Tired of QuickBooks?

Wave makes accounting easy for your small business.

Tired of QuickBooks?

Wave is the best QuickBooks alternative: free accounting & invoicing software with no limitations.

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Three reasons to try Wave instead

Wave has free, unlimited invoicing and accounting

That’s right: 100% free. $0/month. No credit card required to sign up. And unlimited means you'll never worry about choosing the right package, or creating a new account to upgrade.

Free doesn't mean fewer features

Just because Wave is free doesn't mean you won't get access to powerful, professional software. Unlike other tiered accounting software options, every feature is available from the minute you create your free account.

Set-up is quick and easy

We don’t believe in trials or demos to get started. You can just create your free Wave account, set up your business in minutes and see for yourself.

I'm ready to make the switch

Wave VS. QuickBooks

Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Pricing
Wave
Free forever
QuickBooks (all plans)
$5-$75/month
Track income and expenses
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Capture and organize receipts
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Maximize tax deductions
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Invoice & accept payments
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Run basic reports
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Send estimates
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Track sales & sales tax
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Manage 1099 contractors
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Manage and pay bills
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Some paid plans
Accountant-approved reporting
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Some paid plans
Fully integrated with other Wave financial tools
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Built for businesses with 1 - 9 employees
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)

Wave VS. QuickBooks

With Wave, you don’t need to choose the package that’s right for you. Invoicing and accounting (plus much more) are free and unlimited for everyone.

 
Wave
QuickBooks (all plans)
Pricing
Free forever
$5-$75/month
Track income and expenses
Capture and organize receipts
Maximize tax deductions
Invoice & accept payments
Run basic reports
Send estimates
Track sales & sales tax
Manage 1099 contractors
Manage and pay bills
Some paid plans
Accountant-approved reporting
Some paid plans
Fully integrated with other Wave financial tools
Built for businesses with 1 - 9 employees

Customers Love Wave

4.5 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of spring 2019.

"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

Features

Here's why we think you'll love Wave

Accounting

Powerful, cloud-based accounting software that perfectly integrates with Wave’s suite of free tools to help you run your business better. Unlimited, secure and reliable bank connections, free of charge. Designed to be easy for freelancers and small business owners to use, while making accountants happy with robust reports and functionality.

Invoicing

Professional, customizable invoices that are quick and easy to create. Send invoices on the go using Wave’s iOS and Android apps, which automatically sync to your accounting records so your bookkeeping is already done. Send unlimited recurring invoices to as many customers as you want—all free.

Payments

Flexible billing to suit any customer. Time-saving features like scheduled payment reminders and automatic credit card payments. Connects seamlessly with Wave’s free invoicing and accounting software, so you’ll always have the information you need in one place. Pay only 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction with no subscription fees or hidden charges.

See how Wave compares to other platforms

FreshBooks vs. Wave

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