New: Access Your FreshBooks Account with Google Sign-In

Forget about remembering millions of passwords. Whether you’re signing up for a free trial—or logging in for the 1,000th time, all you need to access FreshBooks is your Google Sign-In.


Remember the days when you used the same password (usually your childhood dog’s name or the street you grew up on) for everything you had to sign into? And every couple of months you’d update it by tacking on a number or two?

Thankfully for your private information, the digital security landscape has changed since the early days of password protection. There are a dizzying number of apps, accounts and devices we all log into every day. With the constant threat of cybercriminals lurking in the shadows, we must be vigilant to avoid being hacked.

Storing or remembering all of our passwords is a job of its own, especially for small business owners who must manage login relationships with suppliers, vendors, customers and, yes, even their accounting solutions.

FreshBooks wants to make it faster and easier for entrepreneurs to access their accounting information. That’s why we’re launching Google Sign-In.

What’s Google Sign-In?

Google developers say it best: “Google Sign-In is a secure authentication system that reduces the burden of login for users by enabling them to sign in with their Google account—the same account they already use with Gmail, Play and other Google Services.”

Why is Google Sign-In Important for FreshBooks Users?

Google Sign provides FreshBooks customers with several benefits.

For Small Business Owners Who Want to Sign Up for FreshBooks

If you have a Google account and you want to sign up for FreshBooks, you’re one click away from making it happen. Google Sign-In eliminates the need for you to create FreshBooks credentials and verify your email when you create a new FreshBooks account.

For Small Business Owners Who Already Use FreshBooks

If you already use FreshBooks and you have a Google account, you can log into FreshBooks using the Google Sign-in one-click process every time.

For All Users

Google Sign-In comes with the option to add multi-factor authentication to your account. This enhances security and limits or revokes data access to third-party sites and apps. You’re basically hiring a security force to stand guard over your private information.

How Does it Work with Your FreshBooks Account?

When you visit FreshBooks web or mobile app, you’ll now see the option to sign in with your Google credentials.

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Simply select a Google account to instantly be logged into FreshBooks.

If you want to go back to signing in the old-fashioned way, you will still be able to log into FreshBooks using your account email address and password.

New FreshBooks users will have the option to sign up for a free trial using Google Sign-In and begin using their Google credentials instead of an email and password.

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Conclusion

Stop the madness created by staying on top of a ton of passwords—and the worry associated with the security concerns of every single one of them.

The Google Sign-In feature that’s now part of FreshBooks helps you access your accounting quickly and safely. One click is all it takes!

If you have any questions about Google Sign-In, check out our FAQ. If you’d prefer to ask a human, our award-winning Support Team would be happy to help you out anytime. Email support@freshbooks.com or call 1.866.303.6061.



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