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The FreshBooks mobile app provides financial management and accounting tools which runs from a cloud platform, thereby making it possible for you to track time, create invoices, and check balances no matter what your geographical location.

FreshBooks is the fastest way to manage your time and invoice your clients. It is well suited to freelancers, teams, and subscription services. FreshBooks has been designed to save you time, get paid faster, and look more professional. It lets you create or import database info for companies, contacts, and products and services and it provides customizable invoice and estimate forms, which you can either fill in manually or complete using lists. FreshBooks then allows you to dispatch these forms by e-mail or standard postage.

FreshBooks is a solid platform to work from that builds in a lot of collaboration. For example, both clients and contractors can access pertinent subsets of the site. FreshBooks' extensibility also is top notch; besides a host of add-ons, it integrates data with third party apps, it incorporates time-tracking and support tickets and it lets you upload documents to a shared area.

When it comes to processing invoices FreshBooks excels more than most solutions because of the quality features which it offers. For instance, FreshBooks allows you to record expenses and automatically bill them to clients, and you can also generate support tickets and convert them to invoices as well.

A really useful facet of FreshBooks invoicing tools is mobile invoicing. With mobile invoicing you can create and send invoices from your iOS device, and check to see if invoices have been viewed. If there are any discrepancies regarding the invoices, these errors can be amended immediately from within the FreshBooks mobile app. Not only that, FreshBooks allows clients to pay online using a payment gateway such as Paypal, Authorize.net and iTransact; and Google Checkout.

Receipt Management and Expense Tracking
The time management features of FreshBooks are superb, with full functionality for you, your staff and contractors. You can bill for any working time using the platform’s internal and mobile timers. A really cool feature is FreshBook’s expense tracking tool, which lets users photograph receipts using their iOS device. These receipts are then automatically entered into FreshBooks and attached to expense sheets for reimbursement and tax purposes. To photograph an expense receipt, just click the ‘Expenses’ button on the FreshBooks home screen, then open up the mobile app’s camera to begin scanning your business receipts. When you have taken the image, you can process the expense by manually typing in the required fields such as the value, category, client or vendor, and the date.

Freshbooks provides a plethora of integrations with third party apps and services. There is extensive support by some of the industry’s heavy hitters including Dropbox, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, MailChimp, Zoho CRM, Zendesk, Salesforce, Campaign Monitor, and Insightly. FreshBooks really does take integration and mobility to the next level, with linked tools and services such as Salesforce’s DataSynch which provides time-tracking on Android, iOS and Blackberry; MiniBooks for iOS; project management invoicing from Basecamp; expense management with Shoeboxed and Expensify; and lead generation from TypePad and Setser.

FreshBooks uses a subscription pricing model with plans starting from $9.95/month. They offer a 30 day unlimited free trial (No Credit Card required). It is worth noting that the iOS app is completely free and it can be synced with existing FreshBooks web-app accounts at no additional cost. However, users with more than three active clients, or any additional staff members, must update to a paid FreshBooks package to continue using the mobile app.

Bottom Line
FreshBooks has a superb user interface coupled with great navigational tools. The flexible invoice and expense management features use mobile integration very well. FreshBooks lets you save time dealing with basic business accounting tasks, by giving you tools to track expenses simply and make reimbursements and tax deductions easier. For the small business, which doesn't need extensive double-entry accounting, FreshBooks is the platform to beat for managing and tracking invoices, time, and expenses.

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