Back
Categories
Back

Categories

      View All

      Changes & Updates in 2018

      In 2018, we've added more new features and improvements to FreshBooks so you can focus on running your business successfully. Release notes (also known as a changelog) are below for 2018.

       

      Looking for 2019 updates? Go here instead.


      Jump To:
      December  |  November  |  October  |  September  |  August  |  July  |  June  |  May  |  April |  March  |  February  |  January

       


      December

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Accounting  🎉  Bank Reconciliation Matching up your accounts with FreshBook entries is now possible with Bank Reconciliation.
      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals  🎉  Estonian Language You can now select Estonian as an option for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals.

       


      November

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Navigation Reports, Accounting & Other Income Navigation Reports have been moved to its own section, Other Income is now under the Invoices section, and Chart of Accounts is now under a new section called Accounting, all to improve the navigation experience.
      Accounting & My Team  🎉  Accountants You can now invite up to ten Accountants to your business to help review your financial reports, manage your Invoices, Payments, Expenses and more.
      Accounting & Reports 🎉   Balance Sheet  View your assets, liabilities and equities in the new Balance Sheet Report.

       


      October

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Payments & Clients  Add Credit Cards on Client Profiles You can now add credit cards directly into a Client's profile with Advanced Payments.

       


      September

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Expenses & Bank Connections Bank Connections Last Successful Import A notification at the top of your list of Expenses will display your last imported Expenses from your Bank Connection.
      Invoices & Expenses Rebilling Expenses in Different Currencies A pop-up will let you know if you are trying to rebill Expenses on an Invoice with a different currency.
      Payments & Clients Advanced Payments Saved Credit Cards on Client Profiles With Advanced Payments, saved credit cards are now visible on the Client's Profile.
      Payments & Invoices Owners Removing Credit Cards from Recurring Templates Owners can now remove saved credit cards from Recurring Templates that are processing Automatic Payments.
      Expenses & Bank Connections Uncategorized Expenses Filter

      You can now use the search box in the Expenses section to filter by Uncategorized expenses while organizing your Expenses.

       


      August

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Invoices & Payments

      Bulk Add Payment Apply to All

      When adding payments in bulk, you can choose to apply the same information to all payments if needed.

      Businesses Business Deletion If you've created additional businesses that you no longer need, you can now delete it after cancelling it.
      Invoices & Payments Bulk Add Date to all Payments You can now apply the same date to all payments if needed when adding payments in bulk.
      Accounting & Reports Chart of Accounts Amounts Clickable All amounts on the Chart of Accounts are now clickable so you can see where the totals come from.
      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals 🎉  Norwegian Language You can now select Norwegian as an option for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals.
      Other Income  🎉  Other Income Non-invoice income like online sales and ads can now be tracked by logging them as Other Income.

       


      July

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Accounting & Reports  🎉  Accounting Reports The Trial Balance Report, General Ledger Report and Chart of Accounts is now available on Plus and Premium plans.
      Invoices  Bulk Download as PDFs Multiple Invoices can now be downloaded as separate PDF files.
      Payments 🎉  Advanced Payments With Advanced Payments, you can now process credit card payments over phone or in person, as well as save credit card information for future Invoices and Recurring Templates. 
      Mobile Bulk Actions & Reference Field on Android & iOS You can now add and view the Reference field on all Invoices, as well as bulk delete, archive and Mark as Paid in the FreshBooks Mobile App for both Android and iOS.
      Projects Remove Employees & Contractors from Projects You can now remove Employees and Contractors from Projects they no longer need to work on.
      Invoices & Payments Bulk Add Payments Adding payments to multiple Invoices in one go is now possible with the Bulk Action button on a list of Invoices.
      Clients & Payments

      🎉  Client Saved Credit Cards 

      Clients now have the option to save their credit card information while paying Invoices. 

      Mobile 

      Rebill Time Entries on Android

       Time Entries can now be rebilled onto Invoices in the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android. When making an Invoice and adding items, the option to add unbilled time (if there are any) will appear.

      Mobile 

      Rebill Expenses on iOS

      Expenses can now be rebilled onto Invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

       


      June

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Invoices View Deleted and Undelete Recurring Templates

      A deleted section is now available for any deleted Recurring Templates, and you can also undelete any Recurring Templates.

      Estimates & Proposals Email Notification for Accepted Estimate or Proposal You'll now receive an email whenever a Client accepts an Estimate or Proposal.
      Dashboard Unbilled Time Widget An Unbilled Time widget has been added to the Dashboard so you can easily see how much unbilled time you have per client, and quickly generate invoices for the time.
      Invoices Bulk Send by Email You can now send multiple Invoices by Email in one go.
      Mobile Archive Invoices & Add Tax Name & Number on iOS Invoices can now be archived, and you can add or view the Tax Name & Number in your Company Profile (if applicable) on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Referrals 🎉  Referral Program Referring FreshBooks to others is now possible by sending an email, a FaceBook Message, a FaceBook post, or by copying your unique referral link

       


      May

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Mobile  Late Fees & Reminders on iOS

      Enabling late fees and late payment reminders is now possible on any Invoice on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

