Who FreshBooks is For
FreshBooks is a good choice for solo and small firms that want a solution that allows them to easily track time and who also have a practice that demands frequent recurrent billing.
|$15/month for 5 clients|
Starting Payment Processing Fee
|2.9% + 30¢/transaction for credit cards. 1% for ACH.|
Payment Types Accepted
Major Credit Cards
Things You Might Want to Know
It’s not accounting software. Although FreshBooks markets itself as “cloud accounting,” its use of the word accounting is misleading at best. FreshBooks is not a replacement for actual accounting software like Xero or QuickBooks. FreshBooks is excellent timekeeping and billing software with some nice-to-have features like expense tracking, but it is missing many essential features of actual small-business accounting software.
Customizable invoices. Their invoicing feature is highly customizable, allowing attorneys to quickly add logos and other personalized touches such as a “thank you” email. Multi-language invoices and multi-currency are also available.
Security. Information traveling between your browser and FreshBooks is protected with 256-bit SSL encryption. Both the application and your data rest behind firewalls. Sensitive information such as credit card numbers and bank account information are encrypted in FreshBooks’ database using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). FreshBooks uses redundant servers and your data is replicated across multiple databases, which ensures that a single database failure won’t cause data loss. Data is backed up nightly and stored in an offsite location.
Migration. You can import your clients into FreshBooks via a CSV (comma-separated value) file. FreshBooks provides a sample file to help you format your file.