For those of you who have been enjoying the Web version of FreshBooks for invoicing, you now have access to the official FreshBooks Cloud Accounting app and it’s awesome. I’ve used MiniBooks and while it’s nice, the new native app is downright ridiculously streamlined and useful.
As their tagline states, FreshBooks is the fastest way to track time, organize expenses and invoice your clients. The one thing that was missing was a full-featured mobile app that took all of your invoicing options on the road. Because let’s face it, I’d rather invoice a client from the coffee shop on my iPhone than have to return to my home office, fire up the computer and finish the job.
As a PR and social media freelancer, I’m constantly on the go and the FreshBooks Cloud Accounting app is already on my iPhone’s home screen. I literally just downloaded it this morning and have already deemed it the most useful invoice app on the App Store. It’s so easy to use.
Right at the top you’re shown your outstanding balance and there are four icons on the home screen, including shortcuts to invoices, clients, time tracking and expenses. Swipe to the right and you can access projects, estimates and reports. Tap the bottom comment-esque graphic and you’re brought to your notifications list. Simple and sweet.
Besides sending out invoices via email or snail mail and receiving a check from your client via snail mail, you can also accept online payments via PayPal, credit card, echecks and 11 other gateways. You can also integrate your account with 70+ of their cloud partners, including Basecamp, Google Apps, Shopify, Zendesk , Constant Contact and more. As for security, your data is always backed up and secure across multiple data centers and behind a firewall with 256-bit encryption so you know you’re safe.
With more than 5 million “happy” users, FreshBooks is definitely doing it right. They’ve perfected the online invoicing option for freelancers and small businesses and now with the FreshBooks Cloud Accounting app, they’re taking over the mobile space.
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