Changes and 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 the newest updates? Go to Changes and updates in 2023 instead.
 

December

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Accounting  🎉  Bank Reconciliation Matching up your accounts with FreshBooks entries is now possible with bank reconciliation.
Invoices, Estimates, and Proposals 🎉  Estonian LanguageYou can now select Estonian as an option for invoices, estimates and proposals.
 

November

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
NavigationReports, Accounting, and Other Income NavigationReports 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 and 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 and Reports 🎉   Balance Sheet Report View your assets, liabilities and equities in the new Balance Sheet report.
 

October

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Payments and Clients Add Credit Cards on Client ProfilesYou can now add credit cards directly into a client's profile with Advanced Payments.
 

September

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Expenses and Bank ConnectionsBank Connections Last Successful ImportA notification at the top of your list of expenses will display your last imported expenses from your bank connection.
Invoices and ExpensesRebilling Expenses in Different CurrenciesA pop-up will let you know if you are trying to rebill expenses on an invoice with a different currency.
Payments and ClientsAdvanced Payments Saved Credit Cards on Client ProfilesWith Advanced Payments, saved credit cards are now visible on the client's profile.
Payments and InvoicesRemoving Credit Cards from Recurring Templates for OwnersOwners can now remove saved credit cards from recurring templates that are processing recurring payments.
Expenses and Bank ConnectionsUncategorized Expenses Filter
You can now use the search box in the Expenses section to filter by uncategorized expenses while organizing your expenses.
 

August

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Invoices and 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.
BusinessesBusiness DeletionIf you've created additional businesses that you no longer need, you can now delete it after cancelling it.
Invoices and PaymentsBulk Add Date to all PaymentsYou can now apply the same date to all payments if needed when adding payments in bulk.
Accounting and ReportsChart of Accounts Amounts SelectableAll amounts on the Chart of Accounts are now selectable so you can view where the totals come from.
Invoices, Estimates, and Proposals🎉  Norwegian LanguageYou 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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Accounting and Reports 🎉  Accounting ReportsThe Trial Balance report, General Ledger report and Chart of Accounts is now available on Plus and Premium plans.
Invoices Bulk Download as PDFsMultiple invoices can now be downloaded as separate PDF files.
Payments🎉  Advanced PaymentsWith 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. 
MobileBulk Actions and Reference Field on Android and iOSYou 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.
ProjectsRemove Employees and Contractors from ProjectsYou can now remove employees and contractors from projects they no longer need to work on.
Invoices and PaymentsBulk Add PaymentsAdding payments to multiple invoices in one go is now possible with the Bulk Action button on a list of invoices.
Clients and 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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
InvoicesView 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 and ProposalsEmail Notification for Accepted Estimate or ProposalYou'll now receive an email whenever a client accepts an estimate or proposal.
DashboardUnbilled Time GraphAn Unbilled Time graph has been added to the dashboard so you can easily view how much unbilled time you have per client, and quickly generate invoices for the time.
InvoicesBulk Send By EmailYou can now send multiple invoices by email at once.
MobileArchive Invoices and Add Tax Name and Tax Number on iOSInvoices can now be archived, and you can add or view the Tax Name and Tax Number in business settings, 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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Mobile Late Fees and Reminders on iOS
Enabling late fees and payment reminders is now possible on any invoice on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
Clients🎉  Import Clients from CSVYou can now add new clients in bulk by importing in with a CSV file.
InvoicesModifying Items and Services on InvoicesEditing items and services on line items on invoices will no longer affect the original item or service.
Invoices, Estimates, and ProposalsGreek and Romanian LanguagesGreek and Romanian are now options for invoices, estimates and proposals.
NavigationRedesigned Apps and IntegrationsThe Apps and Integrations page in your account now displays featured apps alongside with any connected apps you have.
Mobile Update Business on iOSUpdate business details directly on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
Other IncomeOther Income AutofillThe category now will autofill based on the source you enter, if it has been categorized previously before, saving you time.
Invoices and ProjectsBill for Flat Rate ProjectsYou can now bill for flat rate projects from an invoice.
Time Tracking Mark Time as UnbilledNow 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.
MobileBulk Invoice Actions on iOSBulk Mark as Paid and Bulk Mark as Sent is now available on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
Invoices and Time TrackingItems and Services Management Items and Services can now be managed in one place, where you're able to update rates, taxes and more.
InvoicesBulk Mark as SentYou can now select multiple invoices and use the Actions button to mark them as sent in one go.
Mobile Rebill Expenses on AndroidExpenses 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 iOSYou 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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Expenses  🎉  Import Expenses from CSV Expenses can now be imported in bulk with the CSV file import option.
MobileMobile Sign UpYou can now sign up for a FreshBooks account on the FreshBooks Mobile App directly. 
Time TrackingMy Time EntriesTime 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, and Proposals  
🎉  Danish and Swedish Languages
 
Danish and Swedish are now options for invoices, estimates and proposals. 
Expenses and ReportsSource Added to Expense List and Expense ReportNow it's easier to view 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 select 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 Process
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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
Invoices, Estimates, and Proposals 🎉  German, Italian and Portuguese Languages German, Italian, and Portuguese are now added as options for invoices, estimates and proposals.
Expenses and Reports🎉  Cost of Goods SoldExpenses 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

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
MobileDashboard 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, and Proposals 🎉  Spanish and Dutch Languages Spanish, Spanish (Latin America) and Dutch languages have now been added as options for invoices, estimates and proposals.
My Team 🎉  Team PermissionsAdd new team members as a admin, employee or contractor depending on which permissions you want to grant the team member.
MobileView Proposal Attachments on iOS
You can now view attachments on existing proposals on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
MobilePayment 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 FieldA 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 characters reference on your Invoices.
My TeamBillable RatesTeam members' rates can now be managed from the My Team page with the addition of a Billable Rate field.
 

January

CategoryChanges and UpdatesDetails
NavigationSwitch Business
Accounts that have 4 or more businesses now view the Switch Businesses button under My Business. Selecting this will reveal the full list of businesses to switch to.
My TeamSwitch Team Member RoleYou can now switch team member roles between employees and admins or vice versa.
Mobile  🎉  Push Notifications on iOS
Now you can turn on 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.