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2018: Recent Updates to FreshBooks

FreshBooks is constantly being updated and improved to make running your business even easier and give you more time to focus on what you love. Here are some of the new features and improvements that have recently been released.

Want to see what we've done last year? Check out the 2017 updates here.

Last Updated: December 12, 2018


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December

New Features

  • Bank Reconciliation

Updates to Existing Features

  • Estonian Language
    • You can now select Estonian as an option for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. 


November

New Features

  • 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.

  • Balance Sheet

Updates to Existing Features

  • New 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.


October

Updates to Existing Features


September

Updates to Existing Features


August

Updates to Existing Features

  • Bulk Add Payment Apply to All
  • Business Deletion
    • If you've created additional businesses that you no longer need, you can now delete it after cancelling it.

  • Norwegian Language
    • You can now select Norwegian as an option for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. 


July

New Features

  • 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.

  • Client Saved Credit Cards

Updates to Existing Features

  • 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.

  • Reference Field on Android and iOS
    • You can now add and view the Reference field on all Invoices in the FreshBooks Mobile App for both Android and iOS.

  • Rebill Expenses on iOS


June

New Features

  • 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.

Updates to Existing Features

  • 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. 

  • Bulk Send by Email
  • Bulk Download as PDF
  • 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.

  • 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.


May

New Features

Updates to Existing Features

  • 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.

  • Greek & Romanian Languages
    • Greek and Romanian are now options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. 
  • 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.
  • Items & Services Management
    • Items & Services can now be managed in one place, where you're able to update rates, taxes and more.

  • Bulk Mark as Sent
    • You can now select multiple Invoices and use the Actions button to mark them as Sent in one go.

  • 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.


April

New Features

Updates to Existing Features

  • Danish & Swedish Languages
    • Danish and Swedish are now options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.


March

New Features

  • Cost of Goods Sold
    • Expenses and Expense Categories can now be marked as COGS, whether you rebill them onto an Invoice or not.

  • E-Signatures
    • You can now request your Clients' e-Signature before they accept a Proposal before beginning work.

  • Other Income
    • Non-invoice income like online sales and ads can now be tracked by logging them as Other Income.

Updates to Existing Features

  • German, Italian and Portuguese Languages
    • German, Italian, and Portuguese are now added as options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals as well.


February

New Features

  • Spanish and Dutch Languages
    • Spanish, Spanish (Latin America) and Dutch languages have now been added as options for Invoices, Estimates and Proposals.

  • Team Permissions

Updates to Existing Features

  • 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. 

  • View Proposal Attachments on iOS
  • Payment Schedules on iOS
  • 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.

  • 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

New Features

  • 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.

Updates to Existing Features

  • Switch Between 4+ Multiple Businesses
    • 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.
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