and it tracks my time in a neat report for clients beautifully. I also find invoicing clients very simple, although I've found some difficulties with customization when it comes to my clients on retainer. Otherwise I've been very pleased.

Cons: I had a very difficult time using the bookkeeping software on the program. I couldn't customize taxes, and I found that because I have no background in accounting I was really messing up frequently. I ended up outsourcing bookkeeping to Bench, which has worked out fine but it's only been a couple of months. the difficulty using Freshbooks for bookkeeping made tax time very difficult and stressful because I had to completely redo what I had entered in the program.

Vendor Response

by FreshBooks on 10/07/2020

Hey Heidi, thank you for taking the time to share your review of FreshBooks!

I'm glad to hear that you've had an overall positive experience using FreshBooks, aside from the bookkeeping side of things. FreshBooks does aim to be an intuitive software so folks can manage their books effectively, but we're always welcome to hearing feedback about what could be improved.

You can provide that feedback directly to our Support Team, who can be reached at 1-866-303-6061 Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm EST or [email protected] ^DM

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/07/2020
Sursh P.
Freelancer
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/06/2020

"Accounting is fun with FreshBooks"

Comments: Overall Experience is good and This software gives me good reporting options, simple handling, and clear format to expend our Accounting details.

Pros: This software helps us to do all our Accounting Entries like Expenses, Sales, Purchase & Overall Organisation requirements.  It is excellent in terms of reporting.  I give a full 5 stars to this software and recommend it to all my clients.

Cons: I love this software because 1. It saves more time.
2. It gives a Perfect report.
3. It is very user friendly

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/06/2020