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Introducing the new FreshBooks app for iPhone

by Avrum Laurie  |  August 28/2012  |  ,

Last week, Mike (FreshBooks founder and CEO) outlined our vision for cloud accounting. Today we are delivering the official FreshBooks app for iPhone. Working from anywhere is at the heart of our vision for cloud accounting – and that means great mobile experiences for you, and other small business owners like you. Work anywhere, anytime. Even in the pool, even with sneakers on (we won’t judge). Here’s just a taste of what you can do in the mobile app:

Introducing the new FreshBooks app for iPhone

Snap photos of your receipts

Snap photos of your receipts

Photograph a receipt and attach it right to an expense for your records. You can even rebill expenses to your clients right from the app.

Track time on the go

Track time on the go

Run the timer to track how long you spend on Projects. Then, generate an invoice right from your time and tasks — you’ll never forget another billable hour.

Create and send your Invoices and Estimates

Create and send your Invoices and Estimates

Invoice from your client’s office, the airport, or even a comfy bed after a long day’s work. Accept online payment and know the instant your client views an invoice.

Download the FreshBooks iPhone app by heading on over to the App Store and give it a whirl. We welcome (dare we say encourage?!) you to review the app – it will help us know you like it and inspire us to keep making it better for you. In the weeks to come, we’ll be telling the story behind the making of the iPhone app. If you’re interested in learning more, subscribe to this blog.

PS – If you are not on iPhone, let us know which mobile devices you’d like to see FreshBooks on next.

PPS – In the App Store, our company name is 2ndSite Inc. Don’t worry – that’s us!

  • Jon Clayton

    I love the app, but it is painfully slow to sync on my iPhone 3GS. I just archived about 5 years worth of paid invoices hoping it would help speed things up. I noticed a very slight improvement, but nothing to write home about. Is there anything else I can do to help optimize my account to help speed things up on my iPhone? MiniBooks is extremely fast on my phone compared this app. Suggestions?

  • Frankie

    I love FreshBooks.. and certainly jealous that there is an app on iphone.. Is the android ready yet? Yes i’ve voted already and i hope many other did too. Can we twist somebody’s arm to decide that the next one is on for android? please….

  • Paul

    Love the app but wish that it showed all the contacts and locations for a customer on the view screen. Right now it seems to only show the primary.

  • cire

    Well, this is nice ….I will wait for the android app though….
    Now that you filled this big hole in the Freshbooks wall,when do I get to see the monthly statements coming?I mean every time I send a statement it includes everything from the beginning,all the invoices issued.
    My clients are fed up with this and they want MONTHLY STATEMENTS, not 15 pages of unuseful stuff.
    I don’t know how come you didn’t have this included from the start.EVERYBODY here in Canada uses monthly statements.
    ….I think this is the 15th time when I’m asking you to introduce these….Other than that ,everything’s okay.

  • Shaun McLane

    Hey Freshbooks team. Very long time FB user here, and also Android user (yes, I voted for my device). It appears Xero has dropped an incredible Android app for their service today. I had never heard of them, but after seeing the app, I signed up for a free trial. I’m only saying this because I’m hoping to hear the Android app is right around the corner. I’m on the road all day every day, and a mobile app is hugely important – especially one following the google recommended guidelines. I can’t imagine the hassle it would be to transfer to another service, but I’ve gotta say, it’s worth it to me to have a solid mobile app. Hope you guys take this to heart – you’re an amazing company, and I’ve been with you from the start (well, almost). It just seems you’re missing one very big component, and until that arrives, there are better options out there.

  • John Gallagher

    Great app. The 3rd party apps just weren’t gettin’ it done anymore. But can you add a filter so I can turn off everyone else’s time logging? I have a hard enough time tracking my own hours…mix in my staff’s hours and I am lost. I’m still using 3rd party apps for time tracking until that comes along.

  • John

    Would be nice to have “cash” as a payment option in the app.

  • Kenneth H

    Thank you for explaining how to login with Google Apps account. Also, the iPhone version is looking quite splendid! It is certainly very freshbooks-like and visually appealing. I would also like the ability to Create Support tickets via Mobile. As we are trying to keep costs as low as possible, I’m reluctant to subscribe to another third-party app just to handle my support tickets, even if FB can link to them. I’d rather just have it all in one place. Thanks for listening!

  • Thomas @ Abundant Computer Services, LLC

    Do you know how much longer until the android app will come out? I do not want to have to pay $9.95 for a third party app. Please come out with it soon!

  • Kalman

    Any progress on the android app???

