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Go Paperless in 2013!

January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year!

It’s 2013 and our society still uses a ton of paper…in 2013! So, we teamed up with some incredible companies to help you go paperless this year.

Pledge to go paperless in 2013 and here is how our partners will help:

Google Drive: one place to create, share and keep all your stuff
Fujitsu SnapScan: scan your existing paper, mail and business cards
Expensify: track and report expenses
Manilla: track and pay bills online
Xero: accounting software online
HelloSign: fill out and sign documents online (that’s us!)
HelloFax: online faxing (that’s us!)

Pledge to Go Paperless in 2013

We think these companies solve the most common paper scenarios you run into – billing, faxing, signing documents, accounting, storage and more!

Make the pledge to go paperless in 2013 and we’ll provide you with a monthly newsletter highlighting the best ways to remove paper from all aspects of your life.

The tools for a paperless office are out there. But, the old habit of using paper is hard to break. That’s why we’re making it as simple as possible for you to move into a paperless world.

Here’s to a fruitful 2013 and we hope you’ll join us in going paperless!

Best,

Joseph
CEO: HelloFax, HelloSign

Introducing a more integrated HelloFax and HelloSign experience

October 24th, 2012

Starting today, you’re going to notice some changes to your HelloFax and HelloSign experience. These changes should make it even easier to use both of our services.

The Top Bar

It is now quick and easy to toggle between faxing and signing documents. As we continue to add services that enable you to go paperless, expect the top navigation to enable you to easily find the solution you’re looking for.

“Sign and Send” moving to HelloSign

In order to ease the confusion between services, if you choose to “Sign and Send” a document from HelloFax you will be redirected to HelloSign. You can still sign faxes, but for documents only being emailed, we’ll direct you to HelloSign.

Documents & Login information

All your documents from HelloFax and HelloSign are still stored in the document tab on both sites. Moreover, your login for both accounts will be the same.

We think these changes will make for a far more intuitive experience. If you have a second, let us know what you think!

Guest Post: Tame Your Time-Wasters to Boost Your Productivity

September 7th, 2012

This is a guest post by HelloFax user Joshua Zerkel, a Certified Professional Organizer® and the founder of Custom Living Solutions.

If you work for yourself, and especially if you work from home, you are probably inundated with time-wasters and distractions. While it may seem like checking Facebook throughout the day or reading your email all the time may seem like it’s only robbing you of a few minutes here and there, it’s likely that you’re more distracted then you might think. And, even if you are wasting just a few minutes a day, added up weekly, monthly, or annually, that can be a lot of your time.

And lost time equals lost revenue. This is why it’s critical that you reduce your distractions. Notice that I didn’t say remove – in many cases, it’s not always possible to completely remove your distractions – but we can get them under control. Here’s how:

Prioritize. Without deciding what your priorities and goals are, it can be tricky how to spend your time, and frequently you may end up spending your time on whatever the bright shiny object of the day is – which typically is not what will help propel your business forward. Make sure to set some clear goals around your business, and each evening, spend a few minutes planning out what your key priorities and tasks are for the following day. When distractions pop up, you
can then revisit your list of priorities and see if the distractions are in service of, or are working against, the goals you’ve laid out for yourself.

Let tech help – not hurt. We are inundated with things that “ping” us – our phone vibrating to let us know about a new text message, a pop-up on our screen that says email is waiting for us (when isn’t it?), and our social media stream alerting us to a new friend request. Don’t get me wrong – connecting with other people is great, and for many of us, these forms of communication are an essential part of how we do business. That said, we typically don’t need to monitor them
– or have them interrupt us – all the time. These communication streams may seem urgent and immediate, but upon closer inspection, they are very seldom critically important to your bigger goals in the moment in which you receive them. Rather, it’s much better if you choose a few times a day to process your various inboxes, and then switch gears to tasks that you’ve given priority to.

