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      Changes and updates in 2022

      In 2022, 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 2022.

       

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      December

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Clients and Payments Company Name Displayed on Invoice and Checkout Link Payments The client's company name, when available, is now displayed on invoice payments and Checkout Link payments in the Payments section.
      Mobile and Expenses Improved Expense Categorization on Android To support the new customizable Chart of Accounts, expenses can now be categorized as operating expenses or cost of goods sold (COGS) on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.
      Settings Updated Labels on Login Page When logging into your account or resetting your password, floating labels are added to clearly identify the text fields as you're typing into them.

       


      November

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Invoices and Payments Partial Payments with Advanced Payments When paying an invoice with Advanced Payments, you can now choose between paying in full or with partial payments.
      Settings Improved Verification Messaging When verifying your FreshBooks account, the copy has been improved to indicate logging into your FreshBooks account if your email is already verified.
      Mobile and Expenses Improved Expense Categorization on iOS To support the new customizable Chart of Accounts, expenses can now be categorized as operating expenses or cost of goods sold (COGS) on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Customer Experience Dedicated Help Section and Improved Self-Serve Our Help section can now be accessed directly with a link instead of a pop-up. This new Help section also includes easier access to our self-serve resources while making it easy to contact support.
      Settings Show Password during Login When logging into your account, you can toggle between show and hide to ensure you have the right password entered in.
      Clients Client Profile Tabs Updated When viewing a client profile, the order of tabs have been updated to start with invoices and recurring templates first for quicker access.
      Mobile Invoice Updates on iOS When creating or editing invoices, adding line items shows items and services in separate lists, and a preview button is added to view the invoice like a client. You can now send the invoice by Share via Link, by email with the option to include the Invoice as a PDF, by SMS, or by generating a QR code, on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Accounting Load More Transactions for Bank Rec For users with 100+ unmatched bank rec transactions on the left side of bank rec, a Load More Transactions link is available to display additional transactions to reconcile with.

       


      October

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Settings and Dashboard Fiscal Year End on Dashboard Graphs Dashboard graphs (except for Monthly Recurring Revenue) now default to your fiscal year end if one is set.
      Payments and Reports Checkout Links Updates Checkout Links now include new fields like terms and conditions and shipping address. The Payments Collected report is also updated to show Checkout Link payments and other income entries.
      Mobile Responsive Web Browser Experience Several areas of FreshBooks have been updated to provide a more responsive experience while using a mobile web browser.
      Invoices Improved View of Online Payment Methods on Invoice While creating or editing an invoice, accept online payments under Settings now displays On or Off next to your selected payment methods.
      Accessibility, Clients and Vendors Improved Layout for Clients and Vendors Layouts have been improved with easier fields when creating or editing clients and vendors
      Settings Second Address Line for Business Business details in Settings now includes a second Street Address line that will be included anywhere the business address is shown.
      Invoices and Retainers Improved Layout for Retainers Layouts have been improved with easier fields when creating or editing a retainer.
      Mobile Duplicate Expenses on iOS Expenses can now be duplicated on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

       


      September

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Accounting, Reports, and Expenses Import Transactions from a file for Bank Rec Import transactions in bulk with a CSV file for bank reconciliation.
      Accessibility, Navigation, and Settings Improved Account and Business Sub-Tabs  The sub-tabs in Settings have been renamed from My Account to Account, and from My Company to Business, along with improved layout on both sections.
      Mobile Import Phone Contacts as Clients on iOS When adding a new client, you can choose to import from your list of contacts on your phone on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

       


      August

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Apps and Reports Manual Adjustments on Making Tax Digital (MTD) Submissions Manual adjustments can be made on your VAT Return before submitting it in your MTD portal.
      Settings Time Zones Time zones can be set in Business for business-wide activity and in Account for owners and all roles for all time entries.
      Mobile Manual Mileage Tracking for iOS Manually add trips to your mileage tracking on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Mobile Manual Mileage Tracking for Android Manually add trips to your mileage tracking on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.
      My Team Copy Email Address for Team Member Team members' email address can be copied while viewing a team member's profile.
      Projects Less Clicks to Add Service to Project Adding a service to a project has been reduced from two clicks to one click.

       


      July

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Settings Display Credits in Billing and Upgrade Any applied offers or credits on your FreshBooks subscription is now visible in your bill summary in Billing and Upgrade.
      Settings Additional Date Formats Two additional date formats in business (dd.mm.yy and yyyy/mm/dd) have been added.
      Time Tracking Improved Search while Logging Time Entries While tracking time on the monthly view, selecting projects and clients from long lists is now faster.
      Accounting Manual Transactions in Bank Rec Add, edit, delete and undelete bank rec transactions to make reconciling easier.

