FreshBooks mobile apps give small business owners with iPhones and iPads a way to manage their accounting needs when they’re on-the-go. The mobile applications sync automatically with FreshBooks’ existing web application, ensuring a seamless transition both inside and outside the office.
Although FreshBooks was built primarily to help service-based small businesses save time on billing, the mobile application is ideal for professionals in a variety of industries who want to run their businesses on the go.Read the full GetApp Analysis
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Paul Sizemore, Growth Consultant, Marketing Technologist & New Product Developer
I've used Freshbooks for years (since 2008), and been a user over several iterations of the product. It started out as a simple and effective tool to use to invoice clients. It was by far the best on the market at that time. As the product is now, it's still one of the best on the market. I still use it, and probably always will. I've evaluated other systems, but nothing has seemed as easy to use the core functions. I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to a friend.
Steve Skinner, Owner, DotCom Information Services
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, it's a stagnant system. Very little improvements or features were tweaked or added in the system during the entire time I used it which is pretty unusual for a web based service. Freshbooks shouldn't even call themselves accounting, because their forte really is in time tracking and invoicing. I now use Freeagent and wish I'd switched sooner. If you don't care about tracking profit margins on projects or really tracking expenses accurately at all, then Freshbooks might work for you.
COO, Nubera (GetApp); Managing Vice President, Gartner (Information Technology and Services company, 5001-10,000 employees)
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. We use the integration with RightSignature and Paypal which help us save some time. It is fairly easy to get started and very minimum training is required before you can make your first invoices. Definitely recommend it
I use Freshbooks for the last 2 years. Overall, I am satisfied, It does the basic invoicing thing you require. The pricing is also fine.I like the invoicing format and Email formats. But still some usability issues remain. The need to improve UX certainly. One major issue is, if a client says that s/he didn't receive invoice, you cannot prove that it was sent. You cannot just send them a link manually through Email where they can review and pay it. I've used some other invoicing system too, and many of them has this key feature.
i have been using freshbooks for the last 18 months and it has worked very well for our company. We manage over 600 customers with monthly recurring bills as well as punctual ones. The service is fast and reliable. The mobile app is fairly basic but still helps me to stay on top of our bills while on the go.
This is why I like FreshBooks: - auto billing function - I can collect payments online - my data is secure - I can bill in different currencies - Freshbooks is affordable (also for small businesses)
The FreshBooks mobile apps bring all the tools that business owners expect from their financial management and accounting platforms into the cloud, making it possible for executives, managers and freelancers to track time, create invoices, and check balances from any place at any time.
FreshBooks’ mobile apps offer many of the same tools as the company’s cloud-based platform, but with added features that make the system more applicable for people working outside the office.
The cloud accounting application on the iPhone and iPad has specific tools most likely to be used by business travelers, including expense tracking, time tracking, receipt scanning, and mobile invoice creation.
When developing its mobile apps, FreshBooks aimed to create a platform that supported clients throughout the accounting lifecycle. When a business traveler hits the road on the way to a client meeting, for example, he typically needs to save travel receipts to use in billings and reimbursements. From there, the user needs to track how long he spent working on specific projects, and then create and send invoices based on the number of billable hours. FreshBooks mobile apps provide solutions for all of these needs.
Users in service-related industries can send invoices to clients before they have even left the job site instantly find out if invoices have been viewed. The FreshBooks mobile app allows users to accept online payments, and it syncs automatically with the company’s web-based platform to ensure colleagues working inside the office are on the same page as any executives working on the road.
For example, the platform’s expense tracking feature allows users to photograph receipts using their iPhones or iPads. These receipts are then automatically entered into the FreshBooks system, and attached to expense sheets for reimbursement and tax purposes. Business travelers can even rebill expenses to their clients from within the mobile app.
Click the “Expenses” button on the FreshBooks home screen, and then open up the mobile app’s camera to begin scanning your business receipts. Once you’ve taken a picture, you can process the expense by manually typing in the value, the category, the client or vendor, and the date. If you want to rebill the expense, you can add the expense to an invoice, and send that invoice to the client in just a few quick clicks.
Use the app’s time tracking feature to keep an accurate record of how much time you’ve spent working on individual projects. Hit the timer’s “Start” button the moment your brainstorming meeting begins, and add notes as a reminder of what was discussed or completed during that particular meeting. FreshBooks makes it easy to convert your timer records into billable hours, which can be seamlessly included on your next client invoice.
Perhaps the most useful tool for small business owners is FreshBooks’ mobile invoicing feature. Create and send invoices from your iPhone or iPad, and check to see if your invoices are viewed. Invoicing errors can be amended immediately from within the FreshBooks mobile app, and clients can pay online using a payment gateway like Paypal.
Freshbooks offer a long list of integrations. Some of the many applications with which FreshBooks integrates include, Dropbox, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, MailChimp, Zoho CRM, Zendesk, SugarCRM, Salesforce, Campaign Monitor, Highrise, Insightly, Synchroteam, Xpenditure, GetResponse and Kayako. Some of these integrations were implemented by GetApp, and the full list of Freshbooks integrations can be seen on the GetApp site.
FreshBooks’ iOS app is completely free, and it can be synced with existing FreshBooks web-app accounts at no additional cost. Users with more than three active clients, or any additional staff members, will need to update to a paid FreshBooks package to continue using the mobile app.
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