FreshBooks, the best and fresh accounting application for freelancers
June 03, 2018

FreshBooks, the best and fresh accounting application for freelancers

Ashish Parihar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with FreshBooks

I am a freelancer and I have used FreshBooks for more than 4 years. Before that I was creating invoices manually and sending them to clients through my personal email. Well... I really got the burden off my head when I started using FreshBooks. I can create invoices, maintain clients' profile, perform billing easily on it and send them to the client I want. Moreover it keeps all history and reports at one place which is very useful for me.
  • Very good looking user interface. Clean and clear. It really looks like a fresh accounting book in the real world.
  • Easy to use interface, easy to find all features at a same place. I can create invoices in seconds and send to the clients.
  • It is really a great application for small business owners or freelancers like me. I can concentrate on other things while FreshBooks do all accounting for me, easing that burden off my shoulders.
  • It should have a free version which can be used for unlimited time not just 30 days. Although the company can limit the number of clients in them but the free version should always be free.
  • Need more integration features and should be able to integrate with other third party apps and payroll tools for enhancing the functionality. But I look forward to the next updates in FreshBooks.
  • Need an essential feature which is Time Tracking. Hope to get it soon!
  • Awesome! I am able to concentrate on my core job and FreshBooks do all the accounting work for me!
  • Very fast and intuitive. All accounting features at a single place. I can create invoices, send them fast and track everything.
  • Need a better pricing structure than what we have currently.
I liked the user interface of FreshBooks better than QuickBooks. It is built in a way that as soon as the user gets used to the various accounting features, invoicing and billing becomes so fast in FreshBooks. It is created with user friendliness in mind along with good accounting features. Also, the 30 day free trial is another attractive feature for small business owners or freelancers.
Very good for small businesses and freelancers. When your business needs more and more customization and bulk accounting, I think FreshBooks might not be a good fit but still manageable.

FreshBooks Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Expense management
Regulations compliance
Order entry
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Standard reports
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions

Using FreshBooks

2 - Content Writer
2 - Freshbooks can be easily used by anyone who knows basic computer handling.
  • Invoicing for day to day clients
  • Tracking all the billing in the month
  • Accounting Reports
  • Fast invoicing and up-to-date billing and payment history
  • We are using FreshBooks as the sole accounting application. Waiting for more updates in this application in future.
Fresh and clean interface, easy-to-use and robust application for accounting.

Evaluating FreshBooks and Competitors

Yes - We were using simple Excel sheets and other simple offline applications for accounting before.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Third-party Reviews
Product features and usability were the most important factors in deciding this.

FreshBooks Support

Nice support features!
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response