Tired of Quickbooks? Wave makes accounting easy for your small business.

Wave has been changing the way millions of small businesses and freelancers make money since 2010, with award-winning invoicing and accounting software and more. The best part? Wave's software is completely free, with optional financial services that are designed to be flexible to suit the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Wave vs Quickbooks
Free, unlimited software
Quickbooks Self Employed $120
Quickbooks SimpleStart $180
Quickbooks Essentials $420
Quickbooks Plus $600
Free, unlimited software
Quickbooks Self Employed Not available in Canada
Quickbooks SimpleStart $156 in Canada (“Easy Start”)
Quickbooks Essentials $324 in Canada
Quickbooks Plus $480 in Canada
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
OCR technology turns receipts into accounting info
Quickbooks Self Employed OCR technology turns receipts into accounting info
Quickbooks SimpleStart
Quickbooks Essentials
Quickbooks Plus
Quickbooks Self Employed Quickbooks SimpleStart Quickbooks Essentials Quickbooks Plus
U.S. pricing (annual) Free, unlimited software $120 $180 $420 $600
Quickbooks Self Employed Quickbooks SimpleStart Quickbooks Essentials Quickbooks Plus
U.S. pricing (annual) Free, unlimited software $120 $180 $420 $600
Canadian pricing (annual) Free, unlimited software Not available in Canada $156 in Canada (“Easy Start”) $324 in Canada $480 in Canada
Track expenses
Track sales taxes
Track bills
Unlimited invoicing
Unlimited estimates
Add partners or accountants as collaborators
Accountant-approved reporting
Invoice customization
Key reports like Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss
Connect your bank account
Apps for iOS and Android
Free receipt scanning app OCR technology turns receipts into accounting info No OCR; just a photo of the receipt
Credit card processing 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction (all credit cards) 2.9% + 25¢ when your client pays an invoice; 3.4% + 25¢ per transaction when you key in the card information yourself
Available payroll (additional fees apply)

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Customers Love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars

The ratings above are based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of June 2017.


Wave at a glance

2.8M
customers
$200B+
income and expenses tracked
$19B
in invoices sent annually
Google Play Store
“I was tired of [using] Quickbooks Online. This is way better software and runs circles around the competition. … As a small business owner, this is awesome value.
Apple App Store Review

Features

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.

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Wave makes accounting fast

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.

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Customizable invoice templates are part of the free software

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.

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Send invoices and accept credit cards

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