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FreshBooks Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

FreshBooks product overview

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Chat
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Live Online
Documentation
Videos
Webinars

FreshBooks pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

3,5k

Starting from

$

6

/momonth
Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

FreshBooks features

Functionality

4.3

/5

3,5k
Total Features105 13 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
API
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Third Party Integrations
Billing & Invoicing
Alerts/Notifications

Functionality contenders

FreshBooks users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

3,5k

Positive reviews

92%

Write a review
Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.41/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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1,199

231

33

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Why do users choose FreshBooks?

What would users change about FreshBooks?

Pros
The best I found in this software was the ease of use, it is very friendly to the user, the cost is very good too. Is a very good value for the money.

Manuel D.

For a small company as myself the excellent invoice features has been very helpful and useful.

Duncan W.

Ease of use, simplicity, and reliability. I love how easy it is to access, upload information, and navigate through the site.

JV

John V.

Cons
We would lose all of that if we switched, so unfortunately we are stuck with having to use this horrible new format.

Steve H.

It is really frustrating to have a client not be able to pay through the invoice, and for this reason, only, I have been considering a new software company.

JB

Jeff B.

Tier based pricing from Lite to Premier is a bit confusing. WePay advocates having a Chase bank account for faster processing otherwise fails to integrate.

KM

Khurram M.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

FreshBooks - Works for Any Business

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Easy Time-Management and Invoicing Software for Small Business

Reviewed a year ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simple, yet powerful cloud based invoicing with project management

Reviewed 5 months ago

We still love Freshbooks for our day to day use. We use the totals and tax reports for our accountant who use another product to do the "real" accounting. We use this for billing and the clients love it.

Pros

When we were small, we would use Freshbooks exclusively for invoicing (recurring is a life saver) and project management for invoicing our time. We love the payment reminders (30, 60, 90 days)

Cons

Ticketing system was poor, so we use another program that will sync with Freshbooks.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Project Management for Small Business

Reviewed 9 months ago

If you ask me for a rating, I would give 8 out of 10. With a huge amount of features like invoicing, Client Portal, Contact Management, Expense Tracking, Project Management make your business easy to manage. For people who are trying to start a new business, I would recommend the FreshBooks at first.

Pros

FreshBooks is very easy to use and has so many features that help you manage your business in a short time. They have excellent customer services. The most fascinating thing about FreshBooks is it has also mobile app and the UI design is so eye-catching. They create attractive invoices for clients. Another coolest feature of FreshBooks is "Proposal". This feature allows you to show the work and writing space and attach your customize pictures.

Cons

Although you can hardly find cons in FreshBooks. But sometimes something grabs notice. I think the least likable thing about FreshBooks is limiting users. Only one user can use FreshBooks. And the other one is the price. I think as a small business management tool, it is a little expensive than others.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Accounting Management For Me

Reviewed 18 days ago

Good, love it. help my financial planning & accounting too, calculated money.

Pros

FreshBooks help me in math a income & expenses my month. im usual using this software for calculate my financial.

Cons

it would be nice if FreshBooks have better new user interface.

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Not for everyone, or even most...

Reviewed 6 years ago

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. The problem is - it's just way too simple and there are some major gaps in functionality. Additionally,...

Pros

Freshbooks gets plenty right. Tracking billable time against customers or customer projects is a breeze, and their invoicing and methods for collecting payments is really hard to beat. Plus, they integrate with so many other services, it makes it really easy to get addicted to. The things I love most - and the main reasons I'm glad that I left Quickbooks for Freshbooks is: Automated invoice...

Cons

No connections to your banking / credit card accounts. You can do this with expenses to some extent, but it's just awful to work with, when compared to Quickbooks, Xero, FreeAgent - pretty much anyone else. In order to use Freshbooks, you have to have some other software or service for managing the accounting aspects of your business. This ended up being a bad thing for me. I like having it all connected,...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Game Changer

Reviewed 4 months ago

I found it to be incredible it does what I need it to do, better than anyone else.

Pros

I use this to bill clients, send invoices, and to track time. This tool is incredible for how I use it. It does everything better than I could dream or need it to perform.

Cons

I pay for everything else, I might find a need to use it one day, but for me: the software is perfect.

FreshBooks FAQs and common questions

FreshBooks has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


FreshBooks has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Public Administrations, Small Business


FreshBooks supports the following languages:
English


FreshBooks supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


Yes, FreshBooks has an API available for use.


FreshBooks integrates with the following applications:
Wufoo, Authorize.net, Teachable, Capsule, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Constant Contact, Magento Commerce, WooCommerce, PayPal, Todoist, Universe, RightSignature, Bidsketch, Insightly, HappyFox, Campaign Monitor, ActiveCampaign, Formstack Forms, Calendly, Expiration Reminder, Teamwork, Zapier, Gusto, Payment Evolution, Bench Bookkeeping, Solve, Expensify, Klips, Google Workspace, Avalara, Trello, Boomr, Artichoke, Intervals, Square Payments, Agile CRM, Receipt Bank, Geckoboard, Acuity Scheduling, Wordpress, Freshdesk, Yalla, Stripe, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Proposify, Basecamp, noCRM.io, Rydoo, LiveChat, OneSaas, Eventbrite, Clio, Highrise CRM, Keap, Skyvia, ZipRecruiter, Mailchimp, Braintree, Autotask, ProWorkflow, Asana, Chrometa, Toggl Track, BigCommerce, MinuteDock, Shopify, Zendesk


FreshBooks offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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