Billbooks vs. Freshbooks vs. Zoho Invoice


If you are one of the businesses that always found invoicing as a Herculean task then there is end to your long haul. The digital industry has introduced assortments of invoicing softwares that has automated the backbreaking billing process and have lessened the burden of number of entrepreneurs around the globe.

Since new softwares are getting launched every now and then, it can be baffling for you to choose an application that matches your business requirement perfectly. Out of the myriads, we have selected three contenders and compared them – Billbooks, Freshbooks and Zoho Invoice.
Based on their qualities and features, you can decide your own winner and utilise it in the best possible way for your business.


‘Experience the joy of billing’, with this tagline Billbooks ensures, you enjoy every bit of your billing process. In 2014, this invoicing app was voted as Best Cloud-Based Invoicing Software and App in ‘The Top Tens List’.  You can send customised invoices in less than 60 seconds. Billbooks is extremely fast, user-friendly and economical invoicing software. With just a device and internet connection, you can send invoices to your clients from anywhere and anytime.


‘Painless Billing’ – Freshbooks makes the otherwise cumbersome billing process completely painless and efficient. In 2015, the software was declared as Best Accounting Software. Generate customised invoices, send smoothly and securely to your clients. No matter where your client is located, you can send invoice anywhere in the globe in no time. Freshbooks works efficiently on both mobile and desktop. You can track payment and accept via check, credit card or cash.

Zoho Invoice:

‘Hassle-free Invoicing Software’ – As the tagline indicates, with Zoho Invoice you can easily create professional-looking invoices, automatically send it your clients and get paid on time. It is an award winning online software that offers advanced features at simple price.  As invoices are sent via mail, you can send it anytime and anywhere.

Suitable for:

Billbooks is specially crafted to cater the accounting needs of small business and freelancers.  The wide number of users spread over 140 countries comprise of consulting services, lawyers, writers/bloggers, web designing agencies, web development agencies, photographers, caterers, travel agencies and other such line of work.

Freshbooks have over 5,000 users who either own small business, medium-sized business or self- employed workers. Marketing and advertising business, consulting services, digital service companies, contractors, legal consultants, food business, architects and any freelancer can effortlessly send unlimited bills via Freshbooks.

Zoho Invoice is great invoicing software for freelancers, small business, medium size businesses and also enterprises. Zoho Invoice offer rock solid billing solution to wide range of businesses such as web service providers, freelance writers, marketing companies, accountants, interior designers, non-profit organisations, construction business, information technology services, photographers and other similar sort of businesses.

Core features:

Billbooks –

  • Customised invoices
  • Recurring billing
  • Import / Export clients in CSV or Excel format
  • Track inventory
  • Smart keyboard shortcuts for instant invoicing
  • Supports multicurrency
  • Star important clients for quick success
  • Fresh theme based templates available
  • No matter mobile, laptop, tablet or PC, Billbooks works smoothly on every device

Freshbooks –

  • Customised invoices
  • Track time and expenses
  • Recurring billing and auto payment reminders
  • Late payment reminders
  • Professional-looking invoice templates available
  • Easy view of customer history
  • Invoicing formats accepted – emails, PDF, online
  • Automated followups
  • Works best on any device, especially Mac and PC

Zoho Invoice –

  • Customisable bills
  • Expense tracking
  • Recurring invoice
  • Accept partial payments
  • Attractive invoice template available
  • Multicurrency accepted
  • Report collection
  • Import data easily
  • Send invoices on the go via your Android, iOS or Windows device

Unique feature of each software:

Billbooks – One of the exclusive features of Billbooks is the Pay per Invoice pricing policy. You need to pay for invoices only that are used. This is completely pocket-friendly pricing plan for businesses.

Freshbooks – The exceptional feature of Freshbooks is that it has automatic PayPal integration feature.

Zoho Invoice – This software has a dedicated client portal where they can keep track of all their transactions. On the other hand, you can also keep a track of clients who have viewed or paid invoice with real time status view.

For your more convenience, we have compared the 3 softwares in tabular form:

Comparison Billbooks Freshbooks Zoho Invoice
Year of Establishment 2012 2008 1996
Motto Experience the Joy of Billing Painless Billing Hassle-free Invoicing Software
Best Suited for Small Business, Freelancers Small Business, Medium-size Business, Freelancers Small Business, Freelancers, Mid-size Business, Enterprises
Free Trial First 3 invoices are free Free trial for 30 days Invoice up to 25 customer for free
Demo Video Available Available Available
Supported Languages English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch English English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish
Pricing Policy $ 10 – get 20 invoices, at $20 – 50 invoices, $35 – 100 invoices and $60 – 200 invoices $ 12.95 per month, $ 19.95 per month, $ 29.95 per month, $ 39.95 per month $ 7 per month, $ 15 per month, $ 30 per month
Tax Calculation Yes Yes Yes
Supports Mobile Platform Android, iOS iOS, iPad, Android Android, iOS, Windows
Unique feature Pay Per Invoice pricing policy Automatic PayPal integration feature Dedicated client portal to keep track of transactions
File Attachment Option Yes No Yes
Security 256-bit SSL encryption 256-bit SSL encryption 256-bit SSL encryption

After going through the comparison, you might get an idea of which software suits the best for your line of work. Choose wisely, save time and effort and enjoy your billing process.

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