Free QuickBooks Alternative for Lawyers

Your law firm needs access to unlimited invoicing and premium features, and QuickBooks’ clunky desktop-only features just aren’t cutting it anymore. We get it—we built a free accounting software solution that has all of the useful QuickBooks features at a fraction of the cost.

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QuickBooks vs. ZipBooks for Law Firms

We’re going to assume you’ve already tried QuickBooks and are now searching for an alternative to paying the ridiculous monthly fees and added support costs. Or perhaps you tried QuickBooks but were frustrated that you couldn’t add multiple users or access your account on your mobile device. And who wants to pay for an expensive accounting solution that can’t fully meet your needs? With ZipBooks, you don’t have to – it’s free.

Send and track invoices
Bank feed import
Credit card processing
Recurring billing
Time tracking
$15 / month
$15 / month
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  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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

Windows Bookkeeping Made Easy

One of the biggest things that QuickBooks users complain about is that the desktop-based software doesn’t work well with cloud-based businesses (which is most of the businesses nowadays). You can only work from one computer. That leaves little room for team work or connection to your clients from wherever you are. You can take drastic measures to work with this limitation. That’s a big part of why we built ZipBooks. It is built for cloud-based businesses, so you and your team can access your account and even send invoices from wherever you are.

In addition to free, beautifully designed invoice templates, your free ZipBooks account also gives you access to a ton of other features that make billing clients and getting paid easy:

Partial Payments (free!): Our invoice options allow you to accept partial payments so your clients can pay part up front and pay the remaining balance when the work is done.

Unlimited Invoices (free!): You have a lot going on at once, so you need to be able to send invoices quickly and track which are paid and which aren’t. ZipBooks invoice templates allow you to send an invoice in just a few clicks and even personalize it with your logo.

Automatic Payment Reminders (free!): No need to worry about sending payment reminders to your clients after you’ve invoiced them—let ZipBooks handle it for you. Just set automatic reminders to on and your clients will be gently prompted when it’s time to pay—no awkward phone calls required.

Credit Card Payments (free!): You know that you get paid faster when you allow your clients to pay with a credit card, and so do we. ZipBooks accepts any payment options your clients need, including credit cards, PayPal, and Stripe. That’s what we call convenience.

ZipBooks Was Built with Windows Users in Mind

Time is crucial to every business. There’s no time to waste on complicated software that confuses users and makes your life difficult. ZipBooks is intuitive and easy to use. We have built ZipBooks so Windows users like you can keep bookkeeping as simple as possible. In fact, we even built a time tracking feature into every version of ZipBooks for your convenience.

Here are just a few of the time tracking features you’ll enjoy with ZipBooks:

  • Quickly set up different users for each of you employees so you can bill clients by different hourly rates if you need them to.
  • Juggle all of your projects simultaneously and keep them nearly organized.
  • ZipBooks automatically keeps track of whether tracked time has or hasn’t been billed so you’ll always know what you still need to invoice and what’s been paid for.
  • Rather bill on a monthly basis? No problem. ZipBooks makes it easy to set up recurring bills for ongoing transactions.
  • Ready to get started? Set up your free ZipBooks account today and see how ridiculously simple Windows accounting can be. We assure that you won’t be able to go back to confusing QuickBooks.

Tracking expenses is crucial in any business. Here at ZipBooks, we allow you to easily categorize expenses and customize your categories. This filtering system makes tax season and creating spending reports a thousand times simpler. You can produce income and spending reports in just a few clicks.

When we say we cater to your every financial need, we mean it. ZipBooks makes it easy to handle all of your firm’s accounting yourself, but if you find you need a little extra help, we offer low-cost bookkeeping and tax prep services, too.

Looking for something besides QuickBooks for law firms?

Here are some other QuickBooks business solutions that you can compare to ZipBooks.

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