January 16th, 2013
“HelloSign for Gmail is awesome!”
– Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail
Since launching HelloSign, integrating with Gmail has been our #1 requested feature. We listened, worked hard and it’s finally here!
Try HelloSign for Gmail >
HelloSign for Gmail is the first plugin that lets you sign documents, without ever leaving Gmail. In case you missed that – you can now sign documents, without ever leaving Gmail.
Here’s how it works:
1. Download the plugin at HelloSign.com/Gmail
2. Click the “Sign” next to the document
3. Sign the document and send it off, without leaving Gmail
That’s it! We love feedback. So, try it out and let us know what you think. We listen and then the product team gets to work, bringing you closer to a paperless office.
December 7th, 2010
Registering, amending, merging and dissolving a businesses is an important activity.
So, it’s significant that the Minnesota Secretary of State has not only embraced e-signatures, but gone above and beyond the requirements of other businesses and government entities.
- a typed name at the bottom of the document in the usual space for the signature
- a reproduction of an actual signature
- a mark in lieu of a signature
- a printed signature either hand or machine-printed
- a stamp of a signature
- a digital signature of whatever kind
It’s the last sentence that is significant. They will accept a digital signature of whatever kind. I don’t think that the organization that manages the state’s businesses would risk itself, if it were not 100 percent confident that e-signatures were enforceable.
The core component of any contract is 1. An offer, 2. Acceptance 3. Consideration. So, answering an email with “I accept” is considered a contract.
The reason why people seek legal signature tools is for an additional layer of security – to prevent repudiation. Repudiation is where someone says, “I didn’t sign this” or “the document has changed since I signed it.” What the MN Sec of State’s actions mean is that they are confident that they can prevent repudiation with a stamp, reproduction, or digital signature of any kind. That’s a vote of confidence for electronic signatures.
December 3rd, 2010
I was just trying out some e-signature companies. I always do a trial run before purchasing a product because I’d like to know how the recipient sees something.
I request a signature from a friend. He gets an email, requesting a signature and bam! He can’t sign it because:
“The creator of this contract doesn’t have enough credit to pay for your signature and has been notified of the situation.”
This is awkward. Good thing I tested it first. Otherwise, my client or business partner would see me as someone who either can’t afford to pay his bills or plan in advance.
If I don’t have enough credit, tell me before I send. Not after. If payment through shame is their approach, it didn’t work! I’m going elsewhere.
Never shame, humiliate, harm, scare or coerce your users. Ever.