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Outright

Author: Outright
Website: http://www.outright.com
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(56 Ratings)

Keep on top of your taxes and profitability with Outright, an online bookkeeping service that helps U.S. small businesses that file Schedule Cs prepare quarterly tax estimates and keep track of their profitability over the year.

Now, Outright can automatically synchronize your invoices, expenses and payments from FreshBooks. Watch your yearly profit climb with every job done!

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Reviews of Outright

Average Rating Based on 56 Reviews
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Kay
November 20, 2012
Do not use this site. I've had several emails from customer service first saying that my bank couldn't be added because of an error in their system, then the same with etsy and paypal. I asked for my account to be deleted after their system locked me out of my account while trying to delete it myself. Now they are saying they can not delete my account.
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Stacey
June 29, 2012
I love Outright! Switching from QuickBooks was a no-brainer, and not just because Outright is free. We have a lot of Paypal transactions and Outright gets those right, whereas QuickBooks Online would always assume that each Paypal transaction was for the same expense or sale as the last one before it, causing mayhem each time we went to reconcile. It's such a pleasure now to just do a quick glance and see all the data already available from Paypal populate our entries in Outright without all the manual cutting and pasting we once had to do.

The other standout feature is the mobile app, which has changed my life. I never used to have time to categorize transactions. With your latest version of the mobile app, I can now make use of all those extra minutes standing in line, waiting for trains, on hold, whatever, to quickly update categories for each transaction on the go. I can't believe that QuickBooks mobile still wouldn't let you do that. Now I do my entries each week, and I am not left trying to remember what that expense was for 6 months later when I finally sit down to do my books. Thank you Outright for getting it RIGHT!
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Social Street
June 29, 2012
A true small business lifesaver! I waited waaaaay too long to automate my invoices, and when I finally did, Freshbooks was a lifesaver. Best of all, it integrated with my go-to bookkeeping software, Outright. (I actually found out about Freshbooks through Outright - silly me, I thought you had to do invoices by hand. What century was I living in?) Outright pulls in all your financial details, bank accounts, PayPal, etc., helps you categorize them for your accountant, shows you nifty reports of profit & loss, and even helps you fill out of your Schedule C at tax time. I'd be lost without these services together.
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Fazal Ashfaq
May 12, 2011
Not happy with this product at all. No support for Pakistan or the Pakistani ruppee and had countless issues when trying to add a bank that outright does not link to.

Even when I cancelled my trial I didn't even get a confirmation email! >:|
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Irving Popovetsky
February 3, 2011
Great idea, terrible execution.

1. Outright-Bank sync is atrociously bad.
2. Freshbooks-Outright sync is inconsistent, but works OK except for one major point:
There is no way to correlate Bank Deposits with client payments, making this integration useless.
3. Outright cannot generate a decent P&L statement (fortunately Freshbooks can)
4. Outright cannot split income or payments into separate categories.

Outright, you are fired. Looking for alternatives.
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Marjorie
January 30, 2011
I've been a user of Outright since 2008, and until about a month or so ago I couldn't praise it enough. I've even written glowing reviews of it on my small business blog and recommended it several times to fellow entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately, recent updates and a "new version" have made it completely useless to me. Its Freshbooks sync doesn't always work -- I have yet to see a paid invoice marked as such on Outright, even though it's been almost a month since it was paid on Freshbooks -- and customer support can take days to respond, if at all. They made the egregious mistake of overhauling the dashboard and syncing over the Christmas holidays, i.e., the end of the 2010 fiscal and tax year, which means that I'm scrambling to try and back up my data to ensure that everything is accurate before I do my tax returns. Management makes these massive updates and changes with no forewarning at all to users, so you simply wake up one morning to find some of your data gone and your dashboard unfamiliar and awkward. The forums are full of folks unhappy with all these sudden and completely unnecessary changes, although no one within Outright seems to be responding to any of them.

It used to be the smoothest, easiest and most user-friendly bookkeeping application for solo entrepreneurs and sole proprietors. I've given it several opportunities to respond to some of my complaints, but customer support is slow, if not downright unresponsive. Indeed, as of this afternoon, clicking on the "Outright Updates" link on the Support page just gives me an error message.

As soon as I find a better option (Hell, at this point, I'd settle for wrestling with Quickbooks, as long as it worked), I'm leaving Outright. It's too bad because I've been using it for so long, but I no longer have the patience to deal with its unreliability. This is my company's bookkeeping we're talking about. That's too important to mess with.
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Craig
January 9, 2011
Here is the issue...this is a free app and to expect QB type functionality might be a stretch. I would advise anyone who is "doing their own thing" is that at tax time, you will find the true limitations. No data export (even just to a csv file) is a huge gap. True tax reporting, drilldowns or other common features are lacking.

