Why choose Hectic over Bonsai?

There are lots of apps that want to be your “all-in-one.” Hectic was created by freelancers and for freelancers. We’ll always care for and listen to our clients (aka freelancers) first.

5 stars in the App Store
4.6 stars on TrustPilot

Choose Hectic over Bonsai for workflows that work for you.

Customizable automated workflows

Freelancing looks different for everyone. While Bonsai is limited by structure, Hectic is flexible by design––allowing you to manage multiple clients, projects, deadlines, and workflows, however you see fit.

Hectic saves me several hours a week.
Erica H.
Hectic does everything I was looking for AND MORE.
Laura T.

Built for client collaboration

In Bonsai, collaboration can be hard to coordinate. In Hectic’s all-inclusive global platform, you can invite clients directly into your workflow to talk, exchange files, sign documents, make payments, and more––all in one shared space.

Full-feature mobile experience

Freelancing is all about freedom. Unlike Bonsai, which is best experienced on desktop, Hectic is the same whether you’re on the computer or on your phone––allowing you to embrace life outside the office.

Hectic was exactly the tool I needed.
Bryan G.
Fantastic value for freelancers, sole traders and small businesses.
Sandra C.

Built for freelancers, contractors, and solopreneurs

Small business-ing is different from freelancing. While Hectic can serve small businesses, our platform was specifically designed to streamline and improve the way freelancers work. It’s not overly complicated––it’s wonderfully simple.

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Features that make sense

Could we add more stuff? Yeah! Do freelancers need more stuff to do? No. We listen to freelancers and follow the data on our feedback page to make updates that matter to the most people.

Priority support

Got a question? We’re here to answer as soon as humanly possible. Help from real humans for every human who uses Hectic.

Everything included

No gimmicks or coupons or add ons. One app for everything. One price that includes it all.

Hectic

$20/mo
  • Freelancers, solopreneurs, small agencies who want to run their business (just with a tool that makes it easier)
  • Creating your custom workflow and putting your projects through it
  • Your custom branding on all client-facing work
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Bonsai

$17/mo Starter
$32/mo Professional
$52/mo for Business
  • Small businesses or agencies who need to get organized
  • Managing a check-list of things to do
  • Really lovely tree motifs
With all plans:

World-class human support for all

Our support team is with you every step of the way to help you do what you love, so you can love what you do.

What's inside

All the features you expect (and more)

Control your freelance business so it stops controlling you. From client to project management, time tracking, invoicing, and everything in-between — stay on top of all your work in one intuitive platform.

Client Management

Keep client relationships moving and grooving with a system specifically designed to help you stay on top of every detail.

Project Management

Go from overwhelmed to on top of the world with a collaborative project management tool that visualizes and streamlines your workflow.

Accounting

Conquer bookkeeping once and for all with expense tracking, profit calculating, and painless third-party integrations.

Proposals & Contracts

Transform client intro calls into winning proposals into legally binding contracts, all in a few clicks.

Calendar

Centralize every deliverable, meeting, and detail of your freelance business in one (freakishly organized) place.

Invoicing

Get paid quickly and safely with one-click invoicing, automatic late fees, protective terms, and online payment acceptance.

Time Tracking

Track time by project, deliverable, or client without opening up one more browser—then invoice automatically.

Collaborators

Invite collaborators to join your project so you can share files, swap ideas, and track time in one place.

Mobile App

Carry the power of Hectic––and your entire freelance business––in your back pocket.

Meeting scheduler

Skip the games of email tag and take charge of your time with simplified calendar syncing and collaborating.

Client portal

Create a custom, loveable client experience that you’re proud to put your name and brand on. Voilà.

Communicator

All of your client communications, one organized inbox.
Client management
Keep client relationships moving and grooving with a system specifically designed to help you stay on top of every detail.
Project management
Go from overwhelmed to on top of the world with a collaborative project management tool that visualizes and streamlines your workflow.
Accounting
Conquer bookkeeping once and for all with expense tracking, profit calculating, and painless third-party integrations. 
Proposals & Contracts
Transform client intro calls into winning proposals into legally binding contracts, all in a few clicks.
Calendar
Centralize every deliverable, meeting, and detail of your freelance business in one (freakishly organized) place.
Invoices
Get paid quickly and safely with one-click invoicing, automatic late fees, protective terms, and online payment acceptance.
Time tracking
Track time by project, deliverable, or client without opening up one more browser––then invoice automatically.
Meetings & Forms
Center your freelance business around your clients with the first freelancer client relationship management system that helps you stay on top of every detail for your clients; finally, client health can always be top of mind.
Collaborators
Invite collaborators to join your project so you can share files, swap ideas, and track time in one place.
Mobile App
Carry the power of Hectic––and your entire freelance business––in your back pocket.
Meeting scheduler
Skip the games of email tag and take charge of your time with simplified calendar syncing and collaborating.
Client portal
Create a custom, loveable client experience that you’re proud to put your name and brand on. Voilà.

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Pricing that works for your business.
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Pro
Manage clients and projects, create professional invoices, and organize future opportunities.
$20/month
Or $16/month when you pay annually
Teams
Team up and grant all-access to everyone who makes the dream work.
$30/month
Or $26/month when you pay annually
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