Compare FreshBooks vs QuickBooks vs Wave

Find a platform that makes accounting easy for your small business.

With Wave's $0/month, you get …

Zero limits

We don’t do free trials or tiers. That’s right: 100% free. $0/month. Get access to unlimited invoicing and accounting right away with no credit card required to sign up.

Zero compromises

Get access to all accounting and invoicing benefits, all the time. Unlike other tiered software options, every feature is available from the minute you create your free account.

Zero complexity

Software designed to give you hours back in your busy day. Set up your free Wave account in a snap. No fancy how-to videos here!

I'm ready to make the switch

Wave VS. FreshBooks VS. QuickBooks

Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Pricing
Wave
$0/month, free forever
QuickBooks
$5-$75/month
FreshBooks
$15-$50/month
Add partners or accountants as collaborators
Wave
Unlimited from the start
QuickBooks
$17.50/month for up to 3 users
FreshBooks
$10/month per collaborator
Track income and expenses
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Track sales and sales taxes
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Manage and pay bills
Wave
QuickBooks
Some paid plans
FreshBooks
Accountant-approved reporting
Wave
QuickBooks
Some paid plans
FreshBooks
Unlimited invoicing
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Capture and organize receipts
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Manage 1099 contractors
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Maximize tax deductions
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Connect your bank account
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Payment processing
Wave
1% per bank payment (ACH/EFT); 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for all credit cards
QuickBooks
1% per bank payment (ACH/EFT); 2.9% + 25¢ per transaction for all credit cards
FreshBooks
2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for most credit cards; 3.5% + 30¢ per transaction for AMEX, plus monthly fees

Wave VS. FreshBooks VS. QuickBooks

 
Wave
QuickBooks
FreshBooks
Pricing
$0/month, free forever
$5-$75/month
$15-$50/month
Add partners or accountants as collaborators
Unlimited from the start
$17.50/month for up to 3 users
$10/month per collaborator
Track income and expenses
Track sales and sales taxes
Manage and pay bills
Some paid plans
Accountant-approved reporting
Some paid plans
Unlimited invoicing
Capture and organize receipts
Manage 1099 contractors
Maximize tax deductions
Connect your bank account
Payment processing
1% per bank payment (ACH/EFT); 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for all credit cards
1% per bank payment (ACH/EFT); 2.9% + 25¢ per transaction for all credit cards
2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for most credit cards; 3.5% + 30¢ per transaction for AMEX, plus monthly fees

But don’t take it from us …

Our customers gave us 4.5 out of 5 stars based on hundreds of customer reviews collected by G2Crowd.

"It is BANANAS how much easier & intuitive @WaveHQ is for human accounting, invoicing and payroll than Quickbooks."

Ash Ambirge, The Middle Finger Project

Everything you need to confidently run your business

Here’s why you'll love Wave

Enjoy our full suite of unlimited invoicing and accounting for $0/month. (Might as well put away your credit card – you won’t even need it to create an account.)

Unlimited Accounting

  • Cloud-based software with robust reporting
  • Easy-to-use functionality – ideal for everyone from artists to small biz CEO’s
  • Backed by certified bank-grade security practices

Unlimited Invoicing

  • Create professional invoices unique to your business
  • Send invoices from your mobile device using our free iOS and Android app
  • Set up repeat invoices for any number of clients

Low-fee Payments

  • Accept credit card and bank payments for as little as 1% per transaction. No monthly fees; no extra costs; no surprises.
  • Fully integrated with our powerful set of products and features
  • Send payment reminders and schedule regular bill payments

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