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Bonsai vs Freshbooks: What are the differences?

What is Bonsai? Fast, reliable full-text search, managed for you by experts. Your customers expect fast, near-magical results from your search. Help them find what they’re looking for with Bonsai Elasticsearch. Our fully managed Elasticsearch solution makes it easy to create, manage, and test your app's search.

What is Freshbooks? A cloud based small business accounting software. It is simple and intuitive. It makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Easily send invoices, track time, manage expenses, and get paid online.

Bonsai belongs to "Search as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Freshbooks can be primarily classified under "Accounting".

Some of the features offered by Bonsai are:

  • The Open Source Advantage- Our service is proudly powered by Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene, the open source industry standard for fast full-text search.
  • Results in Real-Time- Search your site's activity as it happens, with Elasticsearch's cutting-edge real-time updates
  • High Availability by default

On the other hand, Freshbooks provides the following key features:

  • Automate invoicing
  • Automate organizing expenses
  • Automate tracking your time and following up with clients
Decisions about Bonsai and Freshbooks
Dale Ross
Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 8 upvotes · 39.7K views

I started out as an Independent Contractor just about a month ago and wanted to start on the right foot. I did a bit of searching on Hacker News when I needed an Invoicing Solution. Freshbooks caught my eye initially but I decided to check StackShare for a more cost-effective solution. The Zapier integrations are pretty neat, the templates are cool and I'm looking forward to what else it has in store.

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    What is Bonsai?

    Your customers expect fast, near-magical results from your search. Help them find what they’re looking for with Bonsai Elasticsearch. Our fully managed Elasticsearch solution makes it easy to create, manage, and test your app's search.

    What is Freshbooks?

    It is simple and intuitive. It makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Easily send invoices, track time, manage expenses, and get paid online.

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    What are some alternatives to Bonsai and Freshbooks?
    QuickBooks
    It is an accounting software package. You can access and manage your books from your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone anytime you choose. Create access privileges so that your colleague or accountant can login and work.
    Harvest
    Time tracking is simple and lightning fast with Harvest. Set up takes seconds, and there's nothing to install. We've simplified the timesheet and timesheets approval process so you can stay focused on work.
    Elastic Cloud
    A growing family of Elastic SaaS offerings that make it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elastic products and solutions in the cloud. From an easy-to-use hosted and managed Elasticsearch experience to powerful, out-of-the-box search solutions.
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
    Algolia
    Our mission is to make you a search expert. Push data to our API to make it searchable in real time. Build your dream front end with one of our web or mobile UI libraries. Tune relevance and get analytics right from your dashboard.
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