I’m going to attempt to maintain a live document monitoring flexible responses of Accounting Apps during Covid-19. Many recognising businesses are under strain, and employees are working from home in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and are meeting changing demands. I’ll also include some interesting technological resources that can help you through challenging times.

Please remember the online software solutions are run by humans – humans who need to put a roof over their head and food on the table. So I’m not in favour of guilt-tripping people to give us discounts – people and businesses need to do what works for them.

If you have any updates or additions – please let me know.

Account Kit

50% off for 3 months for those that sign-up over the coming few months. Enter the coupon COVID19ASSIST on the subscription page. Details here.


Convert and compress PDFs. Convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents as well as JPEG, PNG, and TIFF image files to PDF. Compressing PDF’s reduces file size for easier sharing. Free until May 31, 2020. Details here.


A selection of stories (mainly for children) are free to stream as long as the schools are out. Details here.

Aware Spotlight

Manage, synthesize and derive insights from collaboration conversations, ultimately resulting in a more engaged and productive workforce free until May 2020. Details here.


$5,000 setup fee is waived and first month of service is free. Vulnerable industries can defer payment until business is back to normal. Details here.


3 free months free. Plus integration with Vend, to sync products across. Details here.


Collaborate and store content on the Cloud with the business edition available free for 90 days. Details here.


Free zoom and gotomeeting integrations to help remote workers stay connected. Details here.


free Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”) systemises your response to COVID-19 and gets you paid for your advice. Details here.

CAS360 – BGL Corporate Services

Upgrade subscription levels, or move from Desktop to Cloud version, and pay nothing till 1 July 2020. Details here.


Free PDF guide on ‘Chasing in Uncertain Times’, which includes best-practice email templates to sympathetically but effectively chase customer payments during Covid-19. Details here.


Free version of video conferencing software has been boosted, with no time limits on meetings and expanded capacity to support up to 100 people. Details here.

ClarityWave – helps keep employees engaged.

3 months free access. Details here.

Coursera Together

A variety of free online learning including ability to earn certificates. Details here.

Covid-19 infection control training

30-minute online training module. Details here.


A Facebook messenger chatbot to stay updated on Covid-19 cases around the world. Details here.

Cubiko Assist

Free dashboard incorporating 12 critical metrics for Australian medical practice. Details here.

Employment Hero & Employment Innovations

Employment Hero – for less than 20 employees their premium package free for 3 months and all existing customer to premium package, Employment Innovations Hotline on a month by month subscription rather than annual subscription.


Free Remote Work Playbook. Details here.


Set up Platform for free for 2 months. Details here.


Messaging app for construction teams – free until June 1, 2020. Details here.

Float – cash flow forecasting

For existing paying accounting and bookkeeping firms who will be inundated with requests for cash flow help from clients, we’re offering a free upgrade of your existing plan to the next level for no extra cost.

To help businesses who are struggling, we’re offering new trialists an extended free trial until the 31st of May. Details here.


Free and unrestricted use of customer engagement tools, Freshchat and Freshcaller, for six months. Details here.


25% discount for 6 months on all products including G-Accon for Xero, G-Accon for QuickBooks, and G-Accon for HubSpot. Details here.


Free access to Google Cloud’s advanced Hangouts Meet video conferencing for G-Suite customers. Details here.


Extending Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020. Details here.


Resource library, plus searchable state resources within your dashboard. Details here.

Harvard Business Review

Free access to Covid19 articles. Details here.

Hootsuite – social media management tool

Free access to professional plan. Details here.


Free HR policies, processes, analytics and communication tools to keep employees connected and supported during COVID19. Details here.

Invoice Away

App free of charge till July 2020 in response to COVID-19. Details here.

Khan Acedemy

Imagineering in a Box – learn hot to build a theme park – written by Disney. Details here.


First two months free to new customers. Details here.

Loom (Online video creation)

  • Remove the recording limit on our free plan — what was 25 is now unlimited
  • Cut the price of Loom Pro in half — what was $10/month is now $5/month
  • Extend all trials of Loom Pro from 14 to 30 days. Details here.


Yes. This does not belong here. But I thought it would be useful. You can access a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. Details here.


3-month package digital communication package, which includes HubSpot. Details here.

Marsello – data driven marketing

3 months free. Details here.


Microsoft Teams collaboration and communication platform free for everyone. Details here.


A review of payment terms to provide flexibility to industries hardest hit.

Online Learning

Free university courses. Details here.


Free Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication for  5 apps for all users. Details here.

Otter.ai – generates rich searchable notes from audio

Two months free for teams. Details here.


Free e-signature platform. Details here.


First 6 months free. Details here.


Waived fees on chargeback for a limited period. Extended customer dispute resolution period. Extending seller protection to cover eligible digital goods. Details here.


Free photography courses – developed by Nikon. Details here.

Practice Protect – Cyber Security

3 months free subscription and 50% off onboarding. Details here

Quip – combines documents, spreadsheets and chat

Free starter license till 30th September. Details here.


Unlimited-use newsletter for entire subscriber list (any size) for COVID-19-related communications for free. Details here.


Covid19 Standby mode suspending subscription fees and limits the account to basic access, available to existing customers – no details on their website – contact them directly.

Shareable for Hires

Free pre-employment background checks to small businesses through July 31st 2020. Details here.

SimpleFund 360 – BGL Corporate Services

Upgrade subscription levels, or move from Desktop to Cloud version, and pay nothing till 1 July 2020. Details here.


3 months free subscription and digital/physical gift cards available on all plans. Details here.


Free digital gift cards. Details here.

Spotlight Reporting

Free and unlimited Spotlight Certification plus other support resources. Details here.


Free 3 month membership to Skillshare Premium. Details here.

Surgical Partners

Free admin support for medical practices supporting patients through Covid-19, for next 3 months. Details here.

Talkdesk – enables remote working environments for front-line customer service staff

Free for 90 days. Details here.


Snagit – screen recording tool, and collaboration platform, and Video Review, free until end of June. Details here.

Threads – team communication tool

Several plans are free until July 1. Details here.


Resources for Tradies. Details here.

XBert – health check for your Xero files

Single business subscriptions extended 90-day free trial and for bookkeepers, accountants and advisors on XBert CONNECT, 50% off for two months or a discounted onboarding program. Details here.


Price increases delayed till 1st July 2020. Plus resources available – details here.


Free integration with Zoom until end June. Details here.


If you’re a qualified small business in need, you can apply for a free 3-month credit for a paid Starter plan. Details here.


6 months subscription free. Details here.


The Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program (ESAP) to help our small business customers who have been affected by the economic disruption. The ESAP will give current small business customers the Zoho software they currently use for 3 months free. Details here.



Thanks to Martin Giles from Forbes for updating this list: Free Software That Businesses, Schools And Others Can Use During The COVID-19 Crisis: which I’ve drawn some useful content from, and Rachel Fisch for bringing it to my attention. 


and to Sholto MacPherson for his article

Coronavirus Fightback: Software Deals to Keep You Trading https://digitalfirst.com/coronavirus-fightback-software-deals/