I love FreeAgent. I have been using it since the beginning (I'm user number 12!) and I couldn't run my business without it.
I have many bank transactions which repeat month after month: software subscriptions, recurring invoice payments, insurance, salary, bank interest, etc. Individually they don't take too long to explain in FreeAgent, but together they add up – which is galling because they're always the same.
Over time I have found it extremely helpful to explain my bank transactions automatically (via FreeAgent's API). Never again do I have to remember whether a software subscription has VAT of 0% or N/A, or when to apply the EU reverse charge. My invoices are explained automatically and my expenses categorised consistently.
Recently I also started auto-reconciling payments received from GoCardless and Stripe. That really saves time: no more logging into GoCardless or Stripe, finding the payout, breaking it down into individual payments and tracing them back to my customers in FreeAgent. It's great.
Then I thought other people would find this helpful too. So I built DoubleAgent. I'm taking each rule from my own explaining software, making sure it's totally robust, and moving it into DoubleAgent for everybody to use.
In due course DoubleAgent will do a lot more besides (see below) – but for now it's all about the explanations.
Try it out and see how much time it saves you. Personally it saves me a couple of hours per month. If you're not convinced you can cancel at any time.
— Andrew Stewart