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FreshBooks vs Invoice Ninja Comparison

Overview

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FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting...

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InvoiceNinja is a free, open-source invoicing, expense & task management solution which can track time, accept payments,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$6/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$8/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,019

1,199

231

33

22

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

100

14

0

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

The most helpfull thing i found in freshbooks is that it helps us managing our bills effectively and you don't require any professional to do this for you any more. It is very good for small business.
Another great feature of Freshbooks is the availability of Support Tickets. I was very pleased with the opportunity to change the standard templates for emails.
The UI is awesome ,easy to use, also that you know when a user has read the invoice is great. The app is awesome as well.

Pros

This software is so easy to use and has provided me with effortless invoicing to my clients. I don't have a big business so having a free invoicing program that makes me look good is really awesome.
I settled on Invoice Ninja after trying a plethora of other free or low-cost open source invoicing platforms because it's super easy to navigate, and handles importing and exporting data with ease.
Wonderful, would recommend to anyone looking for invoice management software (and then some).

Cons

I emailed them about this dangerous lack of basic security features and as of December 2019 Freshbooks says there is no plan to add two factor authentication in the future.
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.
The features and functionalities are limited. It takes little bit more time set up and charges on each transaction and need to pay an account after second client.

Cons

I run two businesses, the business I run with a partner uses freshbooks but I absolutely hate it. So I found invoice ninja for the business that I run by myself.
When I find some I'll have to come back and fill this in.
I am missing a online payments option to use Transferwise.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review10 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features105
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Partial Payments
  • Password Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Pro Forma Invoices
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features34
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Partial Payments
  • Password Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Pro Forma Invoices
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations270
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations20
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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FreshBooks

Not so delighted

Reviewed 2 years ago

to be honest Invoice Ninja is much better for auto invoicing and much easier to integrate with 2checkout

Pros

The graphic interface of this software id great , really great but all other funckions can not compare with cometition

Cons

There is no easy integration with some "checkout" softwares like 2chekout

Vendor response

Hey Ivan, thank you for sharing your review of FreshBooks! I'm sorry to hear about your frustration with the payment gateways that we integrate with. We do have integrations with two payment gateways, WePay and Stripe, but not 2checkout. If you have any other specific feedback or questions, whether about recurring invoices, online payments or otherwise, our Support Team would be happy to assist with this. We can be reached at 1-866-303-6061 Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm EST or support@freshbooks.com. ^DM

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Invoice Ninja

Functional, quick loading

Reviewed 9 months ago

I run two businesses, the business I run with a partner uses freshbooks but I absolutely hate it. So I found invoice ninja for the business that I run by myself.

Pros

The features are clear, everything is pretty much laid out at first glance. A lot of people prefer simplified alternatives (like freshbooks or quickbooks) but I feel more comfortable using Invoice Ninja. It also loads faster and is less buggy.

Cons

It's not as pretty as freshbooks though, and the price is almost the same.

Vendor response

Great review! Thank you for your kind words and being a member! If you have any questions, we're at your service!

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