FreshBooks is an invoicing, time tracking, and expense-tracking software geared towards self-employed workers and small businesses. We compiled FreshBooks reviews from our own website plus user reviews from around the web and determined that FreshBooks has mainly positive ratings. We also compared the most common pricing options for small business owners.
Summary of FreshBooks Reviews
What FreshBooks does well:
According to users who gave FreshBooks a positive review, its invoice and payment processing features function well and are great for small business use.
What FreshBooks does not do well:
Users who gave FreshBooks a negative review said that while its invoicing features are fleshed out, the program lacks some features that an accounting program should have like financial statement generation and bank reconciliation.
Most Helpful Positive User Review
“Freshbooks is excellent for small businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs that need to send a large number of invoices. The fact that invoices can be automatically generated (and sent too) makes monthly invoicing a breeze rather than a chore. Other high points include automatic invoice reminders and late fees, and integration with other apps through Zapier.”
— Lisa Keyser
Most Helpful Negative User Review
“The company bills their product as cloud “accounting” platform. That is a bit misleading because the product doesn’t provide typical accounting features such as double-entry, asset tracking and automated balance sheet calculations, cash flow statements, accounting for bank deposits, etc. I should note that I use Freshbooks Classic, their newest edition may indeed include some of these features.”
— Jeff Nolan
FreshBooks has 3 plans: Lite, Plus, and Premium. Each plan costs $15, $25, and $50 per month, respectively. All plans include basic accounting features like invoicing, payment processing, and time tracking. The main difference between the plans is the number of client accounts you can create and maintain (between 5 to 500).
|Plan||Price Per Month||Billable Clients|
|Lite||$15||Up to 5|
|Plus||$25||Up to 50|
|Premium||$50||Up to 500|
- Time tracking
- Automated tasks
- Accounts aging
- Invoice details
- And more
- Expense reports
- Recurring profiles
- Profit & loss
- Sales tax summary
Useful FreshBooks Resources
Best Accounting Software for Small Business – Read our buyer’s guide for a comparison of the top three accounting software for small businesses.
Small Business Invoicing: How to Write One and Deal with Unpaid Invoices – Wondering how small business invoicing works? In this guide, we teach you how to write an invoice and other best practices for invoicing via FreshBooks.
Time Management, Tracking & Billing for Freelancers – Here we discuss the key aspects of time tracking for freelancers, from setting your rate to using software like FreshBooks to track hours automatically.
Small Business Bookkeeping & Accounting: The Ultimate Guide – We created this guide to provide you with some basic instructions on how to set up a bookkeeping system that will fit most small businesses.
All Accounting and Bookkeeping Articles – Check out the accounting section of our website to read all of our accounting and bookkeeping guides.
Overview of FreshBooks Video
An introduction to Freshbooks that talks about how the software can make accounting easy, fast, and secure for small business owners.
When choosing an accounting software, it’s important that the software integrates with other applications your business is currently using. Here is a list of some of FreshBook’s popular integrations.