  • Bill

    When I use the iPhone app to track time, it prompts me to create a project rather than just displaying the projects and tasks I’ve already created. Is that correct, or am I missing something?

  • Bill

    You may disregard my last comment. I opened the app today, and all my projects are now populating.

  • Matt

    Love your iPhone app use it all the time. I would love to see one feature added though. It would be awesome to have a total hours per work day in the calendar view, like the way it is on the web version.


    Keep up the good work!

  • http://notyet Garry

    ipad app please?

  • Garry

    ipad app please – i do most of this stuff after I leave my desk! =)

  • Milli

    Freshbook app for iPhone is great for business owners. It actually works anytime, anywhere. Friends, you can have complete entertainment news and gossip with iGossips for iPhone.

  • Darren

    this is great news, I can’t wait to try the receipt snapshot feature. Well done Freshbooks!

  • Benny

    Any news on Android app? We love to hear.

  • Joseph

    I’ll throw my name in the hat as well for getting the Android app out especially optimized for the Nexus 7. The IOS App is awesome and I do use it but I’ve been preferring my tablet a lot more later and this is one app I miss.

    Thanks again for all your awesome things you guys are doing.

  • Suzanne Polloc

    Just installed the Freshbooks app for iPad and it is terrific! Big thank you to Freshbooks for supporting business, small and large.

    It would be great to have a mileage/kilometres calculator in the iPad app to help with figuring out the expense amount (rather than having to go into google maps and then calculator). Thanks again to the Freshbooks team.

  • David

    Have been using NeadMoney Pro on Android for a while and while it is functional for the majority of my uses its lack luster. Design / layout looks like there was almost no time put into it.

    Glad you have chosen to provide a polished GUI for your app as well as more features but it really cant come soon enough for us android users.

  • Hector

    Android APP Pleaseeee, I am pretty sure that Freshbooks will be even more loved when an Android APP is released.

  • Vlad

    Android app pleaseeee, i already voted 10 times so surely you must know how much it would mean to ‘us’. eventhough i use a third-party app at the moment and its pretty good,an official (good) app will go a long way and your marketing/acc dep will love it too :-)

  • Ryan Hall

    Will the app be updated for iPhone 5?

  • Anne

    This one is cool! This will inculcate good habits and motivate us to check on how much money we spend and how much time we waste.

  • James Leung

    Hi, can you include a search feature when selecting clients when creating invoices?

  • Kevin Dolin

    Really need to get an android app out. At lease for the most popular phones(Galaxy S3). I’m very happy with everything freshbooks does and i’m still in my 30 day trial. Still not sure if I will choose to stay with freshbooks unless there is news of it coming to android soon. It is pretty necessary that we have mobile access.

  • Chris

    I completely agree with Kevin Dolin. Quickbooks Online offers apps for Android users which is great, but I like the layout and simpleness of Freshbooks. I’m debating on which one I should use. I run all Android devices and run my company through my 4G tablet which is Android. If Freshbooks announces that they are at least working on an app for Androids I will stay with Freshbooks.

  • da_n

    Great news for those special ones who use Apple products, what about those users who prefer Android? I appreciate all the arguments about going iOS first etc, but please consider offering even a basic Android app so non-special people can access Freshbooks on the go. Also kind of ridiculous to only consider Apple users when Android has greater market share. Thanks.

  • Josh

    Blackberry 10 App please!

  • tmsiguy

    I have the android app on my samsung note II for a few months now… playstore

  • ecell online

    Man, did I like this app! Saves me from the invoice headaches as it makes my finances all easy-peasy. All thanks to FreshBooks :)

  • Faraz

    Faraz from FreshBooks here, wanted to stop by and say thanks for the shout-out & glad to hear you’re liking the app.

  • Rebecca

    Can I mark an invoice as paid in the app? I can’t see where to do it.

  • JaclynTanner

    Hi Rebecca,

    You sure can :-) Just tap on the invoice number followed by the “More Actions” button at the bottom. In the following menu, tap on “Enter Payment”, fill in the necessary information, and finally tap “Save” at the top right of the screen. Easy, peasy, lemon squeasy!


  • honeysucklelife

    Have you had any reports of the app not syncing properly with an account? I’m unable to get updated expenses on my app.

  • Tim

    Hey there!

    Sorry that you’re running into trouble. To better help you, we’ll need more info regarding the type of phone you’re using, as well as the version of your app.

    Feel free to email us at support at freshbooks dot com with your account url and above info, and we’ll be happy to take a look at it more in depth there.


    - Tim @ FreshBooks

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