My advice, need a simple way to keep track of your stuff? This is fine but you'll be looking elsewhere soon like I now am...regrettably.
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Jeff
October 28, 2010
So far it is as advertised. I am not sure what tax info you miss as a Scorp or LLC like some people are saying. But that is why you have an accountant look at stuff if your taxes are a bit more complex. To me it is great at seeing at a glance in vs out. That is all i need as the SMB owner. My accountant/account department can use whatever they please. I can give them access to outright to view the transactions. Perhaps not as flexible/functional as inDinero, but the base functionality you get for free is good. And they are supposed to be bringing premium services online soon.
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Jim
October 6, 2010
While the integration with Freshbooks is as advertised, if you're looking for true accounting, then I'd look somewhere else. I signed up for this app convinced that it would be a simple replacement for my Quickbooks software. Danger, Will Robinson! It is not, and when the time comes to do your taxes, you're sunk. Yes, I understand that it will do "some things" for the sole proprietor set up, but who uses that anymore with all the incentives to go Sub-S, C-Corp, or LLC??? If you doing those and lawfully taking all the deductions available to you, Outright isn't for you.

Good Luck!
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Tony Djukic
October 6, 2010
I've been using outright for a year and am pretty much finished with it. There's still no tax support for Canadian users and the reporting options really aren't up to par.

I think that what has essentially happened is that my business has outgrown the app.

Don't particularly blame Outright as it is a free app - but I'll be switching to Clarity instead and paying the monthly fees.
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Bobbi
October 3, 2010
I'm with Jack. I don't like the new version and many of my accounts won't update. It's more frustrating than it should be.
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Jack
October 2, 2010
Until today I thoroughly enjoyed using Outright with Freshbooks. Unfortunately, they've just put out a new version of Outright that is, in my opinion, a huge step backward. Navigation is harder, charting looks like it was done by someone in high school, and some of the information I used to rely on just doesn't appear to be there. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Marc Baizman
July 30, 2010
Can't say enough good things about Outright and the tight integration! Outright takes the "accountingness" of Freshbooks to the next level and gives you everything you need, and will even let you eFile taxes! It's a perfect marriage!
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Sara
May 23, 2010
I'm using this integration for two different brands. It's great because both freshbooks account can sync to the same Outright account!
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DjanSoft
April 12, 2010
Really good product. Outright and Freshbooks have become essential for my business.

The only reason I give it 4 stars is because I wish it could automatically rename transactions like in Mint. Consider this review to have 4.5 stars.
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Bill Carroll
January 24, 2010
Setup was a breeze, and the integration just works.
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traci
November 19, 2009
thank you thank you thank you!
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medinanet.com
November 11, 2009
This is the service that I've been looking for. I have been able to be so much more productive now that most of my accouting is done on Outright. My invoices flows in and so do my expenses. My taxes are calculated for me...what else do you want! This is an excellent service and compliment to Freshbooks.
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Brandon Setter
November 10, 2009
This is the first time in 5 years that managing my finances has been painless. Thank you outright for all of the automation!
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Ali Grasty
November 10, 2009
Makes bookkeeping pain free! Freshbooks, Shoeboxed, and Outright are the winning combination!
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Sanjeev
November 4, 2009
Works very well with freshbooks & the interface is nice too.
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Juliet
July 31, 2009
awesome
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Staci Jansma
July 30, 2009
This is my first software program up until this was printing off everything for tax paperwork. Do see the State needs to be up and running - hope that is ready by December at least.
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Centrist
July 29, 2009
I have been looking at Outright for a while now, but they are really dragging their feet on creating a worthwhile product. Still no help on state taxes and the ofx/qfx import (link is in the faq but not visible in settings as you'd expect) feature has still not been fixed. It's a shame, because otherwise they have a good idea and it's free. But I have to give them a 1-star rating for their half-ass site.
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Adam
July 26, 2009
The integration is a bit wonky. All of the data comes over, but the expenses all show up as "unknown". This is of course, more of a Freshbooks problem than an Outright one, because Freshbooks doesn't have a recipient field on their expense entry. HOWEVER, if you go and edit all of the expenses in Outright to show who the payee was (which you have to do or your Outright reports like 1099 will be useless) it works great... until the next time it syncs with Freshbooks and resets them all to "Unknown" again.

