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Easy-To-Use Accounting Software For Small Business Owners

FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

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Billable Hours

Tracking of customer billable hours is available on all FreshBooks plans. Feel confident you're always charging your clients the right amount. Easily take the hours you've logged and add them to a client's invoice. QuickBooks online only allows you to track billable hours on higher-priced plans.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

Expense Categorization

Expense categorization is available on all plans. Your expenses will be ready for tax time with expense categories that make filing a breeze. QuickBooks online only offers this feature on higher-priced plans.

Has Feature FreshBooks
Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

Team Roles

Assign roles to your staff with differing sets of permissions and access to your FreshBooks account on all plans. This feature is only available with QuickBooks Online in top tier plans.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

Simultaneous Users

There's no limit to how many of your users can access your FreshBooks account simultaneously. QuickBooks limits simultaneous access to between 1 and 5 users depending on pricing plan.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

Projects

Invite employees, contractors, and clients to collaborate on projects in FreshBooks so you can keep everything in one place. This feature is not available in Quickbooks Online.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

Proposals

Showcase the value you bring to prospective clients. Proposals enable you to add rich text content and images to your Estimates. Proposals also give you the benefits of Estimates, which allow you to send an outline of your Items or Services to your Client for approval before beginning the work, giving you the best of both worlds.

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Does Not Have Feature QuickBooks Online

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Switch from QuickBooks Online Today

Make the switch from QuickBooks Online today and see why freelancers and entrepreneurs love FreshBooks. Join over twenty four million users who have relied on FreshBooks to improve their business. Say goodbye to headaches and hello to ridiculously easy accounting.

Powerful Features Included in All Plans:

  • Customize invoices and look professional
  • Create estimates that help you win jobs
  • Accept credit cards online and get paid faster
  • Time tracking to never miss a billable hour
  • Automatically import expenses to track spending
  • Project budgets that keep your team on track
  • Dashboards that keep your finger on the pulse
  • Powerful reports with insights about your business

Why Other Small Business Owners Made the Switch

Super User-Friendly

I was convinced I was going to have to pay for QuickBooks, and it was clunky to use, more than I was wanting to pay, and overkill for my needs. When I signed up for a trial of FreshBooks, I fell in love. It’s super user-friendly and has fantastic customer support.

Andrea M. Fuller

Fuller Digital Strategy

Stop Struggling

I had been struggling with QuickBooks, constantly saying ‘There has to be a better way!’ Then, a friend recommended FreshBooks. I took it for a test drive and was amazed. FreshBooks is the better way.

Jeanie Cline

Island Contact

Get Started in Minutes

I was fed up with QuickBooks and their lack of customer service. Within 10 minutes of trying FreshBooks, I knew this was what we needed. Dump QuickBooks as fast as you can and get FreshBooks!

Kathleen Shannon

Co-owner Of Braid Creative

Why Now’s The Time To Try FreshBooks

Award Winning Support

Award Winning Support

Help is free and you’ll always get a real, live human faster than you can say “Wow, that was crazy fast and super helpful.”

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

FreshBooks protects your personal information with industry standard SSL and encryption so your business is always safe and secure.

30 Day Guarantee

30-Day Guarantee

Try FreshBooks today, risk-free. Cancel your account within 30 days and you’ll receive an automatic refund, down to the last penny.

Still Need a Hand Deciding?

The FreshBooks Support Team is here to answer any questions that you might have. Give them a shout at 1.866.303.6061 or support@freshbooks.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does FreshBooks automate my accounting tasks?

FreshBooks automates lots of your accounting so you can spend more time focusing on your work and your clients. You can have invoices automatically generate and send, expenses automatically tracked and even have your payments automatically recorded, all without you lifting a finger.

Can I use FreshBooks while away from my office?

You sure can. FreshBooks’ iOS and Android apps let you painlessly invoice your clients and track expenses wherever and whenever you need to.

Can I accept credit card payments through FreshBooks?

Absolutely. With FreshBooks Payments you can start accepting credit card payments online right away, with zero set up required.

Is my data safe in the cloud?

The safety of your private data is our top priority, that’s why it’s protected by 256-bit SSL encryption — the gold standard in Internet security. FreshBooks is cloud based and uses industry – leading secure servers.

Does Freshbooks allow for teams to collaborate?

Yup. With FreshBooks both you and your team can collaborate on and track time towards the same projects and clients. Your team members can also help you with your accounting by creating invoices and tracking their expenses.

Is FreshBooks compatible with a Mac?

Great news: FreshBooks is available on any device — desktop, mobile or tablet and plays nicely with both Mac and PC.

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