Slate.com: “Kill Your Fax Machine”

March 5th, 2011

Farhad Manjoo just wrote an article about HelloFax:
Kill Your Fax Machine: HelloFax, the Web site that finally liberates us from the worst gadget on earth.

After trying various services to sign and send documents, he found HelloFax:

“Last week, I finally found what I’ve been looking for: a way to sign and fax—or e-mail—a document using just my computer. It doesn’t require you to print out your forms or sign them with a pen. You will need a camera, but only once; after that, it’s painless. The system is called HelloFax. And it’s terrific.”

He also wrote about how HelloFax is different from the other services out there:

“There have been other services that purport to let you fax from computers. But none of these is as straightforward as HelloFax; either they don’t allow you to fill out documents on your computer (which means you’ve got to print out and scan, at which point you might as well get a fax machine) or they require you to download software. HelloFax, by contrast, is a Web site, so you don’t need to download anything and it works everywhere.”

Farhad, thanks for trying us out!

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2 Responses to “Slate.com: “Kill Your Fax Machine””

  1. David says:

    Good software that is very simple to use at a great price. Just cancelled efax today.

    A couple things I’d like to see are a tool to circle items on a page, the ability to store multiple signatures (good for my wife and I with a shared account), the ability to add a note to the email or fax, and the ability to add chunks of text like legal disclaimers at the bottom. I thought the ability to receive faxes was important, but, probably not so much these days.

  2. Joseph says:

    David,

    Thanks for writing! We just launched the ability to receive faxes a few weeks ago. Also, we’re working on implementing multiple signatures, so you can add your initials. But, so far, we’ve been hesitating about having multiple signatures from separate people on the same account. We’ll have to think about how to implement that, since we want to protect the authenticity of the signatures.

    Cheers,
    Joseph