We know that as a freelancer, you are always looking for ways to optimize your workflow. After all, time is money. In this blog post, we will be comparing some of the most popular project management tools to help you make the best decision for your business.
Let’s take a closer look at Dubsado, Freshbooks and Kosmo to see which one might be the best project management option for your business.
Dubsado vs Freshbooks vs Kosmo Features Comparison
|Price||Starts at $20/month||Monthly plans $15, $25, $50||Free or $9/month|
|Clients||Unlimited (paid)||5, 50, and Unlimited (paid only)||2 Free, Unlimited (paid)|
|Total Price Per Year||$200 and $400||$162, $270, $540||👍 Free or $90|
Overall the three platforms offer many similar features. In the end, users are likely to make their decision based on personal preference and needed features. Kosmo for example offers completely custom contracts that can be signed online as well as invoices that allow you to add your own branding.
Kosmo’s platform is simple to use and intuitive, cutting down on onboarding time so freelancers can continue focusing on what they do best.
Following are a few snapshots of each platforms interface.
Tasks preview using Dubsado
Project preview using Freshbooks
Invoice preview using Kosmo
What is the price difference between Dubsado, Freshbooks and Kosmo?
At the time of writing this post, Dubsado does not offer a free plan. Their lowest plan which they consider a starter plan costs $20/month. If you want to access all their features, you’ll have to upgrade to their more expensive $40/month plan, which they list as the more popular option. The more expensive plan unlocks functions like public proposals.
Freshbooks does not offer a free plan but comes with a 30-day trial. The monthly plans start out at $15 for the lite version which allows you to add up to 5 clients, but does not provide features like e-signatures or unlimited proposals that come standard with many competing products. The other monthly plans are $25, $50 and custom. The higher your monthly plan the more clients you can manage and the more features are available.
Kosmo’s free plan includes 2 clients, 2 projects, 1 invoice per month and more essential features. Plus, you don’t need to enter your credit card to get started. If your freelancing business grows you can upgrade to the unlimited plan for $9/month. Kosmo also allows you to add your own PayPal and Stripe account and does not charge any processing fees.
The yearly price difference when comparing all three platforms is significant. Dubsado has two options, a $200/year and a $400/year plan. Freshbooks does not have a free plan and costs either $162, $270 or $540 per year. Kosmo offers a free plan as well as a $90/year pro plan.
Dubsado vs Freshbooks vs Kosmo: The Final Verdict
Dubsado, Freshbooks and Kosmo are all freelance project management platforms designed to help freelancers (and other businesses) optimize their operations. All three platforms offer similar features that differ on complexity and customization options. In the end it comes down to what the freelancer truly needs to run an efficient business.
Dubsado unfortunately unlocks all features only at the $40/month plan. It could still be an option if you are okay with the smaller $20/month plan. However, many of the functions you find as part of the cheaper plan you’ll also find in competing products at an even lower price point. If you plan to purchase their annual plans you’d either pay $200/year or $400/year.
If you don’t work for a large agency and are looking for a clean uncluttered interface, beautiful branded invoices, customizable documents and a competitive price – Kosmo will work best for you. Also, you can use your own payment accounts like PayPal and Stripe. Kosmo does not charge any processing fees on those payments.
Freshbooks can be an option if you are primarily looking for a solution that helps you on the accounting side of your business. Some freelancers might especially miss functions like to-do list style task tracking and a standard freelance contract. Unfortunately, if you need to manage a lot of clients their pricing moves up quickly from $15/month to $25/month and then to $50/month which comes out to a yearly total of $162, $270 or $540.
🤖 Why should I sign up for Kosmo?
- Functional free plan with Clients, Projects, Time Tracking, Invoices and everything needed to get new and established freelancers going.
- Simple and easy to use platform.
- Beautiful invoices and proposals.
- Founder level support that cares about your business.
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