Why choose Hectic over Bonsai?

Freelancers have very specific needs. Hectic answers all of them in one all-inclusive platform, giving entrepreneurs like you everything you need to start, manage, and grow your business. For less.

5 stars in the App Store
4.6 stars on TrustPilot

Choose Hectic over Bonsai and get way more for less.

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.

Build 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.

Compare Hectic and Bonsai

How the features and functions stack up

Feature
Hectic
Unlimited clients
Free
$
Project management tools
Free
$
Task tracking
Free
$
Time tracking
Free
$
Expenses & accounting
Free
$
Invoicing & online payments
Free*
$
Proposals & contracts
Free
$
Forms
Free
$
Calendar management
Free
Client relationship management
Free
$
Priority support
Free
$
Mobile app
Free
$
International currency
Free
$
Branded client portal
Pro - $
$
Client health
Pro - $
Bookings & meeting scheduler
Pro - $
Custom domains & emails
Pro - $
$
Sales pipeline
Pro - $
Workspace collaborators
Pro - $
$

Get more for less

Save money when you choose Hectic

Monthly cost - pro
$11.99
$29
Annual cost - pro
$143.88
$348
Annual savings with Hectic Essentials (free)
-$348
Annual savings with Hectic Pro
-$204

Pricing. Fair, and simple.

Start on the Free Forever plan, no credit card required. Only upgrade when you’re ready.
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Essentials
Everything you need to run your freelance business.
Free forever
Pro
Level up your client experience, invite project collaborators, and manage growth.
$11.99/mo
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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.
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.
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.

Freelance smarter, not harder

Yes, you can counter the chaos in one place. Yes, you can turn your daydream into your day job. It’s all possible in Hectic.

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