Now that everything is available online, why don’t you give your business the online wings? There are many advantages of taking your business to an online platform such as exposure. There are so many new clients you can deal with across borders and your products are no more limited to your locality. But one of the biggest headaches of online business is receiving payments. There is a lot of confusion between the buyer and the seller regarding the price. For example, if the payment is hourly, then it’s very difficult for you to calculate it. But there is a solution to every problem and here we have for this one. The answer is FreshBooks.

FreshBooks is a cloud accounting solution where everything related to accounting is available. The best thing about this website is that you don’t need to have any technical knowledge about accounting. Just create your account and start saving your time and money. Being a cloud application, you can access it from anywhere, anytime.

The dashboard of the web app is very intuitive. You can send invoices to your customers and check their progress of whether they have been paid or not. Then for time-framed jobs, you can track time for your different projects and then send that report to the customer and get paid accordingly. You can also add notes and dates so that you may have an exact record of when you worked and how much. With FreshBooks, you can manage your clients effectively in an organized manner. Tracking your expenses was never such a breeze with ability to attach receipts as well as add recurrent expenses and save your time.

Another advantage that is quite significant is the ability to add more than one user to the same project. In this way, you all can work together and track your time spent and get paid accordingly. This is also very helpful for team leaders who have a lot of users under them and want regular reports from all of them.

Other than this cloud web app, there is an iOS app also available by the same name. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or any later version of the OS. The app has been very intuitively designed and the layout is very much apt for the iPhone or iPad interface. It has got all the features and controls that you expect from an iOS app and though it can’t completely over shift your work from the web app, it is still very much capable of handling all the basic tasks.

The iOS app is available for free, but you need to be subscribed to one of the paid packages for continuous use. The paid packages start from $19.95 and go up to $39.95, varying according to number of users, unbranded emails, etc. However, you’ll be very pleased to know that there is a 30 day free trial also available.

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I will give this web app 4.5 out of 5 stars. *****