Which web browsers can I use with FreshBooks?
FreshBooks makes it possible to access your account anywhere on the web. For the best possible experience, whether you’re a Business Owner, Client, or a Team Member, you can ensure your browser is on the latest version and clear any cache and cookies as needed.
Clear Cache & Cookies
If your browser is unable to access FreshBooks, clearing the cache and cookies will help. Use the below steps depending on your browser:
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Safari - click here for cache and here for cookies
FreshBooks will operate on the minimum versions required below:
- Chrome - 2 most recent versions
- Firefox - 2 most recent versions
- Microsoft Edge - most recent version
- Opera - most recent version
- Safari - 2 most recent versions
Note: If you are a Client, make sure your browser is up to date and your browser is able to accept cookies. This helps you view any sent Invoices, Estimates and Proposals without any login required.
To update your browser, or see if any new updates are available, click below on the browser of your choice for the steps:
Incognito & Private Browsing Mode
If you need to check whether an extension or your cookies and cache are causing issues with your FreshBooks experience, use Incognito or Private Browsing Mode to confirm:
- Chrome Incognito
- Firefox Private Browsing
- Microsoft Edge InPrivate Browsing
- Opera Private Mode
- Safari Private Browsing
Is FreshBooks compatible with Internet Explorer?
For the best possible experience, both Microsoft and FreshBooks recommends using Microsoft Edge or Chrome instead. When a Client opens Invoices and Estimates/Proposals on Internet Explorer (IE 11), they may see a blank screen or missing information below the top buttons as a result of incompatibility issues with IE 11. Internet Explorer is being discontinued later in 2021 due to security and vulnerability issues.
Why do my Clients see a login page when they try to view an Invoice?
This can be caused by old sessions stored in the browser from previously accessing FreshBooks Classic Invoices in the past. To resolve this, either:
- Use the steps above to clear the browser’s cookies and cache, and then try opening the link again
- Or open the link in an incognito/private browsing window instead