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Accounting and Invoicing Software

Published 12/13/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

FreeAgent offers a straightforward yet fully-featured accounting and invoicing app specifically designed for freelancers and small businesses. The accounting app offers a robust set of features to manage all the financial-related activity of your business, regardless of your industry. FreeAgent’s core features allow you to manage estimates, invoices, expenses, projects, time tracking, banking, accounting and tax. Through FreeAgent’s dashboard all of your financial activity is displayed in an easy-to-digest way, through visual charts and graphs, complete with drag and drop customization.

The dashboard in FreeAgent provides complete visibility into your cashflow, with the option to filter by a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month overview. You can also view all paid, due and overdue invoices, see a snapshot view of your profit and loss, along with live bank balance charts, a tax timeline, and recent expenses, bills, and projects. While the dashboard gives an overview of all accounting activity, the rest of the app’s features allow you to manage each task in detail. You can use FreeAgent to create estimates and invoices, track expenses, set up bank feeds, generate financial reports and configure sales tax rates.

FreeAgent is ideal for freelancers and small business professionals who need to create professionally branded invoices and estimates. Estimates and invoices can be created in any currency and in more than 10 different languages. Invoices are HMRC-compliant and can include online payment options. The expenses management feature of FreeAgent allows you to track of all your and your employees expenses, with bank reconciliation and real-time tax liability updating. FreeAgent also generates a number of financial reports, such as: Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Trial Balance, Aged debtor and creditor reports and Dividend reports.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

FreeAgent is an accounting app designed with freelancers and small business owners in mind. The company is based in the UK and currently has more than 35,000 customers in over 80 countries. The app has won a number of awards including the British Accountancy Awards, along with the award for Small Business Accounts and Expense Management in the 2013 AccountingWEB Software Satisfaction Awards. FreeAgent is an official 2014 ICAS partner and was placed 18th in the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50. The company was also listed in the 2014 FinTech50 rundown of Europe’s most innovative financial technology companies.

What are the differences to other apps?

FreeAgent simultaneously provides a simple-to-use interface, with a comprehensive feature-set and a range of capabilities, to make daily accounting activity more stream-lined and enjoyable for freelancers and small business owners. One of the key features that make the app stand out from the competition is the “Projects” feature. This feature gives you complete visibility into all financial activity and profitability broken down by project. You can set budgets, define tasks, calculate billable time and even import projects from Basecamp.

FreeAgent might be designed for small businesses, but its functionalities match those of enterprise tools. This includes the multi-currency and multi-language capabilities of the estimates and invoicing features, as well as the ability to import bank transactions from thousands of banks. FreeAgent can import bank feeds from Barclays, Credit Mutuel, Allied Irish Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Commonwealth Bank, laCaixa and thousands more.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

FreeAgent adopts a modern interface that is easy to look at and offers straightforward navigation. The navigation header provides quick access to the following tabs: Overview, Contacts, Work, Bills, My Money, Banking, Taxes and Accounting. There are drop-down menus beneath these tabs linking to the complete feature list, such as Estimates, Projects, Time Tracking, Invoices and so forth. The app is intuitive, with logical workflows and step-by-step processes. The dashboard provides a colorful and digestible view of all your key data.

How does the registration process work?

To register for FreeAgent you simply need to click on the green “Try FreeAgent” button at the top righthand corner of each page of the FreeAgent website. This will lead you to a short form you need to fill out requesting your personal name, company name, and email. You then simply click on “Start My Free Trial” to start using the free 30-day trial of FreeAgent. No credit card is required and you can cancel anytime.

What does it cost to use the application?

FreeAgent is offered at a single price, no matter how many users you add. US accounts (incl. sales tax 1040 Schedule C) are $24 per month. For UK customers, the price varies between £19 and £29 depending on whether you’re a sole trader, partnership or limited company and US$20 in the rest of the world. The price includes the complete feature-set, unlimited users, unlimited support, and access to the mobile app.

Furthermore, FreeAgent offer a tempting referral discount scheme whereby if you refer a friend or colleague, both you and the person you referred the app to get a 10% discount. This is on the condition that the person you refer signs up for Free Agent. If you make ten successful referrals you get to use FreeAgent for free!

Who would you recommend the application to?

FreeAgent was designed for freelancers and small business owners to manage their finances, accounts, and billing and invoicing with ease. The app is suitable for collaboration with your accountant and offers access from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. The app’s multi-language and multi-currency features make it great for those with international clients. The expenses management is great for those who employ a small team. With the ability to sync with thousands of banks from around the world, and to configure sales tax for any country, FreeAgent is ideal for users in all parts of the world.

  • Dashboard for a visual overview of all financial activity in the business
  • Create professional estimates and invoices with multi-currency and language options
  • Track bank payments or out-of-the-pocket expenses and upload receipts
  • See profitability, tasks, statuses, billable time and budgets for each of your projects
  • Bank feeds from thousands of banks including Barclays, Credit Mutuel, Allied Irish Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Commonwealth Bank and laCaixa
  • Generate Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Trial Balance, Aged debtor and creditor reports, and Dividend reports
  • Configure your sales tax rate for any country, add rates to sales and purchases, and generate tax reports

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