Looking for a Xero Alternative?

Accounting Software Built Exclusively for You, The Non-Accountant

Unlike Xero, FreshBooks offers several features small business owners love – like time-tracking, free phone support, and an affordable starter plan.

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FreshBooks vs. Xero FreshBooks Xero

Invoice, expenses, and reports

Has Feature FreshBooks
Has Feature Xero

Web and mobile access

Has Feature FreshBooks
Has Feature Xero

Free online support

Has Feature FreshBooks
Has Feature Xero

Free telephone support

Has Feature FreshBooks
Does Not Have Feature Xero

Built-in time tracking features

Has Feature FreshBooks
Does Not Have Feature Xero

Designed exclusively for service-based small businesses

Has Feature FreshBooks
Does Not Have Feature Xero

Award-Winning Product

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Her too Included in All Plans:

  • Customize invoices and look professional
  • Create estimates that help you win jobs
  • Accept credit cards online and get paid faster
  • Time tracking to never miss a billable hour
  • Automatically import expenses to track spending
  • Project budgets that keep your team on track
  • Dashboards that keep your finger on the pulse
  • Powerful reports with insights about your business

Why Other Small Business Owners Made the Switch

Work Anywhere

When I was starting my company, I tried both FreshBooks and Xero. I wound up choosing FreshBooks because I needed to track time on my phone, and only FreshBooks offered that feature.

Chris Bailow

Track Your Hours

I chose FreshBooks over Xero because I needed to keep track of my hours. FreshBooks lets me compile them into a nice tidy invoice which breaks down the cost of all my time.

Nicholas Horlocker

Free & Friendly Support

Speaking to a support representative really helped me get set up and hit the ground running with FreshBooks. Xero didn’t even have a way to them by phone with questions!

Lizzie Martinez

Why Now’s The Time To Try FreshBooks

Award Winning Support

Award Winning Support

Help is free and you’ll always get a real, live human faster than you can say “Wow, that was crazy fast and super helpful.”

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

FreshBooks protects your personal information with industry standard SSL and encryption so your business is always safe and secure.

30 Day Guarantee

30-Day Guarantee

Try FreshBooks today, risk-free. Cancel your account within 30 days and you’ll receive an automatic refund, down to the last penny.

Still Need a Hand Deciding?

The FreshBooks Support Team is here to answer any questions that you might have. Give them a shout at 1.866.303.1111 or [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the 30 day free trial work?

Try it, it’s on us. You can have unlimited access to FreshBooks for 30 days, with no contracts and no credit card required. You even get free phone and email support in case you have questions about setting up your account.

What happens after my free trial?

With the free trial, you can use FreshBooks at no charge for 30 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem. Your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored in case you decide to upgrade later on.

Do I need to install any software?

FreshBooks is 100% web based, meaning you can access it anywhere and there’s no software to install on your computer. You can even use FreshBooks on your mobile device.

Is my data safe?

FreshBooks protects your personal information. For security of transactions we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information such as credit card number and billing information that you send us electronically. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. In addition, your data is backed up automatically and is accessible from any device, so you can always stay connected and up-to-date.

How long will FreshBooks be around?

We are not going anywhere. Since 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to send, receive and pay invoices. Today FreshBooks has paying customers in over 120 countries and is the #1 cloud accounting solution designed for small business owners. We help everyone from the most fragile of businesses (many of them one person, first time owners) to the most vibrant service-based small businesses.

What if I need help getting started?

If you need help setting up your account, or have any questions about using FreshBooks, an award-winning Support Rockstar is ready to spring into action. FreshBooks support is also free forever — so don’t be shy, give ’em a ring at 1.866.303.1111 between 8am and 8pm EST.

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