Home is not work. If you work from home, sometimes it’s a little too easy to fall into a rut of low productivity. You can get distracted by the dishes in the sink, or the laundry piling up in the corner – things which you typically may not otherwise be motivated to do, except for the fact that you have a big project that you need to start, and suddenly those chores seem of paramount importance. It’s absolutely essential that you create some boundaries between your work life and your home life so you can reduce these distractions. Remove all distractions from your line-of- sight while you’re at your desk (yes, that means the TV too!), let your friends and family know
what your work hours are, and discourage them from contacting you during those times unless they need you urgently. Bonus points: get dressed for work, as if you might be called to leave for an important client meeting at any moment. You’ll instantly start taking yourself, and your day,
more seriously.

Reducing your distractions is key to boosting your productivity – and your profits – in your business.

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Interested in writing a guest post for our blog? Contact Joel Andren:  joel (at) hellofax (dot) com

Joshua Zerkel is a Certified Professional Organizer® and the founder of Custom Living Solutions, San Francisco’s top-rated and multi-award-winning productivity and organizing consulting firm. Josh is also a two-term past President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Josh specializes in large and small businesses find easy ways to get control of their information, time, and technology so they can boost their productivity – and their profits. Josh works with clients in locations around the world both in-person and virtually.

You can find Josh online at www.CustomLivingSolutions.com or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JoshuaZerkel

Check out our booth at Evernote!

August 28th, 2012

We met some terrific people at the Evernote conference. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Want to give it a try? Head over to the Evernote Trunk.

HelloFax Integrates with Evernote

August 23rd, 2012

Everyone here at HelloFax is a huge fan of Evernote. We use it as a note-keeping tool, to share ideas and more. That’s why we’re excited to announced that we’re now integrated with Evernote.

Evernote users will now get 50 free fax pages a month for 6 months and 25% off our premium plans. To sign up, go to www.hellofax.com/evernote

Evernote’s over 35 million users will now be able to fax any item in their Notebooks, and all faxes will be archived in their Evernote account. Evernote users can now be more efficient and productive in their business and personal transactions and, of course, be one step closer to going paperless.

“Evernote is a powerful platform with a loyal and active userbase,” said Joseph Walla, CEO of HelloFax and HelloSign. “Integrating our services made total sense as both companies are interested in providing users with easy-to-use tools to enrich their lives.”

“HelloFax and HelloSign provide our users with even more ways to achieve a truly paperless lifestyle,” said Seth Hitchings, VP of Platform Strategies at Evernote. “Together, they are incredibly useful additions to the Evernote Trunk.”

 

Word of mouth… whoa!

August 14th, 2012

We’re starting to see this happen more and more – and thought it was worth sharing. Simply incredible to see. We appreciate the recommendations!

 

Nice spot in the Chrome Web Store

July 13th, 2012

Check it out – we’re one of the top banners in the Chrome Web Store!

Signature request reminders

July 9th, 2012

Our users asked, we deliver. HelloFax is happy to announce that you can now manually re-send an email notification for a signature request that has been sent out.

Want to check it out in action? Go to the Documents tab now >

Here’s how to send an email reminder to someone you requested a signature from:

1.) Send a signature request to the intended recipient.

2.) Find the document in the “Documents” tab and select from the drop down button to reveal “Send Reminder” option

3.) Check the email address(es) you wish to re-send the reminder to.

We want to hear from you. E-smoke signal us: support@hellofax.com

Route your fax number to different people

July 2nd, 2012

Wish that your fax machine could deliver the fax that was intended for you? Hellofax’s fax routing feature allows you to assign any team members to any fax lines to receive incoming faxes that are sent to that line.

Route your team today: Ready, set, route!

How do you set up fax routing? Easy:

1.) Add the member you would like to have access in your Team via email. Read more about Teams

2.) Click on the fax line’s drop down to reveal team member(s) you can select to assign:

3.) Presto! You’re all done.

Questions? Suggestions? Want to send us cookies? Shoot us a note: support@hellofax.com