What Is HoneyBook?

HoneyBook helps creative entrepreneurs and freelancers book more clients, manage projects and get paid all in one place. With our business management software, you can automate your busy work and stay on top of all your to-dos, saving time and money so you can grow your business. Its like your own personal assistant.

Small business owners and freelancers have used HoneyBook to increase their bookings and save time.

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Who Uses HoneyBook?

Graphic designers, DJs, photographers, business coaches, web designers, consultants, florists, caterers, videographers, calligraphers, business coaches, health & wellness professionals, and more!

Where can HoneyBook be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • HoneyBook
  • Located in Cedar Hill,, U.S.
  • Founded in 2013

HoneyBook support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

HoneyBook pricing

Starting Price:

US$39.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

HoneyBook does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. HoneyBook paid version starts at US$39.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • HoneyBook
  • Located in Cedar Hill,, U.S.
  • Founded in 2013

HoneyBook support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

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Features of HoneyBook

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling Software
  • Authentication Software
  • Availability Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Library
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Startups
  • Forms Automation Software
  • Forms Management
  • General Ledger
  • In-Person Payments
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lead Capture Software
  • Lead Management Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • No-Code
  • Online Booking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFP Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Response Management
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Signature Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Calculation
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Version Control
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of HoneyBook

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Christina
Christina
Owner in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Legal Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Best Client Management Resource-- goes beyond normal software

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Before I used HoneyBook, I had tried several other client management platforms. All of them were clunky, and often I'd have to hunt around for things in the interest of the app developer's attention to folders and organization. What a mess! I'm so glad I switched to HoneyBook. They've consistently made product improvements and seem to really care about their customers. It gets easier and more fun to use every day, with just enough features to accomplish what I need without overwhelming me. I highly suggest this to anyone who is managing multiple clients, especially if you have client projects that tend to go dormant for awhile then pick back up.

Pros:

I love how easy it is to use, and how amenable the HB team is to updating the software if you have a feature request or complaint. It provides very visual, easy user prompts that allow me to easily accomplish what I need in a fraction of the time of other software apps I've tried.

Cons:

It's annoying that I can't delete the default emails that came with my account to replace them with my own workflow, so myself or a team member doesn't get confused with their suggested emails vs. the ones I actually want to use.

HoneyBook Response

3 years ago

Christina, thank you for you being a HoneyBook member! We are so happy to hear that HB allows you to manage your clients in a fraction of time of other systems! Our Product Team works hard to consistently meet and exceed our members expectations. Thank you for the feedback on the default email templates. I will share with our team. Incase you didn't know, you can edit the default templates text and format to meet your needs.

Matthew
Matthew
Portrait Artist in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best I've Used So Far

5.0 last month New

Comments: Overall it has been a Godsend. I am feeling much better about how I manage my business with Honeybook.

Pros:

I love using Honeybook! I've tried a couple other CRM softwares, and this one is by far the easiest to deploy and keep me on track. It is logical and feels easy to use, which has kept me using it rather than reverting to inefficient paper tracking. The customer service has been great: always quick and friendly to answer questions and help me through something I didn't understand. I would highly recommend Honeybook to anyone.

Cons:

The calendar sync is sometimes glitchy, but that could also be user error. One thing that would make it better would be an easy way to override when I am considered "busy" on my Google Calendar that syncs in. I'd also love to have SMS communication with my clients, but rumor has it they are working on this.

Alternatives Considered: 17hats and Tave Studio Manager

Reasons for Choosing HoneyBook: Zoho was just too confusing - I love that it's one big suite to manage Social, and Website, and Accounting, and CRM, and washes my windows...but it was overwhelming, and to have someone help me set it up would require an additional subscription. Studio Cloud was just clunky. I may not have given it enough effort, but it just wasn't quite there for me.

Switched From: Zoho CRM

Karlita
Owner in U.S.
Human Resources, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

HoneyBook Administration

3.0 last month New

Comments: HoneyBook didn't work for what I needed

Pros:

It was supposed to be tailored for coaching / consulting services.

Cons:

The functionality was difficult to utilize.

Charlie
Owner in U.S.
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Solid Payment Invoicing & Proposal Tool

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: 8/10. Once the client has paid the first time, their automated recurring payment solution is working really well for me.

Pros:

I moved away from Quickbooks online because they didn't have an easy way to send customers automatic recurring invoices. Honeybook had pre-built service agreements along with the automated recurring payments feature I needed for my business. It was appealing to work with them because set up was very easy to get what we needed up and running

Cons:

After a client pays their invoice, it usually takes 12-24 hours for Honeybook to send me a confirmation email saying they've paid. This is (I don't use this word often) absurd. With Quickbooks, I know payment confirmation comes in within 10 minutes. Especially if I am going to start work with a client right as they pay, this hurdle in their platform stops me from getting to work right away. It usually leads to me emailing my customer "Did you pay the invoice?" then them replying "I did!" then me looking into Honeybook wondering why the heck it hasn't come in and making me look foolish to my client... Then I finally get the notification the next day. It's the #1 feature request they need to get updated.

Alternatives Considered: Stripe and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to HoneyBook: Because they have online scheduling, and pre-built proposals/service agreements to use. More of an all-in-one platform.

Kaycee
Owner in U.S.
Graphic Design Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Honeybook is a game-changer for Service Oriented Small-Businesses

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: The biggest problem that I've struggled with since launching my business is obtaining payment in a timely fashion. Honeybook totally fixed that problem for me. I don't have to give a laundry-list of payment methods or pay for additional payment services, wait around for physical checks, or process e-checks. My customers just plop in their card information and then it hits my bank account. SO. NICE.

Pros:

Honeybook took my booking process to a massively higher level of success. My contracts are all signed, and invoices are paid before I even start designing. I walk my customers through the process and we discuss TAT and rates, next steps, and then I kick them over the Proposal with the same details we discussed during the sale. With other software I've struggled to receive timely payments, or contract signatures. Not anymore!

Cons:

The contract templates are pretty limited to social media management and marketing ops. I think that every business needs their own contracts, period, but it would be nice to have a better starting place for other service providers. Additionally, the emails that Honeybook kicks out for proposals, payments, contracts and the like have reportedly found their way to many of my customer's spam box. I just warn them ahead of time, but it's not super reassuring to some more leery customers.