Best Billing & Invoicing Software (September 2022) – Forbes Advisor

FreshBooks is one of the best invoicing software options thanks to its ease of use and scalability. The interface is clean and easy to navigate, and FreshBooks tends to use easy-to-understand terminology, rather than verbiage known to accountants. If you’re not sure what a feature does, you can easily find a definition or explanation in its Help Center.

If all you need is invoicing software to bill your clients, a low-cost FreshBooks plan might be all you need, especially if you only have a handful of clients. As your business grows, you can easily upgrade to allow more clients and get more useful features, such as unlimited proposals, bank reconciliation, and accounting access. Plans range from $15 to $50, and there’s a custom pricing plan that includes lower transaction fees and removes FreshBooks branding from emails.

To accept payments over the phone or to set up subscription billing, you’ll need to choose at least the Plus plan ($25 per month) and the Advanced Payments add-on ($20 per month), making it an expensive choice if you need more versatility in how you accept payments. You have the option of using FreshBooks Payments (via WePay), which charges you 2.9% plus $0.30 per online transaction. There are other payment gateways you can use and each has its own transaction fees, including PayPal.

Who should use it:

Freelancers and small businesses who need easy-to-use invoicing software that includes accounting features in premium plans.