HoneyBook

HoneyBook

by HoneyBook

Who Uses HoneyBook?

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

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 tripled their bookings and saved multiple hours a day using HoneyBook tools.

HoneyBook Details

HoneyBook

https://www.honeybook.com/

Founded 2013

HoneyBook Pricing Overview

HoneyBook does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. HoneyBook paid version starts at US$40.00/month.

Starting Price

US$40.00/month

Pricing Details

Annual or Monthly membership plans available

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

HoneyBook Features

Appointment Scheduling Software
Appointment Reminders
Automated Scheduling
Calendar Sync
Client Database
Group Scheduling
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Online Booking
Online Payments
Recurring Appointments
Room Booking Management
Billing Portal
Contact Database
Contingency Billing
Customizable Invoices
Dunning Management
Hourly Billing
Mobile Payments
Multi-Currency
Online Invoicing
Online Payments
Payment Processing
Project Billing
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Tax Calculator
Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Employee Management
Financial Management
Inventory Management
Marketing Management
Order Management
Performance Metrics
Project Management
Purchasing
Scheduling
Time & Expense Tracking
Training Management
Vendor Management
Ad Hoc Reports
Ad hoc Analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Predictive Analytics
Qualitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Scorecarding
Strategic Planning
Buy Side (Suppliers)
Completion Tracking
Compliance Tracking
Contract Lifecycle Management
Electronic Signature
Full Text Search
Government Contracts
Pre-built Templates
Sell Side (Customers)
Specialty Contracts
Version Control
Workflow Management
Calendar/Reminder System
Document Storage
Email Marketing
Internal Chat Integration
Lead Scoring
Marketing Automation Integration
Mobile Access
Quotes/Proposals
Segmentation
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Territory Management
Archiving & Retention
Canned Responses
Data Recovery
Email Monitoring
Queue Management
Response Management
Routing
Shared Inboxes
Signature Management
Spam Blocker
Whitelisting/Blacklisting
Campaign Management
Interaction Tracking
Lead Capture
Lead Distribution
Lead Nurturing
Lead Scoring
Lead Segmentation
Pipeline Management
Prospecting Tools
Source Tracking
Cataloging / Categorization
Customer Service Analytics
Customer Support Tracking
Email Response Control
Knowledge Management
Live Chat
Performance Metrics
Search
Self Service Portal
ACH Payment Processing
Billing & Invoicing
Cryptocurrency Processing
Data Security
Debit/Credit Card Processing
Electronic Signature
In-Person Payments
Mobile Payments
Multiple Payment Gateways
Online payment processing
PCI Compliance
POS Integration
Payment Fraud Prevention
Payment Processing
Payment Processing Services Integration
Recurring Billing
Reporting/Analytics
Appointment Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Client Management
Contract Management
Event Management
Marketing Management
Order Management
Project Management
Proposal Management
Agile Methodologies
Budget Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customizable Templates
Gantt Charts
Idea Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Resource Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Traditional Methodologies
Audit trail
Collaboration
Contact Management
Content Library
Document Management
Electronic Signature
Knowledge Base Management
Pipeline Management
RFP Management
Templates
Version Control
Workflow management
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Scheduling
Automated Scheduling
Class Scheduling
Employee Scheduling
Facility Scheduling
Group Scheduling
Multi-Location
Real-time Scheduling
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking Management
Business Card/Badge Scanning
Calendar/Reminder System
Document Storage
Forecasting
Lead Scoring
Live Chat
Marketing Automation Integration
Quotes/Proposals
Segmentation
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Territory Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Compliance Tracking
Customizable Dashboard
Document Management
Forms Management
Graphical Workflow Editor
Mobile Access
No-Code
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Configuration

HoneyBook Reviews

Showing 5 of 263 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Christina S.
Owner
Legal Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/09/2019

"The Best Client Management Resource-- goes beyond normal software"

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.

Vendor Response

by HoneyBook on 23/09/2019

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Leigh ann S.
Manager
Events Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/05/2020

"Powerful, Intuitive Tool"

Comments: When we were starting up our business, an event venue, I was going nuts comparing the different CRM software. When you haven't actually used them, you don't know which will work best for you. Another venue owner told me she used HoneyBook. I had learned a lot from her, and finally decided that if she thought HoneyBook was good, it probably was and I'd just go for that. Best decision ever!

