Free QuickBooks for Construction


You probably went looking for QuickBooks for Construction because you thought it was the only accounting software that could meet your small business’s needs.

But if you’re looking for an accounting solution that you can personalize to your business without selling your firstborn child, you should know there are better (and more affordable) options out there.

Meet ZipBooks: the only truly free accounting solution that has all of QuickBooks features and more.

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QuickBooks vs. ZipBooks for Construction

The first and most obvious reason to ditch QuickBooks is the ridiculous price tag. The monthly subscription is enough to make you think twice, and if you need additional features or customer support, expect to pay even more. Instead, switch to ZipBooks and pay exactly $0 for all of the basic features of QuickBooks, plus free customer support whenever you need it.

Send and track invoices
Bank feed import
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Recurring billing
Time tracking
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$15 / month
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$15 / month
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  • After trying multiple accounting apps for 10 years, ZipBooks was finally the solution. My clients can pay online & accept quotes through a simple, interactive process. Clients love it as much as I do.

    Chris Kelley Digital Craft Co.
  • This is by far the best app that has helped me with my small business. It has made accounting, invoicing, and tracking payments a breeze! I really love it!

    Jill Muñiz Quirky Print & Design Studio
  • Why not have bookkeeping software that is delightful and intuitive? Do you like using your old, boring software? Nah, didn't think so. ZipBooks rocks!

    Alex Harvey Illuminate Design
  • After trying multiple platforms, ZipBooks proves to surpass all expectations. They make bookkeeping a breeze. Would recommend a thousand times over because it has been crucial to my business growth.

    Laine Napoli Branding Addicts
  • I never studied accounting, but I found this software to be very user friendly for basic bookkeeping. I was able to figure it out in a short period of time. ZipBooks, I love you!

    Bonnie Cohen Bonnie Cohen-Gallet, Esq

True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

An Accounting App Built with You in Mind

Aside from the incredible price point ($0!) your ZipBooks account comes fully loaded with all of the features you need to make your construction business successful, and then some.

Here are just a few of the features we think you’ll love:

Unlimited Invoices – You work with dozens of different people every day—contractors, carpenters, electricians, and more—you need an accounting solution that will help you keep up with all of those moving parts. ZipBooks gives you access to unlimited free invoices for an unlimited number of clients. Plus, work even faster with our beautiful (and free) invoice templates.

Faster Payouts – With all of those people coming in and out of your work sites, keeping track of your money is more important than ever. Stop waiting around for your paychecks to process and get paid in as little as two business days by switching to ZipBooks.

Flexible Payment Options – Need to accept a form of payment other than debit? No problem. Your ZipBooks account allows you to accept credit card, Stripe, and PayPal payments with ease.

Access from Anywhere – Wherever your workday takes you, ZipBooks can keep up. Access your account from any web browser or our app, anytime, whether you’re on a work site or at the bank.


Automate Your Construction Business with ZipBooks

We know it’s hard to believe. Can all of this really be free? We understand your hesitation—we’ve been there. Our founders built ZipBooks after feeling frustrated by the lack of affordable accounting options for small businesses. We believe smart accounting solutions should be accessible to anyone, no matter the size of your business, which is why we added additional features just to make life as a business owner a little easier.

In addition to all of our free accounting features, here are a few more things you’ll love about switching to ZipBooks:

Time Tracking (paid feature after free trial) – If you have subcontractors you pay hourly, you’ll be excited to learn that ZipBooks also serves as a time tracker for all of your employees. Plus, set custom rates for each person and create custom invoices in just a few clicks.

Automated Payment Reminders – With all of those free invoices, you’ll need a way to remind your clients when it’s time to pay, without having to set a million reminders on your phone. Easily set your ZipBooks account to send automated reminders when a payment deadline is coming up, or when a payment is late.

Effortless Auto-Billing (paid feature after free trial) – Have clients who you need to invoice on a recurring basis? Easily set up auto-billing after their first payment comes through and never worry about sending follow-up invoices again.

Spending Reports in Seconds (paid feature after free trial) – When it’s time to generate spending and income reports for quarterly and annual reviews, ZipBooks generates them for you in just a few clicks so you can stop wrestling with spreadsheets and get back to work.


ZipBooks was built to be completely cloud-based for modern, on-the-go businesses like yours. Compare this to QuickBooks, which was built to be a static desktop-based accounting solution, and you’ll see why ZipBooks is clearly the best choice for your construction business.

Start your free trial today and see for yourself why so many entrepreneurs are making the switch to ZipBooks. Need help? Our amazing customer service team is standing by to offer support anytime, but with an app built to be so intuitive anyone can use it, we don’t think you’ll need it.

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