In a busy world, electronic signature or e-signature became a mandatory move. Signing contracts has always been a challenging experience for the majority of entrepreneurs. Organising meetings to amend documents, doing transactions and storing the paperwork has most certainly led to a high-priced process. During the last few years, companies started developing mobile apps, so that all these actions could be undertaken with ease.
Since the legal part is not a problem anymore, using tools and mobile apps for signing documents is the right way to go. This way, you save both time and money. The latter you can use in order to get new clients and customers.
In consequence, we've put together a list of three apps for signing documents that can ease your job.
There are a few competitors in the signing documents online space, but this application is the first one that offers a pay-as-you-go model. After downloading the app and creating the account, users have the possibility to send 3 signed documents for free. Later on, the app will charge one document credit. This means that the price will depend on the number of signatures included in a document. You have many options: a pack of 5 signatures for $1,99, a pack of 10 for $3.99 and a pack of 20 for $5.99. For full access, you can have the premium package with unlimited numbers of documents and signatures for $14.99. Also, you should know that one single document supports up to 3 unique signatures.
How it works: The app works on iPhone and iPad, and it comes with a simple journey that can be completed in 3 easy steps. Let’s suppose that you created your account. After signing in, the next thing to do is to import a document from your email, your Dropbox folder, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, OneDrive and many other apps that provide “open in” functionality. Having your documents uploaded lets you start signing them with your finger or a stylus. If you want, you can add initials, date, text and company logo. Besides the fact that it allows you to email the final document to anyone, the sending option has a feature that enables you to instantly save a copy to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote and other tools.
If you want to find out more on the subject, check the SignEasy video for a quick demo.
The idea of HelloSign is very similar to the one of the app described above. Designed for iPhone and iPad, it makes signing and sending documents seamless for both parties by letting them drag and drop, upload or choose a file from Dropbox or Box.
Besides the possibility to sign the document using the finger and add text, you can also suggest a checkmark in order to indicate where people need to sign. Taking a picture of the document and uploading it might be a good choice too. If you dislike the way your signature turned out, you can change how your signature looks like by typing it and selecting another font.
Preparing documents that need to be signed by someone else follows the same rules. This comes in handy because you can send the document straight from the app without the need for emailing it to that particular person.
The app provides a “team” feature that is just perfect for companies. 50 members can be added for free, and they have the possibility to sign the documents that they received from others. Another characteristic for business includes reusing documents. For example, there are some standard contracts that companies use in different contexts. Instead of repeating the steps required for preparing them for signing, it’s a lot easier to use the option that allows you to do this once. Then, when you need to send them out, it will be ready to go.
One aspect of e-signature is the legal part. Since this isn’t a problem anymore, tools that provide the ability of signing documents online are safe to use. SignNow app comes with Legal Documents templates accepted internationally for one-time documents that need to be signed, in order to reassure users that everything goes just right.
The iOS application uses almost the same techniques as the others presented before. It enables users to upload PDFs and Word documents, and gather all the required information (dates, signatures, company logo). If it’s easier for you to take a picture and convert them into PDF, you can definitely do that. The app works with Dropbox, Camera and Email, and it brings a really friendly interface through its simple design and structure.
If you need to use some documents in another context, exporting them into another app is not impossible. Also, wanting to keep track of your signed documents shouldn't stop you from using SignNow because it presents a History feature by means of which you get a detailed archive of all your signings.
SignNow is free to download for up to 5 documents per month. You can make more use of it by paying $24.99 monthly and $179.99 annually.
There are many mobile apps and tools for signing papers. Therefore, a lot of hard choices to make. The thing that caught our interest was their ability to handle the legal part and to make our work so much easier. Going electronic makes it possible for you to finish something in a matter of minutes, instead of a couple of hours.
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