Freshbooks and Xero are both great accounting software that are easy to use for any small business. Choosing between these two can be difficult, which is why we will give you an overview before you read the in-depth comparison below and get to know others’ experience with the user reviews.

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
(based on 5 reviews)
XeroFinance & Accounting
(based on 20 reviews)
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(based on 9 reviews)

Product Overview

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
  • Particularly useful for business owners in service-related industries.
  • Works virtually anywhere in the world
  • Save time dealing with basic business accounting tasks
  • Track expenses to make reimbursements and tax deductions easier

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Carry out and collaborate on all accounting and bookkeeping tasks from any internet-enabled device
  • Integrate with your existing applications through the Xero Marketplace - offering over 350 add-ons.
  • Generate insightful financial reports and view all financial activity through a KPI dashboard
  • Easy to use, intuitive interface with clear navigation
  • Mobile application for accounting and collaboration on the go

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting

More than 35,000 small businesses and freelancers are discovering an easy way to manage their books and invoicing. Say hello to FreeAgent.

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The Most Favorable Review

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
Co-Founder ( company, 11-50 employees)15th of July, 2014 05:40

Easy and affordable

We have been using Freshbooks for over 3 years now and the service has scaled very well with us. The reports are very comprehensive and easy to run.

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XeroFinance & Accounting
Product Manager (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)16th of August, 2014 14:46

Great

We reviewed 10 accounting apps. Xero is the best. We are using it so far.

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
Kevin Partner, Chief Geek19th of January 18:44

Excellent

I've been using FreeAgent for several years and now do the book-keeping for four separate companies using it. Having changed from the abominable Sage, I found FreeAgent a breath of fresh air.

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The Most Critical Review

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
Steve Skinner, Owner, DotCom Information Services24th of February 18:30

Not for everyone, or even most...

I've been using Freshbooks for the last couple of years, and at first it was a breath of fresh air after getting away from Quickbooks (both online and desktop version prior to that). If you don't have a proficiency for accounting, systems like Freshbooks are great, so I enjoyed the simplicity of it.

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XeroFinance & Accounting
Mike Smith, President4th of February 21:50

NOT Friendly for service contractors who office out in the field!

So many issues, I don't know where to start. First off, creating quotes was just added, but only to the desktop version.

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
Henry18th of March, 2014 09:27

I like Freeagent

I've been using freeagent now for just under a year and I'm really impressed by the amount of work that has gone into making this such an intuative accounting package. The customer support is quick and it has a number of excellent features, although I would like to see more - things like the lack of proper multi currency support is an issue for me also...and it has been on the 'to do' list for some time now..

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Features

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
  • Online Invoicing
  • Time Tracking
  • Recurring Invoices & Auto Payment
  • Team Timesheets
  • Late Payment Reminders
  • Expense Tracking

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Online Accounting - Access Xero anytime, anywhere
  • Bank Rec - Automatically import and code transactions
  • Invoicing - Create and send invoices automatically
  • Add-ons - Pick from a wide range of powerful add-ons
  • Dashboard - Instantly see your bank balances, sales & bills
  • Files - Attach documents to your financial data

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
  • Send estimates and proposals
  • Beautiful Invoice templates, Recurring Invoices
  • Automatic Bank feeds
  • Profit and Loss statements
  • Time Tracking
  • Effortless Expense tracking & management

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Screenshots

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting

8 screenshots available

XeroFinance & Accounting

4 screenshots available

FreeAgentFinance & Accounting

8 screenshots available

Pricing Information

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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XeroFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Typical Customers

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Mid Size Business
  • Small Business

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Small Business

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Small Business

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Support

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials

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XeroFinance & Accounting

No information available

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials

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Supported Devices

FreshBooksFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Mac
  • Mobile Web App
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • iPhone-iPad

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Open-source
  • RIM-BlackBerry
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • iPhone-iPad

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FreeAgentFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Mobile Web App
  • Open-source
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • iPhone-iPad

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