Choosing the correct accounting software between Wave Accounting and QuickBooks Online can be a daunting task. These accounting software can save you both time and money, which allows you to move away from hard-copy books and Excel spreadsheets into easy-to-read data.

Wave Finance & Accounting
(based on 24 reviews)
QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
(based on 13 reviews)
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(based on 5 reviews)

Product Overview

Wave Finance & Accounting

Wave makes it easy to be your own boss. Focus on what you love, and lean on Wave's intuitive online software to manage your financial and organizational needs.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Accounting, invoicing, billing, estimates, and more – all in a single platform
  • Has native mobile apps for Android devices, iPhones and iPads that allow users to keep track of the financial health of their businesses anytime and anywhere
  • Allows easy collaboration with your accountant or bookkeeper
  • Easy to set up and highly customizable
  • Automatic syncing with your bank and credit card accounts

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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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The Most Favorable Review

Wave Finance & Accounting
James Krener, Owner of Krener Bookkeeping & Tax7th of October, 2014 11:40

Best Free Accounting Software

I came across Wave when I started my business almost 4 years ago now. Wave provided me with an accounting system to use for myself and to recommend to clients.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
Jon Reifler, President at Cloud Apps Consulting LLC5th of December, 2014 08:35

QuickBooks Online: Great Accounting Operating System for SMB Industry Apps

QuickBooks Online has made incredible strides in the past several versions--2 of the most important advantages of choosing QBO over other cloud-based accounting options is the growing availability of apps available for QuickBooks Online and how easy it is to send to your accountant--the accountant tools (that your consultant or ProAdvisor has access to are top of the line) . If you are a new start-up, small business, or desktop user of QuickBooks Pro or Premier, QBO is likely the best option that you have for accounting needs Don't forget to demo and test the apps..

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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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The Most Critical Review

Wave Finance & Accounting
Bill Savage, Consulting1st of September, 2014 16:23

You will regret wave! Save yourself now

I have had Wave for about 4 years. I like them fine until this year when I added a business credit card account as a linked account on a new company I set up.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
Wendi Gilliam, Reclaimed Lumber Products6th of February 16:51

Terrible customer service

We have used QBO, Payroll and Intuit payments for over 3 years now. The service continues to get worse.

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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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Features

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Real accounting, for non-accountants
  • Billing and Invoicing
  • Real double entry accounting
  • Investment tracking
  • Financial reporting (Ledger, A/R, A/P, Income, Balance She
  • Accept all major credit cards

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Create & manage invoices
  • Track sales & expenses
  • Multi-device document sharing
  • Print checks
  • Track payments
  • Automated online banking

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

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Screenshots

Wave Finance & Accounting

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

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Pricing Information

Wave Finance & Accounting

Pricing model: Freemium

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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FreshBooksFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Typical Customers

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Public Administrations
  • Small Business

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Small Business

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

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Support

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • FAQs
  • Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Video Tutorials

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

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

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Supported Devices

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Mac
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • iPhone-iPad

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Web-based
  • iPhone-iPad

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

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