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Accounting Purpose-Built for Small Business Owners

Unlike Xero, FreshBooks offers several features small business owners love – like time-tracking, free phone support, and an affordable starter plan.

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Invoices, expenses, reporting
Web and mobile access
Free online support
Free telephone support
Built-in time tracking features
Designed exclusively for service-based small businesses
Free trial period 30 Days 30 Days
Paid plans start at $12.95/month $20/month
* All prices in USD

Hear from Customers Who Chose FreshBooks Over Xero

Work Anywhere

“When I was starting my company, I tried both FreshBooks and Xero. I wound up choosing FreshBooks because I needed to track time on my phone, and only FreshBooks offered that feature.”

Chris Bailow

Track Your Hours

“I chose FreshBooks over Xero because I needed to keep track of my hours. FreshBooks lets me compile them into a nice tidy invoice which breaks down the cost of all my time.”

Nicholas Horlocker

Free & Friendly Support

“Speaking to a support representative really helped me get set up and hit the ground running with FreshBooks. Xero didn't even have a way to contact them by phone with questions!”

Lizzie Martinez

Even More Reasons to Love FreshBooks

FreshBooks user-friendly design.

Loved by Millions

Forbes calls FreshBooks “incredibly user-friendly”, and we average a 97.3% customer satisfaction score.

FreshBooks customer support.

Award-Winning Support

Got questions? Help is free forever, so give our Rockstar Support Team a call.

Tel: 1-866-303-6061
M-F, 8am-8pm ET

FreshBooks integrations.

Popular Integrations

FreshBooks integrates with your favorite business apps, like PayPal, MailChimp, Zenpayroll and Basecamp.

FreshBooks security.

Your Data is Safe

Your data is safe, secure and always backed up. Our servers are hosted by the same company that hosts data giants like General Electric, Cisco and Pfizer.

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App & Play Store Rating: 4 Stars

FreshBooks Features at a Glance

Invoicing

Create Professional Looking Invoices in Seconds

Send invoices with FreshBooks

With FreshBooks, create professional-looking invoices complete with your own logo. When you’re ready to bill your client, simply send your invoice via email, download a PDF or print it with a single click.

  • Accept Credit Cards on Your Invoices
  • Know When Your Invoice is Viewed
  • Create Estimates and Quotes
  • Send Recurring Invoices to Clients

Learn more about invoicing

Send invoices with FreshBooks
Expenses

Effortless Expense Capture

Expense tracking software.

Instantly see how much you’re spending by capturing expenses from your desk or on the go. Say goodbye to that shoebox once and for all.

  • Automatic Bank Import
  • Track Spending with Expense Reports
  • Quickly Add Receipts to Invoices

Learn more about expense capture

Expense tracking software.
Time Tracking

Hassle-Free Time Tracking

Time Tracking in FreshBooks

Gone are the days of shortchanging yourself. With FreshBooks, it’s easy to create detailed invoices from your billable hours. Simply review, send, and you’re done.

  • Easily Add Unbilled Time to Invoices
  • Visualize Your Progress
  • Team Time Tracking

Learn more about time tracking

Time Tracking in FreshBooks
Payments

Accept Credit Cards and Get Paid Faster

Accepting credit cards in FreshBooks

With FreshBooks, you can start collecting money from the moment you sign up. Clients can pay you right from your invoice — even on their mobile device.

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  • Fast Deposits to Bank Accounts
  • Auto-Charge Client Credit Cards
  • Keep Track of Upcoming Deposits

Learn more about accepting credit cards

Accepting credit cards in FreshBooks
Reporting

Know Your Financial Numbers at a Glance

Financial reporting in FreshBooks

FreshBooks makes it quick and easy to generate popular reports like: profit & loss, payments collected, tax summary, expense reports, and many more.

  • Easily Sort and Filter Reports
  • See Who’s Slow to Pay
  • Share Journal Entries with Your Accountant

Learn more about reporting

Financial reporting in FreshBooks

Create Professional Looking Invoices in Seconds

With FreshBooks, create professional-looking invoices complete with your own logo. When you’re ready to bill your client, simply send your invoice via email, download a PDF or print it with a single click.

  • Accept Credit Cards on Your Invoices
  • Know When Your Invoice is Viewed
  • Create Estimates and Quotes
  • Send Recurring Invoices to Clients

Learn more about invoicing

Send invoices with FreshBooks
Expense tracking software.

Effortless Expense Capture

Instantly see how much you’re spending by capturing expenses from your desk or on the go. Say goodbye to that shoebox once and for all.

  • Automatic Bank Import
  • Track Spending with Expense Reports
  • Quickly Add Receipts to Invoices

Learn more about expense capture

Expense tracking software.

Hassle-Free Time Tracking

Gone are the days of shortchanging yourself. With FreshBooks, it’s easy to create detailed invoices from your billable hours. Simply review, send, and you’re done.

  • Easily Add Unbilled Time to Invoices
  • Visualize Your Progress
  • Team Time Tracking

Learn more about time tracking

Expense tracking software.
Accepting credit cards in FreshBooks

Accept Credit Cards and Get Paid Faster

With FreshBooks, you can start collecting money from the moment you sign up. Clients can pay you right from your invoice — even on their mobile device.

Visa MasterCard American Express
  • Fast Deposits to Bank Accounts
  • Auto-Charge Client Credit Cards
  • Keep Track of Upcoming Deposits

Learn more about accepting credit cards

Accepting credit cards in FreshBooks

Know Your Financial Numbers at a Glance

FreshBooks makes it quick and easy to generate popular reports like: profit & loss, payments collected, tax summary, expense reports, and many more.

  • Easily Sort and Filter Reports
  • See Who’s Slow to Pay
  • Share Journal Entries with Your Accountant

Learn more about reporting

Financial reporting in FreshBooks

Put Your Business in the Palm of Your Hand

Check in on your business wherever you are with FreshBooks for iPhone, iPad and Android

App & Play Store Rating:
4 Stars
Invoicing

Create Professional Invoices in Seconds

With FreshBooks, create professional-looking invoices complete with your own logo. When you’re ready, simply print off your invoice or email it to your client in a snap.

  • Accept credit cards on your invoices
  • Know when your invoice is viewed
  • Keep tabs on your invoices from wherever
Expenses

Capture Your Expenses Effortlessly

Instantly see how much you’re spending by capturing expenses from your desk. Say goodbye to that shoebox once and for all.

  • Log expenses in seconds
  • Track spending with expense reports
  • Attach receipt photos in a flash
Projects

Collaborate Seamlessly with Your Team

Up your team’s efficiency by bringing everyone together in FreshBooks. You can easily share files and give feedback, making it a cinch to work together like a well-oiled machine.

  • Keep tabs on project progress
  • Upload and share files
  • Get speedy feedback from your team
Payments

Get Paid Faster with Online Payments

With FreshBooks, you can start collecting money from the moment you sign up. Clients can pay you right from your invoice—even on their mobile device.

  • Make it easy for clients to pay
  • Skip the trip to the bank (woot!)
  • Get paid in days not weeks (double woot!)
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Reporting

Know Your Numbers at a Glance

Keep a better eye on the bottom line with standard business reports, such as Profit & Loss, that you can share with your accountant.

  • Know exactly how much you’re making vs. spending
  • Easily keep track of what you’re owed
  • Take the guesswork out of your financials

Put Your Business in the Palm of Your Hand

Check in on your business wherever you are with FreshBuddy for iOS.