ZipBooks vs. FreeAgent

Free FreeAgent alternative for contractors, consultants, and small businesses.


ZipBooks is a great FreeAgent alternative that is actually free. Enjoy accounting software that is easier and faster to use without having to deal with that monthly payment.

Online invoicing
Send unlimited invoices
Multi-currency invoicing
Multi-language invoicing
Automatic recurring invoicing
Invoice Financing

Simplify your accounting solution

There is something about the word “accounting” that gets a negative vibe. It sounds like dealing with a lot of numbers and headaches.

ZipBooks works hard to give you the most simple accounting solution with as few headaches as possible. Whether at home or at work, you can use ZipBooks to immediately track your expenses and see where your money is going.

You can use our iPhone app to access ZipBooks on the go, or access everything from the web app.

We hope that by giving you simple and competitive free accounting software, your negative view of accounting will change to a more positive one.

Track Income and Expenses
Snap and upload receipts
Sync bank accounts and apps
Double-entry accounting

Imagine the perfect invoice solution

Close your eyes and imagine a scenario that solves all your cash flow problems.

You just finished a job and send out an invoice to your client. You hope that your client sees your invoice and pays you right away, but from past experience you know that just doesn’t happen.

Normally you start to get a little stressed about having the funds to pay for your next project, but then you remember you have ZipBooks, and your worrying subsides.

With invoice financing, you can get paid before your client even sees your invoice. By using invoice financing, you don’t have to worry about having the funds to start that next project–you can start immediately.

Project Management
Unlimited time tracking
Track time on desktop or mobile
Define different task billing rates
Enter time manually or use the built-in stopwatch timer
Automatically generate invoices from unbilled time

Manage your projects without a penny

ZipBooks loves to see businesses grow and progress. That is why no matter how big your business, or how many people are on your team, ZipBooks always remains free no matter what.

ZipBooks is a great project management solution because it’s so simple to use that you don’t have to train your teammates to learn how to use it. And if they do have any questions, there is free, 24/7 chat support to help them out.

Track your time directly from the desktop without having to sign in to ZipBooks every time with our browser extension and start a new project on the spot.

ZipBooks makes project management less of a hassle so your team can get right to work.

Send out estimates
Convert estimates into invoices, or projects and tasks
Save time by duplicating existing estimates

Easy estimates made for you

Sending out an estimate doesn’t have to be a painful experience. Once you learn how to create an invoice with ZipBooks, an estimate will feel like déjà vu.

Our estimate template is the exact same as our online invoice creator, so you don’t have to figure out anything new. Add your logo, set terms, add notes, and personalize your email message before you send your estimate out.

After getting it approved, you can easily convert the estimate into an invoice with a single click.

Send out as many estimates as you need and never worry about a pricing table again–it’s always free.

Other features
Access your data from tablet or smartphone
$24.00 per month

One-click invoicing

ZipBooks created a simple invoice template that lets you send off an invoice without having to be troubled with so unnecessary options. ZipBooks is great for someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of time learning how to use new software.

Software you can trust

With ZipBooks, you get the most secure protection. Your data is protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and the industry’s highest security measures. Your security is a high importance here at ZipBooks.

Perfect for Mac users

If you are a fan of beautiful, simple design, then ZipBooks is the best option. ZipBooks strives to make their software especially enjoyable for Mac users by focusing on creating easy-to-use software.

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