Freshbooks vs Zoho Books

FreshBooks is an online invoicing software as a service for freelancers, small businesses, agencies, and professionals. The product includes a myriad of other related features, such as time tracking, expense tracking, recurring billing, online payment collection, the ability to mail invoices through the U.S. Post, and support tickets.
Zoho Books
Zoho Books is an online accounting software with time tracking that allows you to easily manage the money flowing in and out of your business. Manage your customers and invoices, while keeping expenses in check. Record, monitor and reconcile your bank accounts and transactions, and collaborate with your accountant in real-time. Most importantly, Zoho Books helps you make better, more informed decisions and stay on top of your business.
Comparing Freshbooks vs Zoho Books is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Freshbooks has more user-friendly interface than Zoho Books because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Freshbooks is more popular than Zoho Books

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zoho Books gets document hub and receipt auto-scanning (in 2017)
- Freshbooks allows to invoice your clients faster (in 2015)
- Zoho Books available on iPad (in 2014)
- Zoho Books app for Windows 8.1 released (in 2014)
- Zoho launched online accounting service Zoho Books (in 2011)
- FreshBooks - online billing for small business (in 2009)
- FreshBooks, a refreshingly straightforward invoicing service (in 2006)

Looks like Zoho Books was recently more active than Freshbooks (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Freshbooks and Zoho Books meet head to head:

2014 - Zoho Books available on iPad to keep up competition with Freshbooks

Zoho announced the availability of the new Zoho Books iPad app. This native app is optimized for iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini. iPad app features all the major functions from the web version so that you can run your business on your tablet from anywhere. An interactive dashboard for you to get important insights into your business as soon as you open it. Get information on your receivables, payables and cash flow. Learn how your business is faring and what part needs attention. Zoho Books for iPad also provides business expense management, time tracking, timesheets, estimates and different reports.

2006 - FreshBooks, a refreshingly straightforward invoicing service. Zoho Books is in panic

FreshBooks is another online invoicing service for small businesses. Like Blinksale and Simplybill, which also prepare invoices online, it's a somewhat spare utility that does just one business function. But this one's feature set is not quite as spare the other utilities. There are more options for managing clients, projects, and contacts. The product will generate recurring invoices and auto-bill customers. There are several useful reports you can run. There's a rudimentary time-logging function (useful for billing services). There's even a support ticket module, although Iým not sure this belongs in an invoicing utility but I guess if a support issue is causing a customer to not pay you, you might want to track it here. The service is free to use indefinitely, but limits you to 3 client accounts. Paid versions start at $14 a month and allow you to bill more clients and have more users at your business working on the system. If you are looking at online invoicing systems, definitely try this product.