Pros: I love the pipeline, where each client's project is categorized by stage (new inquiry, tour scheduled, proposal signed, etc.). I can pull up all clients who are in the "Planning" stage of the pipeline, for example. Under each client's project is absolutely everything related to their project: all emails exchanged, contracts, payment schedule, separate workspaces with vendors who will be working on the project, and more. I have templates for emails and have them sent automatically. One goes out when we receive an inquiry, a different one 5 days after client signs the contract, and another 30 days before their event date. There are also templates for brochures, contracts, and payment plans. I can't imagine having to do all of that manually! I set the system up for my business with no outside assistance. It was easy to understand.

Cons: Would like to have more ability to make formatting changes (bullets, numbering, bold, etc.) when editing a document. I can do this on a new document, but not when editing an existing one.
Workflows could be improved to have more triggers and the ability to automatically send files.

Vendor Response

by HoneyBook on 02/06/2020

Hi Leigh Ann,

Thanks for your feedback. It's helpful to know where we can improve. We're in the process of building in more formatting customizations right now, as well as new triggers within workflows to help you automate tasks on a more real-time basis. Stay tuned!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/05/2020
Paige E.
President
Photography
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/06/2018

"Not User Friendly - Difficult Learning Curve"

Pros: Keeps contracts in one place, able to accept credit cards. You can network with other vendors, and they seem to really concentrate more on this than actually developing software that works well.

Cons: I am a "founding" Honeybook user and bought the lifetime membership. At first, HB was very convenient. The learning curve was very frustrating as the online software had many MANY bugs. It still does. The entire premise behind the software was to free up your time, have all your projects in one place, sign contract, get paid, etc. Yes, great idea! However, the software has so many glitches! You're not able to even edit a person in your contacts. Their customer support team used to be great you could actually message a real person - now you have to wait a day or two to get an email answer and most of the time they just send you a link to deal with your problem. Once you email your client the contract, everything goes down the Honeybook "rabbit hole". My clients are tech savvy and they can't even figure out Honeybook - the emails that I've received from frustrated clients is numerous. Save your time and money and get another online software that will actually do the job - like Sprout Studio or Dubsado. Wish I would have done that from the beginning. Regretting my purchase since my lifetime "membership" isn't transferrable and Honeybook continues to make money off of me by accepting credit card payments. I looked at 17hats, which also didn't have great reviews before I purchased Honeybook. Moving on, however, I'm assuming that the process will not be easy transferring existing contracts and other office files.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/06/2018
Tamara C.
Graphic Designer
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/05/2020

"Great Productivity Tool, Constantly evolving!"

Comments: A great productivity tool for me

Pros: I love that they are constantly evolving with the features of this software:
1) I am in love with the email scheduling that is connected to my gmail.
2) I love that i can now schedule sessions with my clients within Honeybook instead of sending links to my clients to schedule with outside scheduling platforms.

Cons: I would love to see a connection to Quickbooks Self Employed Software.
I would love more compatibility with the software on apple products. Honeybook's app does not have rotate-screen functionality on ipads, neither does the program fill the screen. It appears to be more of a trial or beta program when you use the Honeybook app on an apple device.
I would love to see a little more assistance with contracts. Automation for standard clauses.
A little on the expensive side per month compared to competition. Discounts promoted are basically the same promotion only for the first year. Would love to see some occasional additional discounts here and there.

Vendor Response

by HoneyBook on 28/05/2020

Hi Tamara,

Thanks so much for your feedback. We'll definitely pass it along to our product team. Currently, we don't have stand-alone iPad app, so I understand why that falls short of your expectations. That said, our mobile iPhone app is being updated week over week (with a big update coming soon).

Thanks again and keep an eye out for future updates!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/05/2020
Penny L.
Owner/Photographer
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020

"Best choice I made for my business yet"

Comments: Payment processing was always a challenge until I found Honeybook. I love that the automated convenience of honey book. I set my templates, it does the rest. I send an invoice, it bills, reminds and keeps everything squared away. Not to mention it auto-deposits funds into my account. IT keeps me in business!

Pros: Running my own business where clients contract via email and forms through my website can get overwhelming when trying to keep track of small but important details. Invoicing, payment processing, contracts, client communication, client surveys and now they have a feature where you can connect with other local professionals on projects. Very useful.

Cons: I wish it was a little more upscale looking on fonts, colors and the user experience. My brand is more of a luxury brand so I want customers to feel like when they're being transferred to the contract or payment portion of our interactions that they're still receiving a luxury experience.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020