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Check out Lifehacker’s most recent article, The Best Google Features You’re Probably Not Using. The good news is that we got included on that list! Here’s what they had to say:
“With HelloFax installed, every fax you send with the service is linked directly into Drive. Need to fax some forms? Send them from Drive. Waiting on a fax? HelloFax will stuff it right into your Drive folder so you can access it from anywhere. Most of us only need a fax machine on rare occasions and HelloFax is a handy alternative to a big clunky machine.”
We just got a great mention in Fast Company! They were hashing through all the cool things you can do with Google Drive – and we were the first tool they mentioned.
“Google Docs was turned into a general purpose cloud storage dropbox called Drive back in April. But in classic Google fashion, no one explained what you could do with your free 5GB of space besides upload and download files.
As it turns out, Drive is much more than just a different name for where you used to store documents and spreadsheets. For example, did you know you can fax people documents and PDFs from Drive?”
Yep! You can, with HelloFax! Good times.
Both SOPA and PIPA have been paused thanks to the widespread internet protests last week. Thanks to your support our Fax Your Representative tool was used to send 15,240 faxes, from 4,496 people to 507 legislators!
Our campaign even made it into the New York Times, in their article With Twitter, Blackouts and Demonstrations, Web Flexes Its Muscle. Here’s what they said:
“Many start-ups quickly cobbled together tech solutions to support their cause. HelloFax, for example, created a tool that let people send their representatives faxes voicing their opinions through the Web.”
SOPA and PIPA taught us the danger of a Congress creating policy that they don’t understand. In fact, they’ve even been calling all of us, who understand the consequences of their policy, “nerds”.
We need to stay vigilant. SOPA and PIPA may come back in other forms or as pieces of other legislation. So, stay in touch. We may be doing this again.
The guys over at the Hacker Newsletter mentioned us to their readers. Here’s what they say:
“…from time to time I want to promote services (for free) that I have used that I find invaluable.Faxing seems so AOL, but recently I had to send several of them and found HelloFax to be a perfect solution. You can also get a local fax number if you need to receive faxes. Check them out!” Issue #73
CBS News writes that corporations spend between 1-3% of their annual revenue on printing. By filling out and signing documents in the browser, we save companies from having to print, sign and scan documents – which is an incredible waste of both paper and employee time.
Here’s what CBS News suggests:
“Invest in digital signatures. One of the most common reasons for printing is to sign a document. You can eliminate that requirement by using a digital signature. HelloFax, for example, is an online fax service that can store a digital version of your signature. You can stamp any digital document with that signature and email or fax it from a PC. There’s no longer any need to print stuff just to sign it.” –3 Tactics for Weaning Your Office off of Printers.
Many of our users have gone paperless and stopped using printers, scanners and fax machines all together; others have simply gone paperless. It’s great to see that CBS noticed!
This is our third appearance onto TV. Thanks to WSAV for the coverage!
As a minor correction, we do have a free plan and a $4.99 / month plan as well – not just the $9.99 / month and $69.99 / month plans. Also, since this video, we’ve also launched the ability to have multiple fax recipients (see here). So, you can now fax both your grandma and your lawyer at the same time.
We’re back in TechCrunch! Read more here.
Here’s what they have to say about us:
“HelloFax gives you a local fax number that delivers to your email inbox. You can seamlessly fill in forms, sign documents, request signatures from others and fax the documents back. It’s been about three years since I’ve held a faxed piece of paper in my hands.” 13 Tech Tools for a Paper-Free Life