FreshBooks Classic

FreshBooks Classic Updates

FreshBooks Classic mention · January 3, 2019

The Best Accounting Software for Freelancers in 2019

When you envisioned what it would be like to work as a freelancer, you probably imagined days spent writing, coding, designing, or doing something else that you love. You certainly didn't daydream about scanning receipts, logging expenses, sending invoices, and filing your taxes. But those tasks are an inevitable...read more
FreshBooks Classic mention · January 1, 2019

The Best Invoicing Software: 19 Apps to Get Paid for Your Work

You've already found clients, put in the hours, and completed the work. Now it's time to get paid. Invoicing should be the easiest part of your process, but creating and sending an invoice can be a time suck—and one you're not getting paid for. Invoicing software...read more
FreshBooks Classic mention · July 2, 2018

One Zap Saves a Web Designer 5+ Hours Every Week on Invoices

Our stories explore how Zapier's users build unique solutions to common problems. From marketers to CEOs, educators to real estate agents, millions use Zapier to automate their most tedious tasks. If you haven't yet, try Zapier for free to see what we're all about. "I knew right...read more
FreshBooks Classic mention · October 31, 2017

Hotjar Creates Databases Automatically for Accounting and Marketing

Whether or not a remote company thrives or flounders depends on a great many things, chief among them—communication. With employees scattered across states, countries, and continents instead of across an aisle, it's harder to know what your co-worker in another department is up to in their day-to-day. Heck...read more
FreshBooks Classic update · July 10, 2016

Updates for FreshBooks: Pass Invoice Amounts and More Details to Other Apps

Keeping the books doesn't have to be time-consuming. When you pair FreshBooks with Zapier, your tedious accounting workflows are automated. Now you can do even more with FreshBooks and Zapier, such as creating invoices and then passing the new invoice along to another app. What's New with FreshBooks...read more
FreshBooks Classic update · November 27, 2013

Get Instant Triggers with Freshbooks!

If you need instant notifications and triggering of various items in Freshbooks, this update is for you! With the new Any Account Activity trigger, you have the option to use any of the callbacks listed below, which will notify Zapier instantly of the selected events: all category category.create category...read more
FreshBooks Classic update · November 11, 2013

Freshbooks Expense Trigger Added

Expenses inside Freshbooks were one of the few remaining things that Zapier could not trigger off of – until today! Create a new Zap and select the "New Expense" trigger to start. A new expense will trigger a Zap once the "date" of the expense reaches today, based on your Zapier...read more
FreshBooks Classic update · October 29, 2013

Trigger On and Create Tasks in Freshbooks

Zapier makes it easier to create tasks automatically in Freshbook, as well as triggering on tasks! We even let you specify tasks to be auto attached to new projects created by Zapier! Click here to browse some popular Freshbook zaps!read more
FreshBooks Classic update · June 25, 2013

New Freshbooks Time Entry Trigger

Hey Freshbooks fans! Today we added a new trigger for Freshbooks that enables you to trigger a Zap whenever a new Time Entry is created. There isn't much to set up, just pick the right trigger and you're on your way! Check it out here: https://zapier.com...read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew Guay · Last updated December 19, 2016
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FreshBooks is one of the original web apps, a tool that was launched originally in 2004—the same year Basecamp and Gmail came out. As so many web apps were, FreshBooks was founded by a consulting team who build a tool to scratch their own itch. For the FreshBooks team, the motivation was losing an invoice, something they designed FreshBooks to ensure would never happen again.

From those humble origins, FreshBooks grew to become one of the more popular online invoicing tools. It let you track time, log that along with expenses into client projects, then turn them into complete invoices that let clients pay you directly from the invoices. It was everything you needed to keep track of your work and get paid for it.

And, it kept getting better. After over a decade with a similar interface, in September 2016 FreshBooks was re-launched with a fully re-designed interface. The new FreshBooks simplifies the project interface, makes it easier to collaborate, lets you track expenses in multiple currencies, and more—all with a fresh design that has FreshBooks ready for the next decade and more.

If you're happy with FreshBooks Classic, you can continue to use it for now. Or, you can upgrade your account for a fully new FreshBooks, for the same price. Either way, you'll get the same great core FreshBooks features that let you focus on your work and still get paid for it on time.


Check out our in-depth review of FreshBooks New for more info about FreshBooks' core features and its newly redesigned tools.

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FreshBooks Classic is a simple web-based software for tracking time, organizing expenses and invoicing clients.