      Clients 🎉  Import Clients from CSV You can now add new clients in bulk by importing in with a CSV file.
      Invoices Modifying Items & Services on Invoices Editing Items & Services on line items on Invoices will no longer affect the original Item or Service.
      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals Greek & Romanian Languages Greek and Romanian are now options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals.
      Navigation Redesigned Apps & Integrations The Apps & Integrations page in your account now displays featured apps alongside with any connected apps you have.
      Mobile  Update Company Profile on iOS Update your Company Profile details directly on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Other Income Other Income Autofill The Category now will autofill based on the Source you enter, if it has been categorized previously before, saving you time.
      Invoices & Projects Bill for Flat Rate Projects You can now bill for Flat Rate Projects from an Invoice.
      Time Tracking  Mark Time as Unbilled Now you can mark time as unbilled if you'd like to bill for it again, or if you've accidentally marked the wrong time as billed.
      Mobile Bulk Invoice Actions on iOS Bulk Mark as Paid and Bulk Mark as Sent is now available on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Invoices & Time Tracking Items & Services Management Items & Services can now be managed in one place, where you're able to update rates, taxes and more.
      Invoices Bulk Mark as Sent You can now select multiple Invoices and use the Actions button to mark them as Sent in one go.
      Mobile  Rebill Expenses on Android Expenses can now be rebilled onto Invoices in the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android. When making an Invoice and adding items, the option to add unbilled expenses (if there are any) will appear.
      Mobile  Rebill Time on iOS You can now rebill your time entries on Invoices using the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS. When making an Invoice and adding items, the option to add unbilled time (if there are any) will appear.

       


      April

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Expenses  🎉  Import Expenses from CSV Expenses can now be imported in bulk with the CSV file import option.
      Mobile Mobile Sign Up You can now sign up for a FreshBooks account on the FreshBooks Mobile App  directly. 
      Time Tracking My Time Entries Time Entries has now been renamed to My Time Entries, and a green + button is now available to quickly log time outside of the timer.
      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals   

      🎉  Danish & Swedish Languages

       

      Danish and Swedish are now options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. 
      Expenses & Reports Source Added to Expense List & Expense Report Now it's easier to see which Team Member logged the Expense under the Source column when viewing a list of Expenses or the Expense Report.
      Dashboard

      Revenue Streams Dashboard Graph

       

      Now you can easily monitor your streams of revenue from both Other Income and your Invoices using the Revenue Streams graph on your Dashboard. 
      Other Income

      Sort for Other Income

      You can now click on any header when viewing the list of Other Income entries to sort by that header.
      Mobile

      Dashboard on iOS

      The FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS now has a Dashboard view, making it easy to get a quick look at your business' outstanding invoices, profit and spending while on the go.
      My Team

      New Team Member Invite Flow

      When inviting a new Team Member, Owners now have the option to select multiple Projects for the Employee to be added to when sending the invite.

       


      March

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals 🎉  German, Italian and Portuguese Languages German, Italian, and Portuguese are now added as options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals as well.
      Expenses & Reports 🎉  Cost of Goods Sold Expenses and Expense Categories can now be marked as COGS, whether you rebill them onto an Invoice or not.
      Proposals  🎉  E-Signatures You can now request your Clients' e-Signature before they accept a Proposal before beginning work.
      Other Income  🎉  Other Income Non-invoice income like online sales and ads can now be tracked by logging them as Other Income.

       


      February

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Mobile Dashboard on Android

      A Dashboard view has been added to the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android, making it easy to get a quick look at your business' outstanding invoices, profit and spending while on the go.

      Invoices, Estimates & Proposals  🎉  Spanish & Dutch Languages Spanish, Spanish (Latin America) and Dutch languages have now been added as options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals.
      My Team  🎉  Team Permissions Add new team members as a Admin, Employee or Contractor depending on which permissions you want to grant the team member.
      Mobile View Proposal Attachments on iOS

      You can now see attachments on existing Proposals on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

      Mobile Payment Schedules on iOS

      Payment schedules can now be set up from the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

      Mobile  Additional Push Notifications on iOS

      The FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS now has three additional push notifications. Now you can be notified when a Client hasn't viewed an Invoice, Estimate or Proposal in 7 days, when a Client comments, and when an Invoice becomes overdue.

      Invoices  Reference Field A Reference Field has been added to the Invoices and Estimates templates so that you can include a Purchase Order (PO) number, project code, or any other 25 character reference on your Invoices.
        Billable Rates Team Members' rates can now be managed from the My Team page with the addition of a Billable Rate field.

       


      January

      Category Changes & Updates Details
      Navigation Switch Business

      Accounts that have 4 or more Businesses now see the Switch Businesses button under My Business. Clicking this will reveal the full list of Businesses to switch to.

      My Team Switch Team Member Role You can now switch team member roles between Employees and Admins or vice versa.
      Mobile  🎉  Push Notifications on iOS

      Now you can enable push notifications on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS to be alerted of important activity in your account. This includes unsuccessful payments, declined payments, Estimate accepted and Proposal accepted.

      Support Categories