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Top 5 Bookkeeping Apps for Entrepreneurs

Vincent Nyoike




It is the most popular android bookkeeping app that is being used by many small businesses. It is an alternative to QuickBooks online that costs $20 every month at the entry-level. It is also has a 30-day trial that is suitable for small startups.

It has a friendly interface with an added advantage of the QuickBooks online and the Invoicing $Expenses app that makes it easy for entrepreneurs to get comprehensive accounts. You can use the app on your mobile and take photos of your receipts to generate invoices. You can also view reports, reconcile your accounts and also track all invoices.


Wave has two accounting apps suitable for businesses; you can use them to track your expenses and revenues. Both are free to download. The costs are credit card fees of 2.9 percent and $0.30 for every transaction.

The first app is Invoice by Wave, which you can use to create, customize and send invoices to customers. It monitors customer’s activities; when invoices have been read, paid, or become overdue. You receive notifications while you can also send payment reminders and receipts.

Receipts by Wave can take photos of your receipts and also scan receipts in bulk. It makes use of optical character recognition by transcribing receipts and then you can confirm before uploading them to the app. Besides, you can email digital receipts to the Wave account.

Zoho Books

It is an excellent choice for entrepreneurs looking for an android accounting app. It is free to download and has 14 day free trial and a monthly subscription of $9 every month for those in the basic plan. Zoho Books is used alongside Zoho Books accounting software.

Both of them have a user-friendly interface where you can locate features you are looking for easily. You can track customers’ activities by setting up notifications. You can view or pay invoices while the dashboard gives you an overview of your accounts. Besides, you can download and print reports, send invoices, categorize expenses and bills and purchase orders.

Fresh Books

FreshBooks app is used alongside FreshBooks accounting software, which comes with a 30-day free trial. It has a subscription fee that starts from $15 every month for those using the Lite Plan.

This app has an easy to use interface and you can use it to record expenses by taking snap photos of your receipts. You can also create and send invoices, check the status of the invoices, receive online payments and review payment records. You can chat with your customers through the app and review the conversation history later.

Book Keeper

The Book Keeper has accounting, GST, invoicing and Inventory features. It is free to download and has a free 30-day trial. It has an annual subscription of $70 and $20 for every other device you add to your account.

The app has integrated features altogether, which you can use for accounting and invoicing purposes. It also has an inventory management feature to track stocks while it can support multiple warehouses. It is no doubt the best bookkeeping app which you can use for multiple tasks.

Vincent is an experienced journalist from Kenya. He has a keen focus in finance, tech, and health news.

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