You also have to make sure your categories on Freshbooks and Outright are exactly the same or it gets confused.
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Stacey
July 23, 2009
I love that the sync happens in the background regardless of if I initiate it or not. The combination of Freshbooks and Outright is perfect for any small consulting firm!
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Yacin Bahi
July 7, 2009
amazingly flawless integration with freshbooks ... thanks !
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Curt
July 7, 2009
It's great, but there's one big problem: I use Freshbooks and so do the contractors that work for me. When they submit an invoice to me, it appears within Freshbooks. Freshbooks then allows me to convert their invoice into an expense. That expense then gets migrated over to Outright, but it comes through with "Unknown" in the "Paid To" field rather than the name of the Contractor. I'd be very happy if this bug were fixed.

I'd also love to see more Totals and Subtotals within Outright - for example, the list of outstanding Freshbooks invoices that appears at the top of the Income tab would be more useful if Outright simply totaled the amount of outstanding invoices.

Curt
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Yoana Pedroso
July 1, 2009
Love the integration, especially how it tracks outstanding invoices so I don't have to enter them in!
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Vanessa Donley
June 23, 2009
I hate looking at numbers. I hate estimating and paying taxes. This helps take the edge off! Thank you... thank you... thank you!!!!!!!
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Jim Edlin
June 15, 2009
Pretty neat
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Tom Jenkins
June 13, 2009
Works flawlessly and the tax reminders are a god send.
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Bill
June 11, 2009
[Received From/Paid To] and [Categories] under the Expenses tab do not sync and show up as "Unknown" or "Not Sure" sending up a flag to contact my accountant. Well, I am my accountant. Everything else seems to be a Godsend.
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Chris
June 9, 2009
The integration with outright is great. It makes it a lot easier to manage my business.
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Cameron Moore
June 9, 2009
Freshbooks and Outright blend seamlessly together which helps my book keeping tremendously. I am definitely a fan it both have helped me keep a financial handle on my business.
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Kevin Thompson
June 8, 2009
There's nothing negative to say. It just works.
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Rahil Prani
June 8, 2009
Using Outright along side with Freshbooks gives me a GREAT overview of where my business currently stands! I must say I love the Profit Bar on the top right of the page (love seeing it go up!)
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Virgilio
June 5, 2009
Great product and combination I am starting up my photography business, well let say making it official. This is making it easy I love it.
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Paul G Skelton
June 5, 2009
Great Product!
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Kevin Davison
June 4, 2009
It's such a useful combination between FreshBooks, Shoeboxed, and Outright. If you're a small business that's still using Quickbooks or Quicken, you're wasting so much time.
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jim ray
June 3, 2009
I love this service. I was looking for an easy way to do my books and get an estimate of my taxes
due every quarter and this was the only one that did it.
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Richard
June 2, 2009
Very simple to get started, price is definitely right!!

I like the idea, just wish we could look at things in accrual-accounting versus cash-based accounting only. I want to know how much I have billed, not just collected.
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William
June 1, 2009
Nice integration, simple and user friendly. Could always use some additional print or pdf capabiliies or a larger comparision for month to month charts, maybe up to 6 months to view at once.

Overall, a nice compliment to freshbooks!
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Kevin Doty
May 31, 2009
It's fantastic! And it works seamlessly. Thanks for the integration!
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David Chism
May 31, 2009
I can't get it to work. I've cut/paste the exact code from Freshbooks and it just says that it is updating my freshbook account but nothing ever happens.
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Chris
May 31, 2009
Very well done, works without any manual effort. What integration should be.
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Harry
May 30, 2009
The integration between Freshbooks and Outright.com is accurate and fast. The two services fit hand in glove and have saved me a tremendous amount of time.
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Eric Marden
May 21, 2009
This is a great start, but I've run into some rough edges. They are easily worked around, but they've still got some room to grow. There is nothing else out there (that I know of), so this is the best we've got right now. Plus you can't beat free.
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Aaron Aiken
May 20, 2009
Fanatically awesome! Makes my life ten times easier grin
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Bill Trammel
May 19, 2009
Awesome. Freshbooks + Outright = Entrepreneurial Nirvana
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Jason Shultz
May 19, 2009
I've been very pleased with the integration between outright and freshbooks. There was some buggery at first but it seems to have been worked out. It's nice to be able to see my financial information integrated into the site. Plus, it provides me with one less reason to use quickbooks!
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Steve
May 19, 2009
Simple to setup and automated--do not have to push any buttons one day latency is OK. Those are two big pluses. If there was a filter capability I would give it 5 stars but I could see not many people needing one.
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Pamela
May 19, 2009
The Freshbooks integration is flawless and awesome. Period.