       


      June

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Mobile Filter by Archived and Deleted Invoices on iOS Manage your archived and deleted invoices by tapping on the Showing Active by [Sort By] section above your list of invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Accessibility and Navigation Improved Page Tabs Page tabs have been updated for greater visibility and to support easier keyboard navigation and screen readers.
      Invoices and Payments Process a Refund on Invoice Refunds can now be done from within the invoice itself.
      Payments Barclaycard Refunds You can now process refunds for Barclaycard Payments.
      Expenses and Invoices Improved Loading Times Pages now load faster in the expenses and bills section as well as when opening invoices.

       


      May

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Payments

      Improved Decline Messages to Client for WePay Payments

      Clients paying through WePay will now view more specific and helpful messaging if their payment declines.
      Navigation

      Clearer Instructions for Password Resets

      When requesting a password reset, there is clearer messaging.
      Mobile

      Google Play Subscriptions on Android

      You can now sign up and pay for your FreshBooks subscription through Google Play Subscriptions on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.
      Mobile

      Filter by Archived and Deleted Clients on iOS

      Manage your archived and deleted clients by tapping on the Showing Active by [Sort By] section above your list of invoices on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Invoices

      Received Invoices (To Me) Advanced Search

      Use regular or advanced search to narrow down your list of received invoices (To Me) with specific filters like sender, status, amount and more.
      Payments

      Improved Decline Messages to Client for Stripe Payments

      Clients paying through Stripe will now view more specific and helpful messaging if their payment declines.

       


      April

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Accessibility

      Browser Support Message

      If using an unsupported web browser, a warning message is displayed with instructions to update your web browser.
      Expenses

      Email Documents and Bill Line Item Auto-Capture

      Email documents to a unique email address which will automatically scan for you to review in your uploads later. Bills with multiple line items will be automatically extracted for Select users.
      Expenses

      Bulk Export Receipts

      Bulk export all your expense receipts within a specified date range.
      Time Tracking

      Chrome Time Tracker Extension Improvements

      The Chrome time tracker extension updates includes a consistent login experience and time tracking experience, the ability to assign time to a retainer, and updated branding.
      Settings

      Option to Remove Loading Screen Quotes

      Now you can choose between displaying inspirational quotes or none when FreshBooks is loading in account settings.
      My Team and Clients

      Client Access Limit Increased

      The limit for the number of clients to include or exclude in client access has been increased from 500 to 2500.
      Payments and Invoices

      Recurring Payments with Barclaycard Payments

      Recurring payments is now available for Barclaycard Payments.
      Accessibility and Navigation

      Improved Radio Buttons with Text Fields

      Radio buttons with text fields have been updated so that the text field now appears underneath when the radio button is selected, for easier keyboard navigation and for screen readers.
      Time Tracking

      Pop-Out Timer

      Pop-out the timer in a separate browser window to track time.
      Projects

      Open Projects in New Browser Tab or Window

      Projects can now be opened in separate browser tabs or windows when selecting from the list of projects.

       


      March

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Mobile Client Address Street 2 Line on Android Client addresses now have a Street 1 and Street 2 line to accommodate longer addresses on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.
      Navigation New Font The font has been updated throughout FreshBooks to match our current branding.
      Invoices Shorter Links in Share via Link Share via Link now generates a shorter unique link with a maximum of 28 characters.

       


      February

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Time Tracking Less Clicks to Track Time in Monthly View Tracking time on the Monthly view has been reduced from two clicks to one click.
      Expenses Expenses Search for Managers and Employees Both managers and employees can now use the search to filter their expenses.
      Invoices Edit Invoices with Payment Schedules Payment Schedules now factors in any partial payments, including deposits, that may have already been added to the invoice.
      Mobile Improved Credit Card Scanning on iOS Scanning a credit card with Advanced Payments' charge card is now quicker on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.

       


      January

      Category Changes and Updates Details
      Mobile Sort on List of Clients Your list of clients can now be sorted by name, organization name and outstanding amount on the FreshBooks Mobile App for iOS.
      Time Tracking Pause Timer Updates When your tracking format is set to duration, you can now pause from within the timer or resume any logged time entry to track more time to it again.
      Mobile Duplicate Estimates on Android Estimates can now be duplicated on the FreshBooks Mobile